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13 Fred Rogers Quotes about Kindness That We Need Now More Than Ever

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you remember these important words of wisdom.

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How to Thrive during COVID as a Working Mom

“There are ways to thrive in these turbulent times if you’re willing to make trade-offs. Here are four key steps that will help you manage the increased stress and responsibilities resulting from working at home during COVID.”

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Raising Tough Little Girls & Strong Women

“What I’m teaching my daughters about what it means to be strong and independent.”

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To the Mom That Is Struggling

“Struggling is crying in the bathroom while the shower runs, clutching a cup of coffee, and watching tiny little fingers reach under the door. Struggling is me. And you.”

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Ethan LyBrand and family

Fifth Grader with Muscular Dystrophy Spreads Joy Through Jokes

Ethan has a secret to making other people smile.

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Raising Boys: How to Encourage Emotional Expression

“The outside world is trying its best to toughen up my sons. I hope showing them that it’s okay for a man to talk about and show emotions will, in turn, help them be more comfortable sharing and expressing their own feelings.”

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5 Strategies to Help You Rise above Bullying

Despite the noble efforts of many to keep bullying at bay and to educate the public as to how to do so, the reality of bullying nonetheless persists. Here are five strategies to help you and your kids overcome the emotional damage that comes along with being a target.

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Harriet Tubman: A Tribute to a Legend Who Truly Fits the “Bill”

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Dear Confessional,
I absolutely love writing poetry. I love it so much that in my own blank space of thoughts, I constantly make up poems about anything in my head. Something about the rhythm and melody…

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Why I Quit Sleep Training Before I Even Started

Photo: Dennis Gardner
I’m sure, like many new mothers, I was totally unprepared for motherhood. I guess no one can really prepare you for what’s about to happen but I was particularly not at all prepared for the physical and…

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CDC Issues Encouraging Update on Rare, Polio-Like Disease

The end of this mysterious disease could be in sight—for now.

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They’re Not My Little Boys Anymore

“It’s a heartbreak that kept running through my mind as I tried to get to sleep, reminding me of all the conversations I want to have with my boys.”

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Should Grandparents Babysit the Kids? Here’s What You Should Consider First

These are the factors you should consider before you ask the grandparents to babysit.

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This Hangover Cure Is Hiding In Your Kids Nursery?

Why not grab a few bottles on your next grocery run?

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Why Asking for Help is the Strongest Thing a Parent Can Do

It was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. I know this because Paw Patrol had just gone off, and we watch Paw Patrol at 1:30 on Wednesdays. (Isn’t it funny the things you start to know as a mom?)

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My 10 Commandments for Being a Badass Mom

Being a better mom is NOT trying harder.

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We are generally taught that more is better. But, when you want to be a better mom, or human, actually LESS is more. Doing less, trying less,…

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Why I’m Letting Go of All the Mom Labels

Why do we categorize ourselves into the “good moms” and “hot mess moms”? Aren’t we all on the same team, trying to do what is best for our families?  

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This Family of Six Spends NOTHING on Groceries

This family is halfway into their year-long experiment and already learned a lot and saved a ton.

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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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Two Of a Kind or Opposite Sides of a Coin

Ask any mother of two or more children about her kids and you are likely to hear something similar to  the following phrases:  “They are nothing alike.”  “They are as different at night and day.” “They are not interested in…

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To the Mom in Her Moment of Weakness

To the Mom in her moment of weakness,
I want you to know I hear you. I want you to know I understand. I know what it’s like to have this vision, this idea in your head of how you…

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16 Things I Want My Kids To Learn In Reading Harry Potter

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My growing years would never be the same without the story of Harry Potter — the bespectacled boy who lived. I’d forever be thankful to my English high school teacher who lent her Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s…

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Why I Cry As A Father

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They say “men don’t cry.”
They say that men are too tough to cry, and that crying is a show of weakness.

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To those men, I say you are sadly, very wrong.
It…

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Why We Should Stop Using the Phrase ‘Boys Will Be Boys.’

There is a lot of focus right now on the language we use when talking to and about our daughters. My social media news feed is filled with articles warning me of the subtle influence my words have on my…

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Catch the Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt Before It’s Gone

All you need is an appetite and some time to seek and find the lucky seven restaurants to participate in this easy citywide challenge. But hurry, this kitty quest ends March 18.

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