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Everything You Need to Know about Disney’s New Genie Service

Yep, there’s still a way to skip to the front of the line!

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Coloring: Inside or Outside the Lines?

Photo: Janet Coburn
The other day, my husband gave me a little gift with which to amuse myself while he was out of town – a paint-n-bake coffee mug with an intricate mandala sort of design on both sides and…

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Baby reading with dad

Study Shows Babies from Bilingual Homes Switch Attention Faster

There may be an advantage simply from hearing, not just speaking, a second language.

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How to Teach Little Kids about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo: Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons
After the frantic weeks of December—decorating, shopping, cooking and baking—I love settling into the reflective time of January days. In a world of national and international strife, the inspiration and wisdom of Dr.…

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Moms

Rather than make resolutions you surely won’t keep, why not make a list of goals that you are positively going to accomplish? Bragging rights totally optional.

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7-Eleven’s New Nerds Slurpee Is the Perfect End of Summer Treat

Just like the heat, this sweet treat will be gone soon.

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Should Baby Walkers Be Banned in the U.S.? New Report Weighs In

Experts say baby walkers pose a very serious risk.

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The First Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s New She-Ra Series Is All about Girl Power

By the honor of Grayskull, we are SO ready for the She-Ra reboot!

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Parents: Don’t Be the Gorilla (Even When Your Family Feels Like a Zoo)

“Boy, is it easy to get caught up in drama. Your kids, my kids…what’s fair and not fair?”

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Here’s How Alexa Responds If Your Kids Ask Where Babies Come From

Alexa will also (thankfully) help keep the magic of Santa alive, too.

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Most Parents Don’t Know How Much Sugar Their Kids Really Eat, Study Finds

Do you know how much sugar your kids eat? You might be surprised.

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7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained in the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping is never going to be a trip to the ice cream parlor or playground, but with these ideas, it just might take some of the groans out of the process.

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We Wish Every Kid Got This Summer Packet to Take Home from School

We can totally get behind this type of summer pack.

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How to say “No” to Your Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)

I am an overexplainer. It’s a weird trait for an introvert, but I feel that my kids will benefit from a full explanation and understanding of situations, decisions, and circumstances. But sometimes the questions are just. Too. MUCH! Scott and…

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Governor Who Claimed Students Were Abused During Teacher Walkout Issues Apology

The governor of Kentucky was in hot water over troubling comments he made about his state’s teacher walkouts.

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Dear Husband: I NEED More Help from You

Read the complete viral letter from one mom whose relatable words speak for so many tired moms.

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Kim K Accidentally Spills Sex of Her Third Baby While on Ellen

During a recent interview, Kim Kardashian West slipped up when talking about her baby-to-be’s gender.

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Delayed Cord Clamping Could Save Premature Babies’ Lives

New evidence shows that delaying clamping can benefit mother and baby.

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Hogwarts on Its Head: “Puffs” at the New World Stages

Should you take your kid to this Harry Potter-inspired spoof? Here’s our review!

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My Secret to Success Has Taught Me This about Parenting

A lot of people take themselves very seriously. I get it; there exists within us from the very beginning a need to feel important, that our lives are necessary and that we validate our being. Without feeling like we are…

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Why Today is My Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. That is the mantra I’ve adopted and routinely share with my family. It doesn’t mean that today stands out above all others, nor is it implying a spontaneous eruption of good fortune is coming my…

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The 8 Super Helpful Things I Asked before Choosing a Baby Name

Choosing a name feels like such a daunting task. We took these 8 things into consideration.

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New Proposal May Let Kids Sleep a Little Longer Before School

California kids may get a few extra minutes of sleep if a bill now in the state legislature is passed.

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Parenting a Teenage Boy Taught Me to Speak Less, Listen More

Photo: Elijah Henderson
My latest mission, along with mindfulness (when I can remember) is positive self-reflection. Particularly in the parenting department. I have decided that rather than laying my head on the pillow each night with thoughts of  ‘well that…

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Why I’m Totally Letting Them Eat the Sugary Stuff (and It’s OK!)

“Can you buy ice sticks?” My son asked as I prepared my list for my Costco run.

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Fla-vor-ice, that big blue box filled with those tasty frozen sticks of water, high fructose corn syrup, fruit…

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Here’s Why Handling Your Toddler’s Tantrums Makes You Better at Business

Want to become a better business leader? It could be as easy as reacting the right way to your toddler’s tantrums.

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A New Kind of Parent-Teacher Conference Might Be Coming to Your School

Thanks to this new program, the traditional parent-teacher conference may be in for a major overhaul.

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Men Who Have Daughters Are Better at Business

According to new research, dads of daughters make better businessmen.

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4 Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Take Care of Themselves

Today is Women’s Checkup Day and we want you to schedule yours. While you’re at it, take a few minutes to add some self-care routines into your day-to-day that are more than just a bubble bath.

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Whee! 7 Playgrounds with Zip Lines

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you strap them in and send them soaring with their feet skimming the treetops — these kid-approved zips will keep them mere feet from the ground.

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Lil’ Help Here: 4 New Products to Help You Keep Your Resolutions

We could all use a little help when it comes to keeping our resolutions. Here are a few new products that are sure to help.

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Why I Resolve Not to Diet Again

Sometimes I have thought that if I could have any superpower, I would want the power to eat everything I want to and have it all be a) good for me and b) not able to make me fat. This,…

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