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Sesame Workshop & Viatris Inc. Launch Resources for the Upcoming Holiday Season

New animations and materials addresses key emotions that families are feeling during the pandemic.

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Disney’s Drama “Safety” to Debut on Disney+

The original soundtrack will be released on the same day.

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How to Make Virtual Calls Better for Little Kids

Here are a few bits of advice on how to turn the calls—whether on Zoom or Facetime—into a good experience for everyone.

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Here’s How to Get Your Kids to Play on Their Own (for Long Stretches!)

“You don’t have to be a trained teacher to help your kids learn to play on their own. Here’s some help to get started!”

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What Happens When a Word’s Definition Is Outdated?

When Kennedy Mitchum grew tired of defending a broader definition of racism, she set out to change it with the very book that holds the key to all definitions—the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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5 Ways to Reduce Pet Anxiety as We Get Ready to Leave Home Again

“It’s important to know that new routines can be tricky for humans and animals alike, but rest assured that with patience and persistence, you and your pup can get through it together.”

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Study Says Children May Not Grow Out of Picky Eating Habits

Controlling or trying to restrict your child’s diet may backfire causing them to become more finicky. 

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Panda Crate Offers Exciting At-Home Kits for Kids 0-2

Panda Crate was designed for kids ages 0 to 24months, and is the perfect choice to keep your little one entertained.

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Are Boys Failing? Or Are We Failing Boys?

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As a boy mom myself, I always bristle a little when I hear media reports of a “boy achievement crisis.” Every few months it seems we hear some high-profile news articles that discuss the state of boys’ educational…

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A Preschooler’s Guide to Managing Your Personal Assistant

My day begins as usual: I am awoken by compliments and gentle caresses from my parental authority, Mom, or as her ilk is called in my community, my personal assistant. And then the day really gets going.

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The Benefits of Imaginative Play Are Greater Than You May Think

Whether it’s playing their favorite superhero, character, or emulating someone they look up to, here are five ways that imaginative play can further help kids as they develop.

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7 Things My Son Absolutely Needs to Hear—& Know—Before Middle School

“Trust that you are an amazing kid without needing to promote yourself or exaggerate a single thing.”

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Why Families Are Obsessed with Nickelodeon’s Newest Show “Abby Hatcher”

Abby is the newest kid (along with bestie Bozzly) on Nickelodeon’s preschool block of shows, starting at 10 a.m. every weekday.

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This 8-Year-Old Girl Just Set an MLB Record in the Coolest Way Possible

This record-breaking moment is about so much more than just baseball.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Toys Get a Pop Art Makeover

Your kiddo’s favorite blue engine is getting a makeover.

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How Parents Can Empower Their Children with a Growth Mindset

As a parent and former educator, every time I hear these dreaded phrases: “I can’t do this,” “This is hard,” “I give up,” or “I am just not good at…” it is like nails on a chalkboard. And let’s face…

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Spring Thing: March on Over to These Spots Now!

We’re not lion — catch these before they’re gone!

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US Kids Have An Obesity Problem—& It’s Not Getting Better

It’s not enough to simply add healthy choices to their diet.

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How My Household Is Learning the Meaning of This One Simple Word

Is it really too much to ask that my kids learn that no means no?

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This Is the One & Only Gadget I Needed for Introducing Solids

Why in the world would I buy a baby food grinder? One simple reason: it works.

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Eureka! Discover 13 Books that Inspire Innovation

Your little inventor will enjoy these books that celebrate the ability to create and innovate.

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Historical Day Trip for the Whole Fam: Stafford Civil War Park

Reading about our history-rich area in a textbook is one thing. Experiencing it first hand is a totally different, and really cool thing.

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10 Reasons Why Moms Make Great Hires

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Many of us have heard the adage, “Raising children is the hardest job.” And, as mothers, we know this to be true because we are doing it. Every day we are in the trenches with colicky babies, temperamental…

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How to Pitch Our Editors: 8 Simple Tips to Live By

Want to know the best way to get your story idea or product through to us? Follow these tips from our Editorial Director!

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Tinkergarten Program Debuts in Portland

Register now for new nature-themed outdoor activity classes.

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Rock On with Sizzling Summer Concerts for Families

Rock on this summer with epic family concerts. Click through to discover where to find the sweet music.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Fresh Baby Bites with Kim Burns

Some ideas are downright genius—and that includes Fresh Baby Bites, your Totally Awesome pick for best mom-run business in the Bay Area. Fresh Baby Bites provides fresh, local, organic baby and toddler food right to your doorstep, making it easy…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Personally Paired with Jessica Stowe

A good babysitter or nanny can be hard to find. Making the search less stressful and exhausting is Personally Paired, the brainchild of kid-care vet Jessica Stowe, and your Totally Awesome pick for best childcare agency in Boston. Personally Paired…

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