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The Reason Why I Married the Quiet Guy

“Marry the one that lets you unapologetically yourself. The one that shows up at midnight at your darkest moment.”

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Are You Going through the Motions or Living Your Life?

“At some point, I lost a bit of myself along the way of raising my children. I let go of my passions and only focused on what made my children happy. And the funny thing is, I didn’t even know it.”

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Why Is Letting Go So Hard?

“But seriously, how was I just holding this sweet girl, right after being born still connected to me, and now she will be living on her own?”

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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 This Summer-Loving Mom Is Going to Embrace Winter

“When challenged to make a change, you can resist it and fight every step of the way, or you can embrace the change and make the most of it.”

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Disney World Has a New “Beauty and the Beast” Bar & It’s Enchanting

You’ll be looking for Belle and her Beast from the moment you walk into this inspiring new lounge.

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Harry Potter Heads Back to School in with Epic “Hogwarts Mystery” Update

Get ready to cast spells and meet your new professors at Hogwarts in this epic game.

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Funniest Tweets of The Week

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: June 1, 2018

Tweets from parents who are well on their way to the summer crazies.

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BREAKING: Toys”R”Us Is Closing ALL 800 U.S. Stores

If you need to get anything at Toys”R”Us, you better get to your local store ASAP.

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I’m Totally Giving up on Having The “Perfect” Holiday—and You Should, Too

The fire in the fireplace glowed with orange and red beauty. The Christmas tree twinkled in a soft yellow light. I slowly sipped my wine as I listened to Bing Crosby sing “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.” My little…

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How We Innovated Our Way into School Routines That Work

Since school started, I’ve been getting a text each morning from my wife after she drops the kids off at school and daycare and before she heads off to work. The messages run the gambit from “The kids were a…

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My 10 Commandments for Being a Badass Mom

Being a better mom is NOT trying harder.

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We are generally taught that more is better. But, when you want to be a better mom, or human, actually LESS is more. Doing less, trying less,…

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Babies Born Today May Never Need to Learn How to Drive

If you’re already dreading the day your little bundle of joy gets his or her driver’s license, rest easy — there’s big changes coming.

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Motherhood is…Hanging by a Thread

I’m fine.

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At least that’s what I say.
And truly I am.
Aren’t we all?

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I know I’m fine….although, my definition of fine likely isn’t the same as yours. Guaranteed.…

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Pregnant With Cancer: Surviving as a Mom

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On March 13, 2015, when I was 8 weeks along in my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This time in my life that I had so looked forward to was suddenly filled with…

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The Inescapable Guilt of the Half-Finished Baby Book

My daughter is turning 2 this month, but according to her baby book, she’s not a day over 5 months.

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I promise that I have no excuse for this. For starters, she is my…

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Summer Camp: It Just Doesn’t Matter

The first emails hit my inbox back in March. The subject lines alone, “Andrew’s Summer Camp Schedule” and “Join Hudson for Science Camp in August!” were enough to make me ramp up my nightly Sauv Blanc intake.  The attached spreadsheets…

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Get Wild at SCT’s Newest (Interactive) Show

Parents of wiggle worms rejoice! The Seattle Children’s Theatre’s production of Maurice Sendak’s classic was made for your little busy body. Read on for the showstopping details.

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Knowledge is Power: What You Need to Know About Getting Into Kindergarten

Here’s what you generally need to know about the application process for private schools, and the registration process for public.

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Phoenix Lake: A Hidden Backyard Gem in Marin

The small town of Ross in Marin is a charmer, with tree-lined streets, forest trees looming high along the perimeter, numerous walking and biking paths, and a quaint downtown area. And when you feel like hiking in Marin without taking…

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Helping Kids Cool the Earth

A New Way for Parents to Volunteer  
It’s not always easy to take action, even, or especially, against a looming global threat like climate change. Marin parents Carleen and Jeff Cullen saw “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2007 and couldn’t sit…

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EXPLORE: West Seattle

When the sun shines, we all flock to Alki Beach, but West Seattle is scattered with plenty to do on cooler days as well. Start off by visiting West Seattle’s fantastic Fairmount Playground. Boasting a wide array of cool metal…

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