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Practicing Imperfection

“The right choice is accepting your imperfections, not toxic perfection.”

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We Must Help Our Girls Take Off Their Masks

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Superheroes have made a real comeback these last few years and I am especially pleased to see the burgeoning popularity of girl power and empowerment with heroines such as Bat Girl, Super Girl and Super woman. Girls need strong…

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Unlikely Students Who Can Benefit from a Tutor

Tutoring not only helps to boost grades and improve test scores, but it allows youngsters to build effective work habits, hone social and behavioral skills and practice self-paced, self-directed learning.

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10 Books That’ll Help Your Kids with Their Social & Emotional Growth

Almost every book is an opportunity for social and emotional learning—whether you’re actively trying to support that growth during storytime or not.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Giving Your Kids the Chore List

Moan-free chore time can be yours with these super easy (& super fun!) tips.

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How I Learned to Let Go of Perfectionism

Perfectionism has become a dirty word in our society.  Especially amongst women.  The pursuit of all things perfect drives many of us to the brink.  We exhaust ourselves putting on a “good show” – one that makes our lives look…

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Why Letting Go of Chores Has Made Me a Happier Mom

Chores can be overwhelming. We all know how much work goes into raising a family and running a household. Here’s why letting go has made me a happier mom.

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10 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

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Perspective is a cruel thing. Often by the time we have it, we can only pass on what we know, as time is gone. Sometimes, though, the big picture can be a comfort. Just think, if we knew…

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Start the Year Sweet at Candy Store Sugarfina

Chic and out-of-the-ordinary treats for the kids AND you!

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Confessions Of A Recovering Perfectionist Mom

I have something to confess: I used to be a perfectionist as a mother. I was the mom who didn’t allow her kids to watch certain shows or play certain video games. My boys needed to play with toys that…

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Inside Treetop Quest with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Treetop Quest just won a Totally Awesome Award for Greatest Birthday Party Spot in Atlanta. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to…

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Burnt Macarons As They Relate To Stay-At-Home Motherhood (And Other Pursuits)

I’m pretty sure Satan (yes, Satan…not Santa) invented the macaron…They’re cute. They’re tiny. They look simple. But they’re deceptive. I’ve discovered they’re impossible to make, and as a rookie, I didn’t realize it until I’d already invested half of my life…

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Study Finds Controlling Parents Have Nonadaptive, Self-Critical Children

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According to new research from the National University of Singapore, parents who pressure their children to become perfectionist and command overachievement end up scarring their offspring emotionally. In a five-year study of primary school children…

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Alyssa Milano Shares Her Favorite Products for Family Travel

Alyssa Milano balances a hot career with an endearing role as a parent. She told Red Tricycle how she does it.

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Perfect Pies at Tony’s Pizza in North Beach

Family-Friendly Pizza for Foodies  
Little Italy in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is known for “old-world” Italian food and—let’s face it—touristy restaurants that us locals tend to pass over for more sophisticated Italian eats in other parts of the city.…

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