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The Worst & Best of Parenting

“At times, I cry on my husband’s shoulder because I am so bored and frustrated with being a mother even if the kids haven’t misbehaved the entire day.”

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When Your Teen Is Drowning in Their Mental Health Problems

“They need heroes in mental health. They need to hear if you fought with depression every day or anxiety kept you from functioning some weeks. They need to know that there are mental health heroes all around them.”

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Dear Kids, I Hope You Never Thank Me for This

“I hope my kids are grateful for all of the things we do for them, but for many reasons, more importantly, I hope they are thankful for the things that we didn’t do.”

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A Christmas Tree with a 53-Year-Old History

“All those years ago, they never could have imagined what Christmas 2020 would have in store for them—but every single one of those years, they’ve spent Christmas surrounded by love and light. And it may look a little different this time around, but that hasn’t changed.”

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I Hope I Can Duplicate the Magic of Christmas

“I hope someday my own kids will look back on Christmas and think about the fun crazy times and how much their mom and dad loved them and wanted them to have the best Christmas. I hope we can duplicate the magic that my parents brought me.”

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4 Ways to Help Find Balance & Grace during Difficult Times

“Most importantly, remember that we can’t control what’s going on in the world around us. Slow down, take a few deep breaths, and find the grace and balance that works for you.”

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Federal Workers May Soon Get 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Nonmilitary government employees may get this much-needed benefit soon!

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The Simple But Important Way Parents Can Helps Reduce Pain in Babies

Sparing your baby from pain could be in your own hands.

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eBay’s New Toytopia Can Help You Score Those Hard-to-Find Toys This Year

All the hottest toys this year—no bidding required.

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Chickenpox Parties Are a Very Bad Idea, Doctors Warn. Here’s What to Do Instead

The chickenpox is definitely the worst party favor to come home with ever.

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Breastfeeding Could Lower Risk of Stroke in Moms, Study Shows

Breastfeeding has major health benefits for moms, too.

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13 Cars With Rear Seat Reminders So You Don’t Forget Your Kid This Summer

These are quickly becoming an important feature among car companies.

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3 New Collectibles to Watch for This Summer

We’ve found three new lines that’ll thrill your kids.

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All Those Extra Cups of Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Study Shows

Here’s another reason to have that second cup of java in the morning.

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Pregnant Woman’s Target Maternity Shoot Is Perfect

This photographer staged the perfect maternity shoot for her Target-loving friend.

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Here’s One More Reason You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

Eating your favorite chocolaty treat may help your brain stay young.

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Create a Mini-Golf Course at Home on the Cheap

Today is National Miniature Golf Day! (Yes, it’s a thing!) Even if you don’t have access to a local course you can transform your living room, house, yard or a nearby park into one worthy of any little putter.

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How a Diaper Rash Changed My Entire Perspective on Parenting

Photo: Rob D
Last night, my love, I held you, just as I hold you every night.
You were snuggled into my chest, sleeping just as you have every night from the day you were born—your cheek resting against my…

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Pregnancy and the Horse Latitudes: When the Final Weeks Feel Endless

Photo: Lauren Wellbank
Have you ever heard the phrase horse latitudes before?  If you haven’t, don’t worry, it’s an outdated term with several different interpretations that the average person would have no call to know. The origins of the saying…

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Crazy Cat Ladies Are Owning Life Right Now

Historically cat lovers were stigmatized and judged as lonely single ladies who have not much else going on besides their furry companions. But nothing could be further than the truth. Now is the time for all of you cat folks…

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Warning: Your Child Might Be A Jerk If…

Okay, your kid is probably not a jerk at all. No kids are jerks…or maybe all kids are jerks. I love my own kids with every fiber in my being, but they can be total jerks. Let’s look at a…

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Sensational Swimming Lessons That Make a Big Splash

We’ve rounded up ten swim schools to check out so that your kiddos can safely make waves all summer long!

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How to Get Baby to Sleep in 42 Seconds Flat

One of the most challenging tasks a new parent faces is putting a newborn baby to sleep. For a very lucky few, putting a newborn to sleep is not a problem. But for the rest of us, who have hit…

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Paint the Town: 6 Paint Places for Kids to Get Crafty

Check out these six spots where your whole gang can get fired up about art.

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8 Awesome (Yes, Awesome!) Things About Toddlers

For just a minute forget the defiance and tantrums and focus on the good stuff. Here are eight ways toddlers totally rock.

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Just Opened: Foss Swim School

All children are born swimmers (or so Nirvana album covers would have us believe). They just need the right teachers. Find them at Foss Swim School, opening in Lakeview this week. We have the first peek.

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