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Young Black Female Leaders You Should Be Following

“Follow these young Black female leaders that are changing the world and making history.”

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Who’s the Real Bully Here?

If you want to find the source of a child’s bullying, look at children’s behavior—it’s hard not to see a reflection of the environment in which they are being raised.

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7 Easy Steps to a Plastic-Free Life

“Here are 7 easy steps you and your children can take to reduce single-use plastics and maybe eventually remove the need for them in the future.”

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Cub Scout Recall

Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Activity Pins

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pin away from children.

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Practicing Imperfection

“The right choice is accepting your imperfections, not toxic perfection.”

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Parenting Is a Self Improvement Project in Disguise

“Thanks to old buttons and triggers—I created chaos instead of calm when trying to help my daughter with her work. I made it about me. My fear. My anxiety. My stress. My own insecurities.”

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Nail Polish for Girls & Boys?!

Girls and boys should feel free to express their individuality in artistic, and colorful ways and this mompreneur created a way to make sure that was possible.

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Boy, Wonder Is Changing Boys Clothing in the Best Way

The creators of Princess Awesome are back––and boy, is it wonderful.

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How to Rock Being a Sports Mom Like the Boss You Already Are

As the mom of four athletes, I’ve experienced the highs and lows associated with youth sports.

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The One Goal I Set That Changed My Entire Life

How do you find your happy? Here is one woman’s journey.

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Pediatricians Say Every New Mom Needs This Test

You might get a check-up of your own at your next well baby visit.

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5 Things Not to Tell Your Daughter

It’s not just what you do say, but also what you don’t.

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Hilarious Memes That Sum Up Pregnancy

These hilarious pregnancy memes are spot-on.

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This Supplement Taken During Pregnancy Could Reduce Childhood Allergies

These supplements may reduce your baby’s risk of developing food allergies.

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This Airline Just Introduced an Amazing New Perk for Its Youngest Flyers

Turkish Airlines knows how challenging traveling with kids can be and they’re doing something about it.

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Claire’s Is Pulling Their Kids’ Makeup Products After a Family Finds Asbestos

If you purchased glitter makeup for your child from this retailer, you need to read this.

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The Scary Part of Halloween and How to Keep Kids From Getting Spooked

In front of my kids’ preschool there is a house with Halloween “decorations” that look like a graveyard with bones and bloody hands and feet lying around. We’ve walked by there once and have been avoiding it ever since. Now,…

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4 Tips for Finding the Right Preschool

Fall is that season when work conversations abound with talks about someone’s child starting a new preschool. While parents share their first impressions, this can also be an intimidating period for new parents yet to make the decision. How do…

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These Name Brand Baby Foods Tested Positive for Arsenic, According to New Study

Find out which chemicals were found in many name brand baby products.

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I Think That Every Single Mom Will Benefit From Hearing This Perspective

A Spoke contributor gives a real-life perspective about balancing the bad with the good.

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This Genius Plate Will Make Your Kid Eat All Their Dinner – No Really

Got a picky eater? Turn mealtime into a game with this clever tray.

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How to Make Outdoor Parties Safe for All Ages

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Having a birthday party for your child means inviting lots of other children round, and all of them become at least partly your responsibility. You need to make sure that everything is as safe as possible before you…

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RECALL ALERT: Standard Homeopathic Company Recalls Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets

Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets due to toxic levels of the poisonous herb belladonna. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers that belladonna is a serious health hazard…

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Today’s Message of So-Called Love Could End Up Costing the Youth of Tomorrow

Photo: Annie Spratt
This is what I know: men and women were never meant to define each other.
Finding ourselves all wrapped up in another person is like eating too much chocolate. It tastes good on the way down but…

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To My Daughter on the First Day of Kindergarten

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To my daughter on her first day of kindergarten,
You have many steps to take on your way to graduation, but this first step is a big one. Here are some things that I hope will help you…

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5 Things My Husband Needs to Stop Saying

Oh, husbands.
Mine tries very hard to keep the peace and wants nothing more than for me to be happy. While I appreciate this very much, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he says stupid stuff on the…

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14 Ways to Green Your Baby’s Nursery

From the safest paints and decor to chemical free mattresses and organic PJs, here are smart ways to make your baby’s nursery more eco-friendly this Earth Day and every day.

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Just Opened: Sprout Palo Alto

From organic baby clothes to toys free of toxic chemicals, Sprout has everything you need to outfit your nursery or buy a gift for that little one in your life—and they have a brand new shop in Palo Alto.

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Today Is the Vernal Equinox

 

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Today Is the Vernal Equinox

Aka the first day of spring.

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What’s synonymous with spring? Spring Break, and that means
cocktails, mommy-style.

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Get your little flowers in on the fun by creating a butterfly mask perfect…

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Organic is the New Black: Top Spots for Organic Baby Clothing & Products

Whether you’re looking for chem-free duds for your new addition or your friend is only accepting all-wood toys, these are the places to hit!

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Snakes, Spiders and Seeds—Oh My! An Atlanta Parent’s Guide to Natural Dangers

For those of us who grew up in the South, we’ve all had our run ins with nature. Whether you were plagued by chiggers, poison ivy, or just the creepy crawly thoughts of the time you almost stepped on a…

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When Batteries Lose The Buzz: Drop Off Recycling Spots in the Bay

ZIP!!! HONK!! GRRRRR!! ZZZZZzzzzzz……What are these sounds? Only what feels like the hundreds of battery operated toys the kids have collected throughout years of play. It’s awesome to have what seems to be an endless supply of energy that makes…

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Color Runs: The New Trend in All Things Fun

Maybe it’s because our lives are ruled by google calendars, alarm clocks, and school drop-offs and pick-ups, but the idea of letting loose for a day, or even an hour, seems as foreign as meeting our girlfriends for an impromptu…

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Color Runs: The New Trend in All Things Fun

Maybe it’s because our lives are ruled by google calendars, alarm clocks, and school drop-offs and pick-ups, but the idea of letting loose for a day, or even an hour, seems as foreign as meeting our girlfriends for an impromptu…

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