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Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

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StoryWalk Adventures to Get Your Kids Outside & Reading

Get the kids outside and get them reading at the same time with this fun winter activity!

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This New Show From Apple TV+ Teaches Kids (And Parents!) About Mindfulness

This animated series exclusively on Apple TV+ is about the beautiful friendship formed between siblings Karl, Addy, Michael, and their next-door neighbor, a wise panda named Stillwater. 

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The Wiggles

The Wiggles to Launch Brand New Series & New Studio Album This Week

The album features songs about all forms of travel, including riding in the Big Red Car. 

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50 Tasks You Can Easily Tackle in 5 Minutes

Make the most of your day by checking out our list of easy-peasy projects that only take five minutes.

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10 Things I Want to Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Dear Younger Me,

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Good news is you’re still going to be alive and well at 47, which should come as a definite surprise considering you think people my age fall into the old category. You…

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13 Compliments You Need to Give Your Son

An open line of communication and positive feedback for your little guy are key.

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Modeling Good Behavior Is Worth a Thousand Lectures

“As parents, we can give a thousand lectures to our kids on how to behave but these will never have as great an impact as the examples we set.”

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As My Kids Grow Up, I Feel Sadness for What We Have Lost

It seems like at every age and stage they have gone through I’ve said, “This is my favorite age”.  Now I find myself questioning how I feel about this stage.

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5 Ways to Support a Friend Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to work after maternity leave is an exciting time for some, but a stressful and sad time for others. Here are 5 key things that will really make a difference.

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These 25 Companies Have Banded Together to Close the U.S. Gender Pay Gap

These companies are stepping up to ensure equal pay for all.

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How to Listen More Intently to Your Children, Even When It’s Hard

Here are a few simple tricks I’m implementing.

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Toy Story Land

Viral Post Shows Disney World Returned a Lost Toy to Its Owner in the Best Way

Even if you lose your toy while on vacation, you’ve got a friend in Disney World.

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​12 Simple Tips to Help Parents Raise Socially Competent Teens

It seems as though screens have taken over human interaction—but our kids still need social skills to navigate life and the social experiences that come along with it.

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Here Are Your 2018 Grammy Winners (According to Pandora)

Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” may be nominated for Album of the Year, but Pandora isn’t so confident he’ll take home the gold gramophone…

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Channing Tatum Shares Cringeworthy Proposal Story, but We Still Love Him

Channing Tatum recently shared his proposal story, which was anything but romantic.

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Experiencing Live Music Makes You Healthier and Happier, According to Study

Here’s one more reason to hit those summer concerts.

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Why You Should Stay Married…Even When It’s So Hard

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The Young Bride:
Today is my 20th wedding anniversary.

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Twenty years ago today, at 6 a.m. I was waking up to the bright, hot day I was the bride.
I had not slept…

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Learning to Not Care in a World on Display

Did you ever have one of those books that kept appearing in your life. Yes, I am sure that there are some analytics that are tracking my browsing history as I find myself with yet another ad of the very…

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The Secret to Surviving Your Kid’s Misbehavior

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As a dad of three, when I have conversations with anyone about “life”, I usually find myself sharing my experiences by saying one of two things: “Don’t ever have kids” or “Kids are amazing and I wouldn’t…

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Inside ASAP Sitters with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

ASAP Sitters just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Helpful Childcare Agency in Washington, D.C. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have…

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The Lost Art of Kind Words

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“Well, in my opinion…”
“You should just do/say…”

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“I’m entitled to do/say whatever I want.”
“You’re an idiot.”
These are just some of the things I have heard from people lately. I get…

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Parenting Advice for Step-Parents: Handling the Gray Areas without “The Manual”

Whether the kids are his, hers or ours, when two parents make a household, communication is the key! My mother used to tell me she never received a manual from the hospital, and step-parenting is no different. My husband was…

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Best Music for Soothing, Entertaining and Inspiring Babies

Should you play Bach or Beyonce for your baby? These 9 albums offer an array of tracks that are somewhere in between.

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8 Play-Worthy Podcasts for Seattle Kids

Whether you’re on the road, hangin’ out at home or have time to fill somewhere in-between, keep your kids happy and engaged with these captivating podcasts.

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Make It Merry: 6 Fun Games That Go Around & Around

From the hokey pokey to telephone, these games are all go round and round.

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I Have A Favorite Child And I’m Not Ashamed To Admit It

Let me preface this by saying that both of my kids are all sorts of awesome and amazing in their own right–as well as incredibly frustrating. But I did create some rather great kids, despite what I’m about to share.…

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Just Released: Locals Craft “The Peculiar Tales of the S.S. Bungalow”

Big Audio World, made up of a collective of Portland musicians and other seasoned pros, just released a new children’s album, The Peculiar Tales of the S.S. Bungalow. The nautical-themed album offers a stellar production filled with rich vocals, catchy…

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