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Are Family Meals Mayhem? Turn It around with These Tips

If your family mealtimes feel rushed, chaotic or you don’t feel like your connecting, here is how you can enjoy family mealtime more.

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COVID-19 & the Future of Custody Battles in the US

Nowadays, both parents are so much more involved in the day-to-day of their children. The argument that one parent does not know the child’s routine is no longer true.

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Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World

“Many kids’ social worlds have turned upside down. Here’s how you can support your child’s journey to a post-pandemic social world.”

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How to Introduce Your Child to Their First Pet

“By ensuring you introduce your child to their first pet in the right way, you can pave the way for a dynamic and irreplaceable relationship they will cherish for the rest of their lives.”

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Breaking the Evil Stepmother Stereotype

“Being a stepparent can be as simple or as difficult as all the parties involved choose to make it.”

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“PAW Patrol” Fans Rejoice: The Official Movie Sneak Peek Is Here

Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting pups hit the big screen this August .

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8 Tips for Helping Your Blended Family Thrive

“Whether your blended family is newer or you’re simply looking for techniques to help your already existing family thrive, there are so many ways to improve your family’s function.”

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I Was in a Dark Place & This Became My Lifeline

“I had absolutely no reason to be unhappy, I truly had it all. But the truth was, that for as long as I could remember, I suffered a crisis of meaning that I learned to hide from the world.”

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8 Ways Parents Can Plan For Their Child’s Future

“From preparing financially to getting involved in their education and teaching them life skills, you can truly set your kids up for success from the day they’re born.”

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5 Thoughtful Ways to Empower Your Kids to Achieve Success

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We all want our kids to be successful—to be a leap ahead. Not ahead of every other kid, necessarily, but to their full potential.
So, how do we do it? And how do we achieve…

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This Awesome High Schooler Will Inspire Your Kids to Write Letters to Seniors

Want to spread a little sunshine to senior citizens? This teen-created organization is looking for kid volunteers!

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7 Toddler Gardening Activities Guaranteed to Keep Them Busy

“Let’s be clear: there will be no Better Homes & Gardens cover images from your backyard. But you’ll have something better than a pristine backyard: an occupied toddler!”

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Why Raising Generous Kids Just Might Save Us All

We live in a hectic culture. Here are tips for slowing down and helping kids appreciate the good things in life.

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How Long Do Parents Lose Sleep After Having a Kid? You Should Probably Sit Down

We’re honestly amazed you’re even awake right now to read this.

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Turn MLK Day from a “Day Off” into a “Day On”

“There are so many small, actionable ways that you can turn an ordinary day off from school or work into a meaningful day ‘on’ in service of others and the greater good.”

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The Guilt of Being an Older Mom of a Single Child

“Not being able to give my son a sibling is the one thing I feel most guilty about. But one day I will tell my son about how he was conceived and how we tried to give him a sibling.”

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Strategies to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Their Lunch

“Frustrated by school lunches going untouched? The good news, we’ve got easy strategies that you can use to encourage kids to eat their school lunch.”

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Pee, Poop & Potty Training

“It seems from the moment your baby is born, and for years to come, you find yourself talking about poop…and then there is the dreaded potty-training stage.”

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10 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude This Thanksgiving

“Yes, this pandemic holiday season may have its challenges but with some resilience and a grateful attitude, your family can still put the ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”

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Key Strategies for Raising a Child during a Pandemic

“Being a parent under normal circumstances can be a constant balancing act. Throw in a global pandemic, and you’re faced with more questions than ever.”

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Celebrate Halloween at Home with DIY Cupcakes from Sprinkles

These sweet treats will keep your little ones happy in the kitchen.

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5 Reasons Dads Are So Important to Their Daughters

“Daughters need great fathers. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the father-daughter relationship.”

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16 Signs You’re a Portland Parent

From riding bikes everywhere to trying atypical ice cream flavors, here are 16 signs that you truly are a Portland parent.

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Creepy-Cool Luminaries to Make This Halloween

Here are 9 glow-rious projects to help you light up the night.

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I Said ‘Yes’ to Everything & Now I Am Glad I Did

“Lately, my days seem spent saying ‘no’– no playdates, no pool parties, no movie theaters; I want to cram in every ‘yes’ I can.”

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Where’s the ‘How to Maintain Your Identity’ Manual?

” It was a mistake to allow motherhood to swallow me whole, but I had no guidance on how to maintain my identity.”

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New Study Shows Teen Sleep Patterns Have This Surprising Affect on Health

Asthma is strongly linked to a body’s internal clock.

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Curious about Montessori Education? Start Here

“Montessori children are very resourceful and love to find ways to solve problems. And famously, the Google founders went to a Montessori school and credit part of their success to this ability to think for themselves.”

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Ford Recalls Additional Vehicles Due to Faulty Door Latches

Ford will replace defective latches free of charge.

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Connecting Kids through Video Games

“These games are really a win-win for all of us because we always end up laughing together. And that’s a welcome thing during these times.”

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