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The Unexpected Place I Found My Biggest Supporter

“When I had one of those big parenting moments with my teen the other night, she was there, trying to build me up and remind me that I am a good mom.”

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Spring Forward: How to Survive the Time Change with Your Kids

The time change can be tricky with kids. Not to worry, we’ve got a bunch of easy-to-implement tricks to get everyone on schedule in a jiffy!

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3 Encouraging Ways to Help Children Celebrate Diversity

“Start building your children’s awareness of diversity now so that they can develop into empathetic, open-minded, and loving individuals.”

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Lies We Tell Our Kids—& Ourselves—about Bullying

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Being bullied has taught me a lot over the years. Lessons learned in childhood run deep and last long. We learn to not be noticed. That we must try to fit in. That certain people and places and…

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4 Ways to Empower Girls to Speak & Care About Racism

“There’s no “one way” or “right way” to talk about race, but all parents need to know this: Girls need to start having these conversations in order to become more aware of their unconscious biases, their privilege, and their own actions (or inactions).”

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Dear Time, I Have a Something to Tell You

“I’m begging you. You don’t have to go so fast now,’ I say.”

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The Problem with Compromising

“In marriage, just like in life, we can’t always get what we want. And just because we want something doesn’t mean it’s what we need. But when we need something, it is essential to make sure our needs are met.”

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How I’m Raising My Daughter to Be Anything but a Mean Girl

When I was in middle school, the popularity board of directors chose me as their new target. They created an online poll and sent it around to everyone in our school. The poll was titled, “Who’s Uglier: Lilly Holland or…

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Parental PopQuiz: What Would You Do?

Your child said a curse word, and it’s as shocking as it is adorable out of that little mouth. Do you…

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A Love Letter to Moms

It is hard being the sun and rain and night and day for these little ones, but remember to honor and love yourself as much as you do your children.

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The One Thing I Won’t Give Up During My Pregnancy

The one thing that has kept me sane for the past 34 weeks of my pregnancy and couldn’t imagine giving up? Dance! Dance! Dance!

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7 Things My Son Absolutely Needs to Hear—& Know—Before Middle School

“Trust that you are an amazing kid without needing to promote yourself or exaggerate a single thing.”

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Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Time for Self Care

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We all have those days. Find the other shoe. Wipe the toddler’s nose. Read a book for the 102nd time. Coffee got warmed up four times and you were never in any room, including the bathroom, by yourself.…

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Could Your Job Affect Your Kids’ Health? A New Study Examines Working Parenthood

Here’s why working parents should never have to feel guilty about following career dreams or providing for their family.

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Moms, Honor Yourself for Everything You Are

“Do you remember a time in your life when you refused to be pushed aside? That doesn’t have to go away just because you have children.”

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This Mom’s Viral Cartoons about Modern Motherhood Are All Too True

These illustrations are a brilliant study in #MomLife.

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Does Your Toddler Make Better Decisions Than Your Teen? New Study Says Yes

New research shows younger children make better decisions.

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Why Moms Need to Crush Their Goals

So you’re a mom and you put your life completely on hold because you have a child. You have dreams that you want to pursue. Places that you want to see. Businesses that you want to start. But you’re a…

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Do Your Kids *REALLY* Have Your Attention?

Do you think of yourself as an attentive parent? I am a stay-at-home mom blogger, juggling my writing work and family life. Of course, I think I am giving more importance to my children than my work.

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Whose Calls Are You Avoiding? The Research Behind Call Screening

Do you know how much you really screen your calls? A new study aims to pin down that number.

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New Dad-Created App Freezes Kids’ Phones

This dad created a genius app which makes it almost impossible for your child to ignore your texts.

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It’s Official, Starbucks Has Just Launched Pumpkin Spice Season in Your Grocery Store

No need to wait for fall, Starbucks has kicked off the fun a little early this year.

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Welcomed a Baby Girl and Now They Are Taking a Vow of Silence

Here’s why you won’t hear much about this celebrity couple’s new baby for at least the next month.

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This Woman’s Story About Her Toddler’s Meltdown Will Make You Want to Hug Her

Tantrums happen, and we can all learn a little something from this mommy blogger’s story.

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4 Honest Ways to Talk to Your Kids about The “Why” of Adoption

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“Mommy, tell me about when I was born. Why couldn’t my parents take care of me?”
This question was asked by my almost five-year-old in an unexpected bedtime conversation. Her story is not mine to…

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Turn the Subtitles on to Make TV a Learning Tool for Your Kids

Here’s how to get your kids reading while still letting them load up on their favorite shows.

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Have You Tried Single-Tasking?

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Being a new mom and a co-founder in the tech startup world, makes for a very busy schedule. On any given week, my Google Calendar tells a story of team meetings and family dinners, design work and…

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10 Hilarious Yearbook Quotes That Had the Last Laugh

These hilarious yearbook quotes will leave a lasting impression.

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10 Reasons You Can’t Stand Caillou

If you’re in the majority of adults annoyed by Caillou, we’re willing to bet one of these 10 reasons is why.

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Science Has Found the Secret to Ending Tantrums, and You Can Totally Handle It

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Got a case of the terrible twos (or threes) blues? Scientists have finally figured out why those toddler tantrums feel as if you’re in the middle of a hurricane — and what you can do…

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(Barely) Surviving Spring Break with Kids at Home

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It’s the first day of Spring Break and that can only mean one thing: lots of me losing it.
Spring Break is really just for teachers. You give them a week off so they don’t murder anyone. I…

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I’m Too Tired to Mom Today

Photo: Chantel Cherie Photography
Lately, I have been feeling a little… bleh. That’s the best word I can come up with to explain to you my feelings, my emotions and just about everything in my head. The little one no…

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Bad Moms Don’t Worry About Being Bad Moms

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Bad moms don’t worry about being bad moms.
This is what I keep repeating to myself as I walk in on the wreckage formerly known as my living room. My 5-year-old is surrounded by the “magical confetti” she…

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Making New (School) Year Resolutions

Photo: Kelli Matthews
New jeans, fresh kicks, a cool backpack, perfectly sharpened pencils and beautifully organized binders. Forget January 1, for me, the start of the school year is the perfect time to set new resolutions. Fall presents itself as a blank…

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