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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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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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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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9 Inspiring Books to Celebrate Earth Day with your Kids

by ParentCo.

Happy reading—and planting, recycling, conserving, and more—on Earth Day and every day. 

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Moms Explore Work-Life Balance (Hint: There Is No Such Thing)

by Hannah Howard

I feel lucky and overwhelmed every day. Here are tips & wisdom from women in the trenches, showing up with integrity, strength, and grace to work and mom life.

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5 Essentials you Won’t Find on a Baby Registry

by Ashley Blankenship

Products will never replace the skills required to successfully care for your children and yourself. These five essential skills will take you far. 

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12 Books You Won't Be Able to Read With Your Kid Without Crying

by Pam Moore

While these make great bedtime stories, you may want to cram a tissue up your sleeve, grandma style for those guaranteed sniffles.

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Black Heroes to Introduce Your Kids To

by Allyson Stone

One of the best ways that we can empower Black people is continuing to share their accomplishments, achievements, trials and tribulations, victories, and their contributions.

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Got Leftover Easter Ham? Try This Recipe.

by ParentCo.

Skip the ham sandwiches and make this mouthwatering, warm and crusty take on the classic diner Monte Cristo sandwich.

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Celebrating My Family's Chinese-American New Year

by ParentCo.

Chinese New Year is a time of great celebration. It’s also a time when American Chinese families face the challenge of holding onto traditions as time passes from one generation to the next.

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Why Sugar Coating the History of Slavery Is a Bad Idea If We Want to Empower Our Kids

by ParentCo.

If our kids don’t know what happened in the past, how will they ever work towards a better future and ensure that we never go back to those dark times?

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9 Women of Color Who Made History

by ParentCo.

Reflecting on women of color who paved the way for young women like me is vital to appreciating where we once were as a nation, where we are now, and where we are heading.

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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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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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Why Everyone Needs More Koselig in Their Holidays (and Year-Round)

by ParentCo.

"Koselig" usually translates as “cozy,” but in Norwegian it's more than just an adjective. It's a feeling, a state of mind and being.

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No Christmas Spirit: A Holiday Story

by ParentCo.

Fin stared deeply into his brother’s eyes. "… And you are going to ruin Christmas… And you are going to ruin everything!"

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Holiday STEAMcation: Activities for Kids During the Holiday Break

Holiday STEAMcation: Activities for Kids During the Holiday Break

by ParentCo.

Holiday break is a great time for both you and the kids to get some much needed R&R, but without schools open, life can quickly become boring without its usual stimulation. That’s where the joy of STEAM comes in - with plenty of creative (and often inexpensive!) ways to stay entertained and active at home. Encourage everyone in the family to partake in a “STEAM Staycation” with some of our favorite engaging activities.

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Just One More Time: How One Kid’s Dreams Came True at the Local Skate Park

by ParentCo.

There is a skate park in our town, built sometime in the decade before we moved here. It’s steep concrete bowls are confined to a space that could park a half dozen cars. It’s because of this park that our youngest son received a used skateboard from his best friend on his seventh birthday. We saw excitement, not determination. That would come later. But, that skateboard, in a tiny skatepark in rural Colorado was the fuel for a dream. By his eighth birthday he wanted to be a professional skateboarder. His mind was made up.

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The Determination and Strength of the Tiniest Fighter: A Heartfelt Message to NICU Parents

by Nikki Vivian

My tiny little fighter, beating the odds from the moment you entered the world. A world you shouldn’t have been in yet, a world you fought so hard to stay in, a world that you weren’t ready for, but thrived in all the same. I know you will continue through life with this same desire and determination to succeed. My little fighter. Don’t ever stop fighting for what you want.

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Prioritizing Friendships as a Parent and How to Maintain Them

by Emily Glover

The keyword: effort. The kind of friendships that mean something don’t often just happen when you are also juggling life with kids.

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The Art of Essentialism: How to Do Better by Doing Less

by ParentCo.

Embrace the idea of "less but better" and accept trade-offs as an inherent part of life. We can't do it all.

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Why We’re Happy to Be a Christmas Tree-Free Home

by Pam Moore

As a kid, being Jewish at Christmastime meant feeling the pain of being different. But those experiences shaped my values.

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