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“We Can Do Hard Things:” Building Resilience in Kids

“Every time our kids work through big and small challenges, they are building their skills for resilience and perseverance. This develops slowly through life experience, practice, and with the support of caring adults.”

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You Are Forever Loved

“Your giggle is imprinted on my soul.”

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I’m Just a Mom, Doing Her Best

“If you see me out in public don’t think I’m the mom who has it all together, or the mom that’s a hot mess. I’m simply the mom doing her best.”

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3 Things a Disney Movie about a Dinosaur & Non-Verbal Child Taught Me

“Maybe this was only a fictional Disney Pixar movie. Maybe Kanen has just taught me to look at life through a new lens. Regardless. I’m thankful for both.”

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Where Has the Time Gone?

“It’s just been you and me from the start and as we approach your 3rd birthday I can’t help but reflect back on these past few years. And although some days feel like an eternity, I still catch myself wondering, ‘Where has the time gone?’”

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We Need to Erase This Word

“There is no correct way to use this word.”

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This Program Sends Free Jewish Children’s Books Right To Your Home

PJ Library is a global program that sends Jewish children’s books to families with kids from birth through age 12 for free.

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Krispy Kreme Has a Limited Edition Mars Doughnut & It’s Out of This World

Krispy Kreme releases its Mars Doughnut in celebration of the rover landing.

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Mighty Express

Meet Mighty Express, Netflix’s New Original Series from the Creators of PAW Patrol!

From the creators of PAW Patrol, Mighty Express is an action-packed adventure just for preschoolers. Episodes are available exclusively on Netflix.

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Guess Who? Hometown Helpers

Hasbro Honors Essential Workers with Guess Who? Hometown Helpers

The game puts the spotlight on some of the special people we count on in the community.

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LEGOLAND Florida

Larger Than Life Astronaut Model & Mosaic Land at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

More than 110,000 LEGO bricks were used to complete the model and mosaic.

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MarsFest

American Museum of Natural History to Host MarsFest at Home

Slate of live online events celebrates the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission.

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13 Ways to Get Your Kids out of Their Comfort Zone

“Here are a few ways to help get your kids out of their comfort zone and try new things.”

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Chloë Sevigny Welcomes Her First Child

She shared a sweet photo and revealed his name in an Instagram post.

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Disney+ Makes Frozen 2 Available Three Months Earlier Than Planned

The movie joins Disney+’s lineup of hit movies, original content and classic titles.

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Breathless… but Full of Life

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
Sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe—and I’m not asthmatic or anxious. I just mean that, often, life seems to take my breath away. Reflections of moments in my past resurface and make me…

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5 Awesome Ways to Be a G.I.R.L.!

How Girl Scouts helps her to be herself, make friends and help the community.

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11 Positive Parenting Tactics to Try First—Before You Lose Your Cool

Positive parenting helps to create children who have a healthy self-esteem, are less aggressive and who tend to have better family bonds.

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Why Are Some Kids Better at Math & Reading Than Others? Personality Plays a Role

These personality traits could have a big impact on academic success.

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Success Isn’t Black & White for Kids—It’s a Spectrum

“Perfection doesn’t equal success in my book.”

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10 Movies That Inspire Gratitude to Watch With Kids on Thanksgiving

These motivational movies show young kids the importance of being grateful.

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How to Boost Your Child’s Resilience & Independence

Find out how to boost your kids’ resilience and raise an independent thinker.

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Parents, Forget Wish Lists—”Wall of Sorrow” Is How This Kid Got Herself a Cat

This little girl took her mission to get a family cat to a whole new level.

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15 Signs You’re a Kid of the 90s

Do you identify as a kid of the 90s?

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Melted Crayon Pumpkins For Halloween

I am starting to feel like super craft mom over here! Believe me, we are not the craftiest family. However, we certainly try to be and have fun while doing it. This really was such a fun activity to do…

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Babies Who See Their Parents Struggle Learn Perseverance, According to Science

True grit is being developed before tots are even out of diapers.

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How to Raise a Kid With Character in a Digital World

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media

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As parents, we have many hopes for our kids. We want them to grow up to live happy, successful lives. We hope they’ll find love, maybe have kids of…

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My Daughter Was Born Fearless & I’m Trying Not to Screw It Up

I asked her several times if she was sure she wanted to do it. I’m sorry to say I even tried to talk her out of it. And she not only said she wanted to every time I asked, she…

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This Life-Size STEAM Kit Is Engineered for Fun

This cool new set of interlocking parts will take your little engineer’s building sessions to another level.

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This Mom And Her Ex Do Family Photoshoots Together, Despite Not Always Getting Along

photo: Victoria Baldwin/ Love What Matters
Arranging the perfect family photoshoot can be stressful enough, but when a couple gets divorced it can put a real damper on attempts to get genuine smiles. One couple is setting aside their differences…

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The Fascinating Thing Kids Who Like to Play Dress-Up Have in Common

photo: Delia Creates
Does your super tyke insist on wearing a cape wherever he goes? While that might spell annoyance when you’re trying to get him dressed for a fancy occasion, that superhero costume might actually have some real benefits.…

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Why I Love Reading Books to My Daughter

Photo: popofatticus via Flickr Creative Commons

I love books. I love to be surrounded by them. I love to touch them. I love the crispness of thick glossy paper and the rugged feel of cloth binding. I love the shine…

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It May be a Commercial, but This Video Captures the Real Strength of Motherhood

Motherhood is by far the toughest journey you’ll embark upon. At the same time, there’s nothing sweeter and more rewarding. In this new commercial, Teleflora, celebrates a mother’s perseverance and beauty. Voiced by Vince Lombardi’s famous speech “What It Takes…

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