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9 Indoor Water Parks for Family Fun Near DC

You don’t need to book plane tickets to get the beachy feels. Get summertime vibes year round at these indoor water parks in and around the DC area.

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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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A Heartfelt Salute to Parents from Grandparents

A love letter to parents—you’re doing a great job and here’s why.

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The Best Lessons I Learned About Being a Mom, I Learned From My Dad

Photo: Ivelisse Photography
It’s month 8 of my 1st pregnancy and sh*t is hitting the fan. Let’s imagine it’s that baby green kind that we can all relate to. I’m 3,000 miles away from my family and completely unsure of…

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DC’s Best Places to Picnic & Play

Pick up a side of Vitamin D at these picnic spots that include a dose of active fun.

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23 Road Trip Hacks That’ll Save Your Sanity This Summer

These brilliant ideas will help you survive—and even enjoy—your next family road adventure.

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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Family Pet

Thinking about adding a furry friend to your crew? Pets have so much love to give but need care, too. Ask yourself these eight questions to figure out if you’re ready to welcome a pet into your family!

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These Baby Products Are 100% Mom Invented & 100% Awesome

Perfect products for owning the baby stage.

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Before We Knew Autism

“Most days are hard. There are meltdowns, frustrations, isolation, worry, and confusion. Then there are moments of amazing. The moments that keep us going.”

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13 IKEA Products Every Parent Needs

Make your parenting life easier with these genius products from your favorite Swedish megastore.

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Pee, Poop & Potty Training

“It seems from the moment your baby is born, and for years to come, you find yourself talking about poop…and then there is the dreaded potty-training stage.”

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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Jul. 10-12

This weekend’s looking so hot, you’d better find a sprinkler to run through, asap.

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Splish, Splash! The Best of Baby Swimwear 2020

Get in the swim of things with the best baby swimwear for girls and boys.

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Why Kids Regress During Times of Stress & 7 Things Do About It

“Our kids whine or cry, our teenager throws a tantrum, our potty-trained child has an accident—pay attention! They don’t just need our attention, but the inward emotions are asking for their attention and need to be addressed.”

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Wishing They Were Old Enough

A call to relish the nights they cry out for you and the days they seem to always be underfoot; because the day our babies turn 18 will come faster than you could ever imagine.

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’90s TV Shows & Movies to Watch with the Kids

In our opinion (and we’re betting yours, too), they just don’t make ’em like they used to.

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I Have Officially Become the Mother I Used to Judge

Let me paint you a picture… Your friends decide its about time for a girls day out lunch. How fun! Of course, I am in! What a great idea! I will bring Samantha with a peanut butter sandwich and it…

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11 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Baby Gear

With a little creative thinking, you’ll discover that changing tables make great beverage carts, infant towels make adorable puppets and more.

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I Miss My Ankles & Other Third Trimester Failures

“Don’t feel bad that your clothes don’t fit….don’t weigh yourself…and don’t feel guilty for napping. Always have snacks available.”

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20 Genius Air Travel Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

With these travel tips and tricks, your next family flight will seem (almost) enjoyable!

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Work Out at Seattle’s Newest Gym (& 10 Others) with Childcare

These Seattle gyms offer the ultimate motivator—childcare! Melt off those pesky pounds while someone else handles the meltdowns at one of the places on our list.

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Dinnertainment: 7 Theme Restaurants That Deliver Epic Adventures

These restaurants will have the whole family looking forward to lunch or dinner out. The question is, are they more excited about the food or the fun?

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Bring Back Date Night! Drop-off Childcare Spots Kids Will Love

Need some me-time or some free time? These local childcare programs will delight your kids and give you a break!

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Splash Down: Where Bay Area Kids Learn to Swim

Ditch the floaties and get your swim on at these Bay Area swim schools!

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20 Free (or Super Cheap) Things to Do With Kids Under 5

Take your little sidekick out on the town for a priceless time that won’t break the bank.

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Valentine’s Date Night Drop Offs (Cause Love Is in the Air)

Drop the kids off at one of these fun, supervised spots so you can have a Valentine’s date night to remember.

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It’s Never Too Early to Practice Online Safety With Your Kids

Parents need to start early when it comes to keeping their kids safe online.

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10 Things to Do on a Wednesday

Prancing peacocks, aerial yoga, free pancakes! Who knew mid-week could be so exciting?

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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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15 Drop-Ins for a Friday

We’re all ready to get out of the house by Fri-yay, but maybe you got mired in the craziness that was Monday-Thursday and forgot to make plans. No worries.

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3 Conversation Starters from Toddlers to Tweens

To help make dinner tables everywhere more interesting, we tested a few sure-fire questions that promise to have your kids sharing their day in no time.

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4 Easy Ways My Family Is Staying Healthy This School Year

Summer is coming to an end and the list of things we have to get done before the new school year is getting longer and longer.  School supplies, new clothes, immunization forms, carpool arrangements, and after school activities, the list…

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While I Love Being a Mom, I Learned It’s OK Not to Be a “Baby Person”

You know those people who are “baby people?” They’re the ones who babysit from the time they’re young, who love holding babies, who can’t help but pick up a crying little one, who have always been able to change diapers…

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These Two Doctors Tested out Diaperless Potty Training So You Don’t Have To

Wish you could kick those diapers to the curb? These doctors did by observing their infant’s natural timing and cues.

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No Burns, No Burn Out: 6 Indoor Playgrounds with Drop Off Childcare

No sunburns for kids, no burn out for parents: these spots will let you drop off your kids for a day of indoor play while you get other things done!

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Why I’m Trying to Hurry Up and Slow Down

My days are full of “hurry ups” and my years are full of “slow downs.” Hurry up and put your shoes on. Hurry up and finish your dinner. Hurry up and get dressed, finish your homework, brush your teeth. Then…

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