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Pandemic Perfect on Paper But a Mess in Real Life

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“Does your house always look like this? Like, so messy?” My daughter’s friend asked innocently enough. I’ve pondered this question in the months since it was asked during that one-and-only sleepover we hosted. I was knee-jerk offended in the moment,... Read full article

Oh, the Tangled Web they Weave

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When Teenagers Lie... Read full article

Let the Good Times Stroll: Saying Goodbye to The Last of Our Baby Gear

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Our family is almost ready to say goodbye to our stroller, and looking back, it might be my most beloved piece of baby gear (after my DSLR camera perhaps). Our orange BabyJogger CityMini has served us well, hauling two girls around the neighborhood a... Read full article

Water Safety for Families: 4 Ways to Prevent Drownings

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Did you know that drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the United States? There are about 4,000 drowning incidents per year, two-thirds of which happen in the months of May-August, and one in five people who die by drowning a... Read full article

Wanna Play? Navigating Playdate Etiquette

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How do you get started in the world of playdates? When babies are small, if you have an established community of your own friends with similarly aged babies, playdates are straightforward. They’re basically mom coffee dates with tag-a-long snuggles. ... Read full article



Tighten the Family Bond

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Ring in the New Year Together... Read full article

Practicing Stay at Home, but Still Want to Shop?

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We're all doing our part to stay home and help keep others safe, but sometimes it's good to get in a bit of retail therapy. What's even better is that you can do it without leaving your house!... Read full article

Attitude Alert

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Heed this expert advice to banish your child’s exasperating behaviors for good. ... Read full article

Mom, Can I Have a Cell Phone?: Navigating Through the Big Decision

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Does your child NEED a cell phone? Maybe not, but if they do, you need to know how to keep them safe.... Read full article

Your Child, Your Self

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My daughter is the spitting image of me. She has blue eyes, curly brown hair, and fair skin. But that’s where our similarities end.... Read full article

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