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The Last Thing I Thought I Would Do in Lockdown but Here We Are

“Waking up every day and being disappointed about the inability to make future plans is no fun. So rather than be low-level sad about it, I’m going to do this instead.”

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Stonyfield Launches Breakboxes For Adults & They’ll Make Self-Care (Slightly) Easier

Plus the money from each purchase goes directly to No Kid Hungry!

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The Hottest School Supplies on Amazon Right Now

Where have erasable highlighters been all my life?

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Scheduling “Worry Time” Can Help Combat Anxiety in Kids

“This is such an anxious time for all of us, having anxiety-reducing tools in our parenting skill set seems imperative.”

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Yikes! This Pandemic Has Made Me Feel like I Was a New Mom Again

“How am I managing this second round of new parenthood level stress? I try to imagine I am talking to the new-mom me nine years ago and here are the 7 things I wish she had known or thought to do.”

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Blue's Clues Thinking Chair

Get Your Own Thinking Chair! All the Blue’s Clues Toys Hitting Shelves in 2020

Grab your Handy Dandy Notebook and start looking for clues.

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One Cool Thing: Fire- & Water-Resistant Bags for Your Baby Documents

It’s always a good idea to keep your important documents safely stored, but even more so after you have a baby. Between mombrain and lack of sleep, you may struggle more than usual to find things when you need them. And that’s where these document bags come in super handy.

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Co-Parenting during COVID? Here Are 4 Ways to Make It Better

“Just like co-parenting before COVID, nothing will ever be perfect, and there will be times when things don’t feel equal or fair. Flexibility, communication, and empathy will bring the best results during a challenging time like this.”

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New Bilingual Friendship Journal Fosters New Relationships

This journal is an excellent ESL learning opportunity.

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A Few Hours of YouTube Marble Races Inspired My Kids for Days

“The next time I catch my kids staring at a screen, seemingly wasting their time in a zoned-out state, I won’t jump to conclusions. After all, who knows what learning adventures it will spark tomorrow?”

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16 Mother’s Day Paper Crafts Kids Can Easily Make

Make one of these adorable Mother’s Day paper crafts for the number one woman in your life.

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I Give Myself an A+ in Homeschooling!

“The simplest ideas can show beautiful results—here’s hoping my son will remember ‘Mama School’ forever.”

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The First Day of School Made Me Call My Mom and Tell Her This

This past week, both my ladies went back to school: Preschool for Harper and law school for Lacey. Originally, I was writing a hilariously witty column about how Lacey and I were so busy that we forgot to take a picture…

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Glimpse the Great Gray Whales

From land or by sea, get a glimpse of majestic gray whales as they migrate now through the end of April.

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When Will the All-New “Blue’s Clues” Debut on Nickelodeon?

Move over Steve, there’s a new host in town!

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How to Convince My Mom Brain I Am Crushing It in 2019

Why does my brain do this? Am I alone here? Is there anyone out there?

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Amazon’s Top School Supplies for Left Handers

Got a left-handed kiddo in your midst? We found some of the best gear and you can order it lickety-split on Amazon right now, too!

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What Every #HeroMom Keeps in Her Purse

Every mom is a superhero and they know what to tote to come to the rescue.

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My Secret Sanity-Saver When Traveling with an Anxious Child

We lived in Europe for three years and traveled to more than 20 countries with our boys. But one kid used to drive us crazy on every trip.
“Where are we sleeping tonight? Where are we sleeping tomorrow? How long…

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How This Type-A Mom Embraces Spontaneity

I wasn’t always this way. When I was younger, I could be spontaneous on a dime. I was always up for an adventure and rarely turned down an impromptu chance to make a memory. In college, a group of friends…

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How to Throw an Unforgettable Baby Shower

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Very soon a new member is going to be an integral part of your life. Though you are blissfully waiting for the moment to become a happy parent, this moment itself is no less than…

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“Blue’s Clues” Is Coming Back to Nickelodeon with a Whole New Look

Blue is getting a digital makeover for Nickelodeon’s revival of Blue’s Clues

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4 More Things to Do While Feeding Your Baby

Every mom has this seemingly idle time when she breast or bottle feeds her child. This time need not be squandered by surfing your phone aimlessly. Instead here are four productive things you could do while you feed your baby.…

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This 7-Year-Old Went to Hilarious Lengths to Prove That Santa Isn’t Real

It’s that time of year again, when children of a certain age start to cast some serious side-eye at this whole “Santa Claus” thing. There are millions of children who buy into the magic—I even let my kid believe in…

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My 7 Tips for Buying School Supplies That Give Messy Kids a Tidy Start

An especially messy kid will struggle without the proper equipment. Here are 7 school supply shopping tips to give your messy kid a tidy start to the school year.

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This Incredible High Tech Coloring Pad for Kids Makes Saving Art Easy

This new notebook will keep your kids’ artwork in the cloud rather than all over your house.

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The Kid in You Will Go Nuts for These Lisa Frank PJs at Target

This new line of sleepwear will take you down memory lane.

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The Best DIY School Supplies We Spotted on Pinterest

Why get all your school supplies at a store when you can make these DIY ones at home.

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Open Letter to Our 2nd Grade Teacher

Photo: The writer and her friends in their elementary years
Dear 2nd Grade Teacher,
I know you see me. Standing in the middle-front, trying not to look to eager for your attention. Craning my neck to get a first glimpse…

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Outside of Momma, Who am I?

Photo: Sebastian Pichler
When you have little ones, it is so easy to get swept up in the day to day of “mom-ing.” You are constantly needed and in demand. Your entire soul, all of your energy, and everything you…

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Letters to My Daughter

Photo: Shannon Gauger
I have FINALLY started something that I have been wanting to do for awhile now. The years seems to be flying by (just as everyone says they will/do) and I know that as kids get older communication…

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5 Tips to Turn Car Time Into Quality Family Time

Photo: AnneCN via Flickr
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. Helping them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom can make a huge difference in their academic and emotional development. With so much…

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