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To My Son, on Your 18th Birthday

“Out of all the little boys in the world, how did I get the very best one?”

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What This Pandemic Has Taught Me about Relationships

“This pandemic seems to have brought out both the worst and the best in people. You learn who unconditionally has your back and whose love was perhaps only conditional.”

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Diverse Voices & Stories Shine with Disney+’s New Shorts

Get ready for some major chills over these beautiful new films.

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7 Ways to Welcome a New Baby Home… to Your Toddler

Photo: Whitney Summers Photography
“I peed all over myself and I ruined my new, special, sparkly shoes from my baby sister. It was my gift from my baby sister! It’s all ruined!”
This was not at all how I imagined…

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Being Okay with the Stage of Motherhood You’re In Now

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I just finished an early morning exercise class. It was only 45 minutes long. By about minute 40, right when the final stretch got underway, I took a second to look around. Half the class…

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3 Ways Mountain Biking Helps IRL

“As I watched my kiddos zip around corners and zoom along the trail, it occurred to me that these biking reminders apply to life as well.”

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Teaching the Butterfly Perspective

“Playing with perspective supports the notion that we are not limited to seeing things from one viewpoint. We can go beyond our limitations of what we see by using the inventiveness of our imagination.”

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How My Son’s Diagnosis Taught Me More about Myself

“My entire life was changed two years ago by one word. But it’s the best change that could have happened to me.”

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To the Special Needs Parents Who Came before Us

“Thank you. You have allowed me to learn from your life and to change what I thought this parenting journey would look like with a fresh perspective.”

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Why Some Marriages Fail: My Experience Revealed

“Though I cannot go back and correct the past, I will always make good the lessons learned by investing in the present and hoping for a better and prosperous future.”

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4 Skills to Help Kids (and Parents) Resolve Conflict during the Holidays & Beyond

“Try using the four C’s of Conflict Resolution: Calm, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Connection when conflict emerges this holiday season.”

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How This Summer-Loving Mom Is Going to Embrace Winter

“When challenged to make a change, you can resist it and fight every step of the way, or you can embrace the change and make the most of it.”

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How to Have Happy & Cooperative Toddlers during a Diaper Change

“The key in these moments is to avoid engaging in this resistant behavior. Your only job is to steady the course, no matter what attempt at distraction, your little throws your way.”

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7 Quick Tips to Help You Shift to a Positive Perspective

“Imagine the possibilities and potential we could bring to light just by keeping our eyes and hearts focused on the positivity surrounding us.”

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This Is How Much Americans Plan to Spend on Christmas This Year

The pandemic is shaping the shopping landscape this year.

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On My 40th Birthday, Here’s Why I’m Happy to Not Be Turning 20

It’s the eve of my 40th birthday. A good chunk of my friends have already reached this milestone. For some it’s been a huge blow out party, for others, a quiet dinner with family.  Some have, at least on the…

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5 Ways to Help Kids Build Cognitive Empathy

“Cognitive empathy is important because it enables us to communicate effectively with and support the needs of other people.”

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Live NYC Cams for Touring the City from Your Couch

Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t see your favorite town. Sit down and log on—live! (Also, we spotted the Naked Cowboy live in Times Square. #NYStrong!)

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36 Ways Your Kids Transform Your Mom Heart

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If we think we know a thing or two about life and love going into parenting, we realize the moment our child first rests in our arms just how shallow our roots of understanding. Which makes sense because…

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The Complicated, Sometimes Messy, Struggle to Be Grateful

“This holiday season, I want to challenge myself to see opportunities for gratitude when I am feeling stressed or frustrated. Because if I truly want my children to live lives of gratitude, it has to start in a home that is full of it.”

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The Only Indoor Game You’ll Ever Need

Looking for a new game to play indoors? This may be the only game you’ll need this winter thanks to it’s fun and silly nature—no purchase necessary.

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3 Tips for Finding the Holy Grail of Work, Life, and Kid Balance

Your life doesn’t have to consist of nonstop juggling. You can look to the excuse that there’s just not enough time in the day for everything or you can evaluate what needs to change in order to bring balance to your role as a working mom.

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These Students Came Up With a Genius Solution to Speeding Drivers

These kids just made their neighborhood safer for everyone.

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Joanna Gaines Spills the Tea on Having Baby Crew at 40 & How Much She’s Changed

Here’s what parenting a newborn has been like for the mom of five.

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Whitney Port: What Recovering After Childbirth Was REALLY Like

Lifestyle influencer, actress and mama Whitney Port dishes about one of the most intimate times of her life.

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How Being the Mom Who Worries Can Affect Your Kids

Do parental worries impact how well emerging adults transcend the difficulties of mastering adulthood?

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When Pink Lost a Grammy Award, Her Kids Rallied in the Cutest Way Possible

It wasn’t a lifetime achievement award, but this Grammy Award might be even better.

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The Busiest Holiday Travel Day of the Year Is This Week. Are You Ready?

Here’s the scoop on when to hit the road for the holidays this year to avoid traffic headaches.

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How TV Chef Ellie Krieger Transforms Morning Mayhem into Her Family’s Power Hour

Here are Ellie Krieger’s tips for turning your hectic mornings into a time that truly powers your day with a strong, confident, balanced start.

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Middle School Is Their Dress Rehearsal for Life

“Middle school is supposed to be messy. It’s how kids mature.”

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How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative—but don’t give up.

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I’m Not Afraid to Push My Kids Out of Their Comfort Zones

“Growing up, I was that kid who hated trying new things.”

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This Mom’s Viral Post about Her “Organic” Family Dinners Is All Too Real

The definition of “healthy” is all a matter of perspective, sometimes.

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