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The Frightening World of Self-Injurious Behavior

“With therapies, medications, and love we will grow through this. We have to. It’s all we can do. We wake up every day and start all over just like everyone else.”

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A Kid’s Guide to the Venice Canals in Los Angeles

Looking for something fun and out of the ordinary? The Venice Canals are a perfect outing for families of all ages. Moms love tucking their little bundles into the stroller for a scenic walk while older kids dart around looking…

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Hasbro and Jazwares Team Up to Relaunch Micro Machines

Fans can reconnect with their inner kid with all new playsets and vehicles.

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10 Things We Should All Be Telling Our Sons

Open, honest and frequent communications are the key to battling stereotypes about boyhood.

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Why Do Babies Hiccup? It May Have to Do with Brain Development

Recent research may have revealed why babies hiccup.

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Parents, Watch for These Signs of Stress at Back-to-School Time

Identifying and getting rid of emotional baggage from the past can help kids return to school happy and ready to learn.

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What Happened to My Heart After I Had a Second Baby

“One minute my heart was one size, the next minute—its size had doubled.”

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CDC Issues Encouraging Update on Rare, Polio-Like Disease

The end of this mysterious disease could be in sight—for now.

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How Much Exercise Should Your Kids Get? Doctors Offer New Guidelines

From sitting in a classroom all day to screen time after school, kids might not be spending as much time moving as they should.

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Should Grandparents Babysit the Kids? Here’s What You Should Consider First

These are the factors you should consider before you ask the grandparents to babysit.

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The World’s First “Three-Person” Babies Could Arrive Later This Year

Three-person babies are becoming a reality (yes, it’s just as science fiction-y as you think!).

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What Are the Top Halloween Costumes for 2017, According to Walmart?

From superheros to a robotic pup, these are the most popular costumes of 2017.

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Eating Spicy Food Can Burn More Than a 100 Calories a Day

A recent study found a way to actually burn calories while eating!

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Why These Savings Goal Cards Are the New Gift Card

Today is National Dollar Day and this brand-new savings platform will change the way your kids view the value of a dollar.

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8 Easy Outdoor Workouts for New Moms

Celebrate summer—and yourself—with these 8 types of exercises that are just right for new moms.

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This Husband’s Support for His Wife’s Post-Partum Experience Is Pure Love

If you’ve ever worried about your post-baby body, you’ve got to read this.

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These Two Doctors Tested out Diaperless Potty Training So You Don’t Have To

Wish you could kick those diapers to the curb? These doctors did by observing their infant’s natural timing and cues.

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The Shocking Results When You Stop Exercising for a Week

You already know that physical activity can significantly change your body. But here’s another reason you should give yourself and your Fitbit a daily workout.

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Thomas the Train(er): Atlanta’s Pre- and Post-Natal Wellness Guru

We’ve found the perfect man—and you don’t even have to give up your husband.

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This Is the Easiest Way to Teach Your Kids About Primary Colors

What happens when you mix red, yellow and blue? You get Primary Color Day and we’ve got the cutest (and simplest) way to teach the kiddos what it’s all about.

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Spring Forecast… Are Your Kids Ready?

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Spring is here! The weather is warming up and flu season is almost over! This is the time of year for sun, fun, and relaxation.  Unfortunately with the warm weather comes a different group of illnesses and…

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Lessons Learned from Writing Every Single Day for a Year

Many things can happen in a year. Things move whether we want them to or not; whether we’re ready for them or not. Babies are born, children grow, adults age, and all ages die. The most human clubs of all…

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The New Book LA Babies All Need

This stocking stuffer teaches baby Angelenos to love books and our city!

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Why This Wasn’t a Free Boob Job

Over the past year, I’ve been collecting a list of things you shouldn’t say to a woman with breast cancer. One of them is:

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“At least you get a free boob job.”
I know. Nobody…

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Check it Out! Chris Hemsworth Baked a Mean Last-Minute Cake for His Daughter’s Birthday

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To be an awesome dad, you don’t need to buy the fanciest cake in the shop for your daughter birthday. If you’re like actor and dad-crush Chris Hemsworth, all you need is cake mix and some…

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A Spa for the Whole Family

Discover this tranquil Koreatown spa, just waiting to pamper the whole family for the whole day!

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7 Best Family Camps in the Northeast

Relive the glory of summer camp and introduce your kids to all the fun at one of these seven family camps within driving distance of the city.

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Move It, Mama! Six Awesome Gym Alternatives for the New Year

Time to re-evaluate your exercise routine? Instead of getting back on the same old treadmill, try one of the following workouts, and torch calories at an impressive rate.

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Happy Mom Tip #46: Write a Love Letter

Have you seen the moving five minute video from StoryCorps about Danny and Annie? (If not, your happiness tip is to watch it now.)

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The little love notes that Danny would leave for Annie defined…

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Happy Mom Tip #44: Listen to Your Favorite Songs

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” –Plato

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Loads of research shows that music can uplift and restore the spirit–so much so, in…

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Happy Mom Tip #42: Say No to Someone Besides Yourself

Are you always saying “yes” to everyone around you, but never making time for yourself? Saying no takes practice for most people, but it is a necessary life-skill in today’s world.
Say “no” to several requests or this week, but…

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Happy Mom Tip #41: Automate a Hassle

Ever feel like much of your time and energy is going into something you don’t really want to do? If so, find a way to make that thing a habit that you don’t have to think about anymore.
For me,…

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Happy Mom Tip #40: Commit to Kindness

One of the easiest and most powerful ways to feel happier is for us to do something nice for someone else. It’s also a great way to make the world better: odds are, your kindness will radiate outward. Research shows…

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Happy Mom Tip #39: Lower Your Expectations

These days we expect our spouses to be our partners in just about every realm. We expect them to be our co-parents, our household running mates, to provide for our family financially, and to be our lovers.
There is an…

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Happy Mom Tip #38: Call a Friend

Our friendships and close relationships–both how many we have, and how positive they are–are one of the best predictors of our happiness. But in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, our friends often get short-shrift.
This week, make time…

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