Family Blogs

You know all those articles about having it all and balancing it all? The ones that give you super helpful advice such as, "Wake up before your kids to be productive!" or "Prep all of your meals on Sunday for the entire week!" or "Exercise by throwing your baby into the air because that always ends well!"? Tell me you know what I'm talking ...

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One of the greatest myths of modern parenting is that tantrums come to a grinding halt the moment kids enter elementary school. Tantrums are expected in the toddler years, accepted in the preschool years, and supposed to be a thing of the past once a child enters kindergarten. Here’s the best part of the myth: Tantrums are renamed ...

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I'm a feminist. Hail to equality! I’m no more and no less special than anyone else. Except for when I was pregnant. And then? I was special. And... For the love of all things sacred... ...

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it makes sense that we should give our kids a balanced, nutritious meal, right? However, I admit, there are days I take the easy route in the mornings, and my children eat Cheerios for breakfast. I tell myself it's okay because it's multigrain and eaten with full cream milk. ...

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Being a single parent isn't easy. There's late nights, early mornings, endless sibling fighting, and you have to tackle it all totally solo. But it's not all last-minute school projects and budget woes. Here are four reasons being a single parent may not be so bad after all. ...

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Anger is a completely understandable emotion. Sometimes it stems from fear, sometimes it stems from lack of control, and sometimes it is the result of hurtful actions by another. Whatever the cause of anger, it is developmentally appropriate at just about any age. It’s simply an emotion that people experience. And yet, parents tend to ...

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One of the most well-loved summer desserts is often prepared while sitting around a campfire or your backyard fire pit. There is something about seeking out the perfect branch, whittled down to a point for a marshmallow, slowly turning it above the flames to get a crispy golden brown, and carefully squishing the toasted goodness between graham ...

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It seems like as soon as your belly begins to pop (and sometimes even before!) strangers, friends, and family alike begin sharing parenting advice. Some of it is helpful, some of it is weird, and some of it is downright bad. Click through to see what other moms shared as the worst advice they've ever gotten! ...

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Oh July. You are a sweaty beast. Sure you’ve got fireworks and pool time and neighborhood barbecues, but for a pregnant woman those things don’t make up for the heat. At all. When I was pregnant, I slept in a pool of my own sweat for nearly nine months (thankfully we had several sets of sheets). The last thing I wanted after a sweaty, ...

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Summer may mean long road-trips, being stuck at the in-laws, heading back to a hotel room for a couple of hours everyday so that baby can nap, or taking long strolls outside. Whatever you find yourself doing this summer, there are probably lots of opportunities to get some new ideas or insights by streaming some of the top parenting podcasts. Some ...

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