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Why Is Representation So Important?

“History must be confronted and identified for what it was…wrong. Calling it out doesn’t cancel anything or take away from what was positive about those times, nor does it proclaim that everything nowadays is ideal and without reproach.”

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The Key to Raising Successful Kids & the Mistakes I See Parents Making

The mother of daughters Susan Wojcicki (YouTube’s CEO), Anne Wojcicki (23andMe founder and CEO), and Janet Wojcicki (UCSF doctor and researcher) shares her secrets to raising resilient and successful kids.

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The Only Indoor Game You’ll Ever Need

Looking for a new game to play indoors? This may be the only game you’ll need this winter thanks to it’s fun and silly nature—no purchase necessary.

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Let’s Talk about Sext(ing)—& Why You Should with Your Kids, Too

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The sending and receiving of sexually charged images and words via digital devices—a.k.a. “sexting”—is a relatively common practice amongst young people. Parents, having grown up amongst different norms, often feel lost in how to help…

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Curtain Call: Your Child’s Theatre Journey Starts Here

The S.T.A.G.E. is set for Oregon Children’s Theatre’s family-friendly 2019-2020 season.

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It’s Pointless to Ask Your Toddler to Share

Their little toddler brains just can’t handle the truth.

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Pediatricians Issue Warning to Moms about Using Pot While Pregnant: Don’t Do It

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued 10 new guidelines for moms-to-be.

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10 Smart Mama Tips to Save on Grocery Shopping

Here’s how to save some extra money at the grocery store.

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How I’m Teaching My Kids That It’s Fun to Be Frugal

I grew up with a mother who never paid full price for anything. I still remember vividly going to the mall with her as a teenager, spotting a new top that I just had to have. Her response? She told…

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How to Afford the Holidays When Money Is Super Tight

Living paycheck to paycheck and carrying debt can feel like a heavy weight on your chest. When major events come up like birthdays and Christmas, it can feel like that weight gets heavier, to the point of breaking you.
Alleviate…

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6 Ways to Turn Dollar Store Finds into Creative Activities

Today is Keep ‘Em Busy Day! With all the holiday prep and little guests galore, these easy activities are big on entertainment but low on cost.

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5 “Naughty” Kid Behaviors That Are Just Plain Normal

Why those seemingly naughty behaviors are just normal developmental steps.

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Why Kids Benefit From Roughhousing, According to Experts

Experts explain the benefits of roughhousing for kids.

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How I Managed To Create a Better Work-Life Balance

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Organized chaos. It’s the way I often describe my life. Work, kids, errands, family, fun, chores—I am sure you can relate. From an outsiders perspective it may look like I have it all figured out, but pull the…

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Studies Show Hiking Reduces ADHD Symptoms, Negativity and More

photo: Allison Sutcliffe
Feeling stressed? Take a hike! You’ve probably always heard how revitalizing it can be to get some fresh air, but now studies have proven that your family hike in the woods can actually change your brain for…

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Got “EQ”? Boost Kids Emotional Intelligence With This Fun App

Start the New Year learning a little bit about kindness, patience and sharing with this LA mom’s fun new app!

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The Hidden Face of Autism

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I have a 6-year-old daughter that was diagnosed with autism a few years ago. Jordan is a beautiful and brilliant child with so many wonderful qualities. It was shortly after coming into our family at 19-months-old…

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What One Word Can Really Say

Photo: Carolin D. Palmer
Not long ago I got a gift from my daughter, Jordan. She loves to make things and give them to me as gifts. On one particular day she gave me a tiny piece of paper with…

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I Wanted a Daughter, But I Needed a Son

Before this woman became a mother she made a grave mistake. Have you experienced the same?

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5 Practical Family Resolutions for the New Year

This post originally appeared on AFewShortcuts.com
You hear all of these outlandish resolutions from people that you know are going to be hard to keep. Setting practical family resolutions for the New Year is essential because you are making them…

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Miracle on Wilshire Boulevard: Miracle Mile Toys & Games

Toy stores are great.  For about thirty seconds.  That’s about when kids start going Wiley Coyote over everything they see, and it becomes less and less possible to avert the shaming eyes of the owner.  But honestly, what did they…

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