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When You’re at Your Lowest & Nobody Knows

I remember sitting in that school auditorium, looking around at all the parents and thinking, “If you only knew what it took to get us here.”

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In Defense of Thanksgiving

“Let’s slow down and enjoy November, its fiery show of leaves going out in a blaze of glory, the countdown to the Thanksgiving Feast, the constant reminder to ‘give thanks’ inherent in the name of the season.”

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If Your Little One Is Struggling with Anxiety

“This little girl did the work. And now, as a teen, she is thriving. Anxiety creeps in every now and then but she has the tools to stop it long before it attempts to take over.”

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A Call for Resilience, Resourcefulness & Gratitude

“Rather than panic, let’s define our future with gratitude and resilience, and show our kids how it’s done. That’s the best lesson we can teach them.”

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When Your Child Elopes

“Despite all the precautions, in one second, in the blink of an eye, my greatest fear could come true.”

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Turning My Worry into Wonder

“I wonder if she knows I would take all her struggles, confusion, and pain as my own and carry them for her if I could.”

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4 Tips for a Better IEP Meeting

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, we need to remember everyone at that table wants your child to succeed. Using the tips outlined above is a great place to start building your confidence at the IEP table.”

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Hole in One! The Best Donuts in San Diego

Here’s where to sink your teeth into the yummiest comfort food.

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No Birth Plan Includes the NICU: What to Do If You Find Yourself There

“No parent imagines themselves navigating the NICU until it actually happens, but my hope is that from the journey we walked, I can help another mom or dad prepare for what navigating the NICU might look like.”

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How to Help Your Kids Build Crucial Executive Function Skills This Summer

“Executive function is a set of skills that we use every day to play with friends, learn in school, and manage our daily routines at home. When your child lacks executive function, he or she will struggle with basic tasks that many kids can easily handle.”

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How I’ve Let Love Conquer My Everyday Parenting Fears

Two emotions drive every aspect of human life. One binds, the other separates. Love draws together. Fear pushes apart.
Both emotions exist in our heart, battling for control over our actions and reactions on a daily basis.

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How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus

Provide them with facts and reassurance in a calm manner. 

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Are You an Internet Savvy Parent?

Find out how internet savvy you really are by taking this quiz.

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Qustodio Helps You Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Your kids know how to find funny cat videos faster than you can say “Siri” so it’s no surprise that they want to do more online.
Thanks to Qustodio, you can grant your kids the screen time they crave while…

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6 Ways Qustodio Can Help You Navigate the Internet Safely with Your Kids

The new app, Qustodio, aims to keep your kids safe while they’re online and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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What Song Will Replace “Let It Go” in “Frozen 2”?

Just let it go—there’s a new song now!

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Oh, Awkward! Top 10 List.

Photo: Kimberley Bosman Photography
Dear Confessional,  
I am a magnet. Seriously, if there’s an embarrassing moment or clumsy situation to happen, I may just be that person. Thankfully, as an adult, I have finally grown enough confidence to no longer get…

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10 Warning Signs of Sleep Deprivation

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
How many can you check off?
1. You’re sitting up and staring at the computer, in a trance-like state with your mouth typically gaping open, until an awkward head jolt later when you realize you just fell…

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It’s Time for Us Moms to Lower the Bar

This experience was embarrassing, humbling and mortifying all at once.

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No, Your Baby’s White Noise Machine Won’t Deafen Them: What Parents Need to Know

Let’s unpack the story that have so many parents tossing their noise machines in the trash, shall we?

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Why Are There So Many More Food Recalls? You’re Not Imagining Things

It almost feels like nothing is safe to eat. Obviously, that’s not true—but the number of recalls is rising. Here’s why.

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How Much Is Netflix Raising Its Prices? Its Biggest Hike Yet Is Coming

Even though plenty of people aren’t happy about a price increase, there’s no need to panic yet.

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Screen Time Physically Changes Your Kid’s Brain, New Study Reveals

The findings of this important study are pretty shocking—but parents shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Here’s Exactly What Happens If Your Kid Swallows a LEGO

LEGO wasn’t on the menu, but your kid ate one anyway. Here’s how long it’ll take them to poop it out.

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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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Here’s How Alexa Responds If Your Kids Ask Where Babies Come From

Alexa will also (thankfully) help keep the magic of Santa alive, too.

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Too Many Baby Foods Have Been Found to Contain Lead & Other Heavy Metals—Report

New lab testing by “Consumer Reports” has found alarming levels of heavy metals in several baby foods, including lead, arsenic and cadmium.

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What Parents Need to Know about the Measles Outbreak in 21 States

Don’t panic—but there are some important things parents of young kids and expectant parents need to know.

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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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Starbucks Is Closing More Stores Than Usual, But Don’t Panic

Even though they’re closing more stores than in other years, the news isn’t all bad.

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BPA Might Be Safe After All, Claims New FDA Study

A new study contradicts fears about BPA, but experts are wary of its findings.

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Every Parent of a Teen Needs to Check Out the notOK App Now More Than Ever

You’ll want to download this app if you’re the parent of a teen.

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A Massive Flu Outbreak Just Closed an Entire Texas School *District*

The H3N2 virus has spread across 49 states, making it one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade.

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