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5 Things Organized People Always Do (& 5 Things They Don’t)

Back to school is the perfect time to get your house organized once and for all—here are five tips and tricks that will help turn your home into the clutter-free sanctuary you’ve always dreamed it could be.

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There’s an Entire Park for Peppa Pig in the U.K. & How Have We Never Been There?

Add this park dedicated to everyone’s favorite pig to your epic travel bucket list.

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How to Totally Win at Holiday Gift Wrapping This Year

Make those gifts extra special this year with this amazing wrapping paper.

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Your Next Family Getaway Is in Phoenix. Here’s Where You Can Eat, Play & Stay

 
When on vacation, your fun-loving crew wants to see it all. From experimenting at the Arizona Science Center to an epic hike on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix is packed with family adventures. And after a day of exploring all this…

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Insider’s Guide to the Exploratorium

Spend all day at Pier 15’s Exploratorium where science, art and human perception intersect in the most amazing ways.

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Why I Won’t Be Ashamed of My Messy House

Give me the messes and the memories.

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Fur Realz, Crash Bandicoot Is Back!

Here’s why this ’90s icon is back and better than ever.

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Why This Mom Isn’t Cleaning up After Her Kids Anymore

This mama is done with the whole cleaning up after her kids thing, and here’s why.

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How to Pair the Perfect Glass with Your Tot’s Mood

Today is National Drink Wine Day and no matter your kiddo’s mood, this clever list from our Spoke Contributor Network will have you laughing while you sip.

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Dear Couch, I Can Explain…

Dear Couch, You probably overheard me talking about you when the company was over this past week. I didn’t mean it really. Okay, I did. But we don’t actually have any concrete plans to get rid of you. I was having a…

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I’m Tired of People Telling Me I Look Tired

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Almost every week, a mom at karate tells me I look tired. “Oh wow, you look tired. Rough week?” Ugh! But don’t judge her; she’s actually a very nice person except for this one harsh, but an incredibly…

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7 Things I Rocked Today as a Parent

There is a meme that I keep running into on social media that says, “I’m done adulting. Let’s be mermaids.”

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Truthfully, it makes me kind of giggle every time I see it. In a recent texting convo…

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Warning: Your Child Might Be A Jerk If…

Okay, your kid is probably not a jerk at all. No kids are jerks…or maybe all kids are jerks. I love my own kids with every fiber in my being, but they can be total jerks. Let’s look at a…

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More Stubborn Than a Mule…and He is Only One Years Old

With a strong southern accent, I am stating that when I say that I love the bay area….I mean, I LOOOVVE the Bay Area. Not that my hometown in Georgia has nothing going for it, it’s just that there is…

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Climbing Mount Motherhood…And Trying to Not Tumble Over the Cliff’s Edge

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There are days where I feel like I am mountain climbing my way through parenthood.  I stumble, I sweat, the air feels significantly thinner and I am in danger of passing out.  Today is one of those day.  …

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When I became a parent I changed these 4 things. Here’s how they made me better.

It’s hard enough being a human, but it’s even harder when there is another little human watching you. Before I became a mother, there were parts of myself that I wasn’t particularly proud of. But I felt like no one…

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Just Opened: “Nature’s Fury” at the American Museum of Natural History

You’ll be blown away by this new exhibit devoted to the science of natural disasters!

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Must-See New Exhibit: The Wizard of Oz

From learning how tornadoes are made through making a horse turn purple, the new Portland Children’s Museum’s “Wizard of Oz” exhibit makes learning feel like child’s play.

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Take Flight: Inside Portland’s Best Bird-Watching Bash

Thousands of Vaux Swifts are all set to create their swirling bird tornado as they drop into the chimney every evening in September.

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10 Things You Must Know Before Going to Great Wolf Lodge

If you live in the Seattle area (or any area that is near one of the 11 Great Wolf Lodge locations) and have kids who are old enough to play the “my vacation is better than your vacation” game, a…

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