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What Surprised Me about Our New Normal

“Suddenly there are no dirty dishes to be found in the sink—remnants of quick snack breaks between my kids’ classes or between my husband’s meetings.”

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Cement Your Kiddo’s Truck Collection with the 2021 Hess Mixer

It’s the perfect addition to your Hess collection.

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Autism: The Grinch That Stole His Holiday Excitement

” I love to be around others. To joke, to laugh, to engage. To see emotion exude from the faces of those you love. And my boy, my sweet, nonverbal, autistic little love, he much prefers his own company at this point. Too many faces equal too many feelings.”

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The Newest Hess Truck Is Not Like the Others

This collectible combines memories of your youth with a toy your child will want to carry everywhere. 

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Robert Downey Jr. Is an Incredible Animal Whisperer in the First Trailer for “Dolittle”

Get ready to embark on a magical adventure with some animal antics in the newest reboot of a classic film.

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This High School Grad Got a Silent Standing Ovation & Everyone Should Applaud

These high school students know how to spread kindness.

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The Hottest New Baby & Parenting Tech of 2019

These new products will make parenting a whole lot easier in 2019.

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How Many Times Do You Say Chugga Before Choo Choo? This Is One Hot Debate

People have some pretty strong opinions on this one—what’s yours?

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This Model Wore Her Breast Pump on the Runway for London Fashion Week

Here’s a look that never goes out of style: working motherhood.

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Dear Fellow Passenger: You Are Not Entitled to a Silent Flight

Please don’t treat my kids like they don’t belong on your flight.

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This Mom’s Facebook Rant About Asking for Help Is Pure Relationship Realness

This mom’s Facebook rant about asking for help has gone viral.

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Science Says This Simple Hack Can Help You Learn Faster

This latest research on effective learning could make a huge difference for your little scholar.

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This Is What It Feels Like When Your Holidays Are Touched by Grief

Two years and 337 days ago on a harsh December night, my children’s father died. At just 44 years old, his heart stopped beating and he slipped from life into death as the world slept. I was left to deliver…

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Silence Isn’t Built into My Family Life, so Here’s How I Sometimes Create It

I’m beginning to think that it’s actually silence that soothes the savage beast…

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Are ‘Quiet Fireworks’ in Our Future?

It might sound like Fourth of July sacrilege to people in the U.S., but quiet fireworks are becoming more and more common elsewhere in the world.

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4 Tricks to Patient Parenting

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It’s bedtime and there’s a crying baby, another request for a drink, or your teenager talking back. When our stress level is high, even the small things our kids do or want us to do…

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4 Family Friendly Things to Do in Fremont, CA

If you are heading out west this summer, make sure Fremont, California is on your list of destinations. Fremont is located southeast of the San Francisco Bay. It’s 90 square miles and home to 220,000 people, making it California’s 15th…

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This Little Girl Who Thinks A Water Heater Is A Robot Is The Cutest Thing You’ve Seen All Day

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There’s really nothing quite like sweet, innocent puppy love — or in this case robot love. Check out the video below of an adorable little girl who stumbles upon an abandoned water heater in the street and…

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The Benefits of Shoveling Snow

Many parts of the country get a lot of snow. We’re talking five months of cold weather, sleet, ice and snow. In Michigan we have had snow in October and we have had snow in late April. So when you…

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Adorable video of a girl and her new kitten will make you want to expand your own family

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Nearly every parent will face the, “can I have a pet?” question at one point or another. For one very grateful little girl, the answer she got was yes, and luckily for the rest of us the heartwarming…

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6 Funny Dad Tweets from Ryan Reynolds

As parents, we experience many different emotions when dealing with our children but might not have the courage to post our experiences on social media. Lucky for us, there’s Ryan Reynolds. Here are six funny tweets from this father of…

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Best Life-Saving Gifts this Season (Or Any Time)

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While it’s nice to receive new clothes, gift cards, or jewelry, consider giving a more meaningful, and useful gift to those on your list this year. Here are five ways to show them you really do love them,…

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No ‘F’ Bombs Here: 10 Ways Being an Introvert Makes Parenting a Little Easier

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Parenting isn’t easy, but there are certain things about being an introverted mom that makes life easier. Sure, we’re not the life of the party but give us a book and a sleeping child, and we’ll shine!…

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6 Adorable Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy Over The Holidays

“Joy to the World” takes on quite a new meaning when couples find out they’re expecting. Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or are about to pop, the holiday season is the best time to share your excitement with…

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10 Things No One Told Me about Being a SAHM

 

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The word SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) was not a word I was too familiar with at one time. I was a career woman, bound and determined to defy all odds and prove that…

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Listen Up! Ear & Eye Protection Your Kids Will Actually Wear (& Love)

Slathering on sunscreen, healing cuts and bruises, and correctly buckling your kids into their carseats is just a normal day of parenthood. After all, you’re a mother hen whose instincts to protect and keep your family safe are always alert.…

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Retro Theaters for Classic Kid Flicks

Welcome to the movie capital of the world! Raise your little one to love the classics when you see them on the big screen at one of these amazing LA retro theaters that show kid flicks.

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Anxious Annie

I have anxiety. We usually do a really good job of hiding it, even though we do not feel as if it is hidden. For us it seems like our mask is half way off our face and we are…

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Crib Hopper

This is all happening too fast! I officially have a jumper on my hands. This kid is fearless. Throws a leg over anything and hops off, out…you name it. Over Christmas I witnessed the ease of Xander throwing a leg…

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Could This New Hair Dryer Actually Be the End of the Mom Bun?!

We may love the “hair dryer” track on the White Noise album our kids listen to at bedtime, but that doesn’t mean we’re wild about the real thing waking them up at 6 a.m. If you’re tired of rocking the…

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For Newbie Ninjas: 9 Books To Read Now

If your little one skulks through the house in black PJs, vowing to defend the family with homemade nunchucks, may we suggest adding a few of these titles to story time?

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Spend Time at Local Motion

Local Motion is an inviting studio that offers creative movement (ages 2-4), dance (5-8), and yoga (3 and up) for boys and girls. In addition to their on-going classes, they offer fun family yoga workshops once a month, and when…

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