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Could This Be the Secret to Reducing Stress?

“We finished our collection process with a new sense of ease and smiles. I wasn’t looking at my watch or checking my email. I was just out there observing, seeing, noticing with Meadow.”

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The Top Summer Destinations Are Here, Courtesy of Airbnb

No surprise here, rural travel is big in 2021!

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YouTuber Mark Rober Shares Special Video about Son with Autism

If there’s one thing every parent on the planet wants, it’s to protect their child. YouTuber Mark Rober is no different.
The former NASA and Apple engineer recently took to his channel to share a special video, and it’s all…

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It’s Okay to Rest Your Weary Head

“It’s okay to take a pause and do what is meant for you at that moment. Not what is meant for your friend. Not what is meant for your mother. You. Do what is right for you.”

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Is Day Camp Possible & How Do I Choose the Right One?

“There are 5 things that summer camps offer as fundamental experiences and are critically needed for children now more than ever. If you feel comfortable with the idea of sending your kids to camp, here’s how to pick a day camp given these unusual times.”

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Before We Knew Autism

“Most days are hard. There are meltdowns, frustrations, isolation, worry, and confusion. Then there are moments of amazing. The moments that keep us going.”

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How My Son’s Diagnosis Taught Me More about Myself

“My entire life was changed two years ago by one word. But it’s the best change that could have happened to me.”

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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3 Parenting Trends That Are Here to Stay, According to Dr. Harvey Karp

Wondering what 2021 has in store for parents? This renowned expert weighs in.

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Tiny Birth Stories

Here are five birth stories that will have you laughing, crying and nodding your head in solidarity. 

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Empathy Activities to Foster Kind and Not-So-Bored Kids

“Empathy activities are also ones that can take up a good portion of our day and therefore banish the boredom!”

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bubly & Project Sunshine Launch Music-Themed Activity Kits for Pediatric Patients

Musical activity kits will be sent to hospitals nationwide.

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Can Wearing a Mask Empower Your Child?

“Children love feeling that they are part of a solution; it appeals to their natural instincts for optimism and altruism while helping to reduce their anxiety.”

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Well, Waddle Ya Know? Bette Middler’s Children’s Book to Hit Shelves

Find out what you can expect from Midler’s new kids book.

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5 No-Fail Ideas to Help Create a Strong Relationship (Even during a Pandemic)

“A relationship that survives the stress brought on by a global pandemic is good, but a relationship that thrives despite the stressors of this time is even better.”

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Random Acts of Kindness During Quarantine

“Say what you will about Facebook (I know not everyone likes it), but for those parenting children and adults with disabilities (such as our family) it’s very much a lifeline.”

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4 Ways for Your Child to Stay Connected While at Home

“Here are four suggestions for how to minimize feelings of isolation and ensure that your child continues to build and broaden their social skills.”

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A Letter to Our Kids about COVID-19

“You won’t remember Mom and Dad scrambling to come up with activities to do besides watching TV or not being able to have playdates. But we will all remember the positive attitude that comes from this time of social isolation.”

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How to Keep Calm and Stay Sane at Home

“As we all get into the groove of working from home, cooking three meals a day, online classes for the kids and social distancing, we also need to pay attention to staying sane, healthy and reaching out to those who are alone and could potentially be impacted by social distancing more than many of us.”

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Hi, I Am the Immunocompromised Person You Are Saving

“You are isolating yourself because you want to save me, and I adore you for it.”

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Work at Home Tips from Work from Home Pros

“My colleagues and I are work from home veterans, so we put together some tips, including some products we personally love, for staying productive from home.”

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Slumberkins Offers Kids a Free Alpaca Book to Help Manage Stress

The company wants to help kids stay mentally healthy during this time of uncertainty.

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Top App for Virtual Play Dates Goes Free During Coronavirus Outbreak

This video-calling app is making it easier for families during this time.

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Sometimes, Being a Mom Can Be So Lonely—But Here’s What I Do to Cope

I’ve come to realize that for me, what has kept that loneliness and isolation at bay, are the connections I’ve made with other moms.

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Staying Home With Sick Kids During Winter Is Utterly Exhausting

I first started writing this post in 2014 when my kids were sick. I’m not sure which illness they had at the time, but I was sitting there, watching Frozen for the millionth time, because that’s what my then 1-year-old…

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The Ultimate Mommy Meet Up Is about to Launch in SF

On Friday, September 29, an army of mom bosses will take over Fort Mason Center. It’s the very first In Good Company conference, an all-day event aimed at creative, entrepreneurial mothers, and we have all the details right here.

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Hospitals Are Using iPads to Help Parents Bond With Babies

Here’s how technology is helping new moms bond with their babies in the NICU.

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Kate Middleton Admits That Motherhood Can Sometimes Be Lonely

Kate Middleton opens up about the isolation of motherhood.

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What Happened When I Started Asking for Help – And Why You Should Try It, Too

When my son was 7, I had no idea what would happen if I told everyone that we were stuck in the Emergency Room for more than a week, waiting for an inpatient psychiatric bed to become available for him.…

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The Isolation That Comes With Motherhood

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No one tells you that when you have kids, just how isolating it can be. No one ever tells you how much you will crave another human being in adult form. No one ever prepares you for the…

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Coming Out of Isolation: Raising a Child With Special Needs

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Looking back, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when THE moment was. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention and I missed it. Maybe it was gradual. Maybe it was slowly sneaking up on me without a warning, making its transition mimic any other…

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My Daughter Gives Me An Excuse To Be Introverted

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As a writer, I’ve always had very introverted tendencies and felt compelled to go beyond what I was comfortable with in order to fit in. When I first moved to Kauai a few years ago, I lived…

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