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Your Kids Need Rest. Here Are 7 Ways Creativity & Art Can Help

How to change the strange twilight zone of getting all the rest we ever wanted and not getting enough rest at all.

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Feeling Completely Overwhelmed as a Parent? You’re Not Alone, According to New Survey

60% of parents polled said their mental load is “overwhelming.”

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Giving Grace Changes Everything

Regardless of the mistakes I make as a parent, there is no better feeling than tucking my children in at night when they wrap their arms around me and meet me with unconditional grace and love. Shouldn’t we offer the same to our children?

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Love Daily

“Say it with me: self-care is not selfish. It is you taking care of your basic needs and rights as a human being.”

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Why You Should Reduce Your Child’s Tech Use

“Limit the use, be open to discussions about the good and bad of tech, and encourage your children to spend time outside while their phones stay at home.”

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4 Ways to Turn Your House into Your Kid’s Dream Home

“From building a treehouse to indoor rock climbing, here are some amazing DIY ideas for making your home the most magical place for your kids to grow up happy.”

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Why I Love Fairy Tales

“Fairy tales teach us about empathy and compassion, relationships, and the difference between good and evil. These stories are more than just happily ever after. They portray real moral lessons thru characters and virtue shown in the stories.”

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Here’s What Learning a Second Language Will Do to Your Kids (According to Science)

Being bilingual has a big impact on your kids academic future.

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I’ve Almost Forgotten What the Real World Is like

“I know I will drive to work again, and walk on tropical beaches with my husband again, and dance at weddings again, and sit in crowded stands with other parents sharing Cheez-Its again. And I’m going to appreciate them like never before.”

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It’s Time to Stop Using This Word

“My daughter is worthy. She is deserving of everything life has to offer. She is different but not less: if anything she is more.”

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I Still Love Mom Jeans

“This isn’t giving up ladies! High waisted jeans are in st‌yle! We are trendsetters and don’t you forget it!”

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Set New Year’s Intentions Rather Than Resolutions

“In the spirit of setting ourselves free from the psychological weight that’s dragging so many of us down, I propose this be of intentions rather than resolutions.”

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What Kids Should Learn About Mental Health

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The stigma and the misinformation surrounding mental illness are staggering.
How many adults believe that depression is “just being sad”? That the weather can be “bipolar”? That you can call yourself OCD because you’re a little too organized?…

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Why I’m Grateful to Caregivers Everywhere

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I have bipolar disorder. My husband is my caregiver. He didn’t sign up for this gig when we met, except for later vowing the part about “in sickness and in health” when we married. I could not negotiate life…

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Study Shows Streaming Services Help Improve Mental Health

Those surveyed said these services help with looking after their mental wellbeing. 

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How to Help Your Kids Build Crucial Executive Function Skills This Summer

“Executive function is a set of skills that we use every day to play with friends, learn in school, and manage our daily routines at home. When your child lacks executive function, he or she will struggle with basic tasks that many kids can easily handle.”

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Lovevery Launches Perfect Play Essentials for Two-Year-Olds

The new Play Kits offer products for toddlers between 25 – 36 months.

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A Retirement Party for My Least Favorite Work Partner

I’m planning your retirement party next week, even though you’ve mostly just been a pain in the butt for that last year. You regularly made me late to meetings or required me to duck out early. You interrupted my work…

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Peloton Launches Family-Friendly Classes

It will include 10 episodes across meditation and cardio, with classes appropriate for ages 5-15. 

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5 Fascinating Parenting Lessons Family Research Taught Us in 2017

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2017 is officially in the history books and along with it, shelves full of parenting research become part of history too. Fortunately for us, a few gems of research made it out of the universities and into our…

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Got Mommy Brain? 4 Simple Activities That Will Help Improve Your Memory

Being a mom takes a lot out of us—including our memory. Try these four activities to boost your mental stamina and maybe you’ll even remember where you last put your phone and keys.

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce They’re Taking a Step Back

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have plans to step back as senior members of the British royal family.

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Are You in Sync with Your Baby? Science Says Happiness Makes a Difference

How connected you are with your baby may depend on how happy you are.

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Why You Need a Mom Break and How to Take One

“Remember mama, you are a vital part of your family. You’re more than just a worker, you are a life-giver and source of inspiration. So treat yourself and give yourself a break.”

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The Other Side of Fear: 5 Strategies for Living Like a Warrior

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Dear Confessional,
Many times throughout my life, fear has tapped me on the shoulder when I least expected—it has also punched me in the gut and brought me to my knees in a whirl of exhausting…

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This University Is Adding a Course in Harry Potter & Sign Us Up!

This is close as you can get to the History of Magic with Professor Binns.

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The 3 Things I Teach My Kids So I Don’t Lose My Mind

Can ya get on board with this kid chaos? 

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The Mile Walk Home from School

What walking home from school taught this mom and her kids.

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Eat Smart, Mama: How to Curb Stress & Increase Energy

Stress and energy are intertwined, the more relaxed you are, the more energized you’ll be.

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Is Your Oldest Child the Smartest? This Study Weighs In

Research says one of your kids has an advantage over the others.

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Stay-At-Home Moms Deserve Work-Life Balance, Too—Here’s How

It’s safe to say that mom life is never boring.

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The Important Reason Why Kids Need Trees & Green Spaces, According to Science

Outdoor play is so much more than just fun and fresh air.

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Moms Bear the Brunt of “Invisible” Labor, New Study Suggests

It turns out moms have even more to be stressed about.

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