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Is Your Toddler Trying to Kill You?

Odds are, it feels like it! Introducing Beanstalk, our ad-free newsletter to help you survive Toddler Town.

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Emily Ratajkowski & Sebastian Bear-McClard Welcome a Son

The model/actress and her hubby just became first-time parents.

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Friends, I Feel You

“Friends, I know it’s hard. Let’s all lean in on each other. Through each other’s strength and support, we will be lifted and rise above.”

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The Simple Magic of a Costume

“So many of us are overwhelmed with bad news and stress that we can’t see any magic in this world or believe we have any sort of power to change the world around us for the better.”

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Gerber Celebrates Winner of 10th Annual Photo Search

She was chosen from more than 327,000 entries.

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Hey Moms: Stop Putting Your Own Needs on Hold

Not being home with my children 100% of the time doesn’t sound so bad anymore. In fact, I am coming to believe that I will be a better mother if I can get away and do more for me.

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The Very Real State of Stay-at-Home Mom Guilt

“As a stay at home mom, I am lonely, anxious, and well…bored. The daily anxiety of needing to do more, contribute more, and feel important fills my mind.”

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New Children’s Book “Why?” Is a Charming Tale Curious Kids Will Treasure

This book is an instant classic you’ll want to add to your kid’s permanent collection.

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We Ditched the Diapers, Pacifier, Nap, and Stroller—and Lived to Tell

I was determined to cut out the remaining vestiges of babyhood before my daughter began preschool in the fall and that meant losing pacifiers, naps, the stroller, and diapers—was this a good idea or a bad one?

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The Most Awesome Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

We’ve got everything you need to make it a ghoulishly good time.

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Lessons in Parenting, Courtesy of My Dog

“Note to self: Do like the dog and just shut-up and listen.”

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Navy Pier: Getting Better with Time

Navy Pier is opting for a facelift at age 100 and boy is she looking more beautiful than ever. Let us show you what the fuss is all about!

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The Best Fall Classes for Curious Tots & Preschoolers

We’ve found the best brain candy for little ones who are yearning to do some learning.

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The Safe House

Photo: Pixabay
“Mommy, I’m safe,” she said, snuggling into my chest as we laid in bed, in that sweet interim between saying bedtime prayers and finally closing her eyes to sleep.
Where did that come from? I wonder, while reassuring…

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Thanksgiving: Focus On Gratitude

Photo: Photos by Kim Upton
Thanksgiving is this week, and I am going to be honest with you. I’m not feeling very thankful. Things have been a little rough for me lately, and it’s not just the presidential election bumming…

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Tips to Improve Your Back-to-School Morning Routine

This post was written by one of our favorite moms, Seng Nickerson, and is shared from her blog here.
As summer winds down, we all know it’s time to prep the kids for the return to the back to school…

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Today Is Stamp Day

 

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Today Is Stamp Day

Lick it.

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Not all stamps are lickable.
Create your own custom stamp to really leave your mark.

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Move over geocaching: get your clues for a letterboxing adventure that requires little more than…

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Embracing the change: Pregnancy

It’s no secret that women are curious or even scared about the condition their body will be in after having a baby.  Our heads spin with questions of: will my body ever be the same, will people see me differently, how…

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Today Is National Puzzle Day

Today Is National Puzzle Day

Piece it together.

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Kids say the darndest things, but sometimes they say things that are downright strange. What’s the most puzzling thing your littles have said?

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Gather the broken, the mismatched, the party…

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New Summer Art Exhibits to Beat the Heat and Ignite Imaginations

Looking for a well air-conditioned activity? Check out one of the city’s new and notable art exhibits for kids. We’ll see you by the indoor waterfall!

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Win a $250 gift card to Fiddlesticks

Between your youngster’s growth spurts and your yearning to browse all the cute kids clothes in all the stores, shopping for the youngster set can be a challenge. But if you had the freedom to shop your heart away at…

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A New Type of Staycation: Urban Camping

Pitching a tent in any park in New York City is likely to earn you a stern talking-to from a green-vested public employee urging, “Move along, now,” if not a flat out ticket from a cop. However, for those yearning…

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Peddler’s Creamery: To Everything Churn, Churn, Churn

Pedal for your thoughts?
Say that again?  Sorry, we couldn’t hear you.  We’re pedaling here.  But hang tight.  We’ll be eating ice cream soon. Calories out, calories in.  And they’re glorious ones.

Peddle to the people – Ice cream in…

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EXPLORE: Lynnwood/Martha Lake

If winter has you feeling a tad cooped up, yearning for those summer days you spent lingering by the lakes, we’ve got a perfect solution.  Pack up the kids and head to Lynnwood’s Martha Lake neighborhood. First stop, Martha Lake…

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Explore: Treasure Island

Just as the name implies, Treasure Island is a little jewel in the Bay. But like an oyster, you have to crack open its shell to get to the pearl. Unlike Rome, almost no roads lead to Treasure Island‹it’s only…

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Fall Day Trips

While a trip to Napa may not be in your immediate future, you can still be part of the fall grape crush. Cave B Estate Winery at Sagecliffe (high above the Columbia River – right next to the Gorge Amphitheater…

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