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Candid Confessions of a Pinterest-Challenged Mom

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I have a theory that cupcakes are a form of feminine oppression. No joke. Allow me to explain.
Your cupcakes for the second grade class are due to the teacher Monday at 8 a.m. sharp. You remember on…

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Feeling Completely Overwhelmed as a Parent? You’re Not Alone, According to New Survey

60% of parents polled said their mental load is “overwhelming.”

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Your “Addams Family 2” Sneak Peek is Here

Coming out just in time for spooky season!

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3 Ways to Combat Postpartum Depression

“Discussing postpartum depression with your physician should absolutely be a part of your birth plan.”

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How to Be Present with Your Kids When You’re a Working Mom

“These 5 tips will help you manage your focus outside of the board room, connect as a family, and be more present with your kids.”

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Want to Yell Less? 3 Ways to Create More Calm In Your Home

These tried-and-true tips will help reduce yelling and create more calm in your home.

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The Struggle Is Real

“In a year of isolation, we unexpectedly found community. We unexpectedly found joy. We found the ability to, dare I say, thrive in the midst of a chaotic and hectic year.”

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From Survival Mode to Thriving

“I remember that for so long I just got up day after day putting one foot in front of the other just doing but not really understanding where we were going or if it truly will get better. Just in survival mode really.”

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Can Video Games Help a Child’s Learning & Development?

“Now there’s a more balanced view of video games and how they can help kids learn, grow and thrive.”

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How I Explain Racism to My White Friends (So They Can Explain It to Their Kids)

Once we know our history (because, news flash, Black history is everyone’s history) and we can comprehend the complexities of injustice, then we can openly and honestly communicate it to our kids. 

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The Space between a Diagnosis & Not Knowing

“My heart goes out to you. I know how you’re feeling. I know the pain. I know the heartbreak. It’s one of the worst feelings ever. But, hang in there.”

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Being Okay with the Stage of Motherhood You’re In Now

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I just finished an early morning exercise class. It was only 45 minutes long. By about minute 40, right when the final stretch got underway, I took a second to look around. Half the class…

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5 Ways to Support Your Little Perfectionist

“Here’s what you can do if you notice a child struggling with perfectionism or their own inner-critic.”

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New Survey Reveals What It’s Really Like Trying to Conceive

Here’s what real parents have to say about TTC.

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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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The 3 Tips You Need to Get Your Kids to Sleep

“Between winter sniffles, inconsistent school schedules, and daylight savings, even the best sleepers can find themselves disrupted.”

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Friends in the World of a Special Needs Mom

“I appreciate even more that I have found a few amazingly supportive, truly genuine friends. The ones who check in on me when I haven’t been heard from in a few days, just to make sure I’m doing ok.”

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7 Ways to Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day

“We can make our kids feel special while also giving them the opportunity to spread the joy of the holiday to others.”

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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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The Universal Gesture of Parenthood

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There are times when parenthood can seem terribly isolating. Moments where you feel all alone, hoping for a sign or gesture from other parents that you are not by yourself in this, that someone else understands. …

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Working Moms, a Pandemic & Our Breaking Point

“We need you to treat us like you would expect to be treated. We are your employees, your constituents, your friends, your neighbors, the people passing you on the street. And we are tired. We are struggling. We are barely making it day to day.”

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7 Creative Ways to Feed Your Kids

“Keep an open mind, and feel free to try variations of these ideas and do what works for you and your family!”

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This GoFundMe Aims to #EndDiaperNeed (& It Only Takes $18 to Help)

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) recently launched a GoFundMe to help struggling families provide diapers for their children. Learn more about why this campaign is important and how you can help.

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How a Parenting Coach Helped Save Our Family (& My Sanity)!

“From the very first call, I felt relieved that I had someone to help me. Parent coaching, I learned, was going to help me get in touch with my parenting priorities and values.”

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Thankful in the Age of COVID? It’s Possible

“I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, and while it may go down as one of the most challenging and frustrating times of the modern era, I hope it will also be remembered as one of the most human.”

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What Does Self Care Look Like To You?

“Self-care” As Mothers, we hear this phrase a lot, oftentimes with a joke about drinking excessive amounts of wine, or actually being able to enjoy a warm cup of coffee; both are examples of coping, but not really self-care. Self-care…

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I’m a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Here’s How I Get My Kids to Sleep

Like many families, you may be finding yourself scrambling to get your family back into a healthy sleep routine. This expert is here to help.

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3 Remote Work Tips to Help Your Kids Adapt to Distance Learning

“Here are some common issues I’ve seen during the transition to remote work and how I’ve coached my employees through these rough patches. The same advice can help our kids with their own transition.”

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This Amazing Collaboration Makes Taking Family Photos a Breeze

When it comes to the holiday season, one thing never changes—stressing over family photos for the annual holiday card.

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Is Your Kid Regressing? Here’s What You Can Do About It

“Humans are not meant to be or feel isolated. But, this too shall pass. For now, we need to do whatever we and our kids need to get through until it’s finally time to get off this ride and stand on solid ground again.”

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How to Manage Family Conflict during COVID

“We can’t change that facts, but we can be prepared with strategies like the ones suggested above to help smooth over the struggles brought upon by the unprecedented difficulties we are all living through at this time.”

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Katie Lee & Husband Ryan Biegel Welcome Baby Girl

This is the first child for the couple.

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