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New Survey Reveals What It’s Really Like Trying to Conceive

Here’s what real parents have to say about TTC.

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Here’s Why Your Teen Needs to Turn Off Their Screen & Just Go to Sleep

New research highlights the importance of sleep for your teen’s mental health.

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Mindful Eating & 3 Ways to Cut Out Sugar

“I realized after all my hardships that I am an emotional eater and when under extreme amounts of stress, I seek comfort in food. Once I became aware that I was actually doing this I was able to change and develop tools to cope.”

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The Problem with Compromising

“In marriage, just like in life, we can’t always get what we want. And just because we want something doesn’t mean it’s what we need. But when we need something, it is essential to make sure our needs are met.”

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I Accidentally Killed Our Family Pet

“I ran over our turtle with my car. This is what I learned about life, death, and pets.”

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What Your Teen Can Teach You About Social Media

“As parents, maybe we can learn from our teenagers and acknowledge that there is so much more to social media than the negatives.”

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Here’s What’s on Blake Lively’s Amazon Baby Registry

Now you can shop Lively’s registry that’s packed with essentials––and use it to fill out your own.

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This Is Where You Can See the Best Fall Foliage

You won’t want to miss these incredible colors.

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Keira Knightly’s 3-Year-Old Is Obsessed with This Kids Show & We’re Like, Same

“It’s like toddler crack, isn’t it?” Knightley joked.

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Your Kids Can Build Their Very Own Working Mars Rover

Feed your kids curiosity with this incredible STEAM kit for space fans.

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Baby Bumps—or Rather, What’s In Mom’s Gut—Hold the Key to Autism Risk

This groundbreaking study could be a major step towards autism prevention.

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Dear Mom and Dad: I Get It Now

I got a text from my mom at 8:00 a.m. one recent Saturday morning. She and my dad had been away on a birthday getaway the whole week and she was ready to see her grandkids. “Why don’t you and…

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​5 Easy Ways Parents Can Teach & Model Consent to Their Kids

Consent is an important topic to consider with children, including younger ones

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This Corgi Puppy Who Loves Target Is All of Us, Really

Meet Zira, the Target-loving corgi puppy and canine mistress of our hearts.

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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Kids to Fall in Love with Cooking

Cooking is one of the most enjoyable things in the world and no matter how skillful you are, the fact is that a home-made dinner is much better, healthier, cheaper and more nutritious than anything you can order from a…

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Daymaker App Teaches Kids About the Power of Kindness & Giving

Teaching kids about the importance of kindness and giving has never been easier.

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5 Ways to Count Your Blessings, Even When the Kids and Holidays Make You Crazy

This time of year can get to even the best of us! My schedule is crazy hectic, the kids are wild for the upcoming holidays and vacations, and nerves are on edge. And I am not finished with shopping or…

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6-Month-Olds Absolutely Know More Words Than You Think, Says New Research

This latest research shows that infants understand language the same way adults do.

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How Embracing All Learning Styles Makes Us Better Parents

“Mom”, says Sam.  “I’m an auditory learner and I learn kinesthetically too”.

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“Sam.  How cool!”, I say.  “Talk about it”.
“Well”, says Sam.  “An auditory learner is someone who when they read information Just. Don’t.…

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How Foster Parenting Has Transformed Me

“How has your life changed while being a foster parent?”

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It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late.  Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and tv interviews…

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Sure, Being a Mom Is Hard, but I’m Learning to Surround Myself with Light

The next time the average moans and groans of a mom conversation become pure negativity, challenge yourself to change the topic to something positive.

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Why Toddlers Don’t Care About Anyone But Themselves, According To Science

Discover the scientific reason why your toddler seems to care less about anyone but themselves.

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It’s Not Just Reading, But How You Do It That Makes Kids Successful

photo: Children’s Fairyland
You likely already know the tremendous benefits of reading to your kids, but what you might not realize is that how you read to them also matters. When parents read a certain way, they can help their…

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Making Friends When You’re a “Teetotaler”

Photo: Leah Kelley
(A teetotaler is someone who abstains entirely from drinking alcohol. Yes, this includes beer and wine. And yes, also frozen sangria, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and even champagne at a wedding.)
Is it hard to make friends when…

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What to Say to Your Kid When You Fnd Out They are Being Bullied

It is terrible to find out that your kid is being bullied at school. What is even more terrible is to remain unaware about it. The chances for the second option are pretty high, since children, especially teenagers, rarely tell…

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You’ll Love This Toddler’s Giant Plastic Lovey

Every kid has that one toy: The frayed teddy bear or well-worn lovie that they carry around with them everywhere. For one-and-a-half year old Sylvie, that cuddly friend just happens to be a gigantic plastic owl meant to scare away…

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Seven Reasons Why I Will Appreciate my Kids This Year, Despite the Memes

Photo: Phoebe Farag Mikhail
It was a friend’s comment on a fairly innocuous Facebook post that stopped me in my tracks. I had shared one of the many humorous cartoons and memes depicting the challenges of parenthood. A friend who…

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What a Mom Really Wants for Christmas

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What does a mom want for Christmas?
That’s easy. Every mom’s automatic response is something along the lines of Oh, I don’t need anything. I just want my family to be healthy and happy!

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Inside Camp Wildfolk with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Camp Wildfolk just won a Totally Awesome Award for Coolest Summer Camp for Kids in Los Angeles. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they…

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To My Friend, Who Voted for Trump

Photo: Skitterphoto
Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Red Tricycle.
To my friend, who voted for Trump.

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The wounds are…

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Dreams For My Children

Dear Children,
Before each one of you were born, I wished for you. As I carried each of you inside me, I spent many hours dreaming of what you might be like. I thought about whether you would be a…

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Why Visiting All Summer Was The Best

After my husband graduated from Tuck School Of Business at Dartmouth, we set out to use our summer to visit family. My husband had to start work much earlier than when our noodle starts school. So he, unfortunately, had to…

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Got a Sec? Tell Us What You Think (and Score an iTunes Gift Card)

Calling all Red Tricycle readers!  Share your feedback about Red Tricycle so we can deliver an even more awesome user experience that meets your busy lifestyle needs. Please take this short survey (only 11 questions) that helps us understand how …

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Giants Lurk Outside Your Lodge

There’s a reason so many scary movies take place in the woods: owls chirp, the undergrowth rustles, trees sway and form shadows. Of course, we needn’t go looking for mysteries in the forest; the forest itself is the character, and,…

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Baby, You’re A Star (Sign)

Each day with your child reveals new mysteries and adventures. As you watch them turning into the person they’ll become, do you sometimes wish you could see into their future? The next best thing is one of Dabney Oliver’s AstroCutie…

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