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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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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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Why It's Up to Me to Teach My White Kids That Black Lives Matter

by ParentCo.

The burden of racism weighs heavily on our country. I could simply tell my children, everyone is equal, but little good would come of it.

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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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Have a Newborn? Good Luck Trying to Remember Things

by Julie Vick

The only good thing about the sleepless infant days is that eventually they're over.

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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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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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The Countless Distractions of the Work-From-Home Parent

by ParentCo.

Working from home seems like an ideal setup. Except, of course, for the millions of distractions. Many parents are juggling full-time jobs and countless life responsibilities, all with kids at home due to the Omicron outbreak and fear of future variants spreading.

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10 Non-Holiday Traditions That Can Truly Bond a Family

by Sanya Pelini

There is an endless list of traditions: religious traditions, new year's traditions, birthday traditions, wedding traditions, Thanksgiving traditions, the list goes on and on. Traditions essentially serve to bring family members together by creating a family culture and strengthening family ties. Here are 10 we think you should try!

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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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Trying the Brutal Honesty of Kids on For Size

by ParentCo.

Imagine if we had the same types of rules for honesty and story-telling that our kids do. How bad could it really be?

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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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The Unexpected Blessing of a Less-Than-Perfect Grandma

by ParentCo.

It wasn’t until I had kids that I began to wonder what it might have been like to hug a grandparent who returned affection with shining, loving eyes.

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5 Ways to Involve your Kids in Thanksgiving Plans

by Emily Glover

Thanksgiving is about togetherness—and you can get into the spirit of that well before the big day by involving your kids in the planning process. 

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How to Empower your Kids to Give Back to their Community during the Holidays and All Year Long

by ParentCo.

If you feel weighted down by your parental responsibilities, check out the ideas below to help set you on the path towards service.

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30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?"

by ParentCo.

The question "How was your day?" is a conversation killer, especially for kids. Here are 30 alternatives that will inspire more than a grunt in reply.

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5 Ways Freelancers Can Prepare for Parental Leave

by Hannah Howard

Here are five practical steps freelancers can take to prepare for taking an actual maternity/paternity leave, from financial to emotional.

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Seven Ways to Handle School-Night Halloween With Ease

by ParentCo.

Odds are, Halloween is often going to fall on a school night. Because we all know what a disaster that can be, it's beneficial to be prepared.

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9 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Empty Nest

by ParentCo.

One minute you’re changing diapers and wiping noses, the next you’re dropping kids off in their college dorm rooms. Here's how to fill the space they leave.

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Families Face a Weird Back to School Year: Here are Four Ways to Cope

by Hannah Howard

This is undoubtedly an unusual back-to-school season for both kids and parents. Here are three ways to make this transition just a little smoother. 

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

by ParentCo.

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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