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Stonyfield Launches Breakboxes For Adults & They’ll Make Self-Care (Slightly) Easier

Plus the money from each purchase goes directly to No Kid Hungry!

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How to Explain Homelessness & Poverty to Your Kids

The tough topic of homelessness is one that our kids are sometimes facing, in person, every day. You can lay a foundation of understanding by discussing it and reading about it at developmentally appropriate levels.

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This New App Is Like a Pediatrician in Your Pocket

Worried? You can chat with a board-certified doctor within 15 minutes thanks to this new app.

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I Wonder If She Knows

“There is so much I missed out on, thinking I wasn’t a good enough mama. There is so much I second-guessed about my decisions and how I was parenting.”

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How to Cultivate Positivity to Combat COVID Stress

“These affirmations will boost your positivity, temper your anxiety, and help to combat the stress we are all feeling.”

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4 Ways to Get Your Daughter to Stop Saying “I’m Fine” (When She Isn’t)

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I hear “I’m fine” a lot throughout my days. If you are a parent of a pre-teen girl, I am sure that you do too!
“How are you?”
“I’m fine.”

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“Do you want…

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4 Ways for Your Child to Stay Connected While at Home

“Here are four suggestions for how to minimize feelings of isolation and ensure that your child continues to build and broaden their social skills.”

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How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus

Provide them with facts and reassurance in a calm manner. 

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Tackling Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums can be a hard stage for parents but life can be a little easier (for you both) by following these parenting tips.

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10 Tips for Moms (Yes Moms!) Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult can be scary but rewarding. These tips will help you get ready for your first day and help prepare you for success.

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I Love That My Kids Are Growing Up. Is That So Wrong?

Almost daily I stop and ask myself the same question, “Is it just me?” and I promptly reassure myself and answer, “Of course not, dear. But it doesn’t matter even if so.” Recently, though I can’t help but question why…

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What Our Kids Are Trying to Tell Us—by How They Treat Their Siblings

“If there is ever going to be a behavioral change, it was critical that my friend talk to her daughter about her actions.”

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5 Simple Ways Parents Can Help Little Ones Wrangle Their Big Emotions

When we help our children develop these invaluable skills, we are giving them tools for life.

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Mandy Moore Knows How “This Is Us” Ends because Moms Know Everything

Don’t worry, it will be perfect. Just hang on to the tissues.

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Why We Should Protect Our Kids from Negativity—& How, Too

There’s a fine line between being honest with your child and protecting their innocence.

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6 Signs Your Kids Are Ready for a Sleepover (& 10 Things That’ll Make Them Feel Safe)

She’s set up camp in your living room plenty of times. Here’s how to know if she’s ready to take the next step.

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Serena Williams’ 3 Most Powerful Quotes About Motherhood From Her New “Vogue” Interview

The new mama is clearly an inspiration, both on and off the court.

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This Reassuring Letter from Doctor Who to a 9-Year-Old Fan Is So Awesome

“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.”

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5 Tips for Dealing with Kids Who are Afraid to Fly

The beautiful thing about kids is that they’re always excited, especially when it comes to trying thing for the time. Unfortunately, it’s not always the same when it comes to flying. Kids are often caught between excitement and fear of…

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Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy in the News

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media

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If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And with technology doing the heavy lifting — sending updates,…

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How a Facial Spot Helped Me Empathize with My 12-year-old Daughter’s Insecurities

You watch your daughter, coming to terms with being 12.  She’s not a little girl, nor a teenager (quite) She’s just… boring old 12. Annoying old 12. Pimple spots introducing themselves from around every corner, limbs resembling a baby giraffe.…

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The Moment I Learned That a Mom’s Greatest Help Is Her Own Mom

Moms don’t just raise babies. They help raise new moms.

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Good News for Parents Everywhere: Coffee May Make You Live Longer

Want to live longer? Go ahead and have that second cup of Joe.

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How I Learned to Welcome (& Savor) the Unexpected Mommy Moments

Photo: Nicole VandeBoom
There comes a point in parenthood when you shed the cloak of infancy. It is a gradual movement. Slow and steady but always moving toward the floor. The children begin to grow and become their own independent…

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Navigate The Potty Training Journey With These Helpful Tips

Photo: Bambino Mio
Potty training is a tough phase for many parents and children, and some days you might just feel that it’s hopeless. Don’t give up so soon – below are some suggestions for successfully getting through this milestone phase!…

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Redefine Summer Camp, Parent & Me-Style

If your tot is too tiny for real summer camp, this is the perfect way to dip your toes into the camp pond, together!

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5 Reasons You Should Have Three Kids

My children are little enigmas.

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They’re so ridiculously cute and sweet with their soft, smooth skin, big, bright eyes and gorgeous, baby-like voices.
They’re also demanding, exhausting and sometimes even downright disgusting.
One minute, they’ll…

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Should you talk to your kids about what’s going on in the news?

Photo: Andrew Seaman via Flickr
Sometimes, life is changing so quickly the adults forget that the kids are still in the room. Kids can really suffer from anxiety and worry if they focus too much on the news, political changes,…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Death in a Non-Scary Way

Photo: Max Pixel
As a freelance writer who works from home, it’ inevitable that my kids often come across articles that I’m working on. I recently profiled a man named Paul Kraus, who is the longest surviving Mesothelioma patient in…

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How I’ve Learned to Cope With My Anxious Child

Photo: Rhiannon Giles
I’ve spent an enormous amount of mental energy forging routes around fear; taking the long way to avoid those scary woods.  It’s an exhausting and isolated path, full of its own obstacles and lacking a GPS signal.…

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The Restorative Effects of Risotto on Tweens and Parents

Photo: Bethany Stephens
“We had a situation last night…” she said.  
I know this mom, and when I look into her eyes, I feel good about what I see there. Her tween daughter and mine are not the same,…

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A Thank You Letter to My Child’s Teacher

Photo: Stacey Lynne Photography
To my child’s teacher/principal/babysitter/daycare,  
When I first met you a thousand questions went through my head. Will she appreciate her humor? Will she understand his subtle whines? Will she have the patience for her strong…

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I Felt Like I Was Betraying My Daughter By Having Another Child

I remember leaving the house before sunrise the morning I gave birth to my son. My daughter, just a toddler at the time, lay sleeping peacefully in her bed. I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness as I pushed her…

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The Dishes Can Wait and Other Lies

“They’re only young once.”
The words are superimposed on an idyllic picture of a child in nature or a beach with footprints leading to the horizon. There’s always a hazy filter. The bottom caption implores you to leave a counter…

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