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To the Mom I Thought Was Judging Me, I’m Sorry

“Sitting at a beachside pizzeria waiting for our order to arrive, I saw her. She was a beautiful young mom seated across from us with her young family. And then I noticed her glancing over at my daughter’s leg brace.”

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A Love Letter to Chicago: Things We Can’t Wait to Do Again

A summer spent at the pool, farmers market or even just sitting at a restaurant amongst friends (even strangers!), these are the things we can’t wait to get back to post-Covid.

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Jurassic World Opens At Universal Studios; Rise of the Resistance Delayed

Before you book that SoCal amusement park trip, read this.

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I’ll Always Want a Real Christmas Tree—Here’s Why

 

It all started when I was 10-years old. My parents gathered my brother, sister and I into the family van and we drove to the only farm in our Southern California town: a Christmas tree farm.
It was love…

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7 Refreshing Ways to Keep the Family Cool When It’s Super Hot Out

Here’s how to keep you and the kiddos cool on those sweltering summer days.

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A Farewell to Stuffies

“Yeah, it’s fine. I never play with her anymore Mom.”

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Ben & Jerry’s New Flavor Is for a Good Cause

Just in time for those hot summer days.

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How the Kindness of a Stranger at IHOP Lessened My Single Mom Loneliness

It was our final day of Disneyland, and I was feeling like a world champion. I had planned and paid for this trip, arranged for pet care with my standard multiple pages of instructions, packed for every possible mother-son contingency,…

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Just Opened: Badlands, a Nature-Inspired Playspace

You don’t have to travel all the way to South Dakota to experience this amazing indoor playspace inspired by the great outdoors.

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Hacks to Stay Cool Without AC

These simple tips will keep you cool as a cucumber all summer long.

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10 Playgrounds With Awesome Picnic Areas

Swinging from monkey bars sure can work up an appetite! No need to rush home for lunch. Just stick to these covered pavilions and prime picnic spots.

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Ice, Ice Baby: Awesome Ways to Keep Playtime Chill

Keep your kids busy with any number of awesome and icy adventures. Here are 10 great activities and projects to do now.

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No Pool, No Problem! 8 DIY Water Tables

The perfect way to beat the heat, these ingenious tables were put together by some very resourceful moms and dads. Click through to get inspired!

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Must-Try Indoor Activities for Too Hot/Cold/Rainy Days

From art museums to indoor flower gardens, here’s where to go to keep kiddie cabin fever at bay (and your sanity intact).

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8 Clever Ideas for Plastic Cup Play

You thought they were just for drinking. Well think again. Then pull out the sleeve of plastic and your cups will be overflowing with fun.

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