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Giving Kids Choices: The Parent’s Guide

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If you are the parent of a young child you know that choices make up a big part of your parenting vocabulary on a daily basis. All the parenting “advice” out there says to offer your toddlers a choice between…

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They Said the Days Would Go by Fast

Creative, intuitive, and open to the world around them, my kids have hopefully learned among the piles and dust that life isn’t about being perfect. It is about spending time, not orchestrating time.

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How to Win the Battle against Picky Eaters

Eventually, your picky eater will outgrow their very picky ways but in the meantime, here are four tricks to help keep your child’s pallet and nutrition on track for a happy, healthy future.

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5 Ways to Have Fun Eating with Fussy Kids

Does your fussy eater make meals near impossible? Here are five ways to help alleviate food stress and start enjoying mealtime once and for all.

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Your Toddler Just Had a Tonsillectomy & Refuses to Drink Anything. Now What?

With some trial and error and a lot of patience, here are the tricks that worked for my 3-year-old.

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Lawmakers Just Proposed a Major Update for Children’s Online Privacy Laws

This new legislation could give parents an “erase button” for internet ads.

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I Resolve to Stop Rushing My Kids

We were late. I shrugged my shoulders and said, “It is what it is. Next time we’ll do it differently.”

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This Gourmet Food Hack Could Help Get Your Picky Eater to Actually Eat

It’s all about presentation, but you can leave the micro-greens off the plate.

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18 Years Just Isn’t Enough

No one told me about the “after” part of parenting. Well, maybe they told me and I didn’t hear or more likely, wasn’t listening, because I was too busy being a parent. I heard a lot about the sleep deprivation,…

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This State Just Became the First to Sign a Free-Range Parenting Bill into Law

Yes, it’s okay for parents to let their kids be kids—and this bill puts that into law.

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What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me about Forgiveness

I’ve known for years the power of forgiveness—and the power of second chances was revealed to me last weekend from an unexpected source.

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CVS Just Took a Huge Step to Combat Photoshopped Beauty Standards

Drugstore giant CVS is setting new standards for beauty imagery.

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Have Baby, Will Travel

I’m a mom.

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I have a demanding but flexible job.  I have an incredibly supportive husband. I travel internationally, primarily to developing countries.
As any mother can attest, decisions about work travel and babies are…

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Letters to My Kids on their First Day of School

Pinch me. Are we really here?
Though this has been a day we’ve known would come-and have been anticipating-our last first day of school stateside has finally arrived. My daughter Madeline has entered her Senior Year and my son, Jackson,…

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This Woman’s Story About Her Toddler’s Meltdown Will Make You Want to Hug Her

Tantrums happen, and we can all learn a little something from this mommy blogger’s story.

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You’re Going to Want a Copy of Malala’s First Picture Book

This 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is about to release her first children’s picture book inspired by her own childhood.

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Ellen DeGeneres’ New Baby Lifestyle Collection (Plus Why She’s Breaking Into the Baby Market!)

The talk show guru is at it again, and her latest line includes everything from cribs and dressers to clothing, swaddles and bibs.

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5 Parents Who Have Mastered the Art of Parenting

You signed up for the hardest job on the planet when you became a parent. Some days, the task might seem insurmountable, but you can take some encouragement from the following parents who have mastered the art of parenting.
If…

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Gift Giving During a Health Crisis

I have written about giving clutter free gifts and how to give the gifts of experiences instead of clutter. But what about gift giving when the recipient is in a health crisis?
So many of us are clueless as to…

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Signs My Toddler is Better at Life Than I Am

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My daughter is laying in my bed. Her head is propped up with several fluffy pillows. An unbelievably soft blanket wrapped around her, leaving only enough room for her small arm to poke out with her cup…

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Today Is #NationalBrownieDay

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Today Is #NationalBrownieDay

Choco-full of fun.

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These incredible brownies are so good you would never guess they are gluten free.

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Got baking stress? You’ll love why one mom is flat-out refusing to bake this season.

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But…

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Yes, My Husband Buys My Pads and Tampons. No, He is Not Embarrassed.

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Last night my husband ran to the store for me to pick up some sanitary products. He made a comment about another woman being in the aisle with him.  
And it got me thinking about how many…

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Back to School Tips

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Back to School Tips
When a child has extra needs, as my oldest does, it creates challenges when preparing to go back to school.  I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the techniques I have learned…

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Nanoo, Nanoo: How to Turn Your Child into an Alien

Sometimes our kids can seem out of this world. Make them even a little stranger for UFO day.

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One Time at Banned Camp

Junior melting down at the supermarket? Little One stubbornly refusing to sit on the potty? Desperately wishing someone else would jump in and take over your parental responsibilities during this difficult stage?
Say hello to your new best friends, Wendy…

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