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Making a New House Feel like Home after Divorce

Divorce is never easy—add moving to a new home to the mix and it’s next level stressful. Here are tips to make the transition easier for your kids so that everyone can start over in a positive way.

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The Fire Extinguisher Solution to Parenting

“I always mean well, but it doesn’t always end well. Unfortunately, my watery methods don’t always mix with my children’s sometimes oily troubles.”

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There Is No Silver Bullet to Healing from Trauma

“Being a parent is freakin’ hard. We are challenged to be our best selves while raising better versions of who we became.”

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The Struggle Is Real

“In a year of isolation, we unexpectedly found community. We unexpectedly found joy. We found the ability to, dare I say, thrive in the midst of a chaotic and hectic year.”

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If Your Little One Is Struggling with Anxiety

“This little girl did the work. And now, as a teen, she is thriving. Anxiety creeps in every now and then but she has the tools to stop it long before it attempts to take over.”

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10 Afterschool Activities for Kids That Need Action!

“Physical activity helps a child stay regulated (process and adjust to their environment) and promotes the maturation of their nervous system and is even associated with higher academic performance!”

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The Unexpected Gift We Received This Year

“We could all focus on what wasn’t in 2020. We could focus on the loss, the pain, the suffering. It’s been here. For all of us. However, I won’t. I will choose to see the gift we got in 2020.”

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When Christmas Looks Different From What You Imagined

“In a way, I guess you could say my Grinch heart is growing because for once, we have some hope in enjoying Christmas.”

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Twin Essentials

Let me share some of the top items that have helped twin parents make life a little easier; especially when doing it alone

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Tummy Time Hacks by a Pediatric Physical Therapist

As a pediatric physical therapist and mom of two, not only have I been there, done that, but it’s actually my job to help parents and babies become tummy time masters!

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12 Calming Things to Tell Yourself (Before You Totally Lose It!)

Enough with the mom guilt. This is what you need to be telling yourself every day.

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Rice Krispies Treats Is Releasing Kits to Help Parents This School Year

Kids might crave a little extra love this school year.

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression during a Pandemic

“I gave birth to my Ronnie in March and was plunged into a motherhood that I could never have planned for. I woke up every day with anxiety coursing through my veins and an uncertainty and fear about the state of the world that clouded my vision.”

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5 Tips for When You Are a Parent and a Caregiver

Finding balance as a parent and a caregiver can be difficult, but it is possible. These tips will help you get into a rhythm that works for your family.

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Doesn’t Everyone Have a Mommy?

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Four-year-old Derek calls out to me, “Joel just said that he doesn’t have a mommy and I told him that everyone has a mommy! Doesn’t everyone have a mommy?” Derek asks.
As a nursery school teacher, I was…

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5 Ways to Practice Compassion through the Holidays

“No matter how you give and give back this holiday season and beyond, stay mindful about those in need. May we all be lucky enough to not need, but when we do, may we all have the support of our loved ones and community to help us through.”

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6 Ways to Help a Friend through Postpartum Depression

​​​​​​​If you think your friend, family member, or loved one is experiencing postpartum depression, here are six ways you can help support them.

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I Was 8 When My Dad Died and I Finally Found a Way to Heal

I wish I could’ve told my 8-year-old self, crying in her bed, asking God to take her too because the pain was too much, “You will get through this. You will understand a new normal. You will learn how to live and be happy. It will take a lot of work and but you will do it.”

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This Is What Mornings Are Like with a Daughter Who Has Debilitating Anxiety

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My mind is awake long before the alarm chimes.  I am far from prepared to face another day, impending doom already settling in.  I know I must wake my daughter right away in order for her…

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Reclaiming the Joy of Childhood as an Adult

Here’s how I managed to do it.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: Feb. 1, 2019

Take the chill off with our roundup of hilarious tweets.

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Parenting Is Super Hard & This Supportive App Wants to Help

This app wants to help you get through parenthood without losing your mind.

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I Am My Child’s Inner Voice & Every Word Is Sacred

When they get older, yours will be the voice they hear in their heads, like it or not, so be encouraging as often as possible and be gentle with criticism.

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Here’s Why Your Kid Has Trouble Holding a Crayon or Pencil

They say people don’t write letters anymore, but this takes on a whole new meaning for kids.

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And the 2018 Toy of the Year Winners Are…

Parents, it’s time to update your kids’ birthday wishlists!

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5 Thoughtful Ways of Building Trust with Your Teens

Building a relationship of trust with your kids is tough. It’s a process years in the making, and the earlier you begin, the better. When your kids become teenagers, that trust will be even more important to maintain. But when…

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This Monthly Subscription Box Sends You Whole Boxes of Sensory Play

This subscription box is filled with squeezable, stretchable and touchable items—perfect for kids with sensory needs.

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New Study Finds Pet Dogs Help Reduce Kids’ Stress

Can dogs help kids feel calmer? It all depends if they’re close buddies.

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Kids Should Spend at Least Three Hours Outside Every Day, According to Experts

Why kids need to get outdoors for three hours a day and how to do it.

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10 Surprising Work-From-Home Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Were a Thing

If you’re looking for a work-from-home job look no further.

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A Letter to the Newly Separated or Divorced

A letter to you, on the day you decided to leave your marriage:

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Congratulations. You just made a really, really hard decision. It’s something you probably agonized over for months, maybe even years. You likely…

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Babymoon Escapes that Are Close to Home

The three big Cs are what make for the very best baby moon: Close, convenient and CHILL. We’ve rounded up seven winning spots in the Bay that are sure to satisfy and expecting couple’s cravings.

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‘Aint No Party Like a Momchelorette Party

I love a good party, but I can’t think of a worse social event to be invited to than a baby shower. There often is no booze, start at some ungodly hour of a weekend morning and you have to…

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Ode To The Middle Child

The middle child is forever the butt of all birth order hierarchy jokes. Judging from these pictures there is good reason for this!

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Here we have that magical moment in life where the baby realizes…

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How Listening to My Husband Ended My Marriage

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I stood in the doorway to our family room after settling the kids in bed and said to my husband Billy,  “have a minute?”
I was anxious, although I hadn’t told him.  Friends of ours were divorcing after…

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