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Parenting Wisdom from the Most Unlikely Place

This “aha” parenting tip was literally right in front of me—the tag hanging from my cup of tea.

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Hang In There, Mama

“When you feel alone, even though the house is full, hang in there and look for the ways you need to fill up your cup. You are the only one who can do this.”

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Set up for School Success With These Kid-Approved Home Learning Ideas

“All of these thoughtful preparations will also start positively reinforcing that summer is winding down and a new season is starting—even if it’s going to look a little different this year than last.”

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8 Positives of Quarantine?

“One thing I know is that we are being stretched far—much further than we could have ever imagined but we are growing in more ways than we know.”

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Hey Moms: Stop Putting Your Own Needs on Hold

Not being home with my children 100% of the time doesn’t sound so bad anymore. In fact, I am coming to believe that I will be a better mother if I can get away and do more for me.

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Stuck at Home? Here’s What to Do with the Kids Mar. 27-29

Shake it off, rock it out and get crafty. We’ve got ideas and inspo on how to entertain the littles at home this weekend.

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Just say No to the Homecoming Proposal Production

Photo: Riala
Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish you may. I wish you might. Be my date on Homecoming Night.
As if teenage guys don’t have enough on their plate, they must now come up…

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Hilary Duff Trying to Help Her Son with Second Grade Math Is All of Us

The celeb mama took to social media to share the perils that are helping your kiddos with homework.

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How I Positively Changed the Relationship with My Kids

I realized that I was irritated a lot and decided I needed a change. Here is how I went from “Negative Nelly” to focusing on things I loved, became more relaxed around my kids, and started to enjoy my life again.

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Twitter Reacts to User Posting His Old Preschool Spelling Homework & It’s Rad

What was a cringeworthy self-deprecating post became something far cooler.

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5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child Develop Empathy

Considering the political climate of our country (and of the world), it is more important than ever to genuinely take into consideration the feelings of others. Essentially, we all need a healthy dose of empathy. Empathy is the ability to…

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This School District Is Switching to a 4-Day Week—& It’s Not Alone

No more Monday through Friday for this school district in Colorado.

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12 Things No One Ever Tells You about Being a Single Dad

Nothing can fully prepare you for raising your children as a single dad.

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How Mom And Dad’s Different Personalities Made Me the Man I am Today

I’m a person that was blessed enough to have a great relationship with both my mom and my dad. The amount of love, lessons and wisdom they poured into my life inform my parenthood strategies and outlook to this day.…

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Why I Turn Into a Crazy Mom Every Winter

Here we go again… I am leaving behind my laid back, relaxed, summer self and morphing into a bad ass, battle ready WINTER WARRIOR!

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My mission is always the same: FOR MY KIDS TO MISS…

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These 5 Easy Tips Will Keep Them Learning All Summer Long

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Did they seriously just hand my kids a packet of work to do over their already-activity-packed-ten-short-weeks of summer? Just the weight of the thing is overwhelming! Like, is this summer school for moms? I have been a tutor…

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Are Your Expectations the Biggest Source of Your Family’s Stress?

Photo: David Willans
A new study on fatherhood’s out, published by the prestigious British Medical Journal’s Open portal. It says that a father’s attitude to fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, plus his feelings of security as a father and partner,…

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Favorite After-School Activities at Home

This post is shared from one of our favorite moms, Heather Reese, from Its A Lovely Life. You can read it on her blog here. 
It’s back to school time!
Summer flew by and I have school and after school…

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Back-to-School Must-Haves That Keep Kids Recharged

The following is shared from one of our favorite moms, Amanda Carlisle of AFewShortcuts.com.
When back to school time rolls around the teachers always send out a long list of things that you need to buy. The typical list includes…

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Why You Should Kiss Mom Guilt Goodbye

Do you feel like a bad mom? Did your kids eat ice cream for dinner and now you feel guilty over it? Or perhaps you did not give them a bath when they needed one, cue the guilt.
Maybe you…

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Hit the Books: 8 San Diego Libraries for Studious Kids

Ace those pop quizzes by heading to one of these public libraries that offer up study spots perfect for kids of all ages.

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Letters to My Daughter

Photo: Shannon Gauger
I have FINALLY started something that I have been wanting to do for awhile now. The years seems to be flying by (just as everyone says they will/do) and I know that as kids get older communication…

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Back To School After A Year Off

Photo: Kathy Gorohoff
Last year at this time my family and I were exploring the Canadian Rockies and working on Junior Ranger badges and practicing flash cards on the road. After spending last year’s school year traveling around the US…

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How to Ruin Your Teen’s Dating Life in 3 Easy Steps

When you’ve got a teenager in the dating field it sometimes feels like that field is full of landmines. Is she dating a guy with a motorcycle? His girlfriend barely wears clothes! Not to mention you can barely get two…

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On Your Marks! Fun 5Ks for the Whole Family

Here, in the DMV, it’s a cinch to get your family fun run on. Check out five of our favorite races.

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Return To School Routines

This post originally appeared on Heather Reese’s Its A Lovely Life. 

Can we talk for a moment about getting back into a school time routine?
I just know it is going to be hard this year, like really hard. Normally…

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