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Mom-Shaming Is Not My Problem

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You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed that amounts to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more…

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We Need to Erase This Word

“There is no correct way to use this word.”

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7 Quick Tips to Help You Shift to a Positive Perspective

“Imagine the possibilities and potential we could bring to light just by keeping our eyes and hearts focused on the positivity surrounding us.”

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Co-Parenting Peacefully during a Pandemic? It’s Possible

“Children will frequently test boundaries and rules—a united front in co-parenting is crucial.”

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How to Destigmatize Menstruation, One Period at a Time

“Openly talking about puberty, or exploring the now growing number of period protection alternatives, we can break down the taboos associated with menstruation. It’s just your body working normally, and there is nothing negative about that!”

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How to (Really) Create Peaceful Sleep Rituals for Your Family

Is tucking the kids into bed a nightmare? Try these tips for a more peaceful and dreamy bedtime routine.

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Meghan Markle Gets Real about Motherhood In New Documentary

The Duchess of Sussex opens up about pregnancy and parenting in the public eye.

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How I Positively Changed the Relationship with My Kids

I realized that I was irritated a lot and decided I needed a change. Here is how I went from “Negative Nelly” to focusing on things I loved, became more relaxed around my kids, and started to enjoy my life again.

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Dealing with All the Whining and Complaining

Dealing with kids who complain all the time isn’t easy. However, finding the root cause of their complaints and encouraging them to solve their own problems can work wonders.

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How to Rock Being a Sports Mom Like the Boss You Already Are

As the mom of four athletes, I’ve experienced the highs and lows associated with youth sports.

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11 Positive Parenting Tactics to Try First—Before You Lose Your Cool

Positive parenting helps to create children who have a healthy self-esteem, are less aggressive and who tend to have better family bonds.

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Don’t Feel Like Making Dinner? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about Ordering In

You’re not the first parent to order delivery, nor will you be the last.

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Why the Dalai Lama’s “Happiness Curriculum” for Kids Is So Important

Forget about just telling kids to be nice to one another.

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Instagram… for Kids? We Have Thoughts

It’s more than just a social media platform.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about School Lockdown Drills without Scaring Them

It’s a conversation no parent wants to have, but if you have to, here’s what you can tell your child.

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Why Today is My Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my…

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Sure, Being a Mom Is Hard, but I’m Learning to Surround Myself with Light

The next time the average moans and groans of a mom conversation become pure negativity, challenge yourself to change the topic to something positive.

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About YouTube

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By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media
Smosh, Good Mythical Morning, PewDiePie — the names may not mean much to you, but chances are your kids are on a first-name basis. Their funny hosts, off-the-cuff commentary, silly…

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My Mom Did Direct Sales and Here’s How It Affected My Childhood

I am a child of the modern direct sales company model. Thirty years ago, my mom made a decision to ‘sell a little jewelry on the side’—and it changed the direction of our family forever.

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This Photo of Two Parents in an Airport Sums Up Parenting

One dad took to Facebook to call out parenting he recently witnessed, but not for the reasons you might think.

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Female Boxer Alicia Napoleon Is All The Inspiration You Need To Love Your Looks

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Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon, a NY-based female boxer has faced and defeated plenty of opponents in the ring — but it’s her total knockout against critics focusing on her looks that will empower women everywhere.…

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Swiping Right: Adventures on Mom Tinder

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So recently I became aware of an app called Peanut.  Peanut is essentially an app to connect with other moms. You’re supposed to be able to find “like-minded mamas near you,” or my friend Jill refers to as…

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Compassion is Always Cool

As parents, we all want to see our children act with compassion and show empathy toward others.  You want to see that when your children are young, but especially as your children grow into young adults and face more diverse…

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How I Learned to Worry Less and Start Living A Fuller Life

I have been contemplating committing to a worry free life. Lofty wouldn’t you say? But imagine. Imagine the Freedom. Imagine the Joy. Imagine the Peace that would bring me.
I am a person with a natural bend towards anxiety. Is…

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7 Resolutions for Parents in 2017

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Being a parent in 2017 has its challenges, some of which are unique to this era of parenting. For example, there has never been technology this advanced. These advancements have both positive and negative consequences. Despite these advancements,…

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Parents Everywhere are Joining the #ParentsForPeas Movement

In the wake of the 2016 Election, social media feeds far and wide are filled with fear, anger, and general negativity. But the day after the election, social posts started popping up with the hashtag #ParentsforPeas, and the idea is…

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What I Have Learned In 2016: Lessons For A New Year

Whether you’ve been watching the news, surfing the web, checking Twitter or Facebook, or simply having a conversation with friends or family, I am certain you have heard that 2016 was the worst year ever. “It was a s**t show!”…

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Careful Now America…For They Are Watching You

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.

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I made myself a promise.

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I swore that I would…

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Thanksgiving: Focus On Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is this week, and I am going to be honest with you. I’m not feeling very thankful. Things have been a little rough for me lately, and it’s not just the presidential election bumming…

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The Only Article You Should Read If You Want to De-clutter Your Online Life

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Moms, do you spend several hours a day being online? Are you regularly bombarded with memes you do not care about, judgemental updates from mommy groups you joined, photos from friends you do not care about,…

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Kindergarten, Ready or Not Here We Come

Photo: Mary Moran
“Mark, we’re here,” as I looked into the back seat of my car I saw his shining smile. He unbuckled his seat belt, reached down grabbed his shoes, put them on and said mom can I put…

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5 Things I Will Try To Make Motherhood Better The Second Time Around

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We are one day past the due date for baby #2, and I am happy and sad about it. Now that my pregnancy is coming to an end, I wish I could go back and just…

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The Bottle Feeding Backlash

About a month ago, I did something that was a massive game-changer for me. I published a post called ‘Breast Brigade’ which was aimed to be a light-hearted read with a message about the huge amount of pressure there is for…

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Does Motherhood Mean Embracing Denial?

I am about to confess to something awful. Five years ago (actually even two years ago) I would have judged myself harshly for what I’m about to say. But here goes…
I find the world outside of my tiny bubble…

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