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School Lunch Survival Hacks & Tips to Live By

With back-to-school season on the horizon, we asked savvy moms across the web to share how they stay organized, find inspiring lunch ideas and get their kids to actually eat their entire meal.

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How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

You don’t need to flash your Costco card to shop at the mega-warehouse retailer—here’s how.

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Go Ahead & Keep Drinking Your LaCroix

When it comes to flavored seltzer water, is there really such thing as too much?

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Parents, We Need to Talk about Juice

Three experts make the case for parents to skip juice altogether.

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I Am My Mother’s Daughter (with a Few Upgrades)

Every mother has a different st‌yle of parenting. Some are more lenient, others more strict. Some mothers shower their children with constant affection while others take the ‘tough love’ approach.
I am a firm believer that we are a product…

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Being a Mom is Always Taking the Smaller Half of the Cookie

Being a mom is the entering of uncharted territory.
Being a mom is packing a hospital bag as one version of yourself and coming home as another, tethered to a new life, now forever in your charge.
Being a mom…

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6 Streaming Stations to Save Your Next Road Trip

From Guns N’ Roses lullabies to indie rock, here are our favorite stations so cool you might find yourself singing right along.

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How to Inspire Creative Play with Reusable Household Items

Photo: Juicy Juice
April is Earth Month, but I’m a firm believer that every day should be Earth Day. Teaching your children to recycle and take care of our planet at an early age will help them continue that practice…

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Let The Dirty Socks Change Your Perspective On Life

My alarm goes off at 5:30am during the week. I do what I do every morning, I reach my arm over, touch my husband and say “honey, it’s time to get up” – and then I roll over and fall…

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How a Mommy Group Saved My Sanity

Becoming a mom is such a joy, You have a new baby and a husband. Your family in your mind is perfect. You become so focused on family life, the ins and outs of breakfast time , school drop-off, parent-teacher…

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A New Cooking Class for Future Chefs: Culinary U at Trummer’s On a Main

There’s a great, new cooking class for kids—Culinary U at the Clifton restaurant, Trummer’s On Main. Tummy growling yet?

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Fire Up Your Cauldron! 12 Spooky & Tasty Halloween Drinks

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Here are 12 bubbling brews to serve at your Halloween party.

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8 Essential Apps for San Diego Parents

These apps are a must-have for any San Diego parent who is looking for adventure, convenience and family fun on the fly.

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Rhythm Nation: Celebrate National Dance Day in D.C.

To celebrate National Dance Day (July 25), the DMV is offering a host of dance themed events to promote fun and fitness. Dust off those taps!

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Adventures Along the Washington Side of Columbia River Gorge

Find out where to hike, eat and even drink at a kid-friendly winery with our guide to the Washington side of Columbia River Gorge.

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Throw a Party at DC-3

DC-3 is already a go-to lunch spot for hungry Capitol Hill grown-ups—seriously, where else can you top a premium sausage (beef, chicken, or falafel) with add-ons like coleslaw, pickled kimchi, or cheese whiz? Now, the vintage-y, airline-inspired joint caters to…

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Hot Topic: Mini-Cappuccinos for Kids?

Would you like a puppy to go with that espresso? 
The next time you’re at your local coffee shop ordering up that much needed caffeine fix for yourself, why not take a cue from some Brooklyn parents and order a…

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7 Easy & Fun Outdoor Activities for Los Angeles Kids

While the rest of the country is bundling up in layers, all of us in Los Angeles are thanking our lucky stars for the unseasonably warm weather. Let’s forget global warming for a minute and admit that walking around in…

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Real Moms Review Giddy Dip’ems

Snactivity Review Time!
Have you tried the Giddy Dip’ems yet? The individually packaged snacks include four cookie-type bars and a dipping sauce. Emilie, Nancy and Robin, volunteer Red Tricycle Reader critics tried them out for you and share the words…

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Family Fun at Madison Park

The lifeguards may be gone, but don’t let that discourage you from an evening picnic at the beach. Take advantage of the last few warm days and lingering daylight to get in a picnic (or two) at Madison Park beach…

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Lunchbox Envy

You start every school year with the same Super-Mom mission: I will pack a nutritious, variety-filled, healthy lunch and I will recycle plastic baggies, thereby building strong healthy children and saving the planet at the same time. But every year…

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Hip, Eco-Friendly Lunchboxes

Lunchbox Envy

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You start every school year with the same Super-Mom mission: I will pack a nutritious, variety-filled, healthy lunch and I will recycle plastic baggies, thereby building strong healthy children and saving the planet…

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