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If you have a kid, you probably have a zooful of stuffed animals living with you. These “stuffies” are more than just cute clutter—they actually serve a fundamental purpose in a child’s life. Their favorite teddy or doll is their…+ read more
The tough topic of homelessness is one that our kids are sometimes facing, in person, every day. You can lay a foundation of understanding by discussing it and reading about it at developmentally appropriate levels.+ read more
Would you add this to your scoops?+ read more
“When are people going to start speaking up when they see someone that is different treated less?”+ read more
“On the outside, I appear to be calm about my kids going back to school. But I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night from anxiety.”+ read more
Remember the days when your biggest worry was teaching your toddler to walk or to potty train?+ read more
Girls know how to create stories on Instagram. They are experts at Snap streaks. They can run circles around us when it comes to using social media platforms to share photos and their highlight reel as well as…
So, I’ve done the infant thing, toddler thing, pre-school thing…all the way through the teen thing. And if wisdom means knowing what you don’t know, well then parenting has turned me into a side-eye sage. Apparently, I’m wise as all…+ read more
“See, I don’t care if you teach my kids one more thing this semester, and this is why: Just by showing up, by checking in, by caring enough to do this freaking impossible job—you’ve already taught them the only things I really wanted them to get out of school.”+ read more
Looking for a few new ways to entertain the kids this weekend, beyond all the home science experiments and movie nights—no judgment. (Like, really, none at all, because right there with you.) Fortunately, we’ve uncovered some unique ideas especially for…+ read more
“When I first found out why my child was in need of extra attention, part of me crumbled. Being a single mom is hard enough, but when you add judgment into the equation from those close to you, you can’t help but feel like you have made a mistake or that you failed your child.”+ read more
This viral post is so relatable.+ read more
If you’ve spent as much time shopping online as we have this holiday season, you might have seen recommendations for Winc, a new wine subscription service.
What is a wine subscription service?
In short, a box of curated wines shows…
New research shows younger children make better decisions.+ read more
“I’m on my second glass of wine and debating if I can stay up to watch Netflix or if I should just go to bed.”+ read more
At first glance my children’s lovies—Sealy and Lovey—look dirty and warn, but up close they’re the marks and bare patches only a true best friend can have. They have names, characteristics, likes, dislikes and show unconditional love for my children.…+ read more
Surprising new research reveals more insight into children and gender identity.+ read more
Helicopter Parent: noun, informal noun: helicopter parent; plural noun: helicopter parents
a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children.
This generation has seen the rise of a…+ read more
The Girl Scouts of America are urging parents to think twice before pushing their kids into hugs they may not want.+ read more
Here’s the deal. There are some parenting fails that are epic. There are some truly terrible parents out there. I think we can all agree that if you beat your child or lock them in a closet, those are some…+ read more
How often do we start our sentences with “Sorry, I …”
Or, maybe you aren’t starting your sentences with “Sorry…” but you are feeling bad or guilty for saying no or disagreeing with something.
To all the moms out there who let their kids fall, I’m with you. We can’t learn to get back up if we are never down.+ read more
One dad took to Facebook to call out parenting he recently witnessed, but not for the reasons you might think.+ read more
Mother Teresa is credited with one of my favorite touch stones:
“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
Makes sense, yes?
Then why do we Moms have such a…
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Even adults have trouble telling the difference between what’s fake and what’s real, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that “fake news” has fooled kids too. A new study uncovered how challenging it…