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Accepting & Loving Your Postpartum Body

It wasn’t easy but this small change helped me focus on what was important—learning to celebrate and love my body unconditionally.

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What It Means When Your Child Prefers the Other Parent

“The pure acceptance of this is a way to remind your child that you are also available for them and acts as a reminder that they can trust and rely on you.”

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4 Unexpected Life Lessons My Kids Are Learning from Our Dog

I have always been a dog lover. I grew up with a rotating pack of dogs who were way more than pets — they were true members of our family. They went on roadtrips with us, slept in our beds,…

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Get Jumping: 10 Trampolines to Amp Up Your Backyard Fun

Jump on over to your best purchase of the summer!

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9 Scooters That Will Have You Cruising the Neighborhood

These scooters will have your kids cruising around the neighborhood in no time (which is pretty much a win-win for all involved!).

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These Trolls Succulents Are Gardening Goals

These one-of-kind planters bring a little magic to your garden.

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Get Up & Go! The Best Baby Walking Shoes

Your child will put one foot in front of the other with these cool shoes designed for new walkers.

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The Best Roller Skates, Blades & Skateboards for Every Age & Stage

Since normal activities are indefinitely on hold, you may be looking for some great alternatives.

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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On My 40th Birthday, Here’s Why I’m Happy to Not Be Turning 20

It’s the eve of my 40th birthday. A good chunk of my friends have already reached this milestone. For some it’s been a huge blow out party, for others, a quiet dinner with family.  Some have, at least on the…

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Chicco Launches Sleek Modular Travel System

They introduced two new products to their line this summer.

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What Is Ayurveda & Can It Help Keep Your Family Healthy?

“Ayurveda teaches that a strong immune system is the natural result of a healthy lifestyle built upon adequate sleep, a balanced nervous system, and proper nutrition. Try it for a few weeks—you may be surprised by the positive results!”

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Base-ically, the One Thing You’ll Need to Take Baby Home

The brand new Nuna RELX base for PIPA series car seats is loaded with brilliant features and superior functionality.

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Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative

These free resources are designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety.

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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Pee When You Sneeze? There’s a Fix for That

It’s important to keep your pelvic floor muscles in good shape because when they become dysfunctional, it can lead to a variety of symptoms such as urinary incontinence (peeing when you sneeze and jump), back pain, or pain while having sex.

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Connecticut’s Soda Tax Proposal Is a Healthy First in the Nation

This tax could earn the state some seriously sweet cash while making residents healthier.

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11 FREE Online Workouts for Pregnant Women

Find your favorite pregnancy workout with these FREE online videos, including yoga, HIIT, kettlebell, barre, pilates, stability ball and gentle stretches.

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What Is “Bird Nesting?” This New Trend Helps Kids Cope with Divorce

This could make co-parenting your kids after divorce a little easier.

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Is Working from Home Really Less Stressful Than Commuting to Work?

Working from home might not always be the best choice for every parent.

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Calling All Jan Bradys: America Actually Wants More Middle Children

Three—or more—is becoming the magic number again among families.

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I Tell My Kids We’re Rich—& Here’s Why

As any parent will tell you, sometimes kids ask questions that are hilarious or surprising. My son asked a question one night at dinner that was a little bit of both. His question was, “Mom, are we rich?”

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We’re Parents & Partners: How to Balance Both Roles at Once

I think most moms can agree that once you have children the entire structure of your life changes. Sleep becomes something you hear about but never truly experience. Free time means your drive to pick the kids up at school.…

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If I’m Being Honest, Sometimes I Want to Give up on This Marriage

Sometimes I want to give up on this couple smiling in the photo.

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Sometimes I want to give up on the stability, the memories, the relationship built on 22 years. Sometimes I want to leave…

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Why This Father is Driven to Recruit 10,000 New Foster Parents

Foster parenting has created a sense of urgency within me to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Perhaps it is due to the children’s horror stories that I have been witness to, and have watched come…

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Why Constructive Conflict is Important at Home

New research says that arguing in front of your kids may not negatively impact them.

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My Mom Did Direct Sales and Here’s How It Affected My Childhood

I am a child of the modern direct sales company model. Thirty years ago, my mom made a decision to ‘sell a little jewelry on the side’—and it changed the direction of our family forever.

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Kids Should Spend at Least Three Hours Outside Every Day, According to Experts

Why kids need to get outdoors for three hours a day and how to do it.

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Older Moms Make Better Parents, A New Study Finds

 

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Whether you choose to postpone motherhood by choice or necessity, there has often been a stigma attached to being an older mom. A new study blows any negative assumptions out of the water, however, with…

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Believe it or Not? New Study Finds Aging Makes You Happier

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Move over 20-somethings, midlife is where it’s at. According to a recent study, people only get happier as they reach their 30s and 40s. While you might sometimes pine for those pre-child parties, the truth (at least according…

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5 Smart, Not-So-Obvious Tax Refund Uses

Congratulations, taxes are finished! You worked hard to meet the deadline and now can sit back, relax, and await your refund. While it is tempting to spend it on a weekend getaway or that shiny new something you’ve been eyeing,…

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The Best Hidden Exercise You Should Do Every Day

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Recently, a friend of mine mentioned that she didn’t like running that much.  It wasn’t because she wasn’t in shape, or she wasn’t fast, or she didn’t have the time…it was because she felt like she had…

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I’m Glad I Had A Child Before Marriage

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When imagining their lives in the future, I’m willing to bet there aren’t many people out there who want to get in a relationship, have a baby, and then get married. From childhood we have been taught that…

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Peppa Pig Misses Her Chance At Freedom From The Ding-Dongs

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Gawd Peppa…you missed your chance.
FINALLY Peppa The Pig was given the best of opportunities to get away from that wretched family of hers!

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SHE DIDN’T TAKE IT.
With toddler twins who are…

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