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From the Mouths of Babes: 13 Books by Child Authors to Read This Year

These young child authors show that age has nothing on them and is truly just a number! Don’t miss our recommendations for self-publishing platforms for your little penman to take the next step with their work.

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Now Hear This: Top Pregnancy & Parenting Podcasts You’ll Love

Whether you’re looking for laughs, parenting advice or just an informed grown-up voice, these are the podcasts you’ll want to subscribe to.

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4 Ways Parents Can Hit the Reset Button in the New Year

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Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the bandwagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a…

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Mom-Shaming Is Not My Problem

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You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed that amounts to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more…

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The 9 Most Helpful Children’s Worry Books

These books can help children’s anxiety by helping them identify their worry and taking action to replace the negative thoughts.

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Lessons from a Former Self-Help Junkie

“How I went from ‘self-help junkie’ to ‘self-help skeptic.'”

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11 Fun & Free Things to Do with Kids in LA in November

Outdoor art classes, awesome fall hikes, can’t-miss virtual festivals and more!

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Read Every Parenting Book You Can—Then Toss Them All in the Trash

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There’s a certain lure to self-help books. Especially if you’re anything like me. I’m always on the quest for more knowledge, always the perpetual student. 
I’m always either trying to constantly look for ways to better myself…

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How Invisible Work & Sacrifices Affect Working Moms

“We interviewed 13 working moms. Their responses reveal a pattern of invisible sacrifices.”

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Read This: Black-Owned Indie Bookstores to Support Today

Show support for these bookstores that all have a story to tell.

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The Weight of Perfectionism

“Somewhere in between being suddenly exhausted and overwhelmed with all I ‘should’ be doing, was me—I was pinned between the two emotions so suddenly I couldn’t move. I was angry. Frustrated. And as time passed, the shame settled in.”

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7 Ways to Homeschool a Preschooler While a Pandemic Rages

“Parenting is neither sport nor competition. Parenting is not about us. And we often forget it’s not just a noun, it’s also a verb.”

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Celebrate LA’s Wild Side at the Kid-Friendly Nature Fest Happening This Weekend

The Natural History Museum is one of our favorite places to tour with the whole family with its amazing dinosaur exhibits, rare gemstones and hall of mammals (just to scratch the surface). So to sweeten the deal and add yet…

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Can You Love Yourself into Being a Better Parent?

“My temper rose. Upstairs, she started to throw things and open the door. Finally, I lost it. I went upstairs, shaking with frustration and feeling helpless.”

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known about Childhood Anxiety

The thought that my child may have mental health issues never crossed my mind—I was completely lost when I began learning how to help a child with anxiety.

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Here’s Why Parenting Looks So Much Harder Than It Really Is (Sometimes)

“Here’s the reason why parents find it so difficult to be the parent that they should be.”

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That First Day of School Is Full of Big Feelings for You & Your Kid

Both you and your child will go through a wide range of emotions on the first day of school.

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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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10 Productive Things to Do While Nursing (Instead of Surfing Your Phone)

Let’s face it: there’s a lot you can’t do when you’re nursing. Taking a shower, cooking a meal or cleaning the bathroom are pretty much impossible. But there are still ways to be productive while feeding your little one. Here…

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a First-Time Mom

They say hindsight is 20/20. There are so many things I wish I knew as a first-time mother—so many things I would have done differently or wished someone had told me before I entered that hospital on a cold Thursday…

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8 Amazing Day of the Dead Celebrations

If visions of sugar skulls dance in your head, it must be time for Day of the Dead! Here’s where you can find LA’s best celebrations.

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“Mean Girls” the Musical Arrives This Fall!!

If you’re a fan of the film, get ready for the theatrical version set to debut this October.

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How Marie Kondo Almost Ruined My Marriage

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(OK, that’s an exaggeration…she didn’t really almost ruin my marriage, but she did make me VERY twitchy and short-tempered with my husband for a few weeks.)
It started out innocently enough: One morning, my perennially messy husband…

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10 Books Successful People Read To Their Kids

The science behind the importance of reading to your kids is pretty substantial. From building language and literacy skills, to strengthening the parent-child bond, at-home reading has many benefits and rewards. The question is, what should you read to keep…

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Blending Families: Easier Said Than Done

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After my divorce, I went to therapy and read many self-help books. I learned to take responsibility for my part of the problems in my first marriage. When I started dating again, I was convinced that a divorced…

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Classic Books That Every Kid Needs

These 15 books will take kiddos on a journey that they’ll want to go on again and again.

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Take the Ride of Your Life on the Gold Line

When’s the last time your family rode the Metro? The Gold Line explores the diversity in food, art, parks and culture from East LA to Pasadena in one amazing adventure.

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French vs. American Parents: Game On!

First there was Ms. Amy Chua, railing against the virtues of “Western parenting,” in her self-aggrandizing book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and last year’s Wall Street Journal article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.” Now, it seems, the “Western…

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True Confessions

“A boner in the back is not foreplay,” confesses Arlene from Southfield, MI, one of over a hundred moms interviewed in the fun title from Chronicle Books, I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids.
Authors Trisha Ashworth…

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