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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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When Your Teen Is Drowning in Their Mental Health Problems

“They need heroes in mental health. They need to hear if you fought with depression every day or anxiety kept you from functioning some weeks. They need to know that there are mental health heroes all around them.”

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The Case of the Missing Breast Pump

What happens when you are missing your breast pump and are 50 miles away from your baby?

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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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The Movie Premier Even Your Dog Can Attend

“Think Like a Dog” premieres on Digital on On Demand on June 9! Here’s how to make a night of it.

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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10 Fun Reasons Parents Should Use Snapchat with Their Kids (Seriously!)

Photo: Shelby Spear
Think Friday night, 11 pm, you and the hubs, empty house.
Exactly!

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What better scenario for a round of sending asinine snapchats to your young adult kids who are off doing their…

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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5 Genius Parenting Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These five tried-and-true methods for stopping questionable or bad behavior in its tracks are clever, respectful and really do work.

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How to Make the Transition to Stepparent Easier on Kids

Communication and empathy are the keys to bridging understanding—especially when a stepparent enters the family picture.

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Daycare or Nanny? Use This Checklist to Help Make Your Childcare Decision

This daycare verse nanny checklist plus doing your research will help provide all the information you need to make the right childcare decision for you and your family.

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The Other Side of Fear: 5 Strategies for Living Like a Warrior

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Dear Confessional,
Many times throughout my life, fear has tapped me on the shoulder when I least expected—it has also punched me in the gut and brought me to my knees in a whirl of exhausting…

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In Defense of Not Helping My Kids: I Figured It Out and So Can You

Photo: Melanie Forstall Lemoine
“Mom!”
“Mommy?!”

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“Mom?”
“Mommy?”             
“Mooooooooom!” 

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Don’t judge me, but I recently looked at Brian and confessed, “I’m ignoring them.” I can’t help it, it’s the end…

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Thrifty Ways to Save Money on Technology

If you are resourceful, there are a wide range of effective ways in which you can reduce the money you spend on gadgets. Get acquainted with five simple tips to do that.

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Seriously, Who Steals a Crib from a Pregnant Mom? Target Comes to the Rescue

Grinch-iest moment ever? It’s possible. Here’s the whole crazy story.

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Okay, I’ll Put My Oxygen Mask on First

“It already feels insane and the plane hasn’t even left the ground.”

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Jenna Bush Hager Made an Emergency Fashion Homage to Target & We Love It

This hair-saving hack is a must-try—and celeb mom endorsed!

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7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained in the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping is never going to be a trip to the ice cream parlor or playground, but with these ideas, it just might take some of the groans out of the process.

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This Advice Column’s Response about Motherhood & Friendships Keeps It 100

When you’re a mom with single friends, navigating friendships can be tricky. This advice columnist gets real.

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Viral Video Shows Police Saving Choking Baby in the Middle of Busy Intersection

This now-viral video shows what happened when one mom—while driving—noticed her infant daughter began choking.

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8 Must-Have Items for a Kid-Safe Home

Home safety is the most important thing in the world. What could matter more than keeping your beloved family members safe? If you want to guarantee a household that’s secure, comfortable and smooth sailing in general, these helpful home safety…

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The Holderness Family Is At It Again With a Video About the DIY Slime Struggle

The family that parodies together keeps it hilarious together.

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How to Interview a Babysitter: Must-Ask Questions & Interview Tips

Read and bookmark these interview questions to ask a babysitter. From their experience and certifications to availability and flexibility, these interview questions will give you a better picture of whether this is the right baby sitter for you.

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Ian Somerhalder Carried Something Extra Special for His Wife at the Golden Globes

It definitely wasn’t wife Nikki Reed’s leftovers in that to-go box he was holding all night.

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29 Things Every Mom Can Immediately Relate To

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” –Henry Ward Beecher
You know you’re a Mom if:

Your attempt to teach your children fiscal responsibility and resourcefulness…

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I Don’t Play With My Kids. Here’s Why

“Mama, will you play on the train with me?” my daughter asked, lining up the dining chairs to form a line of seats.

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“Sure! Where’s my seat on the train?” I responded, thinking we were…

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You’re Only Human and That’s Okay

Some of us are more relaxed than others, but sooner or later most of us get to the point that we stress out. Admittedly, I’m someone who reaches that point very soon. It doesn’t really help that I have a…

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New Dad-Created App Freezes Kids’ Phones

This dad created a genius app which makes it almost impossible for your child to ignore your texts.

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Blake Lively Hilariously Exposes Husband Ryan Reynolds’ Dad Jokes As Total Lies

Blake Lively just admitted that her husband’s silly tweets about their daughters are almost always pure baloney.

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How Answering My Son’s (Nonstop) “Why’s” Helped Us Both

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Children ask questions… a lot of them. In fact, the incessant ‘why’ questions of a toddler are well documented in the discourse of parenthood and are often one of the most recognizable and predictable features of small…

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#MOMBOSS: Kid-Inspired Bay Area Businesses Run by Motivated Mamas

These eleven Bay Area moms know how to power lunch and they pack a mean lunchbox as well!

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How to Get Your Kids to Make the Bed Every Single Day

It’s National Bed Making Day and we’ve got the secret to making a boring chore oh-so-fun.

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Making the Most of Indoor Play with Improv

Photo: Mama and Tata
After countless winter hours spent indoors, fending off the inevitable requests for screen-time, even the most patient of parents can start to go quietly crazy. 
If you run out of structured activities and games, it can…

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Things On My Parenting Bucket List

Thing number one on my parenting bucket list is to get my 20-month-old son, Rafael, outside as often as possible.
Being outside was a regular part of my childhood. There wasn’t much reason to stay inside. The TV played boring,…

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