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13 Things to Say to the Working Mom in Your Life

If there was a secret formula for perfecting the parenting trifecta of home life, career and kids, we’d be all over it.

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Free (& Cheap) Things to Do in Atlanta in September

Get ready for some apple-picking, cape-wearing, butter-churning free and cheap fun this September in Atlanta.

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7 Temporary Exhibits in Atlanta You Don’t Want to Miss

Find out what it feels like to swim in marshmallows or smell a herd of elephants; these exhibits are only in Atlanta this fall, y’all!

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How to Help Your Pet Adjust to Your Back-to-School Routine

Summer brings lazy days, looser schedules and oftentimes, more people hanging out at home. Your pet is probably enjoying this low-key time (not to mention the extra snuggles!) just as much as you! With school on the horizon, it’s important…

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Grow Your Child’s Cognitive Skills through Gardening

“Plant a garden with your child and watch their test scores, behavior, and language skills bloom.”

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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Delaying Preschool or Daycare Because of COVID-19? Here’s What to Do at Home

“With the onset of COVID-19, many parents have been forced to delay their toddler’s entry into daycare or preschool. Here are things you can do with your child to help mimic what they would learn and be more prepared when you are ready to send them.”

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7 Tips Every Parent Needs to Know for Effective Virtual Learning

“As the virtual classroom continues, many kids may be losing momentum and parents are certainly feeling drained. With no end in sight anytime soon, I wanted to share some virtual learning tips to keep kids engaged and us parents sane.”

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A Different Kind of Grief

“We aren’t physically suffering a loss. We suffer the loss of a dream we had. We have missed expectations and missed experiences.”

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5 Helpful Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

“Parents can start by making sure the home environment is integrating the language in everyday life. Here are helpful tips to get started.”

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These Prenatal Massage Spots Will Make You Melt

Yes, you can! Safety precautions are in place to keep everyone healthy—and relaxed!

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7 Classes to Get Kids Moving Every Day of the Week

If distance learning plus the rainy season has your kids feeling extra stir crazy, try one of these classes where they can burn off energy and get their endorphins flowing.

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I Was Homeschooled as a Child. This Is What I Think about It Now

“Decisions about school can be nerve-wracking as we wonder how they’ll affect our children’s long-term future, so allow me to share some observations as an adult looking back on the experience of homeschooling from kindergarten through middle school.”

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Should I Send My Vulnerable Child Back to School?

Here’s how some families are navigating this complicated question.

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Find Your Crew: Moms Groups in Akron, Ohio

The power of moms is an impressive thing!

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Is an Educational Pod a Practical Alternative to In-Person Learning?

“This endeavor is not impossible, but it will require tremendous focus and motivation by entire families who choose to participate.”

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How to Manage a Summer without Camp

“Shelter in place orders doesn’t have to ruin your kids’ summer. Use some imagination and technology to help them (and you) stay sane and make it through the summer while having a little fun.”

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The Be Kind People Project Brings Summer Camp to Your Home

Are your kids bummed because they can’t attend summer camp this year? The Be Kind American Adventure allows parents to help redirect their child’s attention in a positive way this summer. This program focuses on character youth education all while…

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Find Your Crew with These Bay Area Mom Groups

These moms groups are a great way to get support and make new friends!

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The Subtle Beauty of Child Development

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There is has been a lot of talk in the media recently about rigorous, academic preschools meant to ensure a child’s future academic (if not career) success. First, there was the story of the woman in New York who sued a preschool…

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How to Find Your Perfect Moms Group

When you find your mom tribe, not only will you get loads of play opportunities for your child, you’ll also get much-needed social interaction for yourself.

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Why It Matters How We Talk to Our Kids about Gender Roles

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The year was 1973, and my first act of subversion (or at least that was how the principal described it) was to allow the girls a turn to play with the large red rubber playground balls.…

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A Sensory-Friendly Aquatic Presentation and Other Inclusive Activities

We’ve got the scoop on autism-friendly performances, resources and other low-key spots to get out and about with your special needs child.

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Why Gifting an Experience Should Be Top of Mind This Holiday Season

Why add to the pile of never-used toys? Rather, gift an experience and see your present add to a child’s imagination, positive social interaction and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Daily Fun: Best Drop-in Classes for Every Day of the Week

Looking for something to do today? Try a new drop-in class near you!

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Why Are Educational Toys Crucial for Kids?

By integrating fun, educational toys in your child’s life, you’ll encourage their social and cognitive growth as well as their physical development.

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The Secret Life of Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes hide a deep complexity. They prepare us for the greater stories and experiences we’ll have throughout our lives.

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Want to Promote Your Kid’s Social Skills? Try This

Developing social skills take practice and these activities provide opportunities for your little ones to learn how to make new friends, problem solve, and empathize with others.

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It’s Okay to Accept That Motherhood Is Not Enough

“I struggled with admitting to myself, let alone to others, that motherhood just wasn’t enough.”

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My Two Different Daughters & My Two Very Different Parenting Styles

“My initial approach to parenting was one-size-fits-all. But as the kids grew, we found that this approach wasn’t going to work.”

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12 Ways to Make Screen Time More Meaningful for Your Kids

In the endless debate about screen time and kids, here are solid tips to make the experience count.

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Why I Let My Children Play So Much

“Play serves purposes beyond just having fun.”

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A New Coworking Space with Childcare Options Is Now Open

We’ve got the inside scoop on this latest coworking space that provides parents with a quiet space to work and their sidekicks with a supervised place to play (toys included!).

This latest neighborhood coworking space gives parents a quiet place to work while their kids meet new friends and enjoy supervised play (toys included!).

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7 Elements of Play & How They Impact Classroom Learning

As a child, remember when you used to grab your bike and friends and head down to the park to play on the playground for hours? The value of play is undeniable, as it is closely tied to the development…

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4 Low-Key Ways to Get Your Reluctant Child to Love Physical Activity

A large part of helping your child stay healthy is regular activity and exercise. A common form of exercise for children is sports. Whether it’s outdoor or indoor soccer, basketball, gymnastics or dance, there is a wide range of activities…

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