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How to Make Back-to-School Special for Little Ones Still at Home

The hallmarks of the back-to-school season look different for younger siblings, but with intentionality and planning, they can still signal excitement, structure, and promise for what’s to come.

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7 of Best Birthday Parties That Come to You

Ahh, the kiddie birthday party circuit. Year after year it runs the gamut from bouncy houses to a crowded table at some entertainment center with lots of noise and people. If you’re looking for something a little different, consider having…

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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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6 Things Moms Forget to Do but Shouldn’t

Your health is important and shouldn’t be neglected. Just as you take care of your kids, you must take care of yourself, too.

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7 Reasons to Travel with Kids, No Matter How Young They Are

Travel fosters independence and so much more!

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Wanted: More Moms on the Field

“Seeing women as coaches helps counter outdated gender stereotypes about women in leadership.”

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Five Ways Your Kids Can Help Take Care of Your Family Cat

Whether you’re bringing home a brand new kitten or you’ve had a feline family member for a while kids can play an important role in caring for your crew’s cat. Not only does this help take some to-dos off your…

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Why Parenting a Three-Year-Old Is So Hard

“They will yell at you for giving them the wrong color cup. Without ever telling you what color cup they wanted in the first place.”

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8 Tips for Helping Your Blended Family Thrive

“Whether your blended family is newer or you’re simply looking for techniques to help your already existing family thrive, there are so many ways to improve your family’s function.”

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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How I Explain Racism to My White Friends (So They Can Explain It to Their Kids)

Once we know our history (because, news flash, Black history is everyone’s history) and we can comprehend the complexities of injustice, then we can openly and honestly communicate it to our kids. 

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It’s Okay to Rest Your Weary Head

“It’s okay to take a pause and do what is meant for you at that moment. Not what is meant for your friend. Not what is meant for your mother. You. Do what is right for you.”

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When They Only Want Mommy: A How-To Guide to Reclaiming Your Space

If you want your partner to share the love AND have your kids running to both of you (rather than mommy! mommy! mommy! all of the time), try these three steps.

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9 Organizations to Support Black Women, Children & Transpeople

These organizations support equality and social justice.

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known about Life with Autism

“I wish I could go back to myself on that day with my tear-filled eyes and fill myself in on a little of what I’ve learned so far.”

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No Matter How Hard It Is for You

“All I think about is who will take care of them when I’m gone, and if they’ll be taken advantage of or treated badly wherever they are.”

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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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My Baby Failed Her Genetic Screen. Here’s What Happened Next

“My doctor kept talking, but my brain only heard the words ‘abnormal’ and ‘spina bifida.’ What this would mean for our family?”

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The Easiest Way to Send a Valentine to a Child in the Hospital

All it costs you is a few minutes of your time to give back in a sweet way.

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This New Reading Assessment Tool Is a Game-Changer

It can be used as an early intervention tool.

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Join the Mysterious Hunt That Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Looking for a cool, socially distanced way to celebrate the Year of the Ox? Take the kids to hunt for Monkeyshines.

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Ah, Unwanted Advice

Photo: Catherine Myman Kaplan
Ah unwanted but good intentioned advice, the bane of every parents’ existence. From the family member who lets you know that in her day children were much better behaved than they are now to the random…

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Lindt Valentine's Day

Flowers & Truffles Make a Classic Pair for Valentine’s Day

Treat someone special to Lindt Truffles and Farmgirl Flowers.

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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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My Best Piece of Parenting Advice May Surprise You

“As a couple, we’ve had to figure out new ways to keep the spark alive while knee-deep in diapers.”

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Nick Carter & Wife Lauren Expecting Third Child

The pregnancy came as a complete surprise!

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The Best Gifts to Give the Grandparents This Year

Even if you can’t be together this holiday season, these gifts will make you feel close all year round.

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The Meaning of Gratitude to a Special Needs Parent

“Finding beauty and joy within the chaos isn’t easy but it’s possible.”

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Deck the Halls with This Fa-La-La-Llama Sugar Cookie House Kit

Your holiday decorating just got easier—and tastier too!

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Hey Moms, You Do Not Have to Enjoy Every Moment

“You can love it and hate it, you can not wait to get out of the toddler phase, and miss it when it’s gone, you can want to kill your kids and love them so much that you would die for them. You can feel all of these feelings and it’s all okay.”

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How to Help Young Kids (& You) Navigate This Election

“No matter your political beliefs, here are 5 ways to approach the election that are supportive of young kids, and that will likely feel supportive of you, too.”

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Fool-Proof Phrases to Deflect Unwanted Baby Advice

“I amassed a list of fun conversation killer responses—which means you don’t have to listen to another second of that unsolicited advice.”

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Krispy Kreme Celebrates Sports with Limited Edition Sports Dozen

Customers can receive the offer at participating shops via carryout or drive-thru. 

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