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9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

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6 Ways to Encourage Inclusivity in Your Family

“Raising respectful, knowledgeable, and empathetic members of society begins with you, and by encouraging inclusivity at home, you’re doing your part in creating a better world for everyone.”

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How to Educate your Children on Riots & Protests

What’s on the news can be scary to kids but not talking to them about it can be even scarier. Mom, educational psychologist and parenting expert Reena B. Patel weighs in.

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8 Changes You Should Never Make for Your Partner

Here are some parts of you that you should NEVER change because of someone else, and how to tell if you already, so you can stop.

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Holiday Family Dinner Convo Starters That’ll Break the Ice & Warm Your Hearts

Show up to the table prepared with these conversation starters that are sure to bring everyone together.

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The Holidays Are Totes Overwhelming. Here’s How to Stay Sane

“There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays.”

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The One Things Parents Hate Talking About, But They Really Need To

While none of us wants to think about the worst happening, we need to prepare ourselves and our children for these events—no matter how unlikely they are.

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Our Totally Unkosher Passover Plate Is So Wrong, It’s Right

This plate for crustaceans—a very, very non-kosher food—makes me chuckle a little and reflect on this life we are creating for our family.

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What I’ve Learned about Myself by Raising My Son with Peace

If I want my son to be kind and courageous and authentic, I have to live these qualities myself.

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3 Vital Life Lessons I’m Learning from My Kids

I have always viewed motherhood from the perspective of a teacher. We’re the ones teaching our kids everything, right? Of course, this is true, we do teach kids so much about the world that they take with them as they grow older. But, did you ever stop and think about how much your kids are teaching you?

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One Mom’s Tradition: a Birthday Love Letter to Her Son

Two years ago, after 17 hours of labour, at 5:17 PM, my perfect 8.1 pound gorgeous baby boy graced this planet with his presence. The world’s been a better and brighter place since then. With his eyes wide open, clean…

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Caillou The Brat: The Force That Unites Us All

There is so much hatred in the world these days.
People are hated for their political preferences, race, religion and the like. There seems no end to what people will attack each other over. We must find a way to…

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Will Santa Claus Be Coming to Town?

Photo: Leah Singer
When my daughter, Sophie, was 5-years-old she asked me the question. … The question I managed to avoid for the past five years.
“Mommy, is Santa Claus coming to our house this year? He didn’t come last…

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What I’m Teaching my Son in the Wake of the Election

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.

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At 3, my son is too young to be cognizant of what…

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Moana Isn’t Your Average Disney Flick; Why You Should Go See It

Photo: Jacqui Zadik
If you’re like most families, you’ll probably venture out to the movies this long weekend with the kids in tow.  Moana opens on November 23rd, and that will probably be the one your kids have begged you…

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Raising Compassionate Kids During the 2016 Elections

Photo: Global Munchkins
In a land founded by oppression you would think compassion would be in our blood. Yet, if you tune in to any of the election talk this year you will see that, sadly this is NOT the case.…

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The Elf on the Shelf Scares Me

Photo: tubesox_family via Flickr Creative Commons
Several years ago, we were the recipients of an Elf on the Shelf. Let me just say that the elf scared the living daylights out of me! It scared me eight years ago when…

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Best Reasons to Book a Sitter & Hit the Town in August

Uninterrupted conversation doesn’t have to be something you just dream about — dial up a sitter and hit the town in August!

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Does Motherhood Mean Embracing Denial?

I am about to confess to something awful. Five years ago (actually even two years ago) I would have judged myself harshly for what I’m about to say. But here goes…
I find the world outside of my tiny bubble…

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Fly By Night: Don’t Miss This Free Pigeon Whisperer Event!

It involves pigeons, LED lights and dusk. Tickets are going fast!

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4 Preschools That Will Rock Your World

CareLuLu, a new daycare search engine for the D.C.-metro area designed by a husband and wife team with two tots of their own, is making it easier to find a daycare that stands out in the crowd. Here, their picks for preschools that take learning to a whole new level.

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Portland’s Top Mom (and Dad) Blogs

We adore at Portland moms’ online community and want to thank all local mom bloggers who share their great tips, funny adventures, yummy recipes and honest thoughts on everything Mommy.
We have put together a list of our favorite Mom…

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New Music From Seattle’s Coolest Kindie Musicians

Kick Out the Summertime Jams
Need something to make those summer road trips go a little faster? When packing up the  car games and emergency snacks, don’t forget to pack the tunes!  With a slew of  new Seattle-based kiddie music…

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