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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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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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8 Things You Can Do to Support Adoptive Moms

“The adoption process is challenging, and it can be confusing at times how to support those moms who are going through or have gone through that process. Here are some supportive ways you can help.”

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What My Assault Taught Me about How I Will Speak to My Children About Consent

“Here are tips to have age-appropriate conversations with children about their bodies, consent, emotional regulation, and coping.”

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Go Ask Your Mom

“Though those words can drive me crazy now, but I never take it for granted because there was a time when we weren’t sure our baby would be here to even hear them.”

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9 Ways You Can Support Your Child’s Mental Health Right Now

“We won’t be able to shelter our children from everything, and we won’t get through it perfectly, but we are all doing our best.”

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Toting Your Favorite Dunkin’ Beverage Just Got More Fun With PopSockets Cup Sleeves

Some of the proceeds will go towards the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

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The Myth of a Stress-Free Childhood

“What is a parent to do—help your child avoid all stress or allow your child to experience stress? In reality, some amount of stress is normal and perhaps even beneficial.”

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The Myth of a Stress-Free Childhood

I was struck recently by two seemingly conflicting articles that popped up in my social media feeds on the same day. One was entitled, Children and Stress–How to Create a Low Stress Environment for your Child and the other title was, “Children Need…

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“Mom, Do I Have to Hold Hands?”

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As a parent, grandparent and educator, I am fascinated by the interactions of parents and their children. When I travel to New York for work several times a month, I have lots of opportunities for fieldwork as I make…

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Feel-Good Adoption Stories That Will Make Your Day

When the world gets a little bleak, these stories will restore your faith in the power of a family’s love.

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Say Hello to Transformational Parenting

The best part of practicing transformation parenting? You’ll probably find yourself feeling happier and more relaxed because you won’t be on edge (as much) about test scores, future athletic prospects, or college applications.

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Essential Life Skills Kids Learn from Playing Team Sports

Being part of a team and becoming close with one’s teammates is an experience that makes a huge difference in kids’ lives. Life is really all about attitude, and when kids learn to have a good attitude on a team, it will serve them well in college, the workforce, and beyond.

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Natural Disasters

We know that preparing for disasters is daunting. On top of everything else to do and worry about as a parent, sometimes, the last thing you want to do is prepare, but knowledge is power and helps teach resilience—key skills kids need today.

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I Never Planned to Parent Through Tragedy

But I did and this is what I learned.

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When Is Eliza Dushku Due? The Actress Is Pregnant with Her First

We just know she’s going to slay it as a new mom!

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Gabrielle Union Is So Over Mom-Shaming because Enough Already

The new mom got a crash course in this ugly—and totally unnecessary—side of motherhood.

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Meet Lily: The New “Sesame Street” Muppet Who Is Homeless

This new Muppet is here to offer help, hope and support for kids experiencing homelessness.

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Here’s How Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Broke the News about Santa to Their Kids

This is the most wonderful time of the year, until it isn’t, like when your kid asks, “Is Santa real?”

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This Hot New Toy Is Selling Out Fast (and Here’s How to Get It)

We predict these may be even more popular than fingerlings.

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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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Pink Wants Her Kids to Have Self-Esteem

Here’s what the celeb had say about her number one concern as a mama.

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Sesame Street Is Helping Kids Cope With Trauma

Sesame Street is launching these new tools to help children who experience trauma.

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Our Family Is Complete. So Why Can’t I Give Up the Bags of Baby Clothes?

There are three bags of clothing in my basement that I have developed a potentially unhealthy and positively ridiculous attachment to. These bags are filled with cozy, teeny tiny sleepers and itty bitty baby dresses. It’s hard to believe that…

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My Journey to Baby After Cancer

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I found a lump in my right breast. I had just checked myself a month before and there was nothing there. It kinda came out of nowhere and grew pretty quick. The official diagnosis was stage 2, grade…

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Little Folkies: A Cool New-to-Portland Singing Program

For unique and active music classes targeted at babies 0-5, check out Little Folkies. To find out everything you need to know, read on!

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