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Secrets Teachers Use to Keep Kids on Task

“3 secrets you can steal from teachers that help optimize the amount of time your child can pay attention while doing tasks at home.”

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5 Genius Parenting Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These five tried-and-true methods for stopping questionable or bad behavior in its tracks are clever, respectful and really do work.

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The Maybe Creepy, Definitely Odd & Weirdly Calming Way Moms Can Learn to Relax

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It was another typical sleepless night of tossing and turning, unable to shut off my brain after a long day of work and managing all that comes with four active boys. I picked up my…

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Visiting NYC’s Grand Central Terminal with Kids: Insider Tips & Best Things to Do

Don’t call it a station! Explore one of the city’s most famous landmarks right, with our handy guide!

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Why We Keep It Real at Christmas

Remember the last time your nose made you time travel? When you caught a whiff of a scent and were transported instantly to a moment from your past? This happens to me every time I somehow detect the fragrance of …

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Dear Sweetheart: You Are the Smelly Kid in Class

“You are perfect and beautiful and strong and lovely, but you must be clean.”

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The 2017 Best Toys of the Year, According to Good Housekeeping

The results are in, and here are the hottest (and safest) toys of 2017.

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The Best Words I Needed to Hear on the Worst Day

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Yesterday was, well… a day. The morning started off great as they typically do, but by lunch time I could tell Charlotte was in need of a nap. Ava started not typically needing a nap every day,…

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Why I’m Saying Yes To Sleepovers This Summer!

Photo: Bruce Szalwinski
Sleepovers, one word that elicits that look from moms of all walks of life. That look of dread, that look of defeat, that look of annoyance, that look of horror. One word that makes Moms from all…

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How My 4-Year-Old Showed Me Unconditional Love

Photo: Ludovic Bertron
My 4-year-old covets. I suspect that they all do. I realized this fact not long ago with the help of a fun iPad application that surely most parents are well aware of: YouTube Kids.
The YouTube Kids…

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Seven Bright Lights in a Crazy World

Photo: Conger Design
I regularly thank my lucky stars for the beautiful souls I have found to spend this part of my life with. They are the bright light in a crazy world.
Together, we have 18 kids. Our ages…

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Best Off Broadway Shows for Kids

In the past few years, New York theater ticket prices have shot up faster than someone sitting on a hive of bees. While we are willing, albeit grudgingly, to pay these exorbitant prices for a rare adult afternoon or evening…

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This New Candy Trend For Adults is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread & Yoga Pants

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Let’s face it– we LOVE wine. And what other goody do we have an infatuation for? Candy. With that in mind, the glorious folks over at Sugarfina teamed up with wine brand Whispering Angel to develop rosé-infused gummy…

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Do These Awkward Kid Moments Rival Your Own?

Even though today is National Awkward Moments Day, for parents there’s an awkward moment or two most days. Read our collection to see how yours measure up.

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Outtasight!: Hidden New York for Kids

Pssst! New York is full of secret spots. Here are our picks for the best ones to seek out with your tiny detectives.

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Take a Book, Leave a Book: Seattle’s Little Free Library

Have you heard? Full-sized libraries are a thing of the past. The checkout lines, the due dates (that you always seem to forget), the hush-hush whispering policy, the furlough weeks? Forget about it! It’s likely that you’ve seen the newest…

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Take to the Skies: Ziplining Parks for Families

Ziplining is the act of getting all harnessed up, hooking yourself to a long steel cable via a pulley attached to your waist, whispering a plea of mercy to your deity of choice, and then willfully jumping into the abyss.…

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Three Perfect Days in New York: Day 2

Day Two: Be a Tourist
Whether you’ve lived in the city your entire life or it’s your first time taking a bite of the Big Apple, there’s never a lack of fun activities on this vibrant island. We suggest breaking…

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