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How to Empower Girls with Back-to-School Confidence

These 5 activities can help boost your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem—giving her the courage to tackle and problem-solve not just in the classroom but for the rest of her life.

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8 Car Seat Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

From where the shoulder harness should go (it’s slightly different depending if your kid is rear-facing or forward-facing) to performing the “inch” test—review these great tips before getting in the car with your kid.

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Help Is on the Way: Online & App Resources for Expectant & New Parents

Get answers to your pregnancy and baby questions without having to leave your home.

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5 Reasons to Learn Sign Language as a Family

From being able to communicate at a distance like across the playground to helping to develop fine motor skills, learning to sign helps families in ways you may not have imagined.

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11 Women-Owned San Diego Businesses

These amazing women have built successful careers based on their passions, and our community reaps the rewards!

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This Program Sends Free Jewish Children’s Books Right To Your Home

PJ Library is a global program that sends Jewish children’s books to families with kids from birth through age 12 for free.

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12+ Ways to Celebrate San Diego Museum Month

Here’s how to have priceless adventures with your kids throughout February and beyond.

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6 Feet of Separation: Socially Distance Like a Rock Star in Chicago

From long walks in an Arboretum to virtual classes at home, Chicago businesses & museums are working overtime to make COVID-19 shutdowns slightly less painful.

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No Travel? No Problem: Try These Mid-Winter Break Camps

If you’re skipping your usual February fun-in-the-sun getaway, consider keeping the kids entertained with one of these engaging mid-winter break camps instead.

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Cheers to 2021! The Hottest Pregnancy + Baby Trends This Year

From Japandi-inspired nurseries to luxury e-strollers, here are the top new year’s trends 2021 for babies and new moms.

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150+ Online Learning Resources for Your Kids from Toddler to Teen

Keep everyone laughing and learning with these amazing educational tools (and most are free!).

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Total Body Workouts You Can Do at Home (with Your Kids!)

From freeze dancing to good ol’ fashioned push-ups, we’ve found some cool games and tips for getting fit with your kiddos at home.

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How I Went Back to School as a Parent & You Can Too

“Remember you can still chase your dreams while chasing your tiny humans.”

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Get the Scoop on What’s New at Chicago’s Children’s Museums

Chicago museums have really stepped up to the plate since March developing content and resources to address the evolving needs of Chicago families.

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How to Start a Kids Virtual Book Club

“Starting a virtual book club is a relatively easy thing to do—plus it’s an opportunity for children to see their friends and perhaps even meet new ones!”

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NYC & Company Launches Virtual Field Trips

Visit the five boroughs from your home.

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How to Manage a Summer without Camp

“Shelter in place orders doesn’t have to ruin your kids’ summer. Use some imagination and technology to help them (and you) stay sane and make it through the summer while having a little fun.”

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No Place Like Home! Birthday Party Entertainers That Come to You

Even if your party plans look different this year, we’ve updated our list of birthday entertainers to include no-contact set ups, Zoom editions and more!

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Homeschooling Resources for Parents

“Let’s face it, it’s a weird new world we’re currently living in and we’re all learning to navigate it. Thankfully, with all the resources available online, you can ensure that your kids won’t miss a (school) beat and stay sane in the process.”

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7 Ways to Homeschool a Preschooler While a Pandemic Rages

“Parenting is neither sport nor competition. Parenting is not about us. And we often forget it’s not just a noun, it’s also a verb.”

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Traipse All Over Chicago from Your Sofa

We all love our sweet home, Chicago. While a face-to-face with our favorite city is on hold, indulge in all the things that make her special from the comforts of home.

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NASA Astronaut Joins “Reading with Role Models” Series

Kids can listen to a free virtual story time featuring everyday heroes. 

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Build-A-Bear Introduces Workshop Wednesdays

Get your bear hugs while stores are closed.

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Portland with Kids

Nobody reduces, reuses and recycles like Portlanders so when it comes to a holiday honoring Mother Earth, we’re all in, mama!

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How to Help Kids Deal with Disappointment (According to Experts)

There are some things you can do to help ease the sadness and anxiety. We’ve enlisted expert advice to offer some tips to help kids deal.

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NYC Easter & Passover Helpers That Deliver

Whether you need a few sides, a seder plate, a fun brunch or ideas for inside fun and celebration, we can help!

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Must-Read Books for Portland Families

Stay entertained while getting to know Portland better in the pages of these books.

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Free (or Uber Cheap) Resources for Stay-at-Home Families

Chicago businesses and museums have stepped up to the plate to provide free or uber cheap resources. Here’s just a sample . . and also a little note on how to help them!

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12 Online Resources for Keeping Little Minds Occupied

“A great book is always a perfect pastime, but for kids who are itching to get on their devices, these options might be a win-win to keep the learning going and to keep a peaceful balance in your house!”

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What to Do This Weekend: Mar. 27-29

Looking for a few new ways to entertain the kids this weekend, beyond all the home science experiments and movie nights—no judgment. (Like, really, none at all, because right there with you.) Fortunately, we’ve uncovered some unique ideas especially for…

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Hi, I Am the Immunocompromised Person You Are Saving

“You are isolating yourself because you want to save me, and I adore you for it.”

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We Got You: Online Activities & Classes for Indoor Fun

Gaming! Theater! Songwriting! Singalongs! And childcare. The city’s family-friendly businesses are stepping up to help you and the kids stay sane.

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How to Keep Your Routine with the Kids at Home

Your kids will probably be at home for the next few weeks. Here’s how to survive.

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Tech Tools That Help Teach Life Skills

By leveraging online resources, even a busy parent can find the time to promote your child’s cognitive development and provide them with skills that will come in handy for the rest of their lives.

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How to Talk to Your Child About Emotional Health

Talking to your children about their emotional health can be a daunting subject. Here are some guidelines to help you talk to your children about emotional health at every age.

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