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The Cartoon That Taught My Daughter Her First Swear Word

“This is a true story about YouTube content gone wrong, and sadly, one that a lot of parents are familiar with.”

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Beyond the Tiara: Disney Princess Culture and Gender Stereotypes

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A research study about Disney princesses? Now this is research we can really use in our daily lives as parents. As a mom of boys, I have secretly been relieved that I didn’t have to go through the…

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What Is TikTok and Should Your Kids Be Using It?

Find out more about this popular app and why it can actually be a good thing.

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How to Raise Kids in an Instagram World

Social media is an important tool in teens’ lives, but parents have to set healthy expectations and practices. Together we can prevent self-harm and suicide by spotting unrealistic images, setting social media boundaries, and investing in our personal relationships.

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Moms Should Basically Be Immortal, New Study Suggests

Alcohol and coffee could help you live longer—and we’ll raise our glass to that.

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We Hate to Burst Your Bubble about Coconut Oil, But…

Is coconut oil really okay for your family to eat?

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Baltimore Just Became the First City to Ban Soda From Kids’ Menus

With rising childhood obesity rates a growing concern in the United States, one city has taken a step towards reducing kids’ sugar intake.

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Seattle Facebook Group Needs Moderators

Are you in the know about everything kid-related in the Seattle area?  We’d love to invite you to help moderate Red Tricycle’s Seattle Parents Facebook Group.

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With almost 3,000 members, the Facebook Group is the…

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Red Tricycle Book Club Needs Moderators

Do you love to read and talk about books? Do you have experience encouraging children to read, either as a parent, educator or librarian? We’d love to invite you to help moderate Red Tricycle’s soon to launch Facebook Book Club…

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An Ambitious Parent’s Recipe for Successful Productivity

I know, I know… Call me Super Mom (my own mom does) or Wonder Woman (I told the kids I am), but even I know I can’t keep up this pace for long. Here is my secret (shhhh!): balance. “Everything…

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Your Favorite Holiday Recipes Don’t Have to Be Unhealthy

As we head toward the diet-wrecking days of Thanksgiving and Christmas, many people have already resigned themselves to the fact that any efforts towards healthy eating will officially be shoved aside until January. It’s the same old vicious cycle: We…

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These are Our Favorite Holidays and Here are a Few That are a Bit Overblown

Everyone likes a day off, right? I know I do, especially a paid one. Anyway, some holidays are near and dear to my heart, for all the right reasons. Others, though, have just stolen my joy. Why does everything have…

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Here’s One More Reason You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

Eating your favorite chocolaty treat may help your brain stay young.

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Are You a Distracted Parent? How Technology Interferes with Parenting

 
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Technology keeps us in touch and in tune every second of every day. Devices are a window into constant connection with friends, family and work. Whether it’s snapping photos to share on social media, emailing and texting…

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Disney Princess Films Are Damaging to Girls & Great for Boys, Study Finds

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Disney princesses may have long-term effects on the children that encounter them – and a majority of children do, according to new research from BYU. The study, published in Child Development, involved 198 preschoolers and assessed how much…

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Drink to This: Wine & Coffee are Good For Your Gut

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Good news ladies; your absolutely necessary morning coffee — and that five-o’clock glass of wine — are good for your gut health! A new study found that consuming coffee and wine (in moderation, of course)…

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Gluten-Free Cupcake Shops to Avoid Birthday Bellyaches

We think cupcake-induced belly aches should be caused only by the sheer volume of too much sugary goodness, not because of an allergy. In moderation of course. If your birthday boy, birthday girl or dessert deserving kid has a gluten …

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