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How often do you talk to your kids about what they want to be when they grow up? Once a school year when you take a photo of them for the first day? Or do you have older children...
Once upon a time, I grew up in a small neighborhood where my parents were friends with our neighbors – actual friends, not just acquaintances. We’d have cookouts and sit on each other’s back porches for hours. I babysat their...
Our master bathroom has been the one room in our house that we really haven’t touched. Each time we think about doing something, it never seems to make sense. We know anything small would equate to a facelift for...
There’re those moments, before everyone else wakes up or right after everyone goes to sleep, that you can sneak in a little peace and quiet in your day. It’s a stillness that’s not often found in many moments of...
Despite the first-ever baby being born via IVF turning 40 this year, IVF can still feel like a hit or miss field with many more chances for failure than opportunities for producing a new life. When you’re going through infertility...
Those first few months with a new baby are HARD. There’s no easy way around the learning curve when trying to parent a new, little human, and there’s no easy way through the sleep deprivation that comes with the...
Everyone has probably had a bad boss once or twice in their life, right? Someone who is rude to them, dismissive, takes credit for their work or cuts them out of networking or specific teams. Now new research says...
Forget the old days when you picked a baby name from a baby book. That’s archaic. There’s a new way to pick your baby’s name today - see what domain names are available. According to research from OnePoll sponsored on...
I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Well, as soon as I realized that I didn’t have the body to be a prima ballerina or the voice to be a pop star, I knew I’d have to pick...
Growing up I always had a best friend. Whether it was my next-door neighbor through the majority of my elementary school experience or the girl down the street when I was a tween and teen, close friends were always...
During the school week I like to make life as easy as possible. School morning can easily get out of hand with a kindergartener and 2-year-old. Amid arguing over outfits to wear, 5,000 requests for them to put their...
Let’s file this under first world problems, agreed? My son just turned three and for at least the past 6 months I’ve noticed that we’ve had the stroller with us less and less. He’s always been a, “I wanna walk...
Last year I bought my daughter three backpacks throughout the school year. They ripped, the zippers went wonky and on one, the strap broke. It was so annoying each time we had a new issue and, due to the...
July is my rainbow baby month. Both my alive children were born this month so it is literally my rainbow after the stormy June anniversary of my first son’s death and birth. Happy July, friends. I hope you all...
Childhood trauma resonates through generations. That’s the headline from a new research study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles and published yesterday in Pediatrics. This is the first study showing a correlation between parents’ adverse childhood events...
Everyone loves the summertime sun. Days at the splash park, the pool and the park are the perfect way to spend your lazy, hazy days of summer when the kids are home from school. Unless the hazy days turn into...
Life may be an adventure, but at what point are you ready to let your kids adventure on their own? A new (old?) kind of playground is testing the limits of parents’ sense of adventure. So-called adventure playgrounds have been popular...

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