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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat the Dinners You Cook

Photo: Matt Armendariz
As a mother of three, I’ve developed effective strategies over the years for how to get them excited about eating what I make. As any mom will attest, preparing three meals a day for your family is no…

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9 Tips to Help Get Your Kid to Wear a Face Mask

“As a parent, this is the kind of challenge you deal with all the time—whether it’s veggies or flossing, there’s always something you need your kid to do that they don’t want to do but hopefully these mask-wearing tips will help!”

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Set up for School Success With These Kid-Approved Home Learning Ideas

“All of these thoughtful preparations will also start positively reinforcing that summer is winding down and a new season is starting—even if it’s going to look a little different this year than last.”

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“SCOOB!” Is Coming to Your Home This Friday!

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the whole Mystery Inc. Gang are bringing the party to your house.

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Grab These “Scoob!” Toys Just in Time for the Digital Launch

Scoob! will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99.

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Warner Bros. Announces “SCOOB!” Will Go Straight to On Demand

The title will be available on participating digital platforms.

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This New Collab Is Making It Even Easier to Create Keepsake Photo Albums

It’s now easier than ever to create photo albums of all those awesome memories.

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Raising Independent Children Starts at Home

The more we trust our children to direct their own lives, the more satisfied and capable they become. Here are some strategies to get them on the right path to autonomy and independence.

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Kristen Bell’s Secret to Teaching Her Daughters Gratitude

Recently, at a Winter Wonderland event run by Tiny Prints and Baby2Baby, Kristen Bell offered her time to give back to the community.

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Why Does Kristen Bell Want to Rescue Disneyland’s “Frozen” Princesses?

This is what happened when Kristen Bell met the IRL park version of her “Frozen” character.

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A Majority of Kids Have a Smartphone By Middle School, According to Study

More tweens have smartphones than ever before as found in this new study by Common Sense Media.

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Just Donated a Year’s Worth of Food to an Elementary School

The celeb couple helped out more than just one child at a school in Tennessee.

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Could Adopting a Dog While Pregnant Lead to a Healthier Baby?

Studies show that children who grow up with dogs are often healthier and happier, learning from an early age to respect and love animals and building strong bonds with their furry friends.

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New Study Sheds Light On Sharenting

Does vulnerability equal over-sharenting?

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Are Dog Owners Happier Than Cat Owners? New Research Makes No Bones about It

In the battle of cats versus dogs, it’s these humans who win.

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Event Calendar FAQs

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Q: I liked the old calendar. Why the change?
A: Our events calendar is one of our most popular features, and our community has been asking for a lot of fun updates. We recently made the calendar…

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It’s Pointless to Ask Your Toddler to Share

Their little toddler brains just can’t handle the truth.

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Facebook Stories for Groups Will Make Your Online Mom Groups So Much Better

Your favorite FB mom groups will never be the same again with this new feature.

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The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Do Their Chores—Without Asking

When it comes to getting your kids to do their chores, the struggle is real.

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You Need Consent to Hug My Child

“Did you hear the Girl Scouts are discouraging kids from hugging their relatives?”

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My mom, eager for friendly banter about the latest news, declared the question to a room full of relatives on Thanksgiving as…

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Your Family Dog Can Help You Live Longer, According to Amazing New Research

Here’s a life-changing reason why dogs totally rule.

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5 Amazing Ideas for Authentic Self-Care for Worn-Out Mamas

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for the conventional self-care practices like bubble baths, long walks and naps. In fact, I have an entire list of practical self-care ideas for moms. But I also want to talk about the…

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7 Style Ideas for a Study Space Kids Will Actually Use

Original article written by Shawn Gauthier on Houzz

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If you’re having trouble luring your kids indoors to finish their assignments, consider sprucing up their study area. It’s hard to make it as tantalizing as a…

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Blue Ivy Is Reportedly Starting a Fragrance Line at 5 Years Old

In a family so famous, it was only a matter of time before Blue Ivy Carter’s name became trademarked. But what are Bey and Jay going to use it for?

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This Awesome Teacher Bought A Bicycle For Every Kid In Her School

Check out the amazing gift this first grade teacher gave every child in her entire school.

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Guns & Playdates — The Tough Questions

Photo: Markus Spiske
My oldest is at the age where play dates are in full swing. They are still supervised by parents, but I know that in the blink of an eye, he’ll be asking to go to his friends…

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Now Wagging: America’s First Dog Cafe

Looking to adopt, foster or just spend some playtime with a puppy? The new Dog Cafe in Silverlake is the perfect place to sip, relax, play and save a pup!

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Just Opened! A Purr-fect Place for Cat Lovers

Looking for the purr-fect way to spend the day? Try to the new Cat Cafe downtown for a cup of coffee, snack and perhaps a kitty too!

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Expert Advice: Prepping Kids for Pets

Did you give in to your kids’ constant requests for a puppy and leave one under the tree for them this year? If chewed-up Crocs and high-chair scavenging have you second-guessing the decision, It’s not too late to undo bad…

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