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6 Great Tips to Help Your Child Navigate Clashes at School

Instead of rushing in to immediately fix the problem, there are ways you can help empower your child to navigate complicated relationships on their own.

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Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? Here’s America’s Answer to the Burning Question

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council commissioned a national survey to find out!

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Is it Postpartum Depression or Just ‘Baby Blues’?

“When postpartum depression is not addressed, new mothers sometimes deal with suicidal ideation and can become a very real suicide risk. Here are the signs to look out for.”

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A Day in the Life of One Tired Mom Trying to Get Organized

Photo: Natalie B. via Pexels
I’ve resolved to get organized and develop better habits for 2019. I woke at 5 a.m., according to my new regimen, where I can catch a little “me time” and plan my day.
My son—who normally…

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The Power of Forgiveness

“The world would be a much better place if we all could show more empathy and forgiveness in our lives. And maybe, if we taught our children to be more forgiving, then maybe we could be more forgiving ourselves.”

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3 Tricks to Help You Stick to Eating Better

“Drop the long list of new resolutions. Focus on simple goals, surround yourself with real and supportive friends, and treat yourself well by eating better.”

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5 Predictions for Divorce in 2021 from a Divorce Attorney

While divorce is always painful no matter what the year, here is how the landscape of divorce may change in 2021.

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Study Shows Children Make Progress When Given Space

Sitting back and watching is good for the parent’s mental health.

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Our Favorite Photos of the Peaceful Protests & #BLM Graffiti

Take a quick scroll to see how our favorite photos of the peaceful protests and pro-BLM graffiti that have popped up around town.

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Everything I Need to Know about Surviving Motherhood, I Learned from Prince

Photo: Peter Tea via Flickr
Any of you moms able to relate to feeling alone, confused, overwhelmed, desperate—like, at the same time? How about afraid, depressed tense, trapped and angry—about one situation?
These emotions are only a few of the…

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Moms

Rather than make resolutions you surely won’t keep, why not make a list of goals that you are positively going to accomplish? Bragging rights totally optional.

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When Your Delivery Doesn’t Go as Planned

“Can I give you the best advice I have on childbirth? Be prepared for anything. Anything.”

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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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Disney+ Launch Day Met with Minor Glitch

Users were met with an unwanted message when trying to access the new streaming platform on Tuesday.

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Recall Alert: Nestlé Refrigerated Toll House Cookie Dough Products

Check this recall before you bake your next batch of cookies.

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Dealing with Bullies: A Personal Story

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Being bullied can hurt. You feel miserable and lonely, and you don’t want to go to school. Whether the bully is a boy or a girl, and the behavior is verbal or physical, it is always wrong. 
My Story

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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

Photo: Brooke Lark via Unsplash
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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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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Cheers to Happy—& Healthy—Holiday Family Traditions

Learn how to make subtle adjustments to your holiday routine that you and your family will love.

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Middle School Is Their Dress Rehearsal for Life

“Middle school is supposed to be messy. It’s how kids mature.”

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Got Accounting Skills? Come Join Our Team!

Red Tricycle is looking for a few good folks with accounting or bookkeeping skills who
would like the flexibility to work from home. Our company is virtual, so this position can
be done from anywhere in the United States.
Accounts…

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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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Sesame Street’s #ShareTheLaughter Challenge Gets Some Very Famous Help

Some well-known celebs are joining Elmo in his latest campaign on kindness.

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You’ll Love This Boy’s Letter to the Tooth Fairy, but You’ll Love the Hilarious Response Even More

This little boy was hoping to up the ante on the value of his lost tooth, but what he got back was priceless.

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Color Me Happy: 3 Crayon Books & Activities

Today is National Coloring Book Day and we’ve paired coloring activities with classic crayon-themed lit for some low-cost, creative fun.

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Why I’m Trying to Hurry Up and Slow Down

My days are full of “hurry ups” and my years are full of “slow downs.” Hurry up and put your shoes on. Hurry up and finish your dinner. Hurry up and get dressed, finish your homework, brush your teeth. Then…

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How My 4-Year-Old Showed Me Unconditional Love

Photo: Ludovic Bertron
My 4-year-old covets. I suspect that they all do. I realized this fact not long ago with the help of a fun iPad application that surely most parents are well aware of: YouTube Kids.
The YouTube Kids…

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Groceries at Your Doorstep: 9 Services That Bring the Food to You

Your local checkout clerk may never see your face again. Here are our favorite grocery delivery options that are ready and waiting to bring the groceries home to you.

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Getting Real About New Year’s Resolutions and Parenting Lessons Learned in 2016

During the month of January, we’re asking you get honest about your goals and lessons learned, and share your story here on Spoke.

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A Toddler’s 17 New Year’s Resolutions

As we slam the door on 2016, and then set that door on fire, it’s time to look forward to new goals, new experiences.
After countless grueling and painstaking interviews, for which we endured a lot of whining, ours and…

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5 Things I Resolve NOT to Do This Year

Photo: Melissa
Resolving to do more, or to do better, in the New Year is always a challenge. When you’re a parent, New Year’s resolutions feel especially daunting. Who among us has extra time or energy to spare?
This year,…

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