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6 Christmas Traditions That Put Others First

by Parent Co.

One way to add a layer of richness to the Christmas season is implementing a tradition that focuses on making a difference in the life of someone in need.

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This Orchestral Playlist is a Sleigh Ride Without the Whining That Everyone is Cold

by Parent Co.

These orchestral music pieces will evoke the feeling of a magical winter ride and excite your imagination of gliding on a sparkling snow-covered landscape.

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The No-Stress Holiday Tradition That Saved Our Christmas

by Parent Co.

You do it for work parties all the time, so why not family? It would turn gifts into a kind of game and who doesn’t like games?

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5 Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom Inviting This Holiday Season

by Erris Klapper

Even the closest of families may not be used to bunking together, so planning ahead helps everyone.

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Cures for the Common Bad Day

by Parent Co.

How do you break the bad days down so they didn't have such dominance in your mind? Better yet, is there a way to avoid them altogether?

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Writing Letters to Our Fathers

by Parent Co.

For years, I'd written letters to my dad that I'd never sent, especially during the times when, like Lilly, I felt like I wasn’t being seen or heard by him.

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A Porcupine for Christmas

by Parent Co.

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How I Became "The Shoprite Lady"

by Parent Co.

"I remember the first time I saw you. You were so sad. How can anyone with such beautiful children look so sad? And then I saw him."

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The Kind Stranger: a Missed Opportunity to Show Compassion

by Parent Co.

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Bringing Beauty to Scoliosis

by Parent Co.

I still give her everything a father should, but now, more than ever, I give extra doses of confidence.

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The Student Who Taught Me I Have Room for Thankfulness

by Parent Co.

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7 Survival Strategies for Holiday Gifting

by Parent Co.

No matter what you celebrate, choosing gifts for the small people in your life is no easy feat. This set of guidelines can help.

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"Oprah's Favorite Things 2017" - the Reality Edition

by Parent Co.

I took a look at some of these items and, no offense to Queen Oprah, but I beg to differ.

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Me, My Son's Wheelchair, and a Frankenboot

by Parent Co.

I was unloading the wheelchair from the van – something I’ve done successfully a thousand times. Until this one time.

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Sweater Hugs, Here and Now, and From Beyond

by Parent Co.

This well worn sweater- it’s hers, it’s mine, and with it, we will always be together. At least, that’s what my grieving mind still tells me.

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Want to Reduce Your Mental Load? Stop Delegating and Start Specializing

by Julia Pelly

If you and your partner are committed to sharing the chores of parenthood equitably, check out the tips below to move towards specialization.

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Grateful Is as Grateful Does

by Parent Co.

To be grateful is to live a full life. It is to know worry and accept worry.

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The Frustrating Zen of Cleaning With a Toddler

by Parent Co.

That feeling that there is always more to do – that is a permanent state. May as well embrace it.

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How to Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies, Flippy-Floppy Arms and All

by Parent Co.

There’s a difference between not saying negative things about your body and actually embracing the parts that aren’t always considered to be beautiful.

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The Last Vermonter in Beirut

by Parent Co.

I'm not sure if he knew it, but this American gentleman saved the lives of many young people in Beirut, including mine.

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3 Companies That Are Carving Space for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

by Parent Co.

There are a few up-and-coming companies that gear themselves to the needs of autistic adults.

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Why Elf on the Shelf is Worth the Hassle

by Parent Co.

The beauty of the Elf is that he's instilling a sense of tradition and offering an opportunity for many families to bond over something during the holidays.

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Angels Do Exist (at the Grocery Store)

by Parent Co.

We made eye contact and exchanged a smile. She didn’t have to mention she was a mom. I knew the moment I saw her that she really saw me.

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6 Ways to Find Happiness and Survive the Shortest Days of the Year

by Parent Co.

A few ways to still enjoy evening family time, get some exercise, and forget our its-dark-way-too-early-blues.

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