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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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Giving Birth & Losing My Mother

I was no longer just a daughter grieving the loss of her mother, but a mother grappling with the possibility that my daughter could one day face a similar fate.

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Unpacking Back-to-School Feelings

You can be both nervous and excited at the thought of your child walking into a classroom with their peers, and so can your child. Here’s how to navigate those big emotions.

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Surviving the Unimaginable

Somehow the wise words of a 5-year-old and his bear-hugging hug were all I needed to help comfort me through our loss.

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How to Support a Mama Grieving Her Miscarriage

Photo: Briana Tozour via Unsplash
Authors’s Note: The following article is about miscarriage. Currently, many who suffer miscarriages suffer alone and those who do share their stories often aren’t met with the support they need. This is a PSA as…

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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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New Netflix Movie “Fatherhood” Is a Guaranteed Tearjerker

Kevin Hart stars as a newly widowed dad in film premiering Father’s Day weekend.

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What This Pandemic Has Taught Me about Relationships

“This pandemic seems to have brought out both the worst and the best in people. You learn who unconditionally has your back and whose love was perhaps only conditional.”

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Blaming versus Giving the Benefit of the Doubt

What does attribution style have to do with parenting? A lot more than you realize.

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Why Kids Test Our Limits & What to Do About It

“Most parents assume that the solution to children not listening (or deliberately ignoring) limits is, you guessed it, more limits. And stronger enforcement of limits.”

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Why I Love the Term Rainbow Baby

“It was in the months that followed that I learned of the term rainbow baby—a name given to a baby born shortly after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is used because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope for what’s to come.”

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Understanding Miscarriages: 7 Questions Answered by a Doctor

“The keys here are remembering that you are not alone in experiencing miscarriage, and that is normal and healthy to grieve your loss.”

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Elle King & Dan Tooker Announce Pregnancy

The singer and her fiance are about to become parents for the first time.

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Kellan & Brittany Lutz Welcome Baby Girl

The “Twilight” actor and his wife welcome their first child.

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COVID kids

How to Help Kids That Are Grieving Life before COVID

“If we allow a child their sadness, it doesn’t make sadness bigger, instead, it actually makes the sadness smaller because the child feels understood and validated. And when negative emotions are dealt with early in a child’s life, they learn enduring skills to help them through life’s future bumps and bruises.”

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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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How Long Do Parents Lose Sleep After Having a Kid? You Should Probably Sit Down

We’re honestly amazed you’re even awake right now to read this.

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The Most Powerful Family Ritual? The Bedtime Story

“We don’t just read to our kids, we read with our kids.”

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The Unexpected Gift We Received This Year

“We could all focus on what wasn’t in 2020. We could focus on the loss, the pain, the suffering. It’s been here. For all of us. However, I won’t. I will choose to see the gift we got in 2020.”

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Newborn

Ally Bank Gives Financial Gift to Every Baby Born Dec. 31

Ally Bank is gifting a financial head start.

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Losing the Tooth Fairy & Other Celebrations

“It’s not just about the tooth. It’s about the loss of the adventure. The celebration. The enjoyment. Autism ultimately robbed us of the experience of this ‘first.’ Of so many.”

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A Different Kind of Grief

“We aren’t physically suffering a loss. We suffer the loss of a dream we had. We have missed expectations and missed experiences.”

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29 Hilarious Halloween Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Parenting

These memes pretty much sum up parenting this time of year.

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3 Tips to Help Master Daylight Savings Disruptions

“Here are our tried and true tips to help make the transition to ‘falling back an hour’ during daylight savings a little smoother.”

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How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss

“When I lost my twins during the second trimester, I felt as if my body failed me and I failed my babies and my husband. But here what I learned from my own experience with loss and how I have coached my fertility mindfulness clients dealing with their own struggles through pregnancy loss.”

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What to Say to Someone Who Experienced a Miscarriage

When someone you know or love suffers a miscarriage, you may feel lost and don’t know what to say or do. Read this to help guide you and help ease their pain.

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Introducing the Magic of Giving in 2020 & Beyond

“We may be limited in the things that we can do right now but we can challenge ourselves and our children to be limitless in our decision to give.”

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9 Ways You Can Support Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

“We won’t be able to shelter our children from everything, and we won’t get through it perfectly, but we are all doing our best.”

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Can Wearing a Mask Empower Your Child?

“Children love feeling that they are part of a solution; it appeals to their natural instincts for optimism and altruism while helping to reduce their anxiety.”

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Black Beauty

“Black Beauty” Is Coming to Disney+

The film will premiere on the streaming service in late 2020. 

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6 Tips & Resources to Help Children Grieve

“By helping your child grieve in a healthy manner, your child can build a new normal, one where happy memories exist with the hope for brighter days.”

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Study Proves the Term “Morning Sickness” Is Misleading

A significant number of women experience nausea at any time of the day.

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Dead to Me

Netflix Announces Third Season of “Dead to Me”

This will be the show’s final season.

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What This Widowed Father Wants You to Know

“It’s been three years since I lost my wife to ovarian cancer—this recent stretch of time has highlighted the joys and the challenges of parenting for all of us. How do we Dads talk to our kids about these issues while holding emotional space for them and being the steady source of calm?”

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