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Why We Need to Celebrate Successes Big & Small

“When you get an opportunity to celebrate success, take it. There’s no guarantee of a tomorrow.”

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Getting through the Holiday Season, Autism Style

“When she left to play with her one gift, was reminded of the beauty of autism. She sees, feels, hears, and tastes so much more than we ever can imagine. Witnessing her peace with one thing while others long for more is a great reminder that when we have what we need, we don’t need much more.”

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Looking for a Remote Career? These Are the Top Skills You’ll Need

FlexJobs and PAIRIN pinpoints the soft skills you need for success.

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Dinner With the Kids, and an Unfinished Bottle of Wine

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Our dinners out with the kids start so optimistically; walking out together with an unopened bottle of $9 wine in hand, basking in the satisfaction of having gotten three kids dressed and out the door. But, sometimes these…

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This Affordable Cell Phone Service Works for the Whole Family

Twigby is a low-cost wireless services that’s a great option for tweens and teens.

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Does Having Children Make You Happier?

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This may seem like a controversial question to some people. Of course, you love your children and cannot imagine your life without them. But consider for a moment, do you feel happier with children compared to when you were childless?…

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Are Dads Happier Than Moms? A New Study Weighs In

The job of parenting affects moms and dads happiness differently, according to research.

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Wine Delivered Right to Your Door? Yes, Please

If you’ve ever stood in the wine aisle, debating what to wine to buy, then you know the struggle to find the right bottle is real.
Enter Winc, a curated wine box that shows up at your door every month.…

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This Wine Subscription Will Make Your Holiday Dreams Come True

If you’ve spent as much time shopping online as we have this holiday season, you might have seen recommendations for Winc, a new wine subscription service.
What is a wine subscription service?
In short, a box of curated wines shows…

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Honey, We Need to Talk about This Rough Patch We’re Going Through

“Let’s face it. We’re going through a rough spot.”

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We Have to Stop Shaming Stay-at-Home Moms because It’s NOT Okay

For the sake of the children, let’s stop the shaming.

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Are You Ready To “Binge Race” Netflix?

There’s a new breed of Netflix watchers developing.

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Sharing Is Caring: Research Shows Splitting Parental Duties Is Key to a Happy Marriage

According to this latest study, couples who share the housework and parenting duties tend to be happier.

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Help Your Children Achieve Their Dreams

Parents play the most important role in their children’s life. They need to support and motivate them at all times. This universe is vast, complicated and full of different obstacles. And do you know what we all need in order…

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Save Money! Target Is Cutting Prices

In an effort to streamline the savings process, the big-box giant has decided to slash many of its prices.

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Watching My Kid Eat This Treat Showed Me the Magic of Determination

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A hard earned treat after a grueling process of eating noodles and broccoli for dinner, my oldest was given a few Doritos. Mama has been known to knock back a bag of these bad boys in a sitting…

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Costco’s Killer Return Policy Might Just Rock Your World

Have a Costco purchase you never used? If it’s not electronics, take it back no questions asked.

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Upgrade Your Breast Pump & Help a Mom in Need

Double win: A new program lets you upgrade your breast pump and donate your old pump to a mama who needs one.

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Paying Someone to Do Your Chores Will Make You Happier, According to Research

Time-saving purchases might cramp your budget, but they also might give you more overall life satisfaction.

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Experiencing Live Music Makes You Healthier and Happier, According to Study

Here’s one more reason to hit those summer concerts.

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Believe it or Not? New Study Finds Aging Makes You Happier

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Move over 20-somethings, midlife is where it’s at. According to a recent study, people only get happier as they reach their 30s and 40s. While you might sometimes pine for those pre-child parties, the truth (at least according…

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Wanna Feel Happier and More Connected to Your Partner? Don’t Skip the Cuddle

No, it’s not a nap. Though it could easily trigger one. According to a new study, what makes people happier than sex is actually, cuddling. In other words, it’s not the after-glow, so much as the after-cuddle that really matters.…

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Study Reveals Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

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Your idyllic afternoon turns into a raging storm as the war cries of kids fighting over a toy rings out. Sound familiar? Siblings fight like cats and dogs, and now research shows they might prefer spending time with…

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Today’s Message of So-Called Love Could End Up Costing the Youth of Tomorrow

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This is what I know: men and women were never meant to define each other.
Finding ourselves all wrapped up in another person is like eating too much chocolate. It tastes good on the way down but…

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When I Realized I was Teaching my Son to be Sexist

Twelve years old, I was riding my bike down our neighborhood hill as fast as I could. I remember beating my neighbor friend to the bottom of the hill and enjoying the thrill of winning against him. He was one…

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Register for BASIS Independent Schools Open House

Join BASIS Independent Schools for an Open House on January 21! Learn about their two schools in NYC, located in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their program graduates students who are ranked amongst the top global performers for critical thinking in math,…

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Pack to School: 10 L.L.Bean Book Packs for Every Age & Style

Go back to school in style with ultra durable backpacks from L.L.Bean.

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Pulled Brisket

Prepare your ovens and stomachs for some delicious pulled brisket.

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Inside the Totally Awesome First Class Care with Erin Krex

Looking for a nanny? A babysitter? A newborn care specialist, housekeeper, or personal chef? First Class Care, your Totally Awesome pick for best local childcare agency, has all your household needs covered. Started by a husband-wife team who understand the…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Color*Full with Stacey Low

We’re big fans of anyone who helps kids reach their creative potential and have fun—that’s why Color*Full, a local kid-centric art studio, is so great. Not only is it your Totally Awesome pick for best kids art classes in the…

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Young Writer's Academy

Inspire Your Child to Write with Young Writers’ Academy

Come join Young Writers’ Academy creative writing camps in Bellevue and Redmond, and create a short story, a staged play, or an unsolvable, plot-twisting mystery! These fun and engaging camps are dedicated to helping students ages 7-13 increase their love…

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