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We Finally Got a Bay Area Great Wolf Lodge & You’re Gonna Love It

We got the inside scoop on this brand-new indoor water park hotel!

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14 Space-Saving Loft Beds Kids & Parents Will Love

From mid-century modern to farmhouse chic, send your kid’s bedroom design dreams to new heights.

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Parenting Wisdom from the Most Unlikely Place

This “aha” parenting tip was literally right in front of me—the tag hanging from my cup of tea.

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Reindeer Games: 13 Cool Facts About Reindeer

Yes, reindeer are real and they even have been know to pull a sleigh, but here are a few facts about this animal you may not know.

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Snap Up These Andes Mints Christmas Trees Before They’re Gone

These chocolate-mint trees are perfect for stuffing your family’s Christmas stockings!

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Crate and Barrel Recalls Kids Danish Tall Bookcases Due to Risk of Collapse

They have received five reports of the bookcase’s leg breaking.

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16 Nike Styles You’ll Flip For (& Want to Buy Right Now)

With durable kids clothing and gear built for play, exploration and fun, Nike is your one-stop shop to revamp their fall wardrobe. Hurry though—these clothes are selling out fast.

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9 Awesome LEGO Table Storage Ideas

As a parent, you’ve probably thought about investing in a LEGO table. Or several. After all, what could be better than a one-stop-shop to keep their bricks organized and their time occupied? Since there’s no time like the present to…

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I Give Myself an A+ in Homeschooling!

“The simplest ideas can show beautiful results—here’s hoping my son will remember ‘Mama School’ forever.”

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Baby Porcupine

A prehensile-tailed porcupine was born at the Animal Kingdom.

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A UPS Driver Hid a Package from This Woman’s Husband & Deserves a Round of Applause

You’re going to wish this driver delivered in your neighborhood.

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Boy or Girl? Alec & Hilaria Baldwin Share Gender Reveal

The actor and his wife reveal the gender of their baby with a sweet Instagram video.

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4 Must-Know Tips to Help Prepare Kids for an Earthquake

Every conversation you have with your child about emergency preparedness is part of the bigger aim of helping them develop that all-important attribute: Resilience.

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Find Out What Roald Dahl Classic Is Hitting Theaters Next Year

Anne Hathaway fills Anjelica Huston’s pointy shoes.

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This Mom’s Parenting Hack Fail Proved a Bigger Issue Most Moms Face on the Daily

This is an important reminder about what moms *really* do.

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The Instant Pot Has a Secret Built-In Feature We Never Knew About

This will change how you use your Instant Pot forever.

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How to Keep Kids Safe in Your Car During the Winter

Keep your kids safe and warm all winter long.

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“Stranger Things” Season 3 Is Set in the Retro ’80s Mall of Our Childhoods

“Stranger Things” season 3 will take the Hawkins gang to uncharted territory: the mall.

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To the Mamas Out There Just Trying to Make It Work

I was running late taking my daughter to preschool today. This past Daylight Savings Time has really thrown us for a loop and everyone just wants to keep sleeping in the morning. I actually had to wake my son up…

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This Fan-Made Hogwarts Just Got an Incredible Winter Makeover

Is there anything dads can’t make for their Harry Potter-loving kids?

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This Mom’s Response to Her Son Drawing on the Wall Is Basically the Best

Here’s the proof that sometimes laughing it off is the best parenting move.

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Of Course Upside-Down Christmas Trees Exist…but Why?

Holiday decor is going a step beyond and here’s why.

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Why Bento Boxes Don’t Make Me a Mom

A bit of mom reality. Bento boxes included.

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The other day my middle schooler came home from school and told me he got a a demerit because he was laughing with his friends in the…

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Why I Don’t Mind That My Garden Is Full of Weeds

Our tomato plot looks like a jungle that has not been inhabited by humans for hundreds of years.  Trailing branches reach beyond their cages and across what used to be tidy, grass-covered rows to neighboring plants.  They intermingle where we…

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A Father’s Day Letter to My Grandpa

Dear Grandpa,

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It’s Father’s Day and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to write you a letter. Spending a couple of weeks every summer with you and grandma taught me a…

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School Ban Fidget Spinners? Here are some Alternatives

Many schools are banning these tools-turned-toys, but there are other fidget devices that can help students.

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Field of Dreams: 20 Funny Baseball Superstitions

Today is National Baseball Day and nothing says organized sports like these quirky traditions.

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Accidentally on Porpoise: Amazing Dolphin Stories

Today is National Dolphin Day, the perfect day to read a few amazing “tails” of these incredible animals rescuing people.

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Herb Roasted Chicken (It’s Only 3 Steps!)

With only five ingredients and three steps, making this meal almost every week is a no brainer.

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The Important Lesson I Learned At The Playground

Photo: Elton Harding
“Look, Mommy! Look!”
Her beady brown eyes peer up at me, she flashes a toothy grin and points toward the distance.

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Her little legs have only been walking on solid ground for…

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A Goodbye Letter to My Breasts

Photo: Ashli Brehm, Jamie Scott
I waited for you to come. I remember the first time I was told I needed to take care of you. I remember, I was wearing a yellow bodysuit underneath a bedazzled black vest and…

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Motherhood Has Turned Me into a Christmas Maniac

Motherhood has turned me into a full on Christmas maniac. I’ve already bought several gifts, though I’m still trying to figure out the perfect hiding spot (I’m looking for the right mix of “out of the way” and “won’t forget…

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See the Results After Teacher Installed Pedaling Desks in Classroom For Students

We can appreciate any teacher uses some imagination to help students. Bethany Lambeth, who teaches math at Martin Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, did just that. Ms. Lambeth installed pedaling bikes underneath the students desks hoping it would channel…

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Say Bonjour to Choukette: Part French Bakery, Part Art Display

This newly opened French bakery specializes solely in eclairs that look almost too pretty to eat.

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