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How to Explain Veterans Day to Kids

This is how to explain what Veterans Day is all about.

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Why I’m Grateful to Caregivers Everywhere

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I have bipolar disorder. My husband is my caregiver. He didn’t sign up for this gig when we met, except for later vowing the part about “in sickness and in health” when we married. I could not negotiate life…

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Disneyland Delays Reopening Schedule & Awaits State Guidelines

The parks will no longer open on Jul. 9 as planned.

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6 Senior Caregiving Tips in the Time of COVID-19

“Under normal circumstances, the challenges faced by family caregivers are already substantial. During a pandemic, they are unprecedented.”

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My Maternity Leave Wasn’t a Given, So Here’s How I Made It Work

“If you work for a small company that is anything like the one I worked for when I was pregnant with my daughter, you have non-existent maternity leave policies from a non-existent HR department.”

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Is Bed Bath & Beyond Closing in 2019?

There are comings and goings.

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I Encouraged My Daughter to Get A Job. Here’s What Happened

I felt it was time my daughter started learning one of the fundamental pillars of teen independence—financial independence.

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5 Tips for Your Kid’s First Trip to the Movies

If you have little kids, you have to put a bit more thought into a visit to the multiplex, especially the first time you go. Here are some tips for making the first venture to the theater a success.

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This Is What Happened When I Brought My Baby to a Job Interview

Unusual? Yes? But, it all worked out for the best.

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What Is The Mom Project? This Site Wants to Get Parents Back to Work—on Their Terms

This company wants to help you get a job—with a very novel premise.

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Could This Simple Plate Design Get Your Kid to (Finally) Eat Their Veggies?

These special plates could help your kids eat healthier.

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Just Opened: Scramble for Imaginative (Indoor!) Play

Just in time for the winter temp dip, a unique playspace has debuted in Alexandria, Va.

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While I Love Being a Mom, I Learned It’s OK Not to Be a “Baby Person”

You know those people who are “baby people?” They’re the ones who babysit from the time they’re young, who love holding babies, who can’t help but pick up a crying little one, who have always been able to change diapers…

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10 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Hires

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Many of us have heard the adage, “Raising children is the hardest job.” And, as mothers, we know this to be true because we are doing it. Every day we are in the trenches with colicky babies, temperamental…

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Mealtime Dreams vs. Mealtime Realities

I used to slay in the kitchen. My meals were grand, well thought out, Pinterest beauties.
Then sports came along.

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And the twins came along.
And now I see what a total dream crusher mealtime…

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Hilarious Parenting Resolutions You Have to Make in 2017

Which of these real life—and real funny—parenting resolutions will you be making for 2017?

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10 Hilariously Accurate Celebrity Parenting Quotes

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Forget the tiger stripes on your belly and that weird droopy pancake thing your boobs are doing now. Having a baby doesn’t just rock your body. It rocks your whole entire world. I mean, if being in…

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20 Photos That Prove Kids Are Amazingly Weird

Kids’ mysterious imaginations — and total lack of reservations — can make for some pretty strange moments. Ever try to negotiate with a toddler hell-bent on wearing his underwear on his head? Lucky for us, other parents have had even…

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Why I Encourage My Daughter To Talk Back

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This post from Pamela Li originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question “What controversial advice have people given to their children?“
I let my daughter talk back. In fact, I encourage her to talk back.…

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Why I’m no longer teaching my kids to share

Originally appeared on Love, Peace, and Tiny Feet
For as long as I’ve been a parent, I’ve tried to instill what I thought were important life lessons for my children: be kind to others, respect yourself, and of course…I’ve taught my…

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You Know You’re the Parent of a Preschooler When…

Parents of preschoolers are a breed unto ourselves. Here’s how the rest of the world can identify us.

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Take a Day Trip to the Russian River

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing like a canoeing day trip on the Russian River. Leave early and drive up to Guerneville, a small town along the river in Sonoma County. Visions of swimming and frolicking in…

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