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Crisis Averted! GUND’s New Bluetooth Promo is a Parent’s Best Friend

Get a Chipolo tracker with your next stuffie purchase!

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How to Stay Sane While Caring for a Toddler

Caring for yourself while caring for a toddler is just as important. Here are ways to cultivate (and maintain) your sanity during these energetic years.

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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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3 Easy Lunch Hacks for the Homebound

“As you are juggling your new reality, we’re happy to remind and share with you three simple lunchtime tricks that can save you time and your sanity!”

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Tailgating and Football with a Baby

A fussy, cold or tired baby makes for an unpleasant game day, so here are a few of my must-have products that allow me to keep my sanity all the while enjoying my adult beverages!

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Survey Finds Road Trips Have Been among the Happiest Moments from This Summer

Many Americans hit the road to visit national parks and camp for the first time.

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What It’s like Being a Mom during COVID-19

“This morning, I hid in my closet just so I could have time to read and do something for me that doesn’t require bowing every direction for the needs of my children. It felt pretty awesome for the short 10 minutes before they found me.”

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What I Would Do Differently as a Mom

“I hated the term self-care. I couldn’t relate to moms who went out without their kids, literally ever. I had two pedicures in seven years and my daughter was with me both times. Then I realized something needed to change.”

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Nothing like a Crisis to Find Ourselves Again

“As we navigate through these uncertain times, I hope we all use the space to refuel and rebuild our humanity. Pushing through tough moments, even when it feels impossible, is exactly when we have our most meaningful breakthroughs.”

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5 Tips for Surviving a Family Vacation

No one can be happy all the time, but with a little bit of planning, a lot of patience and these five tips, you can survive your family vacation with a wealth of happy memories.

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Get the Scoop on Parental Controls for Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablets

Worried about what your kids are doing on their devices? Amazon has your back. Watch the video below to learn all about the parental controls that will save your sanity and put your mind at ease. 

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Why BFD (Breakfast for Dinner) Is Always a Good Idea

This is my sanity-saving secret to feeding picky eaters and getting dinner cooked and on the table in under 30 minutes.

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Don’t Let Germs Stack Up Thanks to This Genius LEGO Cleaning Hack

Here’s how to easily disinfect your kids LEGO bricks.

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Are Moms with More Kids Stressed Out More Than Other Moms? Actually…

Do more kids mean more headaches? You might be surprised.

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Amazon Alexa’s New Skills for Parents Will Make the Newborn Days a Breeze

Can’t remember when your baby last napped? Ask Alexa.

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Parents React to the Polar Vortex & We’re Like “Same” (Also, BRRR)

While the kids might be enjoying their time off from school for the ultimate snow day, parents have a few other thoughts on the issue.

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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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3 New Kids Books That Should Be on Your Radar

We uncovered three great books just hitting shelves that both you and your little readers will love.

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Parenting Tweets of the Week: August 24, 2018

Top 10 tweets, guaranteed to make you laugh.

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This Target Hack Makes Sure You Check Off Every Item on Your School Supply List

Target just may have saved the day for last-minute back-to-school supply shopping.

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How to Use Instagram’s New Mute Button (That We’ve Been Waiting Forever For)

Instagram’s new Mute button feature is here to save your sanity.

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How I Juggle Motherhood & Running a Startup

Motherhood is challenging and running a startup company is no different. Late nights, emergencies, and the unexpected are often expected. As mothers, wives, and working professionals, we are multitaskers. This is a necessity when balancing days filled with work, meetings,…

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This Is How to REALLY Prepare for Becoming a Mom

Want to know what being a new mom is really like? Try these experiences on for size.

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January Spoke Writing Challenge: The Productive Parent

Whether it’s parenting hacks, healthy habits or what a productive parent mindset is for you, we want to hear your stories! 

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Do You Have a High Needs Baby? Here’s How to Survive

My second child is what experts call a “high needs” child. For the first six months of her life, she cried every time she got in the car—she cried a lot, actually. She only wanted me to hold her because…

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October Spoke Writing Challenge: Work, Family and Balancing It All

October is National Work and Family Month and we want to hear how you navigate the chaos and balancing act of work and family. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work-from-home parent, or you work outside the house, we want your…

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The One Piece of Mom Advice That Has Saved My Time and Sanity

The other night was “wine night” for the a few moms in my neighborhood. We do this every couple of months when we get together for our “PTO meeting” where we stay out too late, pour one too many, and…

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6 Ways Your Teen Is Really a Big Toddler

Parenting teens is like being on a roller coaster complete with unexpected twists and turns. One minute you are at peace, the next you are in the midst of a vicious row. Just when you thought you had a grip…

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The Best Cities in America for a Day at the Park

These are the best cities to live in if you love going to the park.

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5 Things I Considered Before I Left My Job to Be a Stay At Home Mom

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Do You Have a Support Network?
I totally thought I did until I was playing Star Wars Pirate for the fiftieth time and caught myself trying to use my Jedi mind tricks to make my phone vibrate…

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My Struggles with Mom Guilt and the Need to Overcompensate

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It’s not uncommon for me to overbook my weekends. Sounds familiar? In fact, I do it often and the result is always the same stress and anxiety that I unnecessarily put on myself. Last Saturday was…

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In Order To Become A Better Dad, I Had To Stop Comparing My Child

He’s screaming again. It has been three hours of misery tonight watching him fuss and squirm and whine and scream. We’ve run the usual gamut of reactionary reconnaissance: Googling, entertaining, feeding, distracting, more Googling, message boarding, prodding. And he’s still…

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Spring Cleaning: How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

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My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of…

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Too Many Toys? This New Start Up Wants to Help

We’re betting all that holiday cheer has resulted in a toy box hangover. Learn all about Toy-Cycle, a new start-up that lets you easily swap out the old for the new.

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