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Expert Tips to Throwing the Best Birthday Party with Animals

Get wild and dig into planning your special animal celebration with these tips (we especially love #4) from a professional animal handler.

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What Experts Say about Anxiety & Kids

How you can best validate your kid’s feelings—the physical, emotional, and the connection between them—according to the experts.

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The Must-Have Packing List for a Family RV Trip

Your bags are packed and you’re ready to go—well, maybe. Nothing throws a wrench into a family vacation quite like forgetting that one charging cord for the tablet or not packing enough pairs of socks. To help you prep for…

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Trash the To-Do List & Do This Instead

As mothers, we’re trained not to rock the boat. Heck, we are the boat keeping everything afloat. But then I decided to do something that actually makes me happy for once.

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River Rats: 5 Kid-Friendly Rivers to Tube & Raft Near Atlanta

Whether you’re looking for a lazy float or an adrenaline surge, you’ll find it here.

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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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How to Clear Out Toy Clutter without Igniting Tantrums

“This is not a super quick fix, but it works to stop the excess toy messes from accumulating and turning your home into an episode of Hoarders.”

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New Rice Krispies Treats Are Neapolitan-Themed Deliciousness

You’ll be able to buy strawberry and a three-flavor variety pack just in time for summer!

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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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50 Unique Baby Names Inspired by Travel & Geography

Inspire your child’s adventurous spirit with a baby name inspired by travel to your favorite destiations.

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3 Reasons Parents Should Send Grandparents Out to Play

“Why are grandparents the perfect partners for kids’ outside adventures? At least three very good reasons immediately come to mind.”

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Friends in the World of a Special Needs Mom

“I appreciate even more that I have found a few amazingly supportive, truly genuine friends. The ones who check in on me when I haven’t been heard from in a few days, just to make sure I’m doing ok.”

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Beloved & Beautiful Book Is Coming Soon to Audio

The story has a special place in Nyong’o’s heart.

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Why Is Letting Go So Hard?

“But seriously, how was I just holding this sweet girl, right after being born still connected to me, and now she will be living on her own?”

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7 Creative Ways to Feed Your Kids

“Keep an open mind, and feel free to try variations of these ideas and do what works for you and your family!”

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Klondike Wake Me Up Coffee

Klondike’s New Donut-Inspired Ice Cream Bars Have an Added Boost

They’re made with 100% Arabica Colombian coffee.

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The Pandemic Forced Me to Breastfeed & It Was the Best Thing I Ever Did

 

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I’d like to start off by saying this isn’t a political post – despite your stance on COVID-19, I think we can all agree that it’s been rough on us all. 
I had a…

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Choosing to See the Joy in Autism

“As this holiday season is upon us, I could choose to be sad, to be mad, to be angry for what could have been or what I wanted—instead, I can choose to seek the joy in what is, in the moments that matter, and cherish what we have.”

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Autism: The Grinch That Stole His Holiday Excitement

” I love to be around others. To joke, to laugh, to engage. To see emotion exude from the faces of those you love. And my boy, my sweet, nonverbal, autistic little love, he much prefers his own company at this point. Too many faces equal too many feelings.”

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Want to Hear a Ghost Story? Ask Alexa

This major US ghost tour operator has teamed up with tech to bring ghost stories right to you.

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To the Mom I Thought Was Judging Me, I’m Sorry

“Sitting at a beachside pizzeria waiting for our order to arrive, I saw her. She was a beautiful young mom seated across from us with her young family. And then I noticed her glancing over at my daughter’s leg brace.”

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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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These Are the Best States for Camping

How does your state match up?

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This App Reveals Every Product Safety Recall & Alert

Get peace-of-mind with just one download.

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Saved By The Bell

A New “Saved By The Bell” Trailer Is Here & We’re So Excited (& We Just Can’t Hide It)

The final teaser tailer pokes fun at a famous episode from the 90’s before launching this week.

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Dear Laundry, My One & Only True BFF

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for always being there for me.”

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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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Joanna Gaines’ New Children’s Book Is Available for Pre-Sale

Preorder “The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be” today.

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How to Thrive during COVID as a Working Mom

“There are ways to thrive in these turbulent times if you’re willing to make trade-offs. Here are four key steps that will help you manage the increased stress and responsibilities resulting from working at home during COVID.”

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5 Things to Know before Taking a Baby Camping for the First Time

“Camping as a family has so much to offer. It’s a chance to be amazed by Mother Nature, see things through the eyes of your child, and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

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