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And the New “Jeopardy” Hosts Are…

A woman joins the ranks for the first time!

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Dear Teachers

“I know it hasn’t been easy over the last year but thank you!”

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Whether We Want to Believe or Not, Words Have Power

“The way we talk to people isn’t a reflection of them as much as it is a reflection of ourselves. The way we talk to and about our children becomes their inner voice.”

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Natalie Portman Released a New Children’s Book, Just in Time for the Holidays

We all know the story of the three little pigs… or do we? Just in time for holiday gifting, Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman has introduced a new book that retells classic fables with a modern twist.

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My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This New RBG Book Will Inspire a New Generation of Readers

Introduce your little one to this feminist icon.

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Beach Vibes Near DC: Aquia Landing

Want a quick, action-packed day trip to the beach, but don’t want to fight Ocean City traffic? Head here.

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8 Fun Pretend Games That Build Your Child’s Social Skills

“With a parent’s support and many opportunities for pretend play, your child can continue to develop the social skills they need. Here are some great ways to harness their imagination.”

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Children’s Author Gives Away Books to Help Parents and Teachers

Both books celebrate the efforts of medical workers, scientists and other community helpers.

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Long Delay? Nintendo Now Offers Pop-Up Lounges at Select Airports

The lounges feature comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos.

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This New Ergobaby Sustainability Program Is a Game Changer

Through this program you can sell your carrier back to allow another family to purchase a gently used carrier for years of enjoyment. 

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Iconic “Sesame Street” Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies

Fans young and old will miss the beloved puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

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This Is Where You Can See the Best Fall Foliage

You won’t want to miss these incredible colors.

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This State Just Approved 12-Week Paid Family Leave

Stay at home with your newborn and get paid!

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This Big Change Is Coming to More Airports Across the Country

Who will be the next to follow this new-old trend?

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Don’t Let Germs Stack Up Thanks to This Genius LEGO Cleaning Hack

Here’s how to easily disinfect your kids LEGO bricks.

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A New Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming & It’s Going to Be an Instant Classic

You’ll have galloping good time with this new book.

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Connecticut’s Soda Tax Proposal Is a Healthy First in the Nation

This tax could earn the state some seriously sweet cash while making residents healthier.

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That Time a First-Grader’s Fart Became a Hilarious Teachable Moment in Accessibility

Don’t turn your nose up at this story, because there are important lessons for everyone here.

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The Conversations We Need—Now More Than Ever (A Spoke Writing Contest)

It’s a great time as families to talk—and listen.

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Crikey! Steve Irwin’s Kids Continue His Legacy in New Animal Planet Series

Steve Irwin’s legacy of animal conservation lives on, thanks to his wife and two kids.

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Where & When to See the Best Fall Foliage All Season Long

This interactive map can tell you exactly when and where to find the best fall views.

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This Is the Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot, According to the CDC

If you’ve been putting off getting your flu shot this year, think again, the CDC urges.

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These Grocery Stores Come Out on Top in New Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Shop greener at the fish counter at these top grocery stores.

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Amtrak Responds to Moms’ Frustrations & Installs Much-Needed Nursing Stations

Moms get it done—and this move by Amtrak is another awesome example of moms makin’ it happen.

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This Mom’s Olympic-Inspired Baby Photo Shoot Totally Wins at Twinning

This mom went for photographic gold with her twin babies!

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The One Thing Every Productive Parent Has in Common With Each Other

At times it seems as though my parenting mode is simply “survival mode.” I start off running but by the afternoon my productivity starts slipping. I am ready to throw in the towel on everything, but then, backup arrives. As…

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This Reassuring Letter from Doctor Who to a 9-Year-Old Fan Is So Awesome

“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.”

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Family Rescued By Hogwarts Express!

This stranded family of six ended up getting a magical ride home.

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Amazon Offers Refund on Possibly Dangerous Eclipse Glasses

If you bought a pair of eclipse viewing glasses from Amazon, you need to read this!

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Modern Mother’s Day

Photo: Jim Kennedy Photographers
“I’ve hinted at a new handbag I’ve been eyeing,” my friend excitedly said. We were discussing our Mother’s Day plans over wine while our toddlers played in the back yard.  
“Nice!” I enthusiastically responded.  …

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