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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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The Unexpected Way I Found the Purpose in My Life

“I was always a stubborn person and a little set in my ways. I was never one to back down from a good fight. What a perfect fit I was for this.”

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Take the Day Off from Being Chief Home Officer

“This isn’t a call for some grand gesture so much as it is an urging toward intentionally enjoying ourselves now and then for no other purpose than to bring happiness back into our parenting.”

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Elle King & Dan Tooker Announce Pregnancy

The singer and her fiance are about to become parents for the first time.

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3 Encouraging Ways to Help Children Celebrate Diversity

“Start building your children’s awareness of diversity now so that they can develop into empathetic, open-minded, and loving individuals.”

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My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Every Day Is a Struggle—but We Manage

“I love my child with everything I’ve got, but there are times when he’s hard to like.”

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Let Lucky Foods Inspire Your Meals this Year!

“Looking for some food inspiration? Take a look at these foods that are supposed to bring good luck in the New Year?”

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Put down the iPad & Go Outside

“Having to disconnect is so beneficial. You will start to notice an immediate change in attitude in yourself as well as your kids.”

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The One Sentence That Changed Me as a Mother

“I had become the awful mother I believed I was but then I heard another mother say something that hit me so hard it felt like a physical blow.”

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The Mental & Social Challenges of a Unique School Year

“According to the experts, one of the best things parents can do is to help children articulate and define what they’re feeling.”

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Where’s the ‘How to Maintain Your Identity’ Manual?

” It was a mistake to allow motherhood to swallow me whole, but I had no guidance on how to maintain my identity.”

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Practicing Imperfection

“The right choice is accepting your imperfections, not toxic perfection.”

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Tom Holland Dresses as Spiderman to Surprise Jimmy Kimmel’s Kids

This was a birthday the Kimmel family isn’t soon to forget! 

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So You’re Having Twins? Here’s the Advice That’s Not in the Books

“A crash course in topics not found in baby books that will actually help you in those early months with two newborns.”

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Amy Schumer Shares Details about Her Scary C-Section

The comedian didn’t have the easiest labor and delivery.

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My Daughter Forgot Her Homework & I Didn’t Fix It

“Yes, she was mad at me, and yes, I felt bad for her, and even though I know we will always be close and have a strong bond, I also know I am not her friend. I am her mother.”

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To the New Moms Who Didn’t Feel Joy Right Away

The truth is, for some, pure magic happens instantaneously. For others, it’s more like a restaurant’s soft opening. Over time, you work out the kinks and confidence builds. Things generally do get better. The magic and joy will come. It just may not come right away, and that’s okay.

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Dear Employer, I Forgot to Mention That I Am Pregnant

I felt so dishonest like I was lying by omission, but I wanted this job badly, but I was running out of time—I was about to start on a job when I was in my third trimester, and my boss had no clue.

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This Mom’s Parenting Hack Fail Proved a Bigger Issue Most Moms Face on the Daily

This is an important reminder about what moms *really* do.

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5 Simple Ways to Show the Love to Your Little Ones on Valentine’s Day

Check out these strategies for launching this “love-ly” month with your little one.

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This Mom’s 100th Day Hack Will Change Your Life

Get ready to make the 100th Day of School project a breeze.

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How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

You don’t need to flash your Costco card to shop at the mega-warehouse retailer—here’s how.

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Drew Barrymore’s Powerful Instagram Series about Parenting Is So Necessary

Drew Barrymore gets real about parenthood in a powerful way.

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Kristen Bell’s Marriage Tip Is Peak #MarriedLife #Goals & So Good for the Kids

Disagreements are inevitable, but there’s one very important thing all parents should do when they fight.

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This Mom’s Maternity Photo Shoot Honors Her Rainbow Baby in a Stunning Way

This photo shoot captures the intense emotions of having a rainbow baby.

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This Viral Post about Asking for Help as a Mom Is as Real as It Gets

This post is important reminder that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help.

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These Awesome Dolls Are Designed to Nurture Empathy in Boys

This doll hopes to break down gendered barriers to play.

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Say Goodbye to Those Bright Green Starbucks Straws

Are you ready for your favorite Frappuccino…sans straw?

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Target Is Having a Massive Fourth of July Sale

Major retailers are offering big savings this July 4th.

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