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11 Ridiculous Things You Can Buy on Your Next Costco Run

Shopping at this popular big-box store can be a bit of an adventure––you never know what kind of treasure you may find.

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Here’s How Much Elsa’s Palace Would Cost in Real Life

The eight bedroom castle is fit for a queen!

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On My 40th Birthday, Here’s Why I’m Happy to Not Be Turning 20

It’s the eve of my 40th birthday. A good chunk of my friends have already reached this milestone. For some it’s been a huge blow out party, for others, a quiet dinner with family.  Some have, at least on the…

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3 Financial Steps to Take Before Expanding Your Family

It’s never too early to start planning for financial goals and expenses, especially when you’re expanding your family.

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Dear Day Camp…

Please, camp. Is it too much to ask to be a true partner to working parents and stop with the crazy hat days and other special requests?

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Visit the Hollywood Bowl for Free (& Without the Crowds!)

Summer rehearsals at the Hollywood Bowl officially begin on Jul. 10. Here’s everything you need to know about LA’s best kept secret.

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How to Protect Your Kids from Identity Theft—for Free

Here’s what you can do to protect your child against identity theft.

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Will Broadway’s “Hamilton” Be Made into a Movie? Actually, It’s Already Been Made

Soon you might be able to take the family to “Hamilton” without breaking the piggy bank.

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This Wife’s Note in Husband’s Wallet for 16 Years Is a Needed Reminder about Marriage

How a well-worn piece of paper teaches us all a lesson in marriage.

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The Holderness Family Is At It Again With a Video About the DIY Slime Struggle

The family that parodies together keeps it hilarious together.

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This is How I’m Teaching My Kid the Value of a Dollar

How do you decipher between providing a good life for your children and spoiling them? Where do you draw the line between supporting and enabling?
I haven’t quite yet mastered the answer to these questions, but I do know the…

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Why Asking for Help is the Strongest Thing a Parent Can Do

It was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. I know this because Paw Patrol had just gone off, and we watch Paw Patrol at 1:30 on Wednesdays. (Isn’t it funny the things you start to know as a mom?)

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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5 Smart, Not-So-Obvious Tax Refund Uses

Congratulations, taxes are finished! You worked hard to meet the deadline and now can sit back, relax, and await your refund. While it is tempting to spend it on a weekend getaway or that shiny new something you’ve been eyeing,…

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How to Go From Dreaming about Traveling to Actually Doing It

Making the decision to leave your life behind to go traveling traveling around the world is a momentous one, even more so when you add a baby to the mix. There are fears to overcome, sacrifices to be made as…

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I’m Totally Fine With My Child Being Average

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A few weeks ago, I was reading through a few posts on a parenting forum I frequent where a conversation had sprung from a parent who was completely delirious and devastated that her child doesn’t seem…

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Motherhood In The Age Of Social Media

Wouldn’t you love to feel even more inadequate as a mother? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all of your worst fears about your competence as a parent confirmed? How would you like to have every person you have ever…

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My Toy Sh*t List: Toys I Would NOT Mind Watching Burn

Friends,
I am so sick of toys. Toys are EVERYWHERE. They find their way into every single room in this house, they are in my car, they are scattered throughout our yard.  They go missing at random and cause epic meltdowns.…

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Holiday Shopping: Staying Organized And In Budget

Thanksgiving is over, the tree is up and twinkling with lights, your stockings are hung, and you have visions of a peaceful, relaxing holiday with your family. Singing Christmas carols, baking cookies, curling up under a warm blanket and drinking…

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What’s Wrong With One?

There’s something about parenthood that brings out the nosiest and crazy in some people. From the moment you become pregnant, the personal questions begin that are full of judgment if you answer “incorrectly” according to the inquirer’s beliefs.
Will you…

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Here’s How Much Money You Need To Make To Live In America’s Major Cities

Thinking about moving your family to one of America’s major cities? Well, if it’s to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area or San Diego , you might want to make sure you’re a big baller, shot caller (are folks still…

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Serve Yourself Some Decadence at the New N’ice Cream

Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Some things belong together. Like gelato and serve-yourself. A perfect combination, now available at the new N’ice Cream in Playa Vista.

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Off the Handlebars: Red Shirts — Who’s Holding Back Their Kindergartners?

Editor’s note: This tongue-in-cheek opinion piece is the third in a series of humor essays in a new parenting column for Red Tricycle called “Off The Handlebars.” Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think.
Hey little man,…

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