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Our Exclusive Interview with the Tooth Fairy

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day so we thought you should know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the tooth.

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COVID-19 & the Future of Custody Battles in the US

Nowadays, both parents are so much more involved in the day-to-day of their children. The argument that one parent does not know the child’s routine is no longer true.

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Dear Daughters, I Saw Your Struggles This School Year

“This school year was rough. There have been no laughter-filled cafeterias, crowded hallways, trips to the school library, or bumpy field trip bus rides.”

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8 Waterfalls Worth the Roadtrip

We’re gushing over these hikes with waterfalls. All 8 are an easy drive from DC!

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Why I See Labels Not Limits

“That label got my son everything he needed and more. That label took away his limitations. It gave him a fighting chance.”

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Why Baby-Led Weaning Was One of Our Best Parenting Moves. Period.

“Not only has baby-led weaning allowed us to eat meals as a family, but we’ve also had some unexpected savings when it comes to time and money!”

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These Batteries Taste Terrible––Here’s Why

The bitter coating serves a big purpose.

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The Day I Realized Why I Shouldn’t Silence My Daughter

“Maybe it was a part of me finally waking up. That part of me that has trouble taking a compliment without deflecting it or negating it. That part that reflexively says, ‘I’m sorry’ when someone bumps into me. That part that stays quiet when I’m hurt because I don’t want to cause a fuss. That part.”

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How It Feels to Be the Mom of Kids That Are Being Bullied

“I want to tell you how it feels to stand by the door, waiting for the school bus, and praying, ‘Please, God, let him have had a good day,’ and knowing the answer two steps after he gets off the school bus.”

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Cloth Diapering 101

Curious if cloth diapering is for you? Read on!

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Thoughts of a Motherless Mom on Mother’s Day

The love of a Mother is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

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Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Vitamins, Study Says: They Could Reduce Autism Risks

Those pills might be hard to swallow, but it could be well worth it.

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This Innovative Pacifier Could Shorten NICU Stays for Preemies, Study Finds

The power of music could spare parents and the tiniest babies a lot of stress.

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Here’s Exactly What Happens If Your Kid Swallows a LEGO

LEGO wasn’t on the menu, but your kid ate one anyway. Here’s how long it’ll take them to poop it out.

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Amazon Matches Target’s Free Shipping Throwdown for the Holidays & Everyone Wins

Better still? You don’t even need an Amazon Prime membership!

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A Letter to My Child with Dyslexia

I see your slumped shoulders and head down when you leave school.

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I see you reciting your presentation from memory, even though the words are right in front of you.
I see you at the…

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Feel the Urge to Sneeze? Whatever You Do, Don’t Hold It In

You may just want to re-think holding that sneeze in after reading this.

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A Pediatrician’s Holiday Toy Guide

As the holidays quickly approach, we are trying to figure out how to beat the lines in Target or frantically filling our Amazon Prime baskets with toys. There is nothing more satisfying than watching your child’s face light up as…

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An Open Letter to My Sweet (& Sometimes Impossible) Daughters

Dear precious sweet children of mine,

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Here’s the deal. On a daily basis you ask me things that I can explain or physical things to do for you, i.e. “Where does our TV come from?”…

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DHA In Prenatal Vitamins Will Not Make Your Kids Smarter, Research Finds

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In recent years DHA was added to prenatal vitamins with the promise that it could influence your developing baby’s brain health. However, new research has debunked that idea, leaving those gigantic horse pills even more unappealing…

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Why Your Children Need You to be in a Healthy Relationship

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One of the biggest mistakes that some parents can make, in my opinion, is neglecting their relationship. When children come into the mix, so many of us put our relationship on the backburner, thinking it’s in the best…

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How I Gave Up the Idea of “Having It All” as Mom

Dear Valentina,
As you turn three years old, I wanted to share a few thoughts on motherhood with you, for one day you, too, will face a crossroads. Lead with your sweet heart.

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Love, Mom…

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How To Brush A Toddler’s Teeth

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I have a toddler and before I did, I had a totally different idea on what it took to brush a toddler’s teeth.  I had never been in the trenches before and probably gave not so great advice…

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Wooden Toys For Kids To Enhance Their Imagination

In today’s evolving technology, kids are subjected to use of computer games, or are watching cartoons on the idiot box or some even playing games on mobiles. However, yet there exist some toy producing companies who yet produce the traditional…

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10 Real Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Being A Stepmom

I see life as being a continuous stream of lessons.

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If we’re open to it, everyday we have the opportunity to learn new things. To learn from our mistakes and to learn from others’ mistakes…

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Today Is National Honesty Day

 

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Today Is National Honesty Day

It’s the best policy.

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Okay, we’re stretching the truth about Honesty Day just a little with
10 white lies that are totally ok to tell the kids.

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Keep it real with…

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Chicago’s Newest Sweet Spot: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Traversing the mag mile with the kiddos isn’t always appealing to a local, but we have a sweet spot that just might change your mind.

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Best Gluten-Free and Allergy-Free Meal Delivery Services (Vegan, too!)

If your family eschews meat, gluten, peanuts or other specific ingredients, trusting one-click meal delivery can be a hard pill to swallow. So we’ve rounded up the ones that are best for families with dietary restrictions.

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Hog Heaven: Best BBQ Joints for Atlanta Families

In honor of May as National Barbecue Month, here are the hottest spots to pig out around town.

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Get a Jump On: Bounce House-Filled Play Spaces

When bopping around outdoors isn’t in the forecast, check out one of these indoor bounce house play spaces for kids of all ages.

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A $22,000 Baby Spoon — Seriously!

The most expensive utensil you’ll ever see.

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Meet the Aquarium’s Newest Giant

It heartens us when we see families load up the ol’ wood-paneled wagon — or, nowadays, we suppose, the hybrid SUV — and find the last remaining drive-in theaters still showing summertime movies. Kids should wear pajamas and fall asleep…

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