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How I Explain Racism to My White Friends (So They Can Explain It to Their Kids)

Once we know our history (because, news flash, Black history is everyone’s history) and we can comprehend the complexities of injustice, then we can openly and honestly communicate it to our kids. 

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How to Choose a Child Care Facility When You Can’t Tour

“It’s a little unconventional, but as with many things we’ve experienced and had to pivot during the pandemic, online tours are becoming more sophisticated and seamless.”

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Accepting, Connecting & Celebrating

“When you have a child/adult with learning differences and speech delays, when they are able to tell you spontaneously, unscripted, and unprompted what they want, you want to shout it from the rooftops! “

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12 Ways Parenting Has Changed in the Last Decade

The last ten years have seen dramatic changes in how we parent.

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These 25 Companies Have Banded Together to Close the U.S. Gender Pay Gap

These companies are stepping up to ensure equal pay for all.

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Target Has a New Line of Affordable, Organic Baby Products & We Are in Love

Crunchy mamas rejoice: a new line of organic baby products is now at Target.

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These Grocery Stores Come Out on Top in New Sustainable Seafood Ranking

Shop greener at the fish counter at these top grocery stores.

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This Candy Company Will Change the Way You Eat Dessert

Find out why OCHO Candy is the next big thing in dessert, and score a great discount on us!

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Is the Apple iPhone to Blame for Smartphone-Addicted Kids?

Some are calling on the world’s foremost smartphone maker to not only accept the blame for screen addiction, but to do something about it.

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What Are the 2018 Whole Foods Top Food Trends?

These foods are going to rule your world next year.

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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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PetSpace Is Now Open and It’s Doggone Amazing

More than just the best new pet adoption place in town, this new space is learning lab, meet & greet center and interactive pet hub.

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Tough Conversations with Kids: Honesty is Key

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Why is it important as a mom to be honest with your children, rather than to sugar coat or avoid hard topics?
Our kids are watching us all the time. If they see us avoiding hard topics,…

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My Daughter-Who-Doesn’t-Like -To-Read

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Thumbing through an old journal, my eyes landed on a paragraph written after my daughter, then 13, emphatically announced that she did not like to read.
I felt the same raw emotion as when I first wrote the…

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Honest Feeding Tips for New Fathers

In life, I consider myself fortunate to function in a multitude of roles, each of particular importance: environmental health advocate, author and educator, and certainly Co-founder and Chief Purpose Officer of The Honest Company. But of all the roles I…

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I Have A Favorite Child And I’m Not Ashamed To Admit It

Let me preface this by saying that both of my kids are all sorts of awesome and amazing in their own right–as well as incredibly frustrating. But I did create some rather great kids, despite what I’m about to share.…

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Teach My Preschooler Product Review

Are you looking for a learning kit that will accelerate your child’s preschool learning in reading, adding and subtracting? Thanks to volunteer Red Tricycle Reader Ingrid Gooding Gallardo for trying and reviewing the Teach My Preschooler Learning Kit for us!…

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Coo Coo Coyuchi

Seems like even the most mainstream brands and stores are putting out organic lines these days–definitely a good thing. As 25% of the world’s insecticides are sprayed on cotton, any steps we can take to decrease that amount is worth…

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