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The Worst & Best of Parenting

“At times, I cry on my husband’s shoulder because I am so bored and frustrated with being a mother even if the kids haven’t misbehaved the entire day.”

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Fool-Proof Phrases to Deflect Unwanted Baby Advice

“I amassed a list of fun conversation killer responses—which means you don’t have to listen to another second of that unsolicited advice.”

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How to Educate your Children on Riots & Protests

What’s on the news can be scary to kids but not talking to them about it can be even scarier. Mom, educational psychologist and parenting expert Reena B. Patel weighs in.

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To the Mom That Is Struggling

“Struggling is crying in the bathroom while the shower runs, clutching a cup of coffee, and watching tiny little fingers reach under the door. Struggling is me. And you.”

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LaCroix Class-Action Lawsuit Completely Retracted

Drink that sparkling water as often as you want!

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Falling in Love with Emma

Life, you’ll find, is a great adventure with a great mix of a whole lot of everything. You’ll know pain and elation, boredom and excitement. You’ll mourn and you’ll find hope. But hold tight onto your hope—it’ll help you endure until it’s time again to enjoy.

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When Did “The Talk” Have to Become about Guns?

“A conversation difficult for adults alone, but now necessary to begin with my daughter.”

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“Pinocchio” Is Getting Its Very Own Netflix Reboot

This definitely won’t be the Disney version we all grew up with!

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Jason Bateman Played the Straight Man When His Kid Asked about the Easter Bunny

Jason Bateman is ever the straight man, even when it comes to questions about Santa, the Easter Bunny and more.

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Prince William & Kate Middleton Have a Big Secret They Keep from Prince George

William and Kate want to keep Prince George from growing up too fast.

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How to Deal with Unsolicited Parenting Advice (because It Never Really Stops)

With parenting comes many beautiful moments, as well as many struggles. From the moment we get that positive pregnancy test, up until–well, basically forever: we want the very best for our children. With that always comes the unwanted parenting advice.…

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Michelle Obama for… Queen? This Girl’s Reaction to Her Portrait Is Precious

She was awe-struck and her sweet reaction has gone viral.

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Before You Click That Weird Video on Facebook Messenger, Read This

Another critically important reminder to think before you click on social media.

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Chrissy Teigen Takes on Would-Be Mom-Shamers for the Umpteenth Time

This innocent mommy-daughter ride down the slide turned into an Insta-battle.

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I Can’t Stand When My Children Ask Me Why

I freakin’ hate when my kids ask me “why.” I get super annoyed when they are always asking me “why,” “why,” “why”—and then they respond to the same answer that I have given for the fifth time, with another “why.” …

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This Is What Unicorn Sausage Looks Like (Courtesy of a 10-Year-Old Chef)

Here’s what happened when this 10-year-old girl helped her mom prep sausages for dinner.

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Kate Hudson Hilariously Stopped These Kids from Eating the Halloween Candy!

Check out Kate Hudson’s trick-or-treating “trick” for stopping the mad candy rush.

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You Won’t See Pics of Ashton and Mila’s Kids Online, and Here’s Why

Here’s why the famous couple has decided to keep their kid pics private.

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My Confessions As the Mom of a Strong Willed Child

I yell at my kids.

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I’ve grabbed my son Jack by the arm and literally dragged him to his room. I have slapped his hand, spanked his butt and told him I’m moving to California…

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3 Vital Life Lessons I’m Learning from My Kids

I have always viewed motherhood from the perspective of a teacher. We’re the ones teaching our kids everything, right? Of course, this is true, we do teach kids so much about the world that they take with them as they grow older. But, did you ever stop and think about how much your kids are teaching you?

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In Preschool He Announced He’d Marry Her, and 20 Years Later He Did

This couple’s story of schoolyard love is just too cute.

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I’m Making Memories with My Daughter…and Leaving a Legacy

Photo: John Flobrant
“Zoey!” I call out, the impatience apparent in my voice. I glance at my watch as I place my daughter’s lunchbox in her backpack.
7:32 a.m. Five minutes until we need to leave.

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I Finally Realized That Threenagers Aren’t Always Ridiculous

There have been a lot of hilarious stories out there, not about the terrible two’s, but instead, “Threenagers.” When my own daughter was getting close to that third birthday, she began to join the elite, entitled, exaggeratedly emotional, walk-on eggshells…

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5 Parents Who Have Mastered the Art of Parenting

You signed up for the hardest job on the planet when you became a parent. Some days, the task might seem insurmountable, but you can take some encouragement from the following parents who have mastered the art of parenting.
If…

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This Little Girl Who Thinks A Water Heater Is A Robot Is The Cutest Thing You’ve Seen All Day

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There’s really nothing quite like sweet, innocent puppy love — or in this case robot love. Check out the video below of an adorable little girl who stumbles upon an abandoned water heater in the street and…

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What Your 3-Year-Old *Really* Wants You to Know

Photo: Colin Reed
It’s well established in the parenting world and in humanity as whole that no two people are exactly the same. This is no different with small children and obviously rings true when talking about parents as well.…

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Eat Your Weeds: Urban Foraging for Families

Go wild, eat wild! Kids learn about urban wilderness foraging at these two cool schools.

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3 Things We Can Do to Care For Kids with Special Needs

Photo: Mallory Harris
As the parent of a special needs child, it is a nightmare to know that someone can hurt an innocent child or adult who has no cognitive understanding of hate. Over 14% of school aged children are…

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8 Reasons a Toddler Is Harder Than a Newborn

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Newborns aren’t that hard. There, I said it. Sure, they have not a clue the difference between day and night, they fuss when they need something, but one thing is certain: they are happy little campers if nestled…

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Elf on the Shelf: Why Our Elf Only Has One Job

 
I remember snow melting on the red brick hearth in my parents’ home. The prints from Santa’s boots were still there, dusty and unfamiliar yet somehow comforting. The cookies mom carefully set out were gone. Only an empty milk-stained…

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I’m a Cookie-Baking, Holiday-Music Singin’ Fool…and that’s Okay

Photo: Gabby Cullen
The holidays, oh, the holidays! As a kid, I loved helping my mom decorate the house and I couldn’t wait to go look at Christmas lights with hot cocoa in the backseat of the family mini-van. I…

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