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Why I Parent from a Place of Love & Not Fear

“Losing my last born son has not made me coddle my remaining two children. Surprisingly, it has given me more confidence as a mother. I know what it’s like to lose a child, and I no longer fear death.”

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When Everything & Nothing Changes

“Despite receiving the diagnosis I always suspected, I knew him just like I had known him from the very moment he took his first breath into the world.”

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Lockdown Made Me a Better Parent. Here’s Why

“In the beginning, I have to say, I was a terrible parent. Every morning I would be glued to my phone, checking the latest coronavirus numbers and getting stressed about our lack of progress, all the while totally ignoring my children.”

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My Daughter’s Anxiety Kept Her from Speaking

When I finally looked up what could possibly be wrong with my daughter, the description fit her exactly. I felt horrible guilt for battling with her instead of trying to support her.

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10+ Tweets about Surviving Sick Days with Kids

Nothing tests a parent more than the dreaded sick day.

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One Day We Will Give Our Kids the World

“I was determined to see this family travel challenge through, if not to prove the naysayers wrong, to prove myself right.”

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Your Toddler Just Had a Tonsillectomy & Refuses to Drink Anything. Now What?

With some trial and error and a lot of patience, here are the tricks that worked for my 3-year-old.

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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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Get Rid of a Bad Cough Once & For All—with Chocolate, Study Finds

A spoonful of chocolate could be JUST what the doctor ordered.

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Pink’s Powerful Post on Parenting While Sick Is One We Can All Relate To

Moms don’t get a day off, even when we’re exhausted and sick—and even if you happen to be superstar mom like Pink.

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3 Things Every Food Allergy Mom Needs You to Know

In the United States, as many as 15 million Americans are walking around with food allergies. If this isn’t an actual epidemic, I don’t know what is. Even with all of those people, it can feel pretty lonely and isolating…

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If You Have a Younger Sibling, Science Has Some Surprising News for You

Parents aren’t “supposed” to have a favorite child, but science says otherwise.

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The Reflection in the Rear View

Today I looked in the rear view mirror and caught a glimpse of you, staring out the window, your eyes taking in the sunshine and the scenery rushing by. In that moment, you no longer looked like my baby, but…

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: March 9, 2018

Another week, another funny batch of tweets coming at ya!

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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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The FDA Has an Important Warning for Parents During Cough & Cold Season

These new warnings follow an extensive FDA review of data.

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8 Signs That You’re Probably NOT a Minimalist Mom

There’s a minimalism trend going around my friendship circles that focuses on getting rid of items that don’t bring value to your life. It highlights a great 90/90 rule of thumb; if you haven’t used an item for 90 days…

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Science Says This Simple Hack Can Help You Learn Faster

This latest research on effective learning could make a huge difference for your little scholar.

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Here’s Why We Actually Get Brain Freeze (It’s Science!)

Today is Brainiac Day and our friend, Dr. Universe, answers a big question from a nine-year-old thinker. Do you know the answer?

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Why This Normally Mundane Chore Gives Me Awesome Mom Power

I would not exactly be what you call a neat freak. A bit of a germophobe, yes, but not a neat freak. This is why it is surprising to me that I have come to realize my love for running…

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What I’ve Learned by Playing Pokemon Go with My Kids

I used to struggle with an internal guilt. All the articles about the negative impacts of electronics on kids…On the other hand, how could this family fun be a bad thing?

On the other hand, how could all this family fun be a bad thing?

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Parenting a Teenage Boy Taught Me to Speak Less, Listen More

Photo: Elijah Henderson
My latest mission, along with mindfulness (when I can remember) is positive self-reflection. Particularly in the parenting department. I have decided that rather than laying my head on the pillow each night with thoughts of  ‘well that…

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The Surprising Thing Your Family Should Know about Asthma & Allergens

I apologize in advance for the creepy feeling that will stay with you days after reading this article, but as your mom would say, it’s for your own good. I’m helping here—truly. That borderline asthma plaguing your kid may be the result of houseguests you can’t see or hear.

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A Father’s Love: What One Dad Learned from Another

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One sentence. That was all it took for me to know I was onboard with this guy. We had worked together a little over two weeks. We’d barely spoken. He didn’t even remember my name.
“You said your…

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Lessons My Daughter Taught Me About My Divorce

Photo: Jon Flobrant
For a minute, I didn’t understand what she said. The words just hung in the air, jumbled and meaningless.
“I want to stay at Daddy’s. I don’t want to be here tonight.”

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I Felt Like I Was Betraying My Daughter By Having Another Child

I remember leaving the house before sunrise the morning I gave birth to my son. My daughter, just a toddler at the time, lay sleeping peacefully in her bed. I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness as I pushed her…

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Tantrums and Trouble

Just imagine what the world would be like if it was acceptable for grown adults to act like children. I mean actually acceptable…At work, at home, at restaurants, wherever. Perhaps it already is…I have witnessed far too many adults throwing…

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Bond From Beyond

 
Photo: Grancer
I have been thinking about writing this story for a long time, but haven’t had the wherewithal to go ahead and put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, whatever, you know what I mean. So here…

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My Grandmother, the Hero

Photo: Gia Hamilton
My battle with breast cancer came in 2005 when my grandmother was diagnosed. I remember the knot in my throat and the cooling of my blood-the fear in my heart.
My grandmother raised me from the time…

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Throwing Up Kindergarten

Photo: Dat Nguyen
Like a lot of moms of young children, I live in a perpetual bubble of denial. I was in denial when my best friend finally admitted my infant son wasn’t the most handsome, charming baby she’d ever…

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A Parent’s Guide to Treating Your Baby’s GERD

Many people think that gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a problem for adult, especially older adults. But reflux is actually a very common problem for infants too – and it can be a very distressing one for parents and babies both. …

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Treating Your Child’s Sinus Drainage

Every day, each person’s respiratory tract produces mucus in order to protect itself from unwanted viruses, bacteria and other potential health threats.  But as WebMD reports, if your child has a cold, the flu, allergies or other respiratory problems, the…

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Dr. Google’s New Algorithm Aims to Improve Self-Diagnosis

Photo: Google
We’ve all been there: It’s midnight and you’re Googling “small bumps on baby’s arm” or “round itchy rash.” Next thing you know, you’re trying to figure out whether you should rush to the emergency room immediately. After all,…

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Primate Primer: 3 Monkeys We’re Wild About

Since it’s Monkey Day we couldn’t resist telling you about our favorite monkeys. Read on for some fun facts about these mammals we learned when we visited the local zoo! 

Black Howler Monkey
Alouatta caraya

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Happy Mom Tip #22: Let Yourself Feel What You Feel

This week’s tip: Let yourself feel what you feel.
When we feel stressed out (or sad or disappointed, for that matter) life offers a host of ways to not really feel those negative feelings. (For example: drugs and alcohol. Facebook.…

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