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Boxes, Bins & Goodbyes

Please tell me that one of the losses from this pandemic is not the loss of my holiday spirit.

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The Worst & Best of Parenting

“At times, I cry on my husband’s shoulder because I am so bored and frustrated with being a mother even if the kids haven’t misbehaved the entire day.”

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Swap Out Your Basket for One of These Sweet Easter Ideas

Want an alternative to that cheap-o weave that falls apart before the hunt? We’ve found seven clever ideas that serve double-duty for your little bunnies.

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Snow Pets

These Blind Box Collectibles Reveal Themselves in an Avalanche of Snow

Once revealed, a Snow Pet can be used for endless play.

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Dear Laundry, My One & Only True BFF

“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for always being there for me.”

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Nicki Minaj Is Expecting First Child with Husband Kenneth Perry

She announced the news in a series of photos on Instagram.

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How to Thrive during COVID as a Working Mom

“There are ways to thrive in these turbulent times if you’re willing to make trade-offs. Here are four key steps that will help you manage the increased stress and responsibilities resulting from working at home during COVID.”

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These Disney Charcuterie Boards Are Here for Your Movie Night

These boards are clearly sprinkled with Pixie Dust.

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Muppets Now

“Muppets Now” to Premiere July 31 on Disney+

The Muppet gang shared their own twist to the show’s art.

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I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

Since my diagnosis and hospitalizations I have often had people ask me how I am doing. It is always such a loaded question, like, where do I begin? How much do they know? How much do they want to know?…

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24 Important Life Lessons I Vow to Teach My Daughter

Photo: Robin L. Reynolds via DearJalen.com
The other day my daughter and I decided to go outside for a puddle walk. I couldn’t help but be in awe of her as she splashed through mud puddles. She was free in the…

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A Letter to My “First Baby”

Everything was about to change. And you, my sweet pup, would no longer be an “only child.”

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How “Fiver Parties” Will Change the Way You Do Birthdays

This new trend is a total party game changer.

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Traveling Abroad? Better Talk to Your Kids…about Toilet Paper

Both kids and adults could use a primer in proper toilet paper etiquette when traveling the globe.

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I Will Not Have Rude Kids at My Holiday Table

‘Tis the season for fancy manners and an appreciation for the hard work that goes into holiday preparations.

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This Too, Shall Pass. One Day You’ll Miss All of It, Too

“That life you think you can’t wait for now will come and then it will all be done. And you’ll miss it. All of it.”

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These Are My Children’s Best Friends

At first glance my children’s lovies—Sealy and Lovey—look dirty and warn, but up close they’re the marks and bare patches only a true best friend can have. They have names, characteristics, likes, dislikes and show unconditional love for my children.…

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Pocket Points Are an Inspired Way to Teach Your Kids the Value of Money (& Time) Well Spent

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holiday season was exactly what you were wishing for. Jon and I are trying out a new system of pocket money this year. I honestly felt like a bank by the end of…

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This Chip and Joanna Gaines Parody Video Will Crack You Up

If you’re shiplap-obsessed, you’ll totally relate to this hilarious video.

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Family Vacation Spotlight: Big Fun in Little Israel

Looking for a one-stop shop for everything you could ever want to do on a family vacation? Look no further than Israel.

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This Dad’s Box Top Rant Will Make You Laugh

This rant about those little box tops is totally relatable and hilarious.

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How a Facial Spot Helped Me Empathize with My 12-year-old Daughter’s Insecurities

You watch your daughter, coming to terms with being 12.  She’s not a little girl, nor a teenager (quite) She’s just… boring old 12. Annoying old 12. Pimple spots introducing themselves from around every corner, limbs resembling a baby giraffe.…

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What’s Trending in Kids’ Room Makeovers, from Our Friends at Houzz

Original article written by Erin Carlyle on Houzz

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Planning your child’s room can be a lot of fun — and keeping it neat can be a lot of work! If those statements sound like your…

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad That My Husband Doesn’t Have Sons

Now that our oldest two are at the ages of understanding what’s being said around them and picking up on just about everything (little sponges) I cringe every time this topic is brought up, I’m smiling on the outside but…

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Keep Kiddos Learning During Spring Break

Keep the big brains of your little learners thriving on Spring Break with these educational adventures you can have together.

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas.

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They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices.
They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting.
One minute, they’ll…

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De-Cluttering My Days

Photo: Eric Rothermel
Houses, desks, and inboxes aren’t the only places where clutter can collect. A calendar can also become overflowing and chaotic, and as much in need of a spring cleaning as a garage or attic.
A few years…

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Why You Wouldn’t Guess That I Love Christmas As Much As I Say I Do

October, November, and December are my favorite months of the year. We are gifted with the three greatest holidays (four including my birthday), sweater weather, and holiday flavors at Starbucks. While I adore Halloween and Thanksgiving, Christmas takes the cake.…

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The Messy Truth About Flying with a Baby

Remember the time when the space between seats seemed incongruous to your ever expanding belly or when the person seated next to you could not look more frustrated at your wobbly exit for your tenth toilet trip? If you thought…

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas. 
They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices. 

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They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting. 
One minute, they’ll…

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Congrats! Katherine Heigl is Pregnant with Baby No. 3!

Photo: Michael Tran for FilmMagic/Getty
June 23, 2016- Yay, babies! Katherine Heigl announce she is pregnant with baby number three. Katherine and her husband, musician star, Josh Kelley confirmed to People Magazine that they are expecting a baby boy, and…

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What Have You Made with an Amazon Box?

Watch this cool video from Amazon’s Creative Galaxy and get inspired to creatively reuse your own Amazon boxes.

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Artful Displays: Brilliant Ways to Show Off Their Masterpieces

We’ve found 12 brilliant ways to artfully display your kid’s massive pile of finished masterpieces. You and your fridge door will be thanking us in no time.

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