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How to Host a Stress-Free Summer BBQ

Barbecue, BBQ, cookout, picnic—whatever you call your backyard shindigs, they’re an essential part of each summer. While these get-togethers are meant to be laid back, we all know that hosting can be anything but relaxing. Luckily, with a few smart…

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How to Explain Homelessness & Poverty to Your Kids

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.

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My Son Is Teaching Me to Love My Flaws

“My son loves a part of me that I find hard to, and that changes the way I see it.”

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Mama Grief Runs Deep

“Every winter, grief sneak in like a looming storm cloud. Maybe it’s the earlier sundown; all I know is every winter I spend my nights laying in bed, crying myself to sleep and doubting myself as a mother.”

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How to Have Happy & Cooperative Toddlers during a Diaper Change

“The key in these moments is to avoid engaging in this resistant behavior. Your only job is to steady the course, no matter what attempt at distraction, your little throws your way.”

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I Declare! Funny Household Laws to Make Your Kids Follow Today

Today is National Law Day and we’ve found 5 funny ways you can make and break some rules around your house.

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Dinner With the Kids, and an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

Photo: CCFoodTravel
Our dinners out with the kids start so optimistically; walking out together with an unopened bottle of $9 wine in hand, basking in the satisfaction of having gotten three kids dressed and out the door. But, sometimes these…

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Lauren Conrad’s Family Christmas Card Is Pure Joy

Conrad’s card features her brand-new baby Charlie!

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10 Warning Signs of Sleep Deprivation

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
How many can you check off?
1. You’re sitting up and staring at the computer, in a trance-like state with your mouth typically gaping open, until an awkward head jolt later when you realize you just fell…

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Parents Are Dying to Spend 30 Hours In a Coffin At Six Flags

30 hours on your own? Parents totally got this.

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Swaddle Your Newborn Like a Pro with These Top Tricks & Videos

Stumped by the swaddle blanket? Learn how (and why) to wrap your baby like a burrito with these easy tricks.

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This Woman’s Viral Parody of Trendy Baby Photos Is Pretty Hilarious

Why stop celebrating all those milestones just because childhood ends?

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Dad’s Viral Photo Highlights How Often Men Are Forgotten as Fathers

This dad’s viral photo proves businesses and public facilities need to step up to the plate —er, changing table—when it comes to supporting fathers.

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If You Try This Mom’s Fitted Sheet Hack, Your Kids WILL Crack Up (VIDEO)

Folding laundry with the kids will definitely be more fun with this hilarious hack.

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This Airline Makes It Easier for Parents to Fly with Kids with New “Skycouch”

This airline gets us—and all the struggles of flying with kids.

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A Letter to My Husband

“Our journey through IVF has been emotional. I hope your heart is fuller now being called a father.”

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Jamie Lynn Spears Is Pregnant With Baby Number 2 & Her Announcement Is Beautiful

The “Sleepover” singer is finally making daughter Maddie a big sister!

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What Happened When I Developed the Worst Case of Momsomnia

It is an uncontested truth that kids have more energy than their parents, except when it comes to cleaning.  Yesterday, my kids wore me out.  Budgie is cutting his one-year molars and Binnybeans decided that it would be a good…

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Little Boy’s Mind Is Blown by World’s Largest Unboxing of Truck

A three-year-old truck lover got the surprise of his lifetime.

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Parents Create the Most Epic Gender Reveal of All Time

photo: Dude Dad Vlog
Dad and vlogger, Taylor Calmus, decided he didn’t want to settle for the same old surprise cake color or exploding volcano trick to reveal whether he and his wife, Heidi, were expecting a boy or girl,…

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A Reminder for Parents Who Had a Bad Morning

 

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Sometimes it takes someone else’s story to bring you to your knees. Open your eyes and thank God for everything thing that you have. Right then – in that crazy morning moment. I’m sure…

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Let Me Grab My Balls

Yep, you read that right. The things that come out of your mouth when you’re a doula. Lets take a minute and talk about balls. Tennis balls, peanut balls, birthing balls, all very useful before, during, and after birth. 
Tennis…

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6 Things Moms Didn’t Appreciate in Their 20s

Photo: London Scott
Dear Twenties,
I’m so sorry. I mean, I am really sorry because, I honestly never really appreciated you. Not even a little bit. When I was in my twenties I had no comprehension of time or real…

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14 Totally Hilarious (& Relatable) Parenting Tweets

From the soccer carpool to the never-ending assortment of mismatched socks, sometimes there are days when you’ve only got a few seconds (or 140 characters) to get in a good giggle. Well, sit back and get ready to scroll because…

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Do You Remember These Classic Sidewalk Toys from the ’80s & ’90s?

You cut your teeth (and probably skinned your knees) on these nostalgic toys from your summers of yore. Take a trip down memory lane for a good laugh.

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Funny Ha Ha: Great Places for Kids to Learn Improv

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no, it’s your tot bringing out the best of their imagination at an improv class near you.

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Flora and Fauna: Clever Ideas for a Nature-Themed Afternoon

Did you know that wildflowers can be so much more than yummy-smelling vase fillers? Click through to see what cool ideas we’ve found for your next afternoon project.

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Playroom Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed

Googly eyes. Stickers. Shaving Cream? There’s a whole world of play out there that doesn’t include toys or art supplies. Check out our picks for super-cool (and just slightly random) items for playtime.

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Cuckoo for Cocoa: The Chocolate Factory Tour Kids Go Nuts Over

There’s nothing like the mention of a chocolate factory to bring the kid out of you. Lucky for D.C. natives and their broods, you don’t have to travel far for a sugar-infused, family-friendly tour.

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8 Ways to Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend

Let’s remember the people that did our country proud … and have fun, while we’re at it! Your best bets are here.

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