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8 Tips for Helping Your Blended Family Thrive

“Whether your blended family is newer or you’re simply looking for techniques to help your already existing family thrive, there are so many ways to improve your family’s function.”

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The Modern Rules of Sharing, Mom Style

“This phenomenon of losing stuff is not limited to my phone. How many of you have lost your bathroom privacy, hairbrush, or even your own bed to your child?”

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8 Awesome Activities to Beat the Holiday Break Blues

Don’t let all their newfound free time add to your holiday stress list. Help your kids explore, create, and grow with Kids Space, the new tablet experience from Google.

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Getting through the Holiday Season, Autism Style

“When she left to play with her one gift, was reminded of the beauty of autism. She sees, feels, hears, and tastes so much more than we ever can imagine. Witnessing her peace with one thing while others long for more is a great reminder that when we have what we need, we don’t need much more.”

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself before Gathering for the Holidays

“You aren’t responsible for making sure everyone in your extended family has a ‘happy holiday season.’ Your first commitment should be to protect the mental health of yourself, your spouse, and your children.”

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How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss

“When I lost my twins during the second trimester, I felt as if my body failed me and I failed my babies and my husband. But here what I learned from my own experience with loss and how I have coached my fertility mindfulness clients dealing with their own struggles through pregnancy loss.”

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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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10 Things Your Teenager Desperately Needs You to Teach Them

Remember the days when your biggest worry was teaching your toddler to walk or to potty train?

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Tired of Fighting with Your Picky Eater? Then Try This Method

“It was like a light bulb went off in my head. Instinctively, because of my desire to be the best parent for my child, I had been trying to control her eating. I wasn’t allowing her to listen to her hunger and fullness cues. I wasn’t trusting her.”

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3 Mental Health Self-Care Tips to Try During the Holiday Season

The holidays are not only stressful, they are taxing on our energy and patience. Make this year, and the coming years different, by implementing these self-care mental health tips.

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24 Important Life Lessons I Vow to Teach My Daughter

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The other day my daughter and I decided to go outside for a puddle walk. I couldn’t help but be in awe of her as she splashed through mud puddles. She was free in the…

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What to Do with Your Kid’s Artwork

The struggle to contain and control incoming artwork is real. Outside of saving a few sentimental pieces—what do you do with all of it?

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You Don’t Have to Be a Helicopter Parent to Protect Your Kids Online

Here’s how you can help you protect your kids online, without micromanaging their tech activity.

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When It Comes To My Kids’ Academic Success, It’s a Balancing Act

I found a delicate balance between encouraging my teens and pushing too hard.

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5 Amazing Ideas for Authentic Self-Care for Worn-Out Mamas

Don’t get me wrong. I am all for the conventional self-care practices like bubble baths, long walks and naps. In fact, I have an entire list of practical self-care ideas for moms. But I also want to talk about the…

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Protected: How to Help Your Child Make Their Own Christmas Wish List

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