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My Daughter Saved Me in the Most Unexpected Way

“The script in my mind, for most of my life, was that by watching my daughter with my husband, I was going to heal vicariously through them and their love. That’s not reality. And, none of that happened.”

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What Is Social Media Depression and Is Your Child at Risk?

Social media depression refers to a clinical depression that results from the intensity, pressure, and eventual isolation stemming from social media use. And unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common among kids and teens.

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A Familiar Name with an Outstanding Mission

For hundreds of years, the YMCA has supported families and communities. Now more than ever, the Y is here for you!

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Thankful in the Age of COVID? It’s Possible

“I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, and while it may go down as one of the most challenging and frustrating times of the modern era, I hope it will also be remembered as one of the most human.”

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Pressing Pause on Family Travel Plans…for Now

“Travel felt and continues to feel akin to hope. I can’t tell you how many times my husband and I have written, ‘I can’t wait to go on more adventures with you!’ in cards and notes as a promise of what we hope will fill our future days.”

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Creating Great Study Spaces for Students

“Creating a study space that promotes learning, boosts confidence and produces positive feelings towards education can be one of the most cost-effective, easy solutions we can implement to enhance our children’s education.”

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Eat Smart, Mama: How to Curb Stress & Increase Energy

Stress and energy are intertwined, the more relaxed you are, the more energized you’ll be.

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5 Basic Strategies to Control Toddler Temper Tantrums

Take note of how you can keep calm and keep them under control with the following guidelines.

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How to Back Up Your Flickr Photos, STAT

Don’t lose all those baby pics!

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Amazon Is Hiring 200+ Work-from-Home Positions

For parents looking for a flexible working environment, there’s nothing like a work-from-home position.

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This Mom’s Viral Open Letter Asking Her Husband for More Help Is All of Us

This blogger penned the note to her husband several years ago but it’s just now going viral online.

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How Our Children Learn from Our Mistakes (& Why They Should)

Our kids see and hear everything we do and say, even when we don’t think they’re paying attention.

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​Parenting Is Not “One Size Fits All”

Here are the two most important parenting lessons I can share with other parents.

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Feel the Urge to Sneeze? Whatever You Do, Don’t Hold It In

You may just want to re-think holding that sneeze in after reading this.

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How Meditation Helped Me Through the Pregnancy Transition

Transitions are always hard for me, no matter how big or small. Even the “good” transitions, those after which life should be better, can be challenging. For example, moving to a new city was simultaneously exciting and lonely. Starting a…

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How Learning to Forgive Myself Has Made Me a Better Mom

Our toddler has upped his game by pushing every boundary and button he possibly can.

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I find myself losing my patience with him more quickly these days and my lack of control is worrisome for…

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How Foster Parenting Has Transformed Me

“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”

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It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late.  Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…

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PND & Breastfeeding Grief: The Moment of Change

It was completely out of my hands when it came to the matter of feeding my son. I was born with Poland’s Syndrome which meant that my breasts didn’t form properly and my milk ducts were unable to be reconnected…

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Inside SoYoung Inc with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

SoYoung Inc just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome Dapper Diaper Bags. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to say…

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A Parenting Lesson on Accepting Fault: Don’t Blame Mr. Boom

Swish, swish, clack, giggle.
Swish, swish, clack, sob.

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I was sweeping the floors yesterday when I watched my toddler, and assistant sweeper, drop a broom stick on her foot. She had been picking it up…

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Unresolved New Year’s Resolutions

To “resolve” means to find a solution to a problem. It’s pretty absolute in its meaning. Right or wrong, a matter is settled, put to rest.
To apply this definition to parenting is like trying to understand what B613 actually…

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Inside Intown Doula, LLC with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Intown Doula, LLC just won a Totally Awesome Award for “Most Doting Doulas” of Atlanta. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to…

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Every Breast Cancer Story Needs to Be Told

Photo: Katrina Warme
Compassion and kindness are so important. Especially in these uncertain times in which we live. One of the many unsettling things that requires us to go about our days with careful consideration is breast cancer.
It’s not…

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Why I’m Now OK With Diapers Even If She’s Four-Years-Old

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I haven’t been successful with my kids’ potty-training.Whenever I hear unsolicited side comments about my daughter’s inability to stick her butt on the toilet bowl even if she’s four-years-old, I feel bad not just for myself but also…

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All The Things We Resist

Summer holidays hit the ground, six weeks alone with three kids and the baby. We drift in to week three, and a calmness reveals manageable patterns, and that I’m still here coping. Feeling too, a closeness to my kids that…

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The Queen of Questions

The question came out of nowhere.
 

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“Dad, do you like crying?”
 
To be fair, most questions from six-year olds are pulled from alternate dimensions that only six-year olds can access. Like when we…

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Nosey Facts About Smell Your Kids Will Love

These 10 fun facts about smell will surprise you.

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Pregnancy Apps Every Mom-to-Be Should Have

From figuring out what’s safe to eat, to choosing baby names, these 10 apps have your back — and belly.

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