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Inspire Your Kids with Their Own Olympic-sized Greatness

Whether it’s the winter, summer Olympics or Paralympics, simply put, these games are filled with a never-ending well of inspiration.

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Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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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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How to Empower Girls with Back-to-School Confidence

These 5 activities can help boost your daughter’s confidence and self-esteem—giving her the courage to tackle and problem-solve not just in the classroom but for the rest of her life.

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3 Tips for Getting Out of the Post Pandemic “Funk”

Exercise can increase your feel good hormones but if you are rolling your eyes at the thought of hitting the gym, know that a dance party in your living room can be just as effective.

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5 Fresh Ways to Tackle Summertime Boredom

Scavenger hunts get an upgrade when you add a digital camera as part of the fun.

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How to Use Social Media Without Judging Yourself—or Your Kids

Photo: Christina Furnival via Real Life Mama
Who uses social media? 
*Counts sea of hands* 

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Do you ever notice how social media can mess with our understanding of our individual children’s developmental paths? We often…

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When the World Opens & Our Schedules Fill Up Again

“It’s great that our schedules will, once again, fill up. As moms, though, it’s important to leave space for who and what are most important to us as we navigate a freer, safer, new world, including our kids and ourselves.”

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Just a Tiny Reminder: It’s Time to Book Those Summer Camps!

Summer break is creeping up, so it’s about that time to make day camp plans for the kids. We poked around to get the current scoop on which camps still have openings so you can plan away!

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How to Help Turn Kids into Philanthropists

“Encourage your children to ask, ‘Who can I be a superhero to today?’ and ‘Who can we share food with today?’”

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Find Your Village: 15 Facebook Groups for Boston Parents

Support, shared knowledge and camaraderie are just a few clicks away.

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Noah’s Ark at the Skirball’s Video Series Brings Storytelling & Mindfulness Home

Mirroring their wildly popular award-winning interactive exhibit, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball: The Art of Imagination series is a suite of free virtual arts education resources developed for Pre-K through Grade 5 distance learning.

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Why Dining Together Is Good for Your Family’s Health

“Looking back over the past decade, I see that dinnertime is one of our most meaningful family rituals. Time to stop whatever we are doing and sit down together.”

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20 Empowering Things to Say to Your Daughter Every Day

You want to tell your daughter what she really needs to hear. Here are our favorite ways to do it.

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Black-Owned Businesses New Moms Should Know About

Shop for new moms, babies, toddlers and moms-to-be at these Black-owned businesses.

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Unpacking Dyslexia & How to Best Support Your Learner During COVID

“It was not until several years later after various assessments and many thousands of dollars that we confirmed my daughter was exhibiting signs of a language-based learning disorder dyslexia.”

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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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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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Defeat Mombrain with These 7 Top Tech Devices

Get your life organized with these smart tech gadgets!

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Dove Just Dropped Bath Slime & Our Kids Can’t Get Enough

Bath time may be their favorite evening activity and thanks to Dove Kids Care, there’s even more reason to look forward to this nightly tradition.

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6 Ways to Teach Your Daughter Independence

Your involvement in your daughter’s life will always be beneficial. But if you do too much, or even everything for your daughter, you’re not only robbing her of opportunities to learn life skills but also sending a message that you don’t trust in her abilities.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Beloved & Beautiful Book Is Coming Soon to Audio

The story has a special place in Nyong’o’s heart.

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Here’s Why Regular Bedtimes Are So Important, According to Science

It’s not just about enjoying that mom-time once the kiddos drift off to dreamland.

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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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20 Compliments Anyone Needs to Hear

Today is Say Something Nice Day! Here are ideas for compliments you can give that will last longer than a day.

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How to Teach Children the Power of Giving & Empathy through Charity

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa

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15 Gifts that Toddlers 18-24 Months Won’t Stop Playing With

Toddlers can build, run, slide, cuddle and play to their heart’s content with these gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah.

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Lies We Tell Our Kids—& Ourselves—about Bullying

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Being bullied has taught me a lot over the years. Lessons learned in childhood run deep and last long. We learn to not be noticed. That we must try to fit in. That certain people and places and…

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5 Reasons Dads Are So Important to Their Daughters

“Daughters need great fathers. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the father-daughter relationship.”

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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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The Most Powerful Teaching Tool You Can Use Is Right in Front of You

“When I was an elementary school principal, each grade had just 22 minutes—start to finish—for lunch. What was the result? Rushed eating. Food waste. Frequent friction between kids and lunch aides. General mayhem. And then I saw this.”

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My Kids Are Going Back to School & This Is How I’m Coping

“On the outside, I appear to be calm about my kids going back to school. But I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night from anxiety.”

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Nordstrom Celebrates 10 Years of Giving New Shoes to Kids in Need

Customers can purchase $10 giving cards in all Nordstrom stores or donate online.

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