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Tips for Starting (& Keeping) a Successful Bedtime Routine

If getting your kids to dreamland is tough, look no further. We’ve found the solutions to your problem.

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How to Help Your Kids Make Good Decisions (According to Experts)

Let your kid be the boss for one hour a day. No, seriously.

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It’s Time to Host a Yes Day. Here’s How to Do It

If you find yourself spending day in and day out repeating “No No No No” to your kids and their various demands, you might be in need of a Yes Day. But what does that actually mean? Read on find out!

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5 Ways to Build Your Preschooler’s Confidence

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

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How to Know Your Kids Are Ready for Independence (According to Experts)

When is it time to give your child some responsibility and let them do things for themselves?

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Want to Yell Less? 3 Ways to Create More Calm In Your Home

These tried-and-true tips will help reduce yelling and create more calm in your home.

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How Your Kid Really Wants You to Behave on the Sidelines

“Parents assume we know how our kids want us to act. But it’s actually a lot more nuanced and complex than parents think.”

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The Best Ways to Foster Your Child’s Brain Development

85% of brain growth occurs in the first three years. Here are several ways to ensure your child engages in activities and habits that will simultaneously foster their brain health and development.

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These Special Cookies Are on a Mission!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Girl Scout cookie time! We know how delicious those cookies are but did you know just how much good they do? The Girl Scout Cookie Program® prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world! Fun fact: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. 

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5 Ways for New Parents to Save Money

“Parenting can be a challenge for new parents, especially when it comes to finances, but saving money as new parents is not impossible.”

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Has Pandemic Parenting Shaken Your Confidence? Here’s How to Find It Again

“If there is a lesson here, it is that sometimes it takes a shock to the system to rediscover what is most important to us.”

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What Should Children Be Allowed to Read?

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When I was a child, there was no way my parents could censor my reading. I simply read too fast and too much for them to keep up.
Once, though, I got hold of a…

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Undecided about a Home or Hospital Birth? Answering These 7 Questions Will Help

“What really matters is who does the delivery, where will the delivery be done, and how will the delivery be done but if you are still undecided about a home birth or a hospital birth, answering these 7 questions may help.”

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5 Constructive Ways to Get Your Kid off Screens

“It’s more important than ever to raise your child with a healthy relationship with technology. Here are 5 ways that you can constructively reduce the screentime in your home.”

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Having a Baby during COVID? 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Now

“Too often, obstetricians make decisions for their patients without consulting them. I want to provide women with the information they need to take part in these decisions and take charge of their health and pregnancies.”

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14 Black-Owned Austin Businesses to Support Now

One of the best ways you can stand against systemic racism is to support locally-owned businesses in your community.

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5 Everyday Things Seattle Families Can Do to Encourage Diversity

If recent events have left you feeling overwhelmed, heartbroken and uncertain, here are five simple things Seattle families can do to be intentional about race and diversity any day of the week.

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6 Tips to Help Teach Financial Independence to Kids

“The greatest gift you can give your kids is to help them pave a path to financial independence.”

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This Affordable Cell Phone Service Works for the Whole Family

Twigby is a low-cost wireless services that’s a great option for tweens and teens.

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Create Calm at Home by Holding Your Own Retreat

“Before the quarantine, many of us may have taken a weekend or a week and go off somewhere to experience time with friends, sought out the quiet we crave to be able to think, make decisions, re-energize or relax—so why not do this now in the comfort of our own home as a way to create calm and community?”

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How I’ve Let Love Conquer My Everyday Parenting Fears

Two emotions drive every aspect of human life. One binds, the other separates. Love draws together. Fear pushes apart.
Both emotions exist in our heart, battling for control over our actions and reactions on a daily basis.

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Greenlight Reveals How Kids Spent Their Money in 2019

How do your kids spending habits compare?

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5 Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Self-Image

Confidence in our teens first begins with confidence within you. Remember, always lead by example with your child. If you want them to have healthy habits, then show them what healthy habits look like. If you want them to love themselves, you must first show them how well you love yourself.

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6 Ways to Help a Friend through Postpartum Depression

​​​​​​​If you think your friend, family member, or loved one is experiencing postpartum depression, here are six ways you can help support them.

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Say Hello to Transformational Parenting

The best part of practicing transformation parenting? You’ll probably find yourself feeling happier and more relaxed because you won’t be on edge (as much) about test scores, future athletic prospects, or college applications.

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How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Kid

Emotional resilience not only translates into a higher sense of confidence and self-esteem, but it allows kids to bounce back from failure, conquer challenges and more. These five tips will help you raise an emotionally healthy child.

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Great Expectations and Great Explanations

One day our children will be off on their own, making their own decisions, based on their own moral compass, carrying their own great expectations into the wide, wide, world. And we’ll be glad we took the time to offer these great explanations.

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You Don’t Have to Be a Helicopter Parent to Protect Your Kids Online

Here’s how you can help you protect your kids online, without micromanaging their tech activity.

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My Child Has Anxiety. How Can I Help?

Anxiety disorders affect many people, but as a parent, it can be truly heartbreaking to see anxiety affect your child.

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How to Raise a Girl with a Healthy Body Image

There’s one subject I really feel I just can’t screw up: helping my daughter to develop a healthy body image.

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10 Things That’ll Help You Raise Resilient Kids

Let your kid be disappointed. Trust us, it’ll be worth it in the long run.

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Middle School Is Their Dress Rehearsal for Life

“Middle school is supposed to be messy. It’s how kids mature.”

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7 Elements of Play & How They Impact Classroom Learning

As a child, remember when you used to grab your bike and friends and head down to the park to play on the playground for hours? The value of play is undeniable, as it is closely tied to the development…

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5 Easy & Creative Ways to Design a Kid’s Room They’ll Love

Your child’s room should be their “safe” space. A sanctuary for them to escape to when needed, explore their imagination and feel comfortable and secure. As children get older, they seek more independence and control over their lives. Allowing your…

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Namaste, Little One: Chicago’s Top Yoga Spots for Yogis of All Ages

Everyone could use a little OM in their life . . . even your little bundles of endless caffeine-free energy. Get the kiddos in on the yogi lifestyle at one of these Chicago studios.

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