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5 Ways to Build Your Preschooler’s Confidence

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

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What to Say to Your Kids on the Car Ride Home

“Imagine if every time you took the garbage out or loaded the dishwasher someone offered helpful tips on how to do it more efficiently. Now, imagine how your kid feels after every practice or game.”

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5 Things I Wish You Knew about Autism

“Every day we choose to define our lives through embracing differences, kindness, understanding, unconditional love, adventure, laughter, hope and faith.”

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Friends in the World of a Special Needs Mom

“I appreciate even more that I have found a few amazingly supportive, truly genuine friends. The ones who check in on me when I haven’t been heard from in a few days, just to make sure I’m doing ok.”

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Interview with a Groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil Dishes the Dirt

Today is Groundhog Day. We caught up with the world’s most famous groundhog and asked him the serious questions. Find out what he had to say.

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5 Things I Learned about Myself during Lockdown

“While adapting the ‘new normal,’ here are four things that I learned about myself that surprised me and one that did not.”

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New Study Shows Surprising Positive Effects of Quarantine

Could there be a silver(ish) lining to sheltering in place?

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Having a Baby during COVID? 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Now

“Too often, obstetricians make decisions for their patients without consulting them. I want to provide women with the information they need to take part in these decisions and take charge of their health and pregnancies.”

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Pier 1 Imports to Close All Stores Nationwide

Pier 1 is still accepting orders on its website.

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Was the Super Bowl Halftime Show Family-Friendly?

“Ultimately, if your children watched and now you’re offended because it wasn’t ‘family-friendly,’ then it’s a good time to remind yourself who is in charge of your family, and the content they watch. You hold the remote.”

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Setting Kids Up for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Want to teach your kids how to set and reach a New Year’s Resolution? Try the SMART method.

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Are Dads Happier Than Moms? A New Study Weighs In

The job of parenting affects moms and dads happiness differently, according to research.

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Here’s Why I Don’t Tell My Kids to Have a Good Day—& What I Say Instead

“I don’t just want my children to have a good day—even though that is important to me.”

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This Dad Tried Kindness When Confronting His Son’s Bully & It Was So Necessary

Here’s what happened when one dad confronted his son’s bully.

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Kids Who Go to Daycare Do This Better Than Kids Who Stay Home

Attending daycare has some big benefits, according to research.

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Mom’s Viral Facebook Post: A “Failed” Birth Plan Doesn’t Make You a Failed Mom

When this mom’s birth plan didn’t come to fruition, she didn’t feel like a failure.

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I’m Not Afraid to Push My Kids Out of Their Comfort Zones

“Growing up, I was that kid who hated trying new things.”

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This Mom’s Thoughtful Texts to Her Husband May Have Saved Their Baby’s Life

This mom’s reminder to her husband may have saved her baby’s life.

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So, About Those Trendy Hunter for Target Collection Boots You Really Wanted…

One of the most-anticipated items from the Hunter for Target collab is no longer coming to store shelves.

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Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Help You Settle Family Arguments

The AI robot revolution apparently begins in our own homes—with our own kids, no less.

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Diagnosing Autism in 2 Minutes or Less? A New Study Takes on the Challenge

This could have huge implications for families everywhere.

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5 Photo Projects to Channel Your Kiddo’s Inner Shutterbug

Photography is fun. It’s a marvelous combination of art and technology that we all enjoy and admire. The digital revolution, followed by the smartphones revolution, has taken it leaps forward and made it extremely popular and accessible for all, including…

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This Is the Personality Trait Moms Value Most in Their Kids, According to Study

This trait ranked high above intelligence as the most important.

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This Is Why September Babies Are More Successful, According to Science

This latest research shows why kids born in September have a higher rate of academic success.

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Bus Driver Helps Girl Get to School

This bus driver helped a young girl get to school in the most unlikely way.

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The Secret to a Guilt-Free Motherhood

Whether you co-slept or your baby was in a crib, it doesn’t matter.
You’re guilty.
Whether you stayed at home or went to work, it doesn’t matter.
You’re guilty.
Whether you fed them junk food or didn’t allow it, it…

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New Test for Preeclampsia Can Save Thousands of Babies Lives

photo: summerbl4ck via Flickr
A new test has been developed to diagnose the risk of complications for women with preeclampsia. It will help affected women carry their babies longer and can save thousands of infants lives every year. Read on…

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DHA In Prenatal Vitamins Will Not Make Your Kids Smarter, Research Finds

photo: YuMaNuMa via Flickr
In recent years DHA was added to prenatal vitamins with the promise that it could influence your developing baby’s brain health. However, new research has debunked that idea, leaving those gigantic horse pills even more unappealing…

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What I Learned From My Kid’s Picture Day

I completely forgot about picture day…

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Again.
Not just picture day…class picture day.
And my first thought when my calendar reminder popped up, after I’d dropped off dear #3?

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“And…

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How Traveling Helps My Anxiety

Photo: Imagine & Go
After the birth of my second child, I experienced crippling anxiety and insomnia. It was such a struggle and since I didn’t have a history of anxiety it took months to understand what was happening to…

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How I Finally Got My Children to Leave the House On Time

photo: Matt Bauer via flickr

Getting out of the house without yelling at times requires some divine intervention…

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A while back, it didn’t matter WHERE we were headed, there would be “incidents” that prevented us…

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