How to Prepare your Toddler for a Parent’s Trip Away

How to Prepare your Toddler for a Parent’s Trip Away

by Yelena Shuster

Before you spend weeks creating endless to-do lists to help your toddler while you’re away, take a step back and prep yourself first. Here's a simple guide.

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10 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Road Trip with Your Kids

by ParentCo.

2,100 miles in an automobile with two kids might sound like a nightmare. But with a hearty sense of adventure (and humor) it could be the best trip ever.

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4 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Classical Music

by ParentCo.

Research suggests that classical music can have positive effects for children, including memory development, creativity, and self-expression. Plus, it's fun!

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4 Ways to Support Your LGBTQ Teen

by ParentCo.

As parents, we have to be ready to have all sorts of big conversations. When it comes to coming out, there are a few simple things to remember.

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How to Help Your Child Build and Maintain a Positive Digital Identity

by ParentCo.

As a parent in the millennial age, understanding our digital identities is crucial. What can we do to teach our kids to navigate this complex digital world?

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10 Simple Ways to Empower Girls to Love STEAM

by ParentCo.

Here are ten ways to help your daughter fall in love with STEAM. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics and fosters curiosity.

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Harnessing the Power of Play, Even if I Have to Steal it From my Kids

by ParentCo.

When adults play they are able to let go of daily stresses and be present in the moment, if only briefly. Playing with our kids can be excellent medicine.

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Songs for snuggling and singing and falling asleep

by ParentCo.

For the past nine plus years, I've sung this song nearly every night. I suppose I had an average affinity for it as a child.

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Raising a Financially Savvy Kid

by Angela Pruess

These are some straightforward ways parents can take the ‘money bull’ by the horns and help their children start out on solid monetary ground.

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How to Help Prevent the 3 Leading Causes of Accidental Death for Infants and Preschoolers

by Stephen Bradshaw

According to the Centers for Disease Control, these are the leading causes of death for infants and preschoolers. Awareness is key

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From the NICU to Entrepreneurship: bökee’s Lauren and Brandon Stuart

by Hannah Howard

Any parent knows you need more hands; the bökee gives caregivers that. It lets them hold/bounce/dance a baby while preparing a bottle. Simple but revolutionary.

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5 Steps for a Body-Positive Pregnancy

by Charlie Fletcher

Pregnancy is truly a time of metamorphosis, a transition from one phase of life to another. It takes time, patience, and self-compassion to navigate.

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Why I Quit Breastfeeding: A Sober Mom's Story

by Christine Wayne

I quit breastfeeding because I wasn't showing up as the strongest version of myself. Sometimes quitting makes us winners.

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Plan Your Next Family Vacation: Real-World Places From Your Child's Favorite Books

by ParentCo.

Give your child an opportunity to live “inside” their favorite books with a trip to one of the real-world locations of their favorite stories.

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10 Breweries and Wineries to Visit With Kids in Tow

by ParentCo.

Breweries around the country are becoming recognized for their family-friendly features and vibe. Weekend plans, anyone?

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How to Get Your Husband to Help (Written by a Husband)

by ParentCo.

Most moms are inundated with far more than their husbands. Knowing how to ask them for help is the key to balancing the workload.

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Four Simple Ways to Help During the Baby Formula Shortage

by Julie Garwood

Here are four practical, simple ways we can all help with the baby formula shortage in our community.

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Jailbreak From Maximum Security Infant Birthing Center (Sort of)

by ParentCo.

The wife, the kid, and I just got done doing a nickel at the Memorial Hermann Maximum Security Infant Birthing Center.

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To Fight Ageism, Start with Calling your Grandma

by ParentCo.

Many elderly people in the American community feel neglected. Making a change starts with the way we treat our grandparents.

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Special Needs Families Navigate the Baby Formula Shortage

by Shana Bull

Parents have been coming together to support each other, from offering up their own milk supply to searching local stores and passing along information.

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How the Baby Formula Shortage is Impacting One Family

by Erin Bigelow-Umar

It’s hard enough being a new mom. Not knowing if my baby will have the food he needs to survive is an additional stress no parent should have to feel.

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Why Is the Parenting World So Judgy?

by Laetitia Gordon-Furse

The world of well-meaning in-laws, pushy algorithms and even ‘funny’ reels can feel exhausting, frustrating and unsupportive. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Should Your Baby Go Gluten-Free?

by ParentCo.

Does gluten deserve this reputation? What is it? How does it impact health? And should parents avoid feeding gluten to their children?

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One and Done: Why My Family Is Having Only One Kid

by Irina Gonzalez

There are many advantages to being a one and done family — both for the only child and for the parents themselves. Here are just some of the benefits.

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