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5 Clever Ways to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

You can help reduce your kid’s stress about returning to school with these creative ideas—one of which may involve performing some epic dance moves.

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If Your Kids are Anxious about Back to School & How to Help

These tips will give your kids the toolkit to ground themselves and reduce anxiety no matter what life throws at them.

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7 Reasons Volunteering with Your Child Is a Great Idea

Looking for meaningful ways to spend time with your family? Try volunteering—it may even become your family’s favorite activity.

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Watching Life through the Eyes of an Adopted Child

When our newly adopted children experienced ice cream, car seats and bubble baths for the first time, I realized that their journey would be one of profound new beginnings.

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The One Thing We Miss When We Applaud Our Kid’s Success

“So much of our good fortune comes to us, not because we deserve it, but because of forces outside ourselves.”

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This Starbucks Funnel Cake Frappuccino Gives Us Major Summertime Nostalgia

It’s strawberry and whipped cream flavored with powdered sugar on top!

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Hitting Rock Bottom

“I remember how awful I felt, just rotting from the inside out, from an infectious case of persistent guilt and shame. Vodka in my coffee cup would surely, at least temporarily, mute the deafening screams of reality.”

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5 Ways Moms Can Help Balance Work & Family Time

“Here are specific tips to keep in mind to have a sense of balance in your life as a working mom.”

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5 Tips to Help Ease Back-to-School Fears

“To help overcome your uncertainties about your kids returning to school post-pandemic, consider some of these tips that often help parents and children when they start kindergarten.”

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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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A Call for Resilience, Resourcefulness & Gratitude

“Rather than panic, let’s define our future with gratitude and resilience, and show our kids how it’s done. That’s the best lesson we can teach them.”

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Sesame Workshop Wants to Introduce Your Kiddo to the ABC’s of Racial Literacy

The new program explains race and issues surrounding racism in ways young child can understand.

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4 Ways to Turn Your House into Your Kid’s Dream Home

“From building a treehouse to indoor rock climbing, here are some amazing DIY ideas for making your home the most magical place for your kids to grow up happy.”

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13 Easter Movies to Watch with Your Kids

These seasonal flicks are sure to delight your Flopsy, Mopsy, and Peter Cottontails.

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In Search of Alone Time

“In an attempt to find some alone time, I realized that I am blessed to never feel alone, even when one set of footprints, my own, trails behind in the snow.”

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4 Need-to-Know Ways to Develop Patient Parenting

“Patient and parenting are not often words you find in the same sentence when you’re a parent, but with a little focus and help, you can make patient parenting a way of life.”

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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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The Most Powerful Family Ritual? The Bedtime Story

“We don’t just read to our kids, we read with our kids.”

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The Vans x Where’s Waldo Collab Just Dropped & It’s Beyond Cool

Your favorite lost man has been found! The new Vans x Where’s Waldo pays homage to the famed character who––can you believe it––has been entertaining kids and adults alike for more than 30 years.
Just like the original series inspired…

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The Importance of Developing Your Child’s Sense of Humor

“A good sense of humor is just one of the tools I want to give my kids for mastery of their life.”

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Chatbooks Is Hosting Virtual Santa Visits & It’s Free

They’ll even take your photo with Santa.

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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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Zulily Launches “The Late Night Shop For Mom”

These nightly deals are designed to provide fun and calm in the new normal.

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This Surprising Idea Saved Our Weekends

“This unexpected idea not only changed our weekends for the better, but we realized it also gave our kids a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.”

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Entertaining Tummy Time Activities for Baby

“Thankfully, tummy time doesn’t have to be a struggle for your baby. It can be fun when adding in these entertaining tummy time activities into your baby’s everyday life!”

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Bedtime Hack: Take a Neighborhood Pajama Walk

“Take your kids on a short walk at night in their pajamas and you’ll create a safe space for dialogue, building memories around the place you call home, and deepening their sense of place in the city where you live.”

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Co-Parenting Peacefully during a Pandemic? It’s Possible

“Children will frequently test boundaries and rules—a united front in co-parenting is crucial.”

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Warning: These Classic Movies Include Racist Stereotypes

Our friends at Common Sense Media pulled together a list of classic movies that bolster negative perceptions, justify prejudice, and reinforce unsympathetic views about particular groups that make them absolutely cringe-worthy today.

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Preschoolers: Staying Connected While Staying Apart

“How do we keep our child connected and safe at the same time? Through trial and error, we found these things that are working for us and might also work for you too.”

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3 Money Mistakes My Parents Made and How I’m Doing it Differently

My parents both came from typical middle-class families, and until I was a teenager, they were making a comfortable living. When I was 13, their software company went public and they literally became wealthy over night, which significantly altered our…

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Finding Your Place at the Table

“Find the place where the friendships you choose offer unconditional love and will grow, standing the test of time.”

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