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Why Kids Need to Spend Time with Grandparents (According to Studies)

PSA: It’s not just so they can eat all the junk food and sweets their hearts desire.

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Run Away & Join Midnight Circus in the Parks

Find out which Chicago parks are hosting a family-run open-air circus that your kids will flip for!

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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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Stop Doing These 8 Things for Your Kids This School Year

Your teens should be able to do these things on their own.

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Passing Resilience to Our Children

“Resilience is about getting up, finding a new path, and moving forward to ultimately achieve your goals and dreams.”

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Meet Aimee, Red Tricycle’s San Diego Editor

We can’t wait for you to meet her!

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The Surprising Thing a Pixar Movie Taught Me about Raising a Teenager

“When your teenager is grumpy and wants to be left alone, be relentless and let your unconditional love shine through. The ending is worth it.”

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Find Your Village: 15 Facebook Groups for Boston Parents

Support, shared knowledge and camaraderie are just a few clicks away.

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Urban Farming 101 for Portland Families

Urban farming is a great activity that keeps Portland families busy through the pandemic. Here’s your local 101 course on how to get started.

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A Wisconsin Zoo Just Welcomed These Otter-ly Adorable Triplets

Three baby river otters recently made their grand debut.

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25 Quotes about Parenting You Need to Hear

We know that some days can leave you feeling like a super-parent while others can make you seriously doubt your decision to raise another human being.

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10 Ways Parents Can Fight for Social Justice, Today & Every Day

Practical tools to help you parent to your intentions.

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Frankie Muniz & Paige Price

Frankie Muniz & Wife Paige Welcome Baby Boy

The “Malcolm In the Middle” star is now a dad.

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I’m Scared for Our Daughters

“As I raise daughters in today’s world, I am often scared. Scared for their safety and for mine.”

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5 Unexpected Things I’ve Learned from My Daughter

“It’s hard to remember her wisdom sometimes when she is picking her nose and handing it to me ..but there is no doubt that becoming the mother to this little being has totally transformed me. Here are some of the unexpected things I learned from her.”

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New Research Finds *This* Is the Best Place in the World to Raise a Child

This new survey shows how parents in America feel about raising children.

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Advice That Every Mom Needs to Hear (Seriously)

“Some advice that I want us to all start giving each other so that we could all cut ourselves some slack around here!”

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6 Books About Motherhood that Aren’t All About Motherhood

This list is the output of reading more than 100 books over the past four years. I hope they make you feel seen, celebrated, and perfect just as you are, wherever you are on your path in parenthood. They are highly feminist and written by women I admire. Motherhood is messy and it’s beautiful and I’m so happy I get to share it with you.

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These Are the Best States to Raise a Family, According to WalletHub

The study also includes the worst states to raise a family, too.

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Peacock Shares First Look at “Punky Brewster” Reboot

Soleil Moon Frye is bringing back Punky Power!

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“Parents” Survey Finds Kindness Is Most Important Value

Yet 76% of moms believe kids today are less kind than past generations.

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9 Tips for a Successful First Birthday Party

“One thing I’ve learned from working in the event industry is that most guests will never notice all of the things that ‘went wrong’ at an event. If something is causing you stress, leave it out.”

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Go Ahead & Eat the Pizza

“When I find myself getting distracted during work and wanting to see my kid, that’s what I do. It’s like having a craving for pizza, you know you’re not going to get over it until you just eat a damn slice.”

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I’m a Different Parent Now & That’s OK

Photo: Natalie Silverstein (personal photo)
My oldest child is graduating from high school this month.  At age 18, she is considered an adult and mostly exhibits a maturity that will serve her well in college next Fall.  I hope we’ve…

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Escape the City with These Nearby Farm Tours

Get out of town on a fantastic Oregon day trip exploring regional farms with Farm 2 Fork Tours!

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Anchoring Your Family Values

“When your values are unclear or not practiced, it can be difficult to be consistent with decision making, disciplining, and just finding an overall direction.”

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Dunkin' Holiday

Spread Some Cheer with Dunkin’ This Holiday Season

Peppermint latte season is almost here.

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Why I Should Get a Say About Raising Your Children

Photo: bst2012
I know that childless people (of which I am one) like to complain about how parents are raising their kids. I feel confident in saying that virtually every parent has had the experience of going out in public…

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Who’s the Real Bully Here?

If you want to find the source of a child’s bullying, look at children’s behavior—it’s hard not to see a reflection of the environment in which they are being raised.

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How I’m Winning the Battle against Self-Loathing

“Many days I still don’t feel great about myself, but there is one thing that has changed—and it is the little people who are looking at me to be their mirror.”

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Raising Anti-Racists: The Work Starts with Me

“My job in raising these white boys is to give them the education to know what racism is, not only so that they can see the privilege that surrounds them, but so that they can do everything they can to stop the injustices happening in our world.”

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