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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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Your #1 Goal This School Year? Practicing Compassion

“Being compassionate toward yourself and your family members is all-important right now. It doesn’t mean that you are lowering your standards; it means that you need new standards for these new times.”

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13 Startups That Are Making Parenting Life Easier

Taking care of kids is no easy feat. That’s why we appreciate any company that creates a shortcut or finds a way to ease the daily grind.

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Nothing like a Crisis to Find Ourselves Again

“As we navigate through these uncertain times, I hope we all use the space to refuel and rebuild our humanity. Pushing through tough moments, even when it feels impossible, is exactly when we have our most meaningful breakthroughs.”

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Tips & Tricks for Working from Home (with the Kids)

Find yourself unexpectedly working from home more often, with a full house? Try these tips to save what’s left of your sanity.

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12 Things Working Moms Need to Hear (Every Day)

If there was a secret formula for perfecting the parenting trifecta of home life, career and kids, we’d be all over it.

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Dear Working Moms: I Now Understand

I had no idea the amount of effort it took to be a working parent until I had my little one in 2015 and my plans to be a fantastic teacher while being a fantastic parent, went up in flames.

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14 Super Simple Mom Hacks to Save Your Skin This Winter

With five minutes or less to spare, here are some of go-to winter skincare tips for moms.

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Find a Work-from-Home Job with These 6 Smart Tips

Let’s get you started searching for your own work-from-home job with these six smart steps.

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California’s Governor Is the New BBC Dad

When it comes to toddlers and politics. they don’t always play nice.

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5 Chicago Staycations to Beat the Winter Blues

Keep those winter blues at bay with these cabin-fever-busting staycation ideas.

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You Can Have a Career or Be a Good Mom. Why Not Both?

Here’s the truth: millennial women value motherhood.

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CEO Work-Life Balance Is a Total Myth

“I am only able to juggle all of this with the help of an army.”

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How to Get Published on the Spoke Contributor Network

Here’s our guide to help parenting writers like you tell the best stories and make them shine on Spoke.

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Paper Pinecone Preschool Finder

A new tool to help LA parents find the preschool of their dreams.

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Yes, Senator Tammy Duckworth (& All Moms) Can Bring a Baby to the Senate Floor

Sen. Tammy Duckworth continues to make history for working moms.

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Tammy Duckworth Just Became the First Sitting Senator to Give Birth in Office

This is an incredible moment for ALL working parents across America.

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How to Rock Being a Working Parent Like a Boss

Every working parenting can find something useful out of this list.

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5 Valuable Life Skills Kids Learn from Working Parents

Have you thought about how much you can teach your kids based on the things you deal with every day at work?

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth Gets Real About Being Pregnant in Congress

The U.S. Senate is a bit “behind the times” when it comes to its own (lack of) policies for working mothers.

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This Mom’s Viral Twitter Thread Is as Real as It Gets for Work-At-Home Parents

Whether you’re a working parent, a not-so-much working parent or not even a parent, you need to read this mom’s hilarious Twitter thread.

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I Do This One Thing Every Day, & I’m a Better Parent Because of It

Having a kid under a year old has been a blur of many things, and being a working parent has kept me busier than I’ve ever been in my entire life. I sometimes think back to my pre-baby days and…

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Being a Working Mom Taught Me This Mindful New Approach to Summer

With summer’s official arrival, I sense the possibility that this amazing season could feel like a vacation that we spent more time planning than enjoying, so I’m trying to cultivate a new approach to unscheduled time this summer.

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Letting Dad Make Dinner Made Me a Better Mom

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Stepping back to leave room for just dad, can be difficult for a full-time mom. You have a rhythm, a way of doing things, preferences as to how to get things done at home, and it all…

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What To Do When Baby is Sleeping (As If You Need Suggestions)

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Attention Moms, Dads, Babysitters, Nannies and In-Home Childcare Providers Everywhere! As if you can’t think of enough things to do while your baby (or your charge) is sleeping, here are some super-useful ideas. Pick and choose, do one…

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How Sick is Too Sick For School? Turns Out, We Don’t All Agree

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As a working parent, you may need to make a swift decision in the morning about whether to send your sick child to school or skip work to stay home with them. While…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… It’s a D.C. Super Mom!

These 11 D.C. moms may not be able to fly at the speed of lightening, but they soar in their own right–heading start-ups, running errands like a boss or mentoring the next generation of leaders (or all three).

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Tottini Discovery: The Eastside’s New Early Learning Center

With original programs, age-appropriate lessons and activities and healthy lunches and snacks cooked on-site, this new early learning center is every working parent’s dream.

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This Mom’s Advice For New Mamas is Going Viral

Constance Hall, a mom blogger from Australia, is helping new moms with the depression that can come with such a huge life adjustment. In a viral Facebook post, Constance says she constantly getting messages from new mothers asking her for…

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Summer Camp: It Just Doesn’t Matter

The first emails hit my inbox back in March. The subject lines alone, “Andrew’s Summer Camp Schedule” and “Join Hudson for Science Camp in August!” were enough to make me ramp up my nightly Sauv Blanc intake.  The attached spreadsheets…

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Multi-Taskers Rejoice: It’s National Take Your Child to Work Day

Share your photos with us on National Take Your Child to Work Day!

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Spring Break Camps to Keep Your Kids Entertained

If your kiddo needs entertainment beyond the living room, Spring Break camp may be in your future!

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Just Opened: NextKids

Imagine a place where sippy cups and coffee mugs live in harmony, where state-of-the art workspace and totally awesome play space exist side-by-side. Welcome to NextKids, a new space in Potrero Hill that is set to be every working parent’s…

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Dishing with Los Angeles Chef Christy Fowler

Regardless of how picky your little eaters are, there are a few cooking tips and tricks that every mom and dad chef should have in their back pocket. When it comes time to serve up dinner, Christy Vega Fowler, Vice…

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