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We’ve all been there: You are halfway through your grocery list when your preschooler has an epic meltdown because he can’t have a cookie he saw and now must have.

While you may know exactly how you would respond to this episode at home, what do you do in the middle of aisle seven to get your child, yourself, and your fellow shoppers back on track?

I asked Dr. Deborah Gilboa, author of Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate, for some ...

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Spring is in the air, which means that, if you’re like me, road trip season is upon us. When traveling with young children, there’s one simple truth: It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling for one day or two weeks – the car is always jam-packed!

Deciding your essentials to pack is crucial, but that’s only the first step. Want to make sure you have access to what you need? Here’s your car-packing strategy to ensure that getting there really is half the fun.

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Parents, we need to start taking care of ourselves. Between shuttling kids here and there, midnight feedings, sleepless nights, keeping up a house, working, and taking care of everyone else, we need a break.

It’s OK to do things for yourself, it really is, because sometimes you just need some time to take a moment to shut your brain off and meditate for a while. Take time to relax or fulfill something on your bucket list and make time to catch up with good friends. Maybe even ...

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Hey dads! Do you know how important you are to us? So important! From helping us through our first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, to being everything we need during labor and delivery and raising little ones. We’re very grateful!  

We’ve noticed more and more fathers participating in the EverydayFamily community, and we love it! So today, this roundup of dad articles is for you.

There is something a little scary about becoming a parent. Exciting, but ...

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We had a lot of great blogs this January, but we know how it goes. Between babies and appointments and squeezing in a nap if it is at all possible, it's easy to miss a day visiting the site - and that can mean missing a lot! Just in case you missed them, here are some of our favorite blogs from this month—ten of them, in fact.

1. Vitamin D During Pregnancy: Are You Getting Enough? Amada Austin stresses the importance of getting enough of this vitamin during pregnancy and ...

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Winter brings colder weather, snow days, and bundled up nights. Winter also brings illness. 

Recognizing the common seasonal illnesses, knowing when to see a doctor, and following a few simple steps to avoid illness can help get your year off to a healthy start. 

Where should you begin?  

See your children’s primary care physician for an annual checkup at the start of the year.

Work with your children’s doctor to determine what seasonal vaccinations, ...

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We've become accustomed to the conveniences of technology. A quick text to ask if your partner can pick up milk on the way home. An internet search to see if green poop is normal. A video call to the kids when you're away for the evening, to say good night. It can feel reassuring to have this ability to connect. 

At the same time, there is the other side of the coin. The family sitting at a restaurant together, silent, as each person stares at their smartphone. The conversation ...

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7 things I wish Id known about having 3 kids

I've been a mom of three children for almost seven months now. It's the most rewarding, exhausting, and fun job I will ever have. For me, the transition from 2 to 3 kids was not any more difficult than going from 1 to 2. Now I can't even imagine what life was like without an infant on my hip. Even though adding another member into our family was a smooth transition, there are a few things I wish I would have known before it all went down. Here are the things that suprise me most about having ...

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If you're looking for something fun to do with your kids, why not take them to Paris to tour the Louvre? And maybe even swing by a crayon factory afterward? Don't think these trips are in your budget? That's okay, really.

You can do all of this from home!

I've rounded up a few fun and free tours that I think you might like as well. ...

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Over thirty Seattle high school students have inspired 1,000 acts of kindness this holiday season. They're launching their campaign as part of The Give Effect, which is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center’s second annual holiday gift drive and community engagement project.

It turns out that young people can be some of our best ambassadors for generosity.

Davida Ingram, the Gates Foundation Visitor Center's Senior Coordinator said, "The Give Effect ...

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