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My New Year's Resolution: Asking My Kids to Forgive Me

by ParentCo.

It’s the New Year, and I have been doing a lot of thinking. I want to say, with all of my heart and all of my soul, that I am sorry. I want apologize for anything (and everything) I have said or done that made you feel less-than or sad or small.

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My Resolution is My Feminist Manifesto

by ParentCo.

Because of all this, and so much more ... I resolve to stay the course set out by our courageous foremothers who fought pointedly, persistently for equality. I'm a woman raising a daughter in a world that values her more for her bone structure than her brain. This is my resolution. This is my feminist manifesto.

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My Only New Year’s Resolution Is to Be Kinder to Myself

by ParentCo.

I now know there are steps I can take to change how I think, to find the true me again. That is why I am going to take better care of myself this year. In fact, that’s the only resolution I care to make. For both my own health, and as an important example to my kids, this year, I'm resolving to practice a kindness that starts from within.

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4 Sources of Mom Guilt I'm Letting Go of This Year

by ParentCo.

This year I am resolving, with a twist. There will be no diet, exercise, less swearing and drinking, "more church" kind of resolutions. This year I'm simply letting go of the things that are just not productive nor conducive to my life. This is the year I give up several of my hard-earned mom-related titles.

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The Call of the "By the Time I'm 40" List

by ParentCo.

We all have one. The list. A list of dreams and goals that we hope to have accomplished by the time we are 40.

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The Best 2022 Resolution: More of Less

by ParentCo.

January 1st, 2022: My resolution is to incorporate less instead of eliminating more. I’ll be on high alert for things that delight me and invite me to be at the moment.

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I Met My Best Friend in My 30's

by ParentCo.

When my son was one month into his NICU resort stay, I met the woman who would become my best friend. I met her on the worst day of my life.

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How Long Does the Pain of Bullying Last?

by ParentCo.

Bullying can have long term impact on mental health. These days parents don’t just have to watch for traditional bullying such as physical violence, taunts and social exclusion, we also have to monitor for cyber-bullying. If bullying happens, how can you help?

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A Mindful Family Plan for a Happy, Healthy Winter

by ParentCo.

The change in the quality of daylight causes seasonal depressive symptoms that go beyond typical “winter blues.” Here are some ways to help.

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Want to Be Happier This Year? Learn Your Tendency

by ParentCo.

Knowing our tendency can impact how we parent, how we interact with others, and how much grace we offer ourselves.

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Teaching Kids How to Goal Set With New Year’s Resolutions

by ParentCo.

Surround yourself and your kids with piles of magazines and update vision boards for the fresh, new year to come.  If nothing else came from this evening together, we exercised our creativity and bonded while reenacting some of the over-the-top advertisements we came across.

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Why learning how to be adaptable is more important for kids than ever

by Emily Glover

If you had asked someone this time last year to explain “social distancing,” what would they have said? As we all know, adults weren’t the only ones who had to make adjustments when the pandemic began: Kids around the world were thrust into remote schooling situations, moved playdates exclusively to video calls, and were encouraged to wear face masks in public.

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Quebec City: a Babymoon With Parisian Charm Without the Cross-Atlantic Haul

by ParentCo.

Many women dream of taking a babymoon to Paris. But a transatlantic flight and a high price tag aren't always ideal. Enter Quebec City. The best reason why Quebec City is a top babymoon destination: Its must-see list isn’t overwhelming. If you’re there for a few days, there’s no reason you can’t justify a late afternoon nap.

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The 6 Biggest Lies I Believed Before Having Kids

by Nina Palmo

Just about all of us had a few wrong ideas about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own wacky ideas of how we would do things differently than everyone else. Other ideas we take for granted as new parents, only to realize later how laughable the idea was. 

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I Wouldn’t Wish Labor Pains on My Worst Enemy, But I Would on My Husband

by ParentCo.

I wouldn’t wish labor pains on my worst enemy. But I would wish them on my husband. Without the benefit of actual experience, it’s impossible to develop the true understanding that empathy requires.

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8 Psychologist-Backed Tips for Improving Communication with Kids

by ParentCo.

When you communicate well with your child, it leads to a strong relationship, greater cooperation, and feelings of worth. When communication is a struggle, it can lead to your child switching off, conflict, and feelings of worthlessness.These expert tips can help.

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Why I'm Tired of the Unsolicited "Just Wait Until" Parenting Tips

by ParentCo.

I understand that for the most part, people mean well. So usually these "let me warn you" statements are intended to either commiserate slightly over the difficulties that all parents go through, or to give you a friendly bit of advice over what you can come to expect. What ever happened to the old adage that if you don’t have anything good to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all? 

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How to Get Through Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Even if You're Not a Duchess)

by ParentCo.

It takes a certain amount of guts (sorry) to face down Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) a third time, as the Duchess of Cambridge announced she’s doing. The condition, which affects 1 percent of pregnant woman, can make you vomit more than 40 times a day. There's morning sickness, then there's HVG. If your pregnancy related vomiting is excessive, read on.

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6 Educational and Mess-Free Activities That Entertain Traveling Kids

by ParentCo.

While traveling long distances is not a part of every family's summer plans, for some families who live far away from grandparents and extended family, this is peak travel season. A useful, thrifty guide to activities and apps that help keep young kids entertained on long trips.

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9 Valuable Tips for Negotiating Down to a Part-Time Schedule

by ParentCo.

Two parents with 40 hour work weeks can be hard for families to juggle. If a part time schedule would suit yours better, these tips can help you get it. How to know your limit and make work fit your schedule.

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of $5

by ParentCo.

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Helping Kids Handle the Post-Holiday Blues

by ParentCo.

The build up to the holidays can be a big deal. There are strategies to help your children overcome the feeling of the post-holiday let down.

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7 Ways to Teach Little Ones The True Spirit of the Holidays

by ParentCo.

Don’t let materialistic frenzy overpower the season’s wonder. Here are 7 tips to give kids a greater understanding about the true spirit of the holidays.

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Step Away From the Desk: Innovative Approaches to Education From Around the World

by Danielle E. Owen

What approaches to learning are working well around the world?

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