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The Best New Store-Bought Snacks You Haven’t Tried Yet

Stock their lunches and your pantry with delicious, healthy snacks they will actually eat.

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Best Trips to Take if You Don’t Have School-Aged Kids

You’ll love these spots when the crowds aren’t there!

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20 Things to Say to Your Kids Before School (or After)

Say these things on the walk to the bus or during snack time. In fact, any time is a good time!

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Check In with Your Children

“They need to be assured that while life is messy, we can all get through it together.”

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A Heartfelt Salute to Parents from Grandparents

A love letter to parents—you’re doing a great job and here’s why.

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23 Storybook Destinations You Can Actually Visit

Book Lovers’ Day is the perfect time to explore these gorgeous spots.

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After Reading My Notes from Middle School, This Is What I Want My Daughter to Know

Reading through these handfuls of folded paper, I was reminded of classmates I hadn’t thought of in decades, crushes I thought I’d never get over and endless inside jokes. But they also made me realize these five truths.

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The Ultimate Guide to Kayaking around the Bay with Kids

Get out on the water with your paddle to guide the way!

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Teething Pain? We Love This Plant-Powered (& Travel-Friendly) Solution

Finally, we can start traveling again! If you have a baby, you know how much gear you need to make your trip as smooth as possible—if you have a teething baby, you have an extra challenge. Well—challenge accepted because we…

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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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I Didn’t Know This Would Be the Last Time

I didn’t know that all the days of you asking me for my time, would turn into me asking you for yours.

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Think Saving for College is Complicated? It Doesn’t Have to Be

Saving money for your kid’s education doesn’t need to be stressful but you do need to make some hard financial decisions to create the future you envision.

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21 Ways to Host an Outdoor Movie Night

We have plenty of inspiration for your cinematic soirée, from decor ideas to irresistible snack options

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Gardening

“Even if you’re not inclined to gardening, the following life lessons still hold meaning both in and out of the garden.”

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LA’s Best Playgrounds in Every Neighborhood

Our growing list of favorite playgrounds from the Pacific Ocean to the San Fernando Valley.

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15 Things Every Daughter Needs to Hear from Her Dad

What we dads do with our daughters is important, of course, but what’s just as important is what we say to them.

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22 Unique Gift Ideas Perfect for Father’s Day

There’s something for every guy on our carefully curated list of gifts for Dad!

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Celebrate Dad with These Father’s Day Activities

Treat the top pop in your family’s life to an outing as unique as he is. Read on for some of our best Father’s Day activities in Portland.

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Have a Toddler? We Have the Convertible Car Seat of Your Dreams.

The Uppababy’s KNOX® Convertible Car Seat is loaded with innovative safety features and makes for a seamless transition from infant seat and before they get their big-kid booster seat!

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50 Must-Do Activities for DC Kids This Summer

We’ve scoured the entire DMV to find the best family activities, whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor to the area. Get out there!

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Tips for Navigating Fireworks with Dogs

Kids (and kids at heart) all look forward to staying up late and watching fireworks over the summer. But dogs? Not so much. Those loud booms, pops and crackles are enough to make them beeline it for a spot under…

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Three Moms Share How They’re Using Google’s Newest Tool for Family Fun This Summer

You bought a new slip ‘n slide, you stocked up on craft supplies and you have a shelf full of books to keep your kids entertained this summer—or so you’d hope. No matter how prepared we are for summer, at…

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How to Be Present with Your Kids When You’re a Working Mom

“These 5 tips will help you manage your focus outside of the board room, connect as a family, and be more present with your kids.”

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5 Reasons Why You Want Your Kids to Lose

“One of the benefits of youth sports—and the inevitable losses—is that it offers a low-stakes place to face challenges and handle defeat.”

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What to Say to Your Kids on the Car Ride Home

“Imagine if every time you took the garbage out or loaded the dishwasher someone offered helpful tips on how to do it more efficiently. Now, imagine how your kid feels after every practice or game.”

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How Your Kid Really Wants You to Behave on the Sidelines

“Parents assume we know how our kids want us to act. But it’s actually a lot more nuanced and complex than parents think.”

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go to a Childbirth Class

“You may not get the birth that you planned for but hopefully, you will understand the process more and be able to make the best, most informed decision for you and your baby.”

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31 Ideas to Help You Throw an Epic Pool Party

Our list of creative decor, festive snacks, activities and more will basically plan the party for you (you’re welcome!).

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Finding a Healthy Way to Overindulge My Kids

“You know when your kid is eating ice cream for breakfast and can’t sit still for five seconds that you’ve crossed the line when it comes to good parenting skills.”

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The 29 Best Kids Bikes & Tricycles for Every Age & Stage

When it comes to finding the best set of wheels for your kids, there are so many options to choose from. Our curated guide will make your choice easy.

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The Surprising Thing a Pixar Movie Taught Me about Raising a Teenager

“When your teenager is grumpy and wants to be left alone, be relentless and let your unconditional love shine through. The ending is worth it.”

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What Kind of Mom Am I?

“Would I be the disciplinarian, the fun and cool mom, the teacher, or the helicopter mom?  It turns out, in these past five years, I have managed to be all of the above.”

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I Love You All So Much. Now Please Leave Me Alone

“For Mother’s Day this year, a friend has asked for what she calls: ‘Live like my husband day,’ where she can ‘enjoy my kid when I want to, and then just walk away at will and not be responsible for any of her care.'”

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Celebrate Spring at These Awesome Picnic Spots

Pack your blanket and picnic basket to enjoy dining al fresco with your family at these locations.

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Dear Teachers

“I know it hasn’t been easy over the last year but thank you!”

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Let’s Do Brunch: 10 Special Spots to Celebrate Mom

This year get Mom something she really wants for Mothers’ Day—someone else to do the cooking.

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