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5 Ways Working Out Makes Me a More Fit Parent

by Cheryl Maguire

Exercise helps me be a better mom. I often apply the wisdom of the phrases I hear when I'm working out to the many parenting challenges I encounter.

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How to Keep Kids Healthy This Cold & Flu Season

by Dr. Jeff Andrews

As we head into the upcoming cold and flu season, parents should be mindful of the following best practices to keep their families safe and healthy.

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The Surprising Way Horses Benefit Kids' Emotional and Social Skills

by ParentCo.

Kids can enjoy so many benefits from being with horses, from confidence and a sense of self-efficacy to assertive and emotional communication skills.

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Songs for snuggling and singing and falling asleep

by ParentCo.

For the past nine plus years, I've sung this song nearly every night. I suppose I had an average affinity for it as a child.

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How to Help Prevent the 3 Leading Causes of Accidental Death for Infants and Preschoolers

by Stephen Bradshaw

According to the Centers for Disease Control, these are the leading causes of death for infants and preschoolers. Awareness is key

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How to Get Your Husband to Help (Written by a Husband)

by ParentCo.

Most moms are inundated with far more than their husbands. Knowing how to ask them for help is the key to balancing the workload.

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Jailbreak From Maximum Security Infant Birthing Center (Sort of)

by ParentCo.

The wife, the kid, and I just got done doing a nickel at the Memorial Hermann Maximum Security Infant Birthing Center.

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Should Your Baby Go Gluten-Free?

by ParentCo.

Does gluten deserve this reputation? What is it? How does it impact health? And should parents avoid feeding gluten to their children?

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How to Overcome Boredom in Parenthood

by Teresa Currivan

A parent can be completely busy doing all the right things for her family...and yet be bored. Here's how to unpack and resolve that paradox.

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5 Ways Boredom Makes your Kid More Awesome

by ParentCo.

When we spend all of our time entertaining our children, they never have to learn how to entertain themselves. Here's why it's ok to let them be bored.

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Planting Earth and Growing Community with School Gardens

by ParentCo.

"Mom, when we were out there planting, people honked and waved all the time," my son reported. "I think they really like our gardens."

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How Is Self Care Actually Possible for New Parents?

by Hannah Howard

Self care is huge, as buzzwords go. But how am I supposed to fill my cup when it’s 4 AM, I’m so exhausted it hurts, and my newborn baby is screaming?

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Can a Feminist Have a Gender Reveal Party?

by Julia Pelly

My son is already living in a world, and a state, that's determined to keep things binary. I won’t be another person who does the same. 

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The Psychology of April Fools' Day

by ParentCo.

A brain-scanning study showed that Schadenfreude activates brain regions associated with feelings of pleasure...

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36 Questions for Valentine's Day

by ParentCo.

Single parents will find Aron’s questionnaire helps them screw the rules and weed through mismatched partners faster. Couples will discover the 36 questions help them reconnect and deepen their relationship. If you’re looking to ditch the ordinary and crowds this Valentine’s Day, Aron’s 36 questions may just be the perfect date for you.

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Conversation Hearts: Now with REAL conversation

by ParentCo.

What if we were to use the ubiquitous V-day hype as a reminder, of sorts, that it’s time for our Annual Relationship Check-Up.

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This Black History Month, Let's Discuss the Pay Gap for Women of Color

by ParentCo.

The average black woman earns just 63 cents to the dollar that the average white man makes.

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Despite What You May See or Hear, Racism is Still Not Okay

by ParentCo.

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The LGBTQ Community Needs You to Put Down Your Fear

by ParentCo.

Where there's fear, it's impossible for love and acceptance to thrive. Let me tell you about people like me. Let me tell you a little about what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ community.

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6 Tips for Getting Back to a School-Year Bedtime Routine

by Carrie Howe

With summer having thrown everyone off schedule, it's a good idea to add "gradually shift bedtime routine" to your back-to-school to do list.

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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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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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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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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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