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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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Make a Splash! The Best Swim Schools in DC

It’s never too early to learn life-saving water skills.

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Giddy Up! 7 Places for Horse & Pony Rides in San Diego

From covered carriage rides to sunset rides on the beach, these local ranches will put a gallop in your step.

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Amazing In-Person Summer Camps That Still Have Space

From all-day outdoor adventures to hands-on STEAM based programs, summer camps are OPEN this year, but hurry….. these camps will fill up fast!

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4 Ways Parents Can Hit the Reset Button in the New Year

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Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the bandwagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a…

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Spring Break Camps: 5 In-Person Options for DC Kids

Take a break from spring-breaking with these fabulous in-person adventures that will fill up fast.

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The Scoop on Summer Camps in Atlanta, Now

Whether it’s science or nature, art or athletics, camps are a favorite part of every kid’s summer. Here’s the current scoop on your favorite camps so you can get planning.

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How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss

“When I lost my twins during the second trimester, I felt as if my body failed me and I failed my babies and my husband. But here what I learned from my own experience with loss and how I have coached my fertility mindfulness clients dealing with their own struggles through pregnancy loss.”

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An Open Letter to the “Lazy” Mother in the Grocery Store

“There is a pervasive assumption that mothers should be ‘on’ at all times.”

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6 Dream Family Cruises That Set Sail from San Diego

These cruises are seriously next-level and all sailing out of San Diego! Make plans to set sail on a vacation your family will never forget.

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4 Ways to Introduce Mindfulness to Children

Making mindfulness part of your parenting toolkit need not be complicated or time-consuming and by incorporating mindful behaviors into your own life, you teach kids valuable skills that will pay big dividends for years to come.

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15 Online Camps to Entertain and Educate Your Kids All Summer Long

Our friends at Common Sense Media have found and reviewed apps, websites and full-fledged virtual “camps” that offer a wide range of learning opportunities this summer.

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I Want to Be the Dad My Son Sees in Me

The fact that I’ve made such an impression as a dad, that my son wants to be what I am when he grows up, is humbling. It’s my hope and prayer that I can be the dad that he wants to be someday.

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Stay-At-Home Moms Deserve Work-Life Balance, Too—Here’s How

It’s safe to say that mom life is never boring.

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I Was a Single Mom on Food Stamps. Now, I Own a Multi-Million Dollar Business

I was alone with my daughter and yet ambitious like never before.

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It’s Not Too Late: Resolutions for Parents Strapped for Time

Is that you?  Are you feeling as if you should have made New Year’s resolutions, but haven’t yet because you know you can’t possibly fit one more thing into your life?  You know you need time for work in the…

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5 Amazing Ideas for Authentic Self-Care for Worn-Out Mamas

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for the conventional self-care practices like bubble baths, long walks and naps. In fact, I have an entire list of practical self-care ideas for moms. But I also want to talk about the…

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Why Today is My Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my…

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Parents of Littles: These Tips Put Your Kids on the Right Path to Success

Your child’s academic success begins at home. These strategies help prepare your child for the classroom and stretch the long-term capacity of his or her mind.

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My Path to Finding Joy and Gratitude

Confession: I wrote this post back in February as, “My Biggest Lessons in 2016”. It has been sitting in my draft folder and as I’m sitting here with 50 or so topics swirling in my head and nothing appearing on my…

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Cost / Benefits of Sending Our Nanny to Take Photography Class

Photo: Amie Kuo
We have a saying in Asia: “Behind every great man, there is a great woman; behind every great woman, there is a great nanny.” Growing up in a society where a nanny is often a live-in arrangement, sometimes the nanny…

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Unexpected Skills I’ve Learned As a Parent

Changing diapers, chasing after toddlers, tolerating loud nonsensical singing from the never-ending musical from hell – all expertise one can expect to pick up as a parent. But there’s a specific subset of skills that my pre-child mind would have…

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Under the Big Top: 6 Classes for Circus-Loving Kids

See your daring young one on the flying trapeze! Enjoy all the excitement of the circus at these amazing acrobatic classes for kids.

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From City Gritty to a Serene Scene: Lan Su Chinese Garden Will Transport You

Step inside the sizable gates of Lan Su Chinese Garden and you’re in a haven of quiet beauty.

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Behind the Totally Awesome Birthways with Karen Laing

Karen Laing is a mother, lactation consultant, midwife and educator, and the founder and president of Birthways—a Totally Awesome winner for best midwives & doulas in Chicago. The Birthways community of doulas is all about helping Chicago-area families feel confident…

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Happy Mom Tip #47: Stick With Your Routine

As a life coach, I’m a huge proponent of personal growth, and growth usually means change. Becoming happier often means re-engineering a bad habit, or starting a healthy new routine (like exercise or meditation). But sometimes the best thing that…

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