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How to Cope When Your Baby Totally Hates the Car

by ParentCo.

The following tricks can help you to find a solution for the pain and trauma of car rides.

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22 Ways to Keep a Preschooler Busy Other Than Watching TV

by ParentCo.

Of course parking a preschooler in front of a screen is a fast and easy path to entertainment. But there are plenty of other ways to keep them busy.

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10 Things New Moms Would Actually Love to Hear You Say

by ParentCo.

Here are ten helpful things to say to new mothers, both because these things are universally true and new mothers need all the love we can give.

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These Planners Will Help You Get It Together in 2018

by ParentCo.

With work, kids, and all of the other minutiae of daily life, how can you keep on top of your schedule? With one of these rad planners, that's how.

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Move Over Marie Kondo. Swedish Death Cleaning is Where It's at

by ParentCo.

The Swedish believe in a practice called death cleaning. It's both as depressing and invigorating as it sounds.

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Seven Ways to Help Your Child Find Genuine Joy During Times of Uncertainty

Seven Ways to Help Your Child Find Genuine Joy During Times of Uncertainty

by ParentCo.

When times of uncertainty hit, it can throw you and your family’s life off-balance. For example, life amid the current pandemic isn’t easy.

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How to Design a Playspace in Inspires Curiosity

How to Design a Playspace in Inspires Curiosity

by Parent Co

In the words of Fred Rogers, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.

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Why Choosing Me Was the Least Selfish Decision I Could Make

by ParentCo.

Laying on the paper-covered vinyl exam table I stared up at the ceiling pretending I was anywhere else.

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The Growth of Failure

by ParentCo.

We all want our children to be successful but many times in order to really achieve greatness the kids have to fail a few times.

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Measuring My Best Self in Number of Drinks

by Suzanne Hayes

I now measure days and weeks and years instead. Four years of sobriety and the work has only just begun.

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How a Shift in Mindset Can Help Moms Make More Money

by Erinne Magee

Sometimes, it's the in between stuff that gets brushed under the rug as unimportant. But it's the side hustle that we need to celebrate.

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What We Can Learn When We Stop Making Fun of the Raw Water Trend

by ParentCo.

We're used to seeing words like "natural" and "organic" used to sell us more expensive food. The latest trend in food purity campaigns? Raw water.

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Seven Tips for Stepfamily Success

by The Gottman Institute

A loving and well-adjusted stepfamily is possible when couples commit to taking the time and action necessary to get there.

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How Process Praise Helps Our Kids

by Jessica Williams

To put it simply, process praise is praise that emphasizes the work, effort, or actions of the child.

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Seven Ways to Support Your Aspiring YouTuber

by ParentCo.

If your children want to create their own Internet videos for fun or for profit, here are seven ways you can guide and support their endeavor

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Yes, You Can Visit These Gatsbyesque Estates with the Kids

by Jessica Williams

Skip your everyday playground and soak up some history at one of these gilded estates with kids in tow.

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I Hated Little Nutbrown Hare, Until We Watched his Show

by Katherine Clover

After binging "Guess How Much I Love You," I've decided Big Nutbrown Hare is everything you want a parent on kids’ show to be.

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If Entertaining Overwhelms You, Throw More Crappy Dinner Parties

by ParentCo.

We've been doing dinner parties all wrong. The invention of the crappy dinner party could save us all.

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Calling all Kid Artists! Now's Your Chance to Doodle for Google

by ParentCo.

If you've got an artistic kid in grades K-12, you should know about Google's annual Doodle contest.

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Ten Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Next Holiday Season That Much Easier

by ParentCo.

The holidays can be totally exhausting and overwhelming. Take advantage of the tailwind and make next year a little easier.

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12 Books You Won't Be Able to Read 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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Of Reeds and Strings and Other New Things

by ParentCo.

At age 46, never having played an instrument, I’m learning violin. Why now? I've always wanted to learn, and one day this instrument made its appearance in my life announcing It's time.

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The Tiny Blue Stocking I Pack Away Each Holiday Season

by ParentCo.

There are only four of us in the family. But that fifth stocking belongs to our family, too.

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How Are We Not More Thankful for Life?

by ParentCo.

Sometimes gratitude is easy. Other times, it’s harder to find and we have to really try, reaching and rooting around for it.

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