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5 Things Doctors Want You to Know About Your Child’s Health

Whether your little one has a bump, scrape or break, or something more serious, keeping your kids healthy and happy is a challenge every parent faces. Luckily, when your child does need more serious care, healthcare experts specializing in tiny…

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Understanding Miscarriages: 7 Questions Answered by a Doctor

“The keys here are remembering that you are not alone in experiencing miscarriage, and that is normal and healthy to grieve your loss.”

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Here’s How to Take Your 4th Grader to Every National Park—for FREE

With this special pass you can visit National Parks for free for an entire year.

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5 Math Concepts Parenting Taught Me

“Remember that pi is also a mathematical constant. Would you prefer apple or cherry?”

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Great Books to Kick off Reading in 2021

“Our first book list for 2021 is intentionally eclectic: poetry and prose, fantasy and biography, a graphic novel, a suspenseful account of a Navy Seal rescue operation, and a classic ‘summer friendship and self-discovery’ story.”

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Pediatricians 101: How to Choose a Doctor for Your Newborn

Need help choosing a pediatrician for your baby-to-be? Here are 6 easy steps to help you find the right doctor.

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10 Yoga Exercises for Kids to Do in the Car

“When yoga is adapted for kids, the only requirement is that it is safe, developmentally appropriate, and fun. With this in mind, why couldn’t kids’ yoga and mindfulness be taken into the car? The answer is, it can be.”

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I Declare! Funny Household Laws to Make Your Kids Follow Today

Today is National Law Day and we’ve found 5 funny ways you can make and break some rules around your house.

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Safety

Disney’s Drama “Safety” to Debut on Disney+

The original soundtrack will be released on the same day.

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Starbucks Holiday

The Holidays Return to Starbucks & You Can Score a Free Collectible Cup

The bakery case is also getting a seasonal upgrade.

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Dwayne Johnson Singing “Moana” Song to This 3-Year-Old Is Everything

The Rock sent a three-year-old boy who is fighting for his life this very special message.

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There’s No Trophy for Moms & This Viral Post Proves It

Stop everything and read this important reminder for all moms.

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Back-to-School Tips from a Learning Scientist

Want to promote long-term academic and personal success for your child? This learning scientist has a couple of tips that may help get them there.

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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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Want to Eat Healthier? Science Says Go Ahead & Have Dessert—First

Science explains how you can have your cake and eat it too—without the guilt.

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Pediatricians’ Group to Parents: Seriously—Don’t Spank Your Kids

Here’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says you shouldn’t spank your kids.

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There’s Finally New Way to Treat the Flu, Thanks to the FDA

This new FDA-approved flu treatment is just what the doctor ordered.

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Study Reveals Moms Treat Each of Their Kids Differently (Even If You’d Never Admit It)

Do parents play favorites? Science reveals clues about moms with more than one child.

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Is It Safe to Give Your Baby Teething Medicine? The FDA Issues New Warning

Your little love feeling the pain of those very first chompers breaking through. You want to do everything you can to make them feel better. Right? And that may involve using a numbing gel on their precious little gums. But…

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21,000 Kids Were Asked to Draw What a Scientist Looks Like—& It Revealed a Lot

Kids have a range of thoughts about what scientists look like to them.

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5 Ways to Count Your Blessings, Even When the Kids and Holidays Make You Crazy

This time of year can get to even the best of us! My schedule is crazy hectic, the kids are wild for the upcoming holidays and vacations, and nerves are on edge. And I am not finished with shopping or…

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This Mom of 6 Has a Simple Method to Stop Kids from Interrupting

Try this mom’s genius technique the next time your little chatterbox interrupts your conversation.

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I Have a Confession: My 5-Year-Old Was Right about Me

The truest reflection of who we are is not held in a mirror but rather in our child’s eyes. They see clearly and vividly what we cannot in a moment’s glance into the glass. They see our emotions, our strengths, our weaknesses, and even those things we try—unsuccessfully—to hide.

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Need an Easy Activity? Try This DIY Table Runner!

Photo: CICO Books, Christopher Drake
 
Printed Table Runner from my newest book Annie Sloan Paints Everything

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This is probably one of the easiest projects in the book and fun to try out with kiddos!…

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How Focusing on Love & Managing Stress Is Closing the Achievement Gap

Find out which parenting principles can help kids achieve success academically.

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I Fed My Kids Pop-Tarts For Lunch: 11 Other Ways I Was an Okay Mom Today

I hate to disappoint you, but I’m not super mom every day of the week. Sure, I totally am at least two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays usually) <—insert sarcasm. Monday’s are the worst for me, though. I always…

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Dad charts his toddler’s first words and the results are amazing

photo: Donnie Ray Jones via Flickr
It’s a magical and busy time as those adorable first words come tumbling out. It often seems like your toddler’s ever-expanding vocabulary doubles overnight. That’s why one father decided to document every word to…

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Why You’re Probably Setting the Bar Too High for Your Toddler

photo: Children’s Museum
The first time you witness your toddler yank a toy away from another child and yell, “mine!” you know the parenting tides have turned. It’s time to lay down the law and set some boundaries — but…

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My Child Sees Me as Imperfect

Photo: RealMomsWingingIt.com
As new parents my husband and I had a lot of fears swirling through our heads.
We had spent many years trying to conceive and failing, and when finally gifted with this baby we had every intention of being…

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How My Fridge Taught Me A Lesson on Inclusion

“How do I get on the fridge?”

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All eight members of our modern-day blended Brady Bunch were crammed in the kitchen, prepping for dinner.  The Littles precariously poured the milk, delighted to have scored set-up…

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Does Having Children Really Change Who You Are?

Photo: Family photo of mom and I
As I was walking home from dropping off our kids at school with my neighbor, he confided in me that his daughter had come home to him the night before in tears. He…

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Tantrums and Transformers

It was a typical morning. Lunches were packed, breakfast eaten, clothes changed and car loaded for our trip down the hill to preschool before I had to head off to my teaching assignment.  As usual, time was limited and my…

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“Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps” and Other Advice We’re Tired of Hearing

I never realized how many parenting experts I knew until I had a baby. As a new mom, there’s no shortage of people ready and willing to teach me all their tricks. I tend to hear the same advice over…

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The Best Puppet Shows in the Bay Area

Everyone loves puppet shows, whether they’re 3, 33, or 103. Happily, the traditional art of puppetry is alive and well in the San Francisco Bay Area, so don’t miss out and mark your calendars! We’ve rounded up some of the…

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