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20 Things to Say to Your Kids Before School (or After)

Say these things on the walk to the bus or during snack time. In fact, any time is a good time!

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7 Reasons Why More Outdoor Time Will Make Your Kids Better People

American kids see more screen than green these days. Here’s what to do about it.

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27 Little Things That Mean the World to Your Kids

It’s never been easier to make your kids feel important and loved.

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5 Ways to Build Your Preschooler’s Confidence

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

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5 Easy Activities to Promote Kindness at Home

“Children learn by what they see and hear, which is a reminder that our children are always watching and gaining an understanding of the values we think are important.”

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How to Encourage Physical, Emotional & Intellectual Development in Kids

If you want your children to excel in all walks of life, it is important to understand how they develop.

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It’s More Important Than Ever for Your Child to Have a Back-to-School Eye Exam—Here’s Why

After a year of school closures, virtual learning and social distancing… it’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in screen time. (How else could we bake cookies with grandma, practice reading skills or travel to an aquarium halfway around…

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This Camp Dedicated to Biking Builds Skill & Confidence

This camp has been teaching kids how to ride a bike since 1995! Pedalheads offers learn-to-ride summer bike camps helping kids ages 3-12 get off training wheels and riding safely on the road or trail.

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Grow Your Child’s Cognitive Skills through Gardening

“Plant a garden with your child and watch their test scores, behavior, and language skills bloom.”

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7 Ways to Have the Healthiest Summer Yet

“These are simple ways to improve your health so you can have the healthiest summer ever.”

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No Place Like Home! Top Spring Break Staycation Ideas

If your spring vacation has turned into a staycation, here’s how to make it one worth bragging about.

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14 Chicago Mom-Owned Businesses to Support This Mother’s Day (and Beyond!)

Much like many of you, these Chicago women are balancing careers and raising kids. . . read about mom-owned businesses you can support this Mother’s Day (and beyond!).

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Spring Break Camps: Virtual & In-Person Options for Every Interest

Take a break from spring-breaking with these fabulous in-person and at-home adventures for the littles that will fill up fast.

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I Started a Business for My Son with Autism during the Pandemic

A sweet, new beginning for both a mom and her son with special needs.

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This School Offers Classes for Future Leaders of the World

Have a brainiac in your life? Keeping them challenged can be, well, a challenge. Dedimus Potestatem provides fun, academically challenging programs to students in elementary, middle and high school.

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Do This at Home to Raise Kids That Do Good

“Children model what they live and experience. It goes without saying that kindness in the home translates to kindness outside of the home.”

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12 Books That Will Make Your Kids Better People

‘Tis the season to practice kindness, conflict resolution and empathy.

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4 of Our Favorite Books That Teach Kids Social-Emotional Life Skills

Social-emotional learning is crucial for well-being, from forming solid relationships and self-esteem to decision making and beyond.

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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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From Girl Scout to CEO? Maybe Not—But These 3 Life Lessons Are So Important

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My oldest daughter was eight when the business world came knocking at her door. She joined the Girl Scouts and we all know what that means: cookie sales. Then, two months after cookie season, she and…

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Your Daughter Needs to Hear You Say These 8 Things

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In the midst of all the carpools and soccer practices and dance lessons and schoolwork and constant swirl of activity with busy families, there are words. Conversations. Discussions. And lots and lots of opportunities for…

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Want a Minnie Mouse Styling Session? Here’s How to Get One

Here’s your chance to get a Minnie-inspired styling session!

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How to Prepare Your Daughter for Her First Phone

“Here are six steps you can take, starting today, to help you and your daughter plan and prepare for her transition into the virtual world (and to support her if she’s already there).”

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Little Artists

Let’s make this holiday season super special this year by giving the gift of art to the little makers in your life.

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6 Ways to Build & Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Confidence

“Girls seem to lose their confidence in a “perfect storm” of changes as they grow. Here are some ways you can work to build your daughter’s confidence.”

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The Shocking Truth about Letting Kids Wear What They Want

“Yes, I know that it’s silly and who really cares, but they are still at a cute age where I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when they’re wearing something that I really love.”

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Motivate Your Kid to Do Their Chores With These 3 Simple Steps

“Having the ability and inner strength to follow through with the boring but necessary task in any job is a gift that will forever be with your kids and set them up for success in whatever career path they choose.”

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23 Influential SoCal Moms Who Inspire Us

These phenomenal SoCal women are rocking motherhood!

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Sorry, Not Sorry: Why Girls Need to Stop Apologizing

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You may have heard of a “little” best seller called, Girl, Stop Apologizing (2019) by multi-media company founder, Rachel Hollis. I don’t’ know about you but I’ve read it three times now, going on four. Hollis, speaker, author,…

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Girls’ Voices Matter. Here’s 4 Ways to Let Them Know That

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Girls know how to create stories on Instagram. They are experts at Snap streaks. They can run circles around us when it comes to using social media platforms to share photos and their highlight reel as well as…

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Must-Read Books for Portland Families

Stay entertained while getting to know Portland better in the pages of these books.

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Raising Kids in an Image-Obsessed World

How to build your kid’s self-confidence, self-love, self-expression, and help them focus on how they feel rather than what they see.

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10 Things Every Parent Needs to Hear

While there are plenty of positive phrases available to help boost your kids’ self-confidence, it’s the self-care ideas for parents that sometimes take a back seat.

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The Importance of Creative Writing for Kids

Creative writing not only helps develop intellectual skills but physical and emotional ones as well.

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The Real Reason Why Traveling with Your Kids Is So Important

You’ll want to book your next family vaycay ASAP.

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This Teacher Came Up with an Ingenious Way to Help Kids with Their Mental Health

Talking about your feelings isn’t always easy, but Post-It notes can help.

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