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How to Explain Homelessness & Poverty to Your Kids

The tough topic of homelessness is one that our kids are sometimes facing, in person, every day. You can lay a foundation of understanding by discussing it and reading about it at developmentally appropriate levels.

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3 Things a Disney Movie about a Dinosaur & Non-Verbal Child Taught Me

“Maybe this was only a fictional Disney Pixar movie. Maybe Kanen has just taught me to look at life through a new lens. Regardless. I’m thankful for both.”

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To the Mom Parenting a Child with Aggression Issues

“I see your eyes, darkened with sadness, your cheeks, tear-stained from not just the physical pain but the emotional pain. I know your fear. I live it too.”

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4 Skills to Help Kids (and Parents) Resolve Conflict during the Holidays & Beyond

“Try using the four C’s of Conflict Resolution: Calm, Curiosity, Collaboration, and Connection when conflict emerges this holiday season.”

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Don’t Take My Parenting Advice (I Know Just as Little as You Do)

“Look, we’re all struggling out here in parent-land. The terrain is rough, the climate is inhospitable, and the leadership, on its best day, can best be described as ‘meh.'”

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Self Care Looks Different for Every Mama

After three kids and countless sleepless nights, I take care of myself better than I ever have, but it was on my terms, in the way I felt good about.

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Speak & Listen to Your Kids—No Words Required

Connect with your child in a way that doesn’t involve talking through this activity—it will strengthen both of your abilities to hear and listen to each other.

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6 Positive Ways Kids Can Use Social Media

“Social media has its positive and negative sides. As parents, we can choose to either keep worrying about the dangers posed by social media or teach our kids to safely navigate this online world.”

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How to Teach Little Kids about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo: Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons
After the frantic weeks of December—decorating, shopping, cooking and baking—I love settling into the reflective time of January days. In a world of national and international strife, the inspiration and wisdom of Dr.…

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New Study Sheds Light On Sharenting

Does vulnerability equal over-sharenting?

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This Is Three (Nonstop Tantrums & Epic Cuddlefests)

Three is the Jekyll and Hyde of the toddler world. Not only does it mean epic toddler tantrums with an unreasonable little human but also heart-filling experiences with a child where every day is an exploration of love, learning, and adventure.

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Capture Baby’s First Year in 13 Funny & Sweet Hashtags

While you’re taking millions of photos of your baby, be sure to snap and share these 13 must-save moments. #majormilestones #adorablememories #grandmaisgonnalovethis

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5 Effective Ways to Curb Your Teen’s Phone Addiction

So I decided to be proactive about talking to my teens about their phone use. I was going to take steps to prevent my kids from texting at the wheel.

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A Boy With Autism Called 911 For a Lost Teddy Bear and Received the Best Response

This police officer couldn’t have had a better response.

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Respect Is a Two-Way Street—Especially with Your Kids

“The secret to getting your child to respect you? Sometimes a solution is right there in front of our faces.”

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We Are Living in the Future, Especially When Baby’s First Word Is “Alexa”

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming part of the new normal for kids as they grow up.

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Sometimes, Mom Just Needs to Eat & This Waitress Went Above & Beyond to Help Out

Eating a hot meal is a precious gift when you have young kids.

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Are Reading Robots the Future of Literacy for Kids?

A new study highlights the benefits of robots teaching kids how to read.

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This Mom’s Viral Tweets about Julia, the Muppet with Autism, Are So Important

Diverse and inclusive representation in media is so important for kids.

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We Don’t Have to Cut Our Son’s Hair—& You Can’t Make Us, Either

“That’s it! We’re cutting it off!” I announced to my thoroughly exasperated husband after the most recent bout of screaming, tears, and thrown hairbrushes. (The thrown hairbrushes were on the part of my two-year-old, but it’s possible some of the…

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How Joanna Gaines Revealed Her Pregnancy to Her Kids Is Super Cute

It’s always fun to celebrate the occasion with a special reveal.

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This Viral Post of Mom Helping Another Mom Finish Her Target Run Is the Best

We need more people being this awesome to each other in the world.

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How This Mom Got Sober with Help from Her Family

My brothers and I grew up in an alcoholic home. There was an underlying fear and anxiety, like an ever-present hum that permeated everything because we never knew which dad was going to walk through the door.
Would he be…

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Dear Daughter: You Get It From Your Mama

“I’ve been there. Let me walk with you down this road.”

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This 6-Year-Old Spent $250 in Toys on Amazon in the Sneakiest Way Possible

This mom got a hard lesson in the downside of having a tech-savvy tot.

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How Books Without Words Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media

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Anyone who’s “read” a picture book can tell you that you don’t need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures,…

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Here’s How I Save My Kid’s Artwork Without Being a Hoarder

Part of surviving fall in our house is intertwined with surviving school with my three girls and all the stuff they bring home. ​It came to a head this weekend with a bit of a bad-Mommy moment. Unfortunately, it wasn’t…

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