The Answer to a Brighter Future? Theatre!

Want to set your kid’s on the road to success? Then have them try theater. You’ll be amazed at all the skills they will develop producing and acting in musicals and plays.

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IVF: The Second Time Around

There was such a relief in starting this process again since it worked for us the first time. Unfortunately that is not where our struggle with fertility ends.

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Parenting Wisdom from the Most Unlikely Place

This “aha” parenting tip was literally right in front of me—the tag hanging from my cup of tea.

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The #1 Kids Podcast, “Wow in the World,” Is about to Get Even Bigger

Mindy & Guy Raz are planning to reach even more kids.

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Parents & Kids Are All Abuzz “About” This Beloved Black-Owned PDX Book Business

This local Black-Owned-Business is helping parents have bold conversations with kids.

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Can Wearing a Mask Empower Your Child?

“Children love feeling that they are part of a solution; it appeals to their natural instincts for optimism and altruism while helping to reduce their anxiety.”

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ViacomCBS Announces Exclusive Digital Release for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”

All prior seasons of the show will be available on the expanded service soon.

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Salsa for Cinco

Celebrate “Salsa for Cinco” with Mario and Courtney Lopez

This free online salsa dancing event will raise funds for members of the Hispanic community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative

These free resources are designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety.

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The Smithsonian’s Annual Museum Day Cancelled

Museums in all 50 states will open their doors for free this April.

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Want to Raise Independent Kids? Do This

While there are many ways for parents to encourage independence and confidence in their children, here are five of the most impactful parenting behaviors you can do to raise self-reliant kids.

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Why Families Are Obsessed with Nickelodeon’s Newest Show “Abby Hatcher”

Abby is the newest kid (along with bestie Bozzly) on Nickelodeon’s preschool block of shows, starting at 10 a.m. every weekday.

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My Family Gave Up on New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s Why Yours Should, Too

“Not only has this made us happier people, but it has also improved our connection as a family unit.”

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Where to Clean Up Nicely on Earth Day

Take a break from your closets and put that spring cleaning energy to use at rivers and parks throughout the DMV.

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What Would Kermit the Frog Do?

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I miss Kermit the Frog. Kermit was all about leading with optimism and making the best of hard times. He genuinely believed everyone had something to offer — something to contribute for the greater good.
He saw…

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Why Everyone in a Relationship Should Read Romance Novels

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Romance novels get a bad rap. People like to think of them as lowbrow, smut, and/or exclusively for women. I’m not here to defend romance novels as a genre, although I’ve certainly done that in the past.…

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The Scoop on An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Set in Detroit during the Civil Rights Movement, Melody’s story examines the joyful life and troubled times of an irrepressible 10-year-old African-American girl whose vivid imagination and creativity reinforce her optimism. When shocking national events threaten her sense of security,…

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American Dream: What the Melody Doll Means to My Family

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Our recent visit to American Girl Place was an amazing experience. The last 17 years have been intense for Taylor. Born with deafness and diagnosed with autism at the age of 5, each birthday has meant something different…

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A Mum in My 40s – What Happened to Me?

I think life is basically the same for most people.
You start out young, full of energy, promise, hope and optimism; a little girl with wings who can do anything!

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Whatever the path you take,…

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6 Kid-Friendly Exhibitions to See NOW

It’s museum season! And there’s more to see than just the big opening in town. Our other favorite museums are bringing their A games—we’ve got the must-see shows right here!

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