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20 Things to Say to Your Kids Before School (or After)

Say these things on the walk to the bus or during snack time. In fact, any time is a good time!

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The Creative Guide to Preparing Your Kids for School

Whether your child is filled with excitement or dread, these fun activities will support them through their journey so that they can succeed.

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31 Super Easy (& Nutritious) Breakfasts for Hectic Mornings

These kid-approved breakfast ideas will save you a few more of those precious morning minutes.

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20 Store-Bought Breakfasts That Make Mornings a Cinch

From new dairy-free yogurts to grab-and-go waffles, scroll down for store bought breakfast ideas that’ll become staples in your morning routine.

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Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Brands You’ll Feel Good Investing In

From covet-worthy bags that are cruelty-free to goods made out of recycled water bottles, we uncovered forward-thinking brands that you can feel good investing in.

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12 Ways to Help Your Kids Master the Morning Routine

One tip? Cut the morning screen-time. Seriously.

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15 Cool Coloring Pages & Worksheets for Kids

We’ve rounded up super fun printable coloring pages and activity worksheets for kids!

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Back-to-School Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Our readers weigh in and share the best BTS tips out there.

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10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10 a.m.

Here’s a hint—the kids have to get in on the action too.

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15 Simple Ways to Improve Your Kid’s Concentration

Kids need a little help concentrating? Try one (or all) of these tips and tricks!

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Defeat Mombrain with These 7 Top Tech Devices

Get your life organized with these smart tech gadgets!

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16 Bay Area Donut Shops Where You Can Get Your Glaze On

Sink your teeth into these warm, fried goodies that range from classic glazed to donuts topped with breakfast cereal.

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Win Back 30+ Minutes in Your Day, New Moms!

Yes, you can regain time in your busy day. Here are mom-tested strategies that work!

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San Diego’s 12 Sweetest Spots for Hot Chocolate

Cheers to the most delicious mugs of cocoa you’ll ever taste!

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Make Kindness the New Varsity Sport

“Let’s make a daily, conscious decision to devote practice hours to be more loving and kind players in the game of life.”

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Can You Survive Working From Home With Kids? These 4 Tips Can Help

“It was mid-July where I hit my working-from-home mom rock bottom so I made some changes. Here are my top sanity-saving tips for working from home with kids.”

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Distance Learning Works for My 3 Kids & I Can’t Imagine Going Back

Distance learning has its ups and downs, that’s for sure!

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How Invisible Work & Sacrifices Affect Working Moms

“We interviewed 13 working moms. Their responses reveal a pattern of invisible sacrifices.”

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A Peek Through the Window & the Silver Linings of Remote-Learning with Older Kids

Distance learning, e-learning, remote learning. . . no matter the name you call it, it’s thrown us all into homeschooling & the adjustments are big (but some aren’t so bad).

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My Kids Are Social Butterflies & Distance Learning Is a Struggle

Distance learning is not my family’s ideal choice, but here’s how we’re making it work.

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Failing to Prepare? Why Having a Morning Routine Is So Crucial

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” Ben Franklin
Well said, Ben, and that wisdom definitely applies to life with three kids; especially our morning routine.

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Simply Nature Organic Acai Bowls Berry

ALDI Is Selling Acai Bowls for Breakfast on the Go

Try both varieties, berry and tropical.

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How to Create Calm during a Pandemic

“The impact of the lockdown on your family’s mental health, particularly children, may be devastating—here’s how to help your children cope with the anxiety linked to coronavirus.”

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What Is Ayurveda & Can It Help Keep Your Family Healthy?

“Ayurveda teaches that a strong immune system is the natural result of a healthy lifestyle built upon adequate sleep, a balanced nervous system, and proper nutrition. Try it for a few weeks—you may be surprised by the positive results!”

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5 Ways to Get out of the House in the Morning with Kids

Photo: Keren de Zwart
My husband and I both work full time in demanding jobs. To add insult to injury, my husband travels for work. A lot. When he’s home, he takes the kids to school and I pick them…

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How to Keep Your Routine with the Kids at Home

Your kids will probably be at home for the next few weeks. Here’s how to survive.

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Ready for Anything Even When Things Are Out of Control

“We relentlessly plan for the day, knowing full well that something will derail along the way. A playdate will turn sour. The milk will run out. The babysitter will get pink eye. School gets canceled because of a virus scare.”

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31 Ways to Make January the Best Month Ever

We’ve found a perfect, easy idea for every day this month (and months beyond!).

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How to Establish a Successful Morning Routine for Kids

With a little planning and a solid morning routine, you can transform how your family handles the morning rush without yelling or tears, promise.

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How to Crush Your Morning (Fashion) Routine

Feel like you’ve lost your personal style since becoming a mom? Lauren Woodworth breaks down the five staples that will keep you fashionably rockin day or night.

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5 Tips to End Morning Meltdowns

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
I am not a morning person at all. It’s actually really bad. Let me take you through a brief history of my wake ups. As a kid, I used to iron grip my covers…

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What Silicon Valley Taught Me about Back to School

Lessons from the field: this Silicon Valley engineer took 20 years of experience and applied it to back-to-school time, forever changing those chaotic morning routines.

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29 Storage Hacks Every Parent Needs

Forget the fancy (and pricey!) closet system. These everyday ideas make storage a snap.

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How a Summertime Routine Will Benefit Your Kids

While the end of the school year isn’t all that bad, there’s a chance a lenient summer break schedule can mess with your family’s all-around mental health and well-being. Keep your family’s summer streamlined, and fun (and preserve your sanity along the way) with these summer break survival tips!

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5 Tips for a Successful Transition to Summer

Here are our top five tips to make the transition to summer as smooth as possible for your little ones.​

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25 Parenting Hacks You Need in Your Life

Even superheroes need help sometimes. These tricks are the perfect shortcuts for parents.

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