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One Cool Thing: Infant Optic’s New Upgraded Video Monitor

This parent-fave video monitoring system has a new model based on feedback directly from parents and caregivers and it’s better than ever.

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Helping Kids Understand the Difference between Tattling vs. Reporting

“There’s a difference between tattling and reporting. When kids understand the difference, they are more likely to report unsafe situations and real trouble.”

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Fun Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

“For celebrating in a joyful way each day at lunchtime, discover these Chinese New Year bento lunchbox ideas!”

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Easy Ways to Protect the Planet (Even More) in 2021

If focusing on sustainable practices is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve lots of great resources to do just that.

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Set New Year’s Intentions Rather Than Resolutions

“In the spirit of setting ourselves free from the psychological weight that’s dragging so many of us down, I propose this be of intentions rather than resolutions.”

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New Year’s Resolutions for New Moms—And Help Keeping Them!

Start the new year right with these mom goals. We’ll tell you how to make them stick!

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4 Skills to Help Kids (and Parents) Resolve Conflict during the Holidays & Beyond

“Try using the four C’s of Conflict Resolution: Calm, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Connection when conflict emerges this holiday season.”

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Connect With Family in a Whole New Way This Season

We’ve found a high-tech (but simple), wow (but affordable), gift that any parent, grandparent, even dog parent will adore.

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Newest Slumberkin Is Here to Help Raise Empathetic Leaders

The sweet and cuddly creature shares a special message.

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The Best Family Photo-Sharing Apps

Easy (and safe) ways to show off the antics of your adorable kids with the rest of the fam.

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4 Tips for Setting Family Goals

“Make the most of the New Year by making resolutions as a family. Involve your kids in the process—it could be so successful this could become your next family tradition!”

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New Year’s Eve & the Ritual of Making Resolutions

Use these tips to help you engage your younger kids in the opportunity to not only make positive changes but to stick with them too.

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The Only New Year’s Resolution I Will Make for Myself…and for You Too

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I once read a quote by Albert Einstein that said something about defining insanity as doing the same actions over and over but expecting different results. It often comes to mind at the end of the year when…

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Life Lessons Grown-Ups Can Learn from Preschool

Direct communication between two human beings is a time-honored and effective form of conflict resolution, but I have fallen into the habit of hiding behind my keyboard and my phone. My preschooler showed me a better way to find resolution.

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The “Big Little Lies” Season 2 Trailer Is Here & It’s to Die For

The story of these Monterey moms isn’t over by a longshot.

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How I’m Tidying Up My Life

It sounds so simple. Keep the things in your life that give you joy; get rid of the stuff that doesn’t.

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Make a New Year’s Un-Resolution & Resolve to Let Yourself Off the Hook

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For those of you needing motivation, a kickstart, or a fire under your buttto get out there and “kill it’ in 2019—this post isn’t for you. 
For those of you who are tired and just…

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Jan. 18, 2019

Grab your daily laugh with this batch of funny tweets.

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This Organized Life: January & February 2019 Spoke Writing Contest

We’re here for all the ways you plan to make 2019 your best year yet.

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If Your New Year’s Resolution Is to Lose Weight, Don’t Tell Your Kids

Here’s why you should keep that diet quiet around the kids.

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The New American Girl Doll of the Year Is All about Farm to Table Family Time

The newest American Girl doll wants to help kids make healthier choices.

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Co-Parenting During the Holidays (Without Losing Your Cool)

We can effectively co-parent through the holidays if we are willing and follow a little bit of the same advice that we give our children.

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This Dad Tried Kindness When Confronting His Son’s Bully & It Was So Necessary

Here’s what happened when one dad confronted his son’s bully.

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Kristen Bell’s Marriage Tip Is Peak #MarriedLife #Goals & So Good for the Kids

Disagreements are inevitable, but there’s one very important thing all parents should do when they fight.

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I’m That Dad Who Always Complained about His Kids

I like to think I have become much closer to achieving my childhood dream of becoming a good father.

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Kids Brains Are Hardwired for Recess, New Study Finds

Here’s something you probobably already knew.

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Parenting Is Basically Just Like Throwing Pasta at a Wall

Parenting a kid during the school years is like throwing pasta at your wall: you just have to take a big step back and see what sticks.

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Except the pasta is your advice, the wall…

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8 Yummy Freebies Every Member of Your Family Will Love

From meals to special treats, there are lots of tasty freebies out there for your family!

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This Gym Motivation App Will Pay You To Work Out

This app could be just the right motivation you need to get moving.

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5 Simple New Year’s Resolutions Kids Can Set—& Achieve—For Themselves

New Year’s resolutions are about bettering ourselves, setting goals and achieving them. When my 7-year-old son came to me and asked if he was too young to make a New Year’s resolution, I was quick to tell him, “Absolutely not!”…

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How to Get 50 Percent Off Your Next Pizza Hut Order Because It’s Too Cold to Go Out

Here’s how you can get half off your Pizza Hut order now through Jan. 8.

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