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11 Ways to De-Stress in 1 Minute (or Less)

Finding yourself overwhelmed by current affairs and a full house? Try one of these quick and easy ideas will help you reboot and re-energize in no time.

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4 Agreements Every Rockstar Parent Should Make with Themselves

“#4: Do your best. Every human can start doing this right now.”

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Managing Relationships within Your Quarantined Home

Is the close proximity to your loved ones working on your nerves? Try these tactics to turn your frustration and annoyances around before you lose your cool.

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One Research-Backed Way to Diminish Toddler Tantrums

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All I wanted was to walk on the treadmill for maybe…20 minutes. Is that too much to ask?
I had a great plan–I would hop on the treadmill in the basement while my son (age 2 at the…

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4 Tips to Help Ease Camp-Sickness

Here are a few tips to help your child ease back into home life after an amazing summer at camp.

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The Secret Life of Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes hide a deep complexity. They prepare us for the greater stories and experiences we’ll have throughout our lives.

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When You Know It’s Time to Hit the Road & Bike 4,000 Miles with Your Kid

Here’s the thing: how can we not go? Life is happening now.

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‘Tis the Season for Unwanted Parenting Advice. Here’s How to Deal with It All

For when you’ve had it up to *here* with all those well-meaning suggestions.

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How to Avoid Family Awkwardness & Arguments at the Holidays

Family awkwardness can be a given during the holidays. One expert shares how to cope when the kids are around it, too.

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Welcome to the Circus That Is Putting My Children to Bed

“Oh crap, wait…these are my monkeys. This is my circus.”

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8 Going on 28: How to Make Sure Your Kiddo Isn’t Adulting Too Soon

Recently, my oldest daughter informed us that she did not want to change her younger brother’s poopy diapers. On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable request. After all, I wanted to avoid changing his diapers too.
Then, it hit…

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Watch This Cool Soap-Powered Science Trick I Taught My Kids When the Babysitter Bailed

Photo: Jenny Ballif
A couple months ago I had one of those afternoons where two friends needed emergency babysitters at the same time. The weather was bad for outside play, and we had seven kids cooped up indoors, ages 3…

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How I Use Simple Supplies to Turn Water Time into Super Fun Science!

Photo: Alycia Calvert
Transform water play into an incredible science lesson with these simple supplies: a cup and a plastic lid, a jar and a piece of screen. The first time I shared these two investigations with my kids, they…

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Why It’s Important for Stepfamilies to Not Rush Bonding

Raising a family has never been easy. Throw a stepparent into the mix and you’re likely to face a raft of new challenges you never anticipated. You are not alone though as reports show that more than 1000 stepfamilies are…

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To the Good Dads From a Single Mom

Photo: Stephanie Portell
Nobody ever mentions the single dads.
And they are out there.

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My kids have one.
They hardly mention the dads who became moms, or the dads who still sent their ex flowers…

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Life Happens in Between Plans

Photo: Christina Fletcher
So here’s the thing. I was writing a little post… um ok, a rather long post… on sensitive children and tapping into their deeper essence, while offering tools for awareness to them… and then my computer had…

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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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This Ingenious Hack Will Get the Knots Out of Your Necklaces FAST

photo: Shahrzad Warkentin

How many times have you let your little ones into your jewelry box for dress up play just to end up with the entire contents jumbled together in one giant knot? We’ve all got better things to…

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How I Learned to Worry Less and Start Living A Fuller Life

I have been contemplating committing to a worry free life. Lofty wouldn’t you say? But imagine. Imagine the Freedom. Imagine the Joy. Imagine the Peace that would bring me.
I am a person with a natural bend towards anxiety. Is…

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Lounge Lizards: 12 Comfy Chairs for Kids

From comfy loungers to perfect poufs, we found cool chairs in every style, shape, and color.

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A Mother’s New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year.
The time of year where everyone declares everything they will do better this year.

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The time of year when people decide they are going to “Get fit!” and “Eat less!”…

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7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From “Daniel Tiger”

Of course, being a parent is a precious gift of God. It is a unique feeling when we love somebody else wholeheartedly and unconditionally for eternity. Nothing else can produce the true joy and satisfaction that motherhood allows. It is…

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Back to School Tips

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Back to School Tips
When a child has extra needs, as my oldest does, it creates challenges when preparing to go back to school.  I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the techniques I have learned…

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Make Momma’s Happiness A Priority

I see frequent posts on my social media platforms about the importance of moms making their happiness a priority, of making “me time” a non negotiable in their day. Yet sometimes as women we feel selfish for making our “me…

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SWEET! Airlines Can No Longer Charge You Extra to Sit With Your Kid, FAA Bill Says

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To ease up the tension parents face when flying on a plane with their littles, the Federal Aviation Administration passed a bill stating parents are allowed to sit with their children on a flight without being…

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Tricks Are for Kids: 7 Easy Magical Illusions to Learn Today

Conjure up serious entertainment with seven simple magic tricks.

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Why We Kiss in Front of Our Kids

Our wedding kiss was … ahem … awkward. It was a shy, quick peck that even our photographer couldn’t capture it. It was so unimpressive that some of our guests probably secretly held back some boos. I wouldn’t blame them…

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Grateful

 
I took my seventh-grade daughter to the mall yesterday. Please note that I love shopping so when I had her I assumed we would be shopping buddies. See the picture of us when she was five months old at…

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Today Is National Paperclip Day

 

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Today Is National Paperclip Day

Keep it together.

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Transform an ordinary paper clip into a thing of beauty—or at least something handy—using one of these hacks.

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Will it float? Find out how by showing the kiddos…

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B is for Bard: 3 Kid Movies Shakespeare Wrote First

Here are three kid-friendly ways to enjoy Shakespeare today.

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Stay Calm & Parent On With Secrets From Zen Moms

Keep your new parent stress in check by sneaking in everything from yoga to acupressure. Read on for tips from relaxation experts who have also, at some point, had newborns.

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A Spa for the Whole Family

Discover this tranquil Koreatown spa, just waiting to pamper the whole family for the whole day!

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