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Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Connecting With Grandparents

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Five ways to encourage your children to connect with their grandparents.... Read full article

It’s Our Job to Push

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We did it! The littles completed their very first triathlon, and I couldn’t be prouder. Of course, the day wasn’t without some bumps and bruises, but my littles made my mommy heart smile BIG!... Read full article

Taming Your Child's Monster Wish List

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Most children feel compelled to keep up with their friends, and the holidays can bring out their desires for expensive goods even more.... Read full article

From Color-Blind to Color-Brave: Talking with Kids About Race

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Growing up in a mostly white region, I don’t remember a lot of family conversations about race. But my lawyer parents, both public defenders, shared a law practice in a racially diverse neighborhood. I saw how their clients with black and brown skin ... 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

One More To Love

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Families are defined in such a variety of ways nowadays, I think it helped that my partner was not attempting to be some kind of substitute dad, but rather an additional grown-up to help guide and care for her. ... Read full article

Captivate, Educate, Motivate: 10 Ways the Summer Olympics Can Inspire Your Child

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From the Opening Ceremony to the final flame, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promises to inspire children with amazing athletic feats and lasting life lessons.... Read full article

Life After Suicide Loss

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First Things First… Grieving is a process. You never “get over it.” You learn to face each day as a new day in your journey of surviving a suicide loss. People grieve in many different ways, but we all grieve in our own way and on our own schedule. ... Read full article

10 Tips To Conquer Child Clutter

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Sure, you can tell your child to clean his room, but chances are he has too much and won’t even know where to start.... Read full article

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