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Here’s Why American Adults Think Their Moms Are So Cool

This survey explains why some moms are super-cool.

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The First Day of School Made Me Call My Mom and Tell Her This

This past week, both my ladies went back to school: Preschool for Harper and law school for Lacey. Originally, I was writing a hilariously witty column about how Lacey and I were so busy that we forgot to take a picture…

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Life Lessons from a Sweet Tooth

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
I’m sorry, but life is not “like a box of chocolates,” because if it were, then each bite would be sweet and probably not last more than 10 minutes in my hands (especially if they were…

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The Advantages of Having Siblings (from Someone Who Didn’t Have Any)

Growing up as an only child, I never wanted siblings. But through the mom friends I’ve made, I am beginning to see the plus side to having siblings.

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Pampered Party-Goers: Mobile Spas for Kids

If you’re feeling run down and a cucumber facial would perk you up, chances are that your kid feels the same way. Here are a few spas that make house calls to your darling diva.

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Amazon Prime to Shift to One-Day Delivery & Our Minds Are Blown

Patience is not a virtue when it comes to Amazon Prime shipments.

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Surviving the Teen Years—the Second Time Around

We have all been through the teen years. They are not easy. Guess what? They are not much easier the second time around. This time, I refer to parenting teens. I am a mom of three teenage daughters right now,…

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Ashton Kutcher Says He Won’t Raise Trust Fund Kids

They’ve gone and done something that’s made us love them (as parents) even more

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Staying Home With Sick Kids During Winter Is Utterly Exhausting

I first started writing this post in 2014 when my kids were sick. I’m not sure which illness they had at the time, but I was sitting there, watching Frozen for the millionth time, because that’s what my then 1-year-old…

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DIY Reindeer Hot Chocolate Gift

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and not too overwhelmed with all the check lists of things to do. Although this time of year can tend to be a bit crazy and stressful, it is important to remember…

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Why Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Aren’t Doing Christmas Gifts This Year

The famous couple has decided to institute a new tradition, and you might want to start it with your own family.

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You’ll Totally Envy This Playhouse!

This dad built the kind of playhouse to end all playhouses.

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As a Mom to 7, Here’s How I Try to Calm the Chaos

I have seven children, and for the most part, the older ones are reasonably well-behaved.  How do I go about disciplining the smaller kids in my house?  If you ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you that I…

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This Simple Perspective Helped Me Go Back to Work after Maternity Leave

I’m not dwelling on the fact that I won’t see my baby all day long. Here’s what I am doing.

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Recalled: Baked Beans From Bush Brothers & Co.

Here’s how to tell if you’ve got any of the affected products from the massive recall.

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How My Family Slowly but Surely Adjusted to a New Life

It always rains in Seattle they say, but not this summer. The wetter is lovely and the surroundings are beautiful. Coming from the Netherlands which is mostly flat with pastures and water, this is completely different.

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To Raise Better Kids, Say No

Here’s why saying no to your kids can actually make them better people.

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How I Managed To Create a Better Work-Life Balance

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Organized chaos. It’s the way I often describe my life. Work, kids, errands, family, fun, chores—I am sure you can relate. From an outsiders perspective it may look like I have it all figured out, but pull the…

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Calling Micro-Trendsetters! We’re Predicting the Hottest Trends of 2017

From nurseries that bring the outdoors inside to the maternity trend we hope stays around forever, here’s what everyone will be talking about in 2017.

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Dear Son: I Want to Tell You About Your Brother in Heaven

Dear Son,
I don’t know how to tell you this exactly, but you have a brother. He’s very different from other brothers. You can’t play with him, steal his food or toys, fight for my attention, or give him hugs…

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Household Mysteries Parents Know All Too Well

Photo: Hope Wilbanks
There’s nothing better than a good “whodunit” story. The thrill of following a sometimes goofy, yet articulate detective’s steps until she ultimately rationalizes all of the clues and finally points a well-manicured finger at the perpetrator nobody…

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Reconnecting With My Former Self Across The World

Photo: me
I spent my formative years traveling quite a bit. Driving across the country a handful of times, backpacking across foreign lands, even just moving to new cities. There is a part of my soul that is a traveler;…

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Coming Out of Isolation: Raising a Child With Special Needs

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Looking back, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when THE moment was. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention and I missed it. Maybe it was gradual. Maybe it was slowly sneaking up on me without a warning, making its transition mimic any other…

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Motherhood Has Turned Me into a Christmas Maniac

Motherhood has turned me into a full on Christmas maniac. I’ve already bought several gifts, though I’m still trying to figure out the perfect hiding spot (I’m looking for the right mix of “out of the way” and “won’t forget…

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So Gross It’s Fun: 5 Yucky Games for the Whole Family

Take your next family game time to gross new heights with these yucky-fun games.

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Learning Is Not Easy … and Sometimes You Scrape Your Knees

We are pretty spoiled when it comes to weather in California but Spring here is just magic. Cool breeze, bright beaming sunlight, and a whole lot of greenery (Thank you, El Niño). We’ve recently located a trail, great for families, on…

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Beyond Pho: Where to Get Your International Food Fix

Take your young foodies on a globe-trekking bite of the Emerald City.

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Get Out & PLAE! Red Tricycle Goes Kayaking

Red Tricycle families had a blast PLAE-ing from sea to shore at our event on the shores of Sausalito.

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Berkeley’s Fourth Street

Our new series A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will showcase fun itineraries for parents and kid’s adventures in different Bay Area neighborhoods. Read up on where to go at the Red Tri website, then look for our window clings…

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Pampering Bodycare for Expecting Mamas

Spoil Yourself  
We know how it is with second, third, etc. kids: As if chasing around after your child wasn’t enough, now you’re doing it with an extra couple dozen pounds tacked onto your midsection. Make the most of the…

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