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The One Thing We Miss When We Applaud Our Kid’s Success

“So much of our good fortune comes to us, not because we deserve it, but because of forces outside ourselves.”

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Learning the Difference between Expectations & Reality

“I’ve learned that some friends will disappear, that family will be your best support system, and that you will have good days, and you will have very difficult days—many more than you want.”

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Finally Piecing the Puzzle Together

“I recognize that puzzle that is my son may take longer to construct, but I will no longer force pieces together that just don’t fit.”

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The Diagnosis That Confirmed What I Already Knew

“As we got to the car all I could do was sit and cry, saying ‘I wasn’t crazy,’ confirming what my maternal instinct had been telling me.”

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How to Teach Your Kids to Be Inclusive

“Raising a child to be inclusive often requires thought and intention. A little effort on your part will go a long way and have a profound effect on our society—for the better.”

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Hang in There: 25 Things New Moms Need to Hear

We’re with you, mama! These encouraging words of wisdom will help a new mom (or any mom!) get through the day.

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To the Mom Who Left Her Abuser

“To the brave mamas that scooped up her children, without a dime in her pocket or any idea how she was going to make it, and chose to save herself and her family from any more pain at the hands of their abuser—I think you’re brave.”

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Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Announce the Birth of Their Daughter Raddix

The celeb couple took to Instagram to announce the birth of their first daughter!

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My Daughter Forgot Her Homework & I Didn’t Fix It

“Yes, she was mad at me, and yes, I felt bad for her, and even though I know we will always be close and have a strong bond, I also know I am not her friend. I am her mother.”

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Pink Stops Her Concert to Hug a Grieving Teen & We’re Not Crying, You Are

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Pink rocks.

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Is Interfering in Your Kids’ Best Interest? It Depends

At the end of the day, I’ll do anything it takes to keep my kids safe.

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How This Type-A Mom Embraces Spontaneity

I wasn’t always this way. When I was younger, I could be spontaneous on a dime. I was always up for an adventure and rarely turned down an impromptu chance to make a memory. In college, a group of friends…

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Being a Helicopter Parent Is Actually Bad for Your Health, Science Says

When hover becomes smother—and how it can make you sicker.

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Letting Go of Order and Perfection in the Journey of Motherhood

There are holes in my walls, rounded fist sized holes, not an easy admission for one who so owns the preference of order and perfection.

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I can recall in those burgeoning first weeks of motherhood,…

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8 Things to Say to Your Fellow Mamas

Find the nearest fellow mom and let her know we are all in this together!

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Former NFL Star Shares the Best Advice on Parenting Athletes

This pro athlete is offering some wise words for parents of young athletes.

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The Science on Why Kids Don’t Listen, and What to Do

It’s actually natural for kids not to listen, but here’s how you can get around it.

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8 Signs You’re on Your First Baby

You’re a rookie parent and here’s how those in the know can tell. Do these sound familiar?

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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, which always gets parents thinking about how to keep their children safe. All parents face the same concerns when it comes to the safety of their children: who to trust and who…

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Why I Decided My Daughter Will Not Choose Her Own Friends

 
 

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I will never forget the day my daughter told me that Bethany, a girl in her 4th grade class, was annoying her.
“What is she doing to you?” I questioned, instinctively protective.
“She’s…

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Notes From an Older and Wiser Me

As I near the 50-year mark in my life I have learned a few things that I wish I could go back and tell my 20-30 year old self. Do we have to get older in order to understand these…

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Why skipping homework could be the key to successful students

Every parent of a school-age child has been there. It’s that moment when you say the words, “It’s homework time,” and receive the dreaded response, “Nooooo!” It’s tempting throw in the towel and not push it, considering the battle that’s…

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Household Mysteries Parents Know All Too Well

Photo: Hope Wilbanks
There’s nothing better than a good “whodunit” story. The thrill of following a sometimes goofy, yet articulate detective’s steps until she ultimately rationalizes all of the clues and finally points a well-manicured finger at the perpetrator nobody…

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5 Easy Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids

Photo: Mini Mama Photography
Let’s be honest with ourselves – we all love having professional photos taken. There’s nothing better than an amazing portrait of us snuggled with our loved ones. But wouldn’t it be great if you could change…

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Inside Lincoln Park Nannies Inc. with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Lincoln Park Nannies Inc. just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Helpful Childcare Agencies. 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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Shark Puppy – Now That I Have A Furry Toddler…

Photo: Kathy Gorohoff
Getting a puppy was not something I ever really thought we would do. But then we met his parents and we couldn’t say no. We always had an excuse: Daddy’s allergic, we like to travel, our yard…

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An Introvert Mom Raises an Extrovert Kid

Can you relate to this mom’s experience?

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The Power of a Parent Believing in the Kid

Fox’s new show “Pitch” premiering September 22nd follows Ginny Baker, making her Major League debut as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. The world is watching Ginny, the first female athlete to play in the Major Leagues.
I loved this…

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A Mum in My 40s – What Happened to Me?

I think life is basically the same for most people.
You start out young, full of energy, promise, hope and optimism; a little girl with wings who can do anything!

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Whatever the path you take,…

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Become A Ninja Mom With M.A.M.A. Self-Defense

Channel your inner ninja, and learn some serious (but fun!) self-defense with M.A.M.A.’s customized self defense for women (and kids!).

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Grow, but stay this way forever.

My Mom whom always takes splendid, transcendentalist moments out of her day to absorb the beauty of her surroundings and to basque in the glory that is nature, always thought it important to instruct my sister and I to do the same…

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The Only Proof You Need to Book Those Swimming Lessons

Watch these baby swimmers prove why they were the fastest of them all.

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