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5 Easy Activities to Promote Kindness at Home

“Children learn by what they see and hear, which is a reminder that our children are always watching and gaining an understanding of the values we think are important.”

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This Cute New Doll Helps Make Potty Training Fun

Baby born Surprise’s latest doll, Magic Potty Surprise, helps you teach your little one how to go to the potty on a real potty.

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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New Year’s Eve & the Ritual of Making Resolutions

Use these tips to help you engage your younger kids in the opportunity to not only make positive changes but to stick with them too.

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6 Tips to Help Stop Your Teen from Procrastinating

How I’ve helped my children move away from much of their procrastinating behavior and onto being self-starters.

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The 3 Things I Teach My Kids So I Don’t Lose My Mind

Can ya get on board with this kid chaos? 

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How to Stay Connected to Your Partner Post-Baby

Small steps to reconnect with your partner post-baby can have a big, lasting impact. Here are 8 easy ways to strengthen your partnership.

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Pediatricians’ Group to Parents: Seriously—Don’t Spank Your Kids

Here’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says you shouldn’t spank your kids.

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6 Key Things Every Potty Training Parent Should Remember

Potty training is a huge milestone in every young child’s life and this is especially true for parents. A potty-trained child means no more diapers, changing tables, or accidents. But every child develops at a different rate, which means there’s…

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How Do You Teach Bravery to a Toddler?

Even before she was born, I worried about my daughter. She will grow up in a vastly different world than I did—we had journals way back then instead of blogs, and ‘vlog’ was something green you coughed up after reading …

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8 Going on 28: How to Make Sure Your Kiddo Isn’t Adulting Too Soon

Recently, my oldest daughter informed us that she did not want to change her younger brother’s poopy diapers. On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable request. After all, I wanted to avoid changing his diapers too.
Then, it hit…

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Expect Pee Everywhere (and Other Potty Training Truths)

Photo: Marisa Svalstedt
By now everyone has gotten word that potty training is the pits. It isn’t a simple explanation from parent to child while sitting comfortably in Betty Draper’s powder room. In most cases, it involves actual work, and…

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Tough Conversations with Kids: Honesty is Key

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Why is it important as a mom to be honest with your children, rather than to sugar coat or avoid hard topics?
Our kids are watching us all the time. If they see us avoiding hard topics,…

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Pinkies Up!: New Etiquette Class for Kids at The Plaza

Manners matter! (And it doesn’t hurt to know which fork to use.)

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How to Coach Kids With Positive Psychology

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Yesterday I came to the end of my netball coaching career. Together the kids and I started as beginners and by the end of season 2, we had a team who could play a good game of netball…

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The Addiction We Didn’t See Coming

Photo: Tyler Jacobson
Addiction is a threat to everyone. That doesn’t mean that everyone can and will fall victim to addiction, but we’re all capable of it.
My son, high school student, was never a straight-A student. Let’s be real,…

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This Bedtime Story Will Have Your Kid Asleep in Minutes

Your babe will be fast asleep before the last page turns.

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Great Play of Redmond

Greater Seattle Indoor Play Space
It’s no surprise that a really cool gym for kids with a high-tech interactive arena would open up in downtown Redmond. This is, after all, the land of high-tech. At Great Play, kids might feel…

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Aim To Be Fit Women’s Bootcamp

Better Bod in 30 Minutes
We all know there’s no magic pill that makes you fit and toned. A hot bod comes from hard gym workouts, sweat and plenty of lunges. But the key to success in any fitness program…

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