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When Everything & Nothing Changes

“Despite receiving the diagnosis I always suspected, I knew him just like I had known him from the very moment he took his first breath into the world.”

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The Sparkle of Christmas & the Hope We Hold

“As special needs parents, we give up so much of the traditional that sometimes we grasp on to a single simple thing, one thing we don’t want to give up on to convince ourselves that we aren’t missing out.”

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New Study Finds That Your Kids May Be Wearing the Wrong Size Shoes

Shoes that are too small can cause foot deformities.

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Here’s How I Have a Zero-Stress Holiday and So Can You

“I believe we can all have a great holiday season—one that we fully enjoy without having an adult tantrum. So here are some tips on how to make this holiday season your best yet.”

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A Letter to My “First Baby”

Everything was about to change. And you, my sweet pup, would no longer be an “only child.”

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Dear Sweetheart: You Are the Smelly Kid in Class

“You are perfect and beautiful and strong and lovely, but you must be clean.”

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Your Amazon Prime Membership Is About to Get a Little Pricier

Monthly Amazon Prime subscribers may want to consider an annual subscription.

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Celebrating Our Friend, Brandi McWade

The Red Tricycle team is devastated to share that our Digital Media Manager, Brandi McWade lost her battle to metastatic breast cancer this weekend. Our hearts are broken.

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Brandi inspired all of us with her…

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Pregnant With Cancer: Surviving as a Mom

Photo: Tk photography Chicago
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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Why Every Parent Needs a Last Will and Testament

You are a well-informed and well-prepared parent – you spent days watching car seat safety videos, countless hours determining which stroller was best for your little one, and let’s not even talk about the time spent finding the perfect pediatrician. But…

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My Journey to Baby After Cancer

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I found a lump in my right breast. I had just checked myself a month before and there was nothing there. It kinda came out of nowhere and grew pretty quick. The official diagnosis was stage 2, grade…

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Pink Ribbon: A Poem

Pink is the colour on the bow of support,
millions of women every year; distraught.
The moment the consultant confirms the worst,
fears overwhelms, your future plans cursed.

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The facts, the statistics and discussions now…

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A Killer in my House: How My Family and I Handled My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Photo: Mila & Such NYC
When I first got diagnosed I did not want to tell anyone, especially my daughter. My maternal instincts of trying to protect her from feeling pain and fear took over completely. I saw how she…

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Throwing Up Kindergarten

Photo: Dat Nguyen
Like a lot of moms of young children, I live in a perpetual bubble of denial. I was in denial when my best friend finally admitted my infant son wasn’t the most handsome, charming baby she’d ever…

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To My Son on Turning Three

Dear Son,
Just a few days ago, we celebrated your third birthday. You are no longer a baby and will be leaving toddlerdom behind soon. You became a big brother a few months ago, will be attending preschool in the fall,…

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Sneak Peek: 8 Places to Catch a Show This Fall

From kids-only venues like Glen Echo’s Adventure Theater and Arts on the Horizon in Alexandria, to the venerable Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, this season’s family-friendly fare is kicking it up a notch.

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10 Adorable English Bulldogs That Will Love You Forever

What’s not to love about these unfortunate-looking creatures?  Yes, English Bulldogs will snore, drool, and stink up every room in your house, but that’s just a small price to pay for the their unconditional love.  So this holiday season, give…

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Experience North Pole Magic on Mt. Hood’s Polar Express

We may live in Portland, but the North Pole is a mere hop, skip and jump away. Get into the holiday spirit with a magical journey aboard the Polar Express.

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How Has Breast Cancer Affected You?

To commemorate breast cancer awareness month, we’re excerpting below a section from Katherine Malmo’s book, Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition. Some of you might remember Katherine from her days as Red Tricycle’s sales team…

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Seattle’s Favorite Kid-Friendly Music Makers

They Wanna Rock With You
If you lived in Seattle in the 90’s, you remember the world-famous, cutting-edge music scene. Now, we’re (mostly) all grown-up, and instead of smelling like teen spirit, we smell more like baby wipes and juice…

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