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5 Must-Have Tips to Keep Kids From Staring at Screens All Summer

Is your kid addicted to their tablet? Can’t put their phone down? Well, you’re in luck! We have what you need to help your kids go on a tech cleanse. Summer is a time for...
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Screen-Free Summer Activity: Surprise Stories

As summer stretches out before us, promising children endless days of fun and adventure, caregivers may be feeling the growing pressure of finding screen-free activities to keep their littles engaged and entertained throughout this...
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Expectant Mamas: Here’s All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hiring a Night Nurse

There is nothing more exciting than expecting a sweet new baby. There is also nothing more exhausting than waking up with that sweet baby and feeding them every one to three hours in those...

The Nest

Full-circle moments often hit without warning and strip the breath right from our lungs. Let's jump to February 18, 2021, the day our daughter had to check out of school early because she was...
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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Is the Gift of Health

For me, Mother’s Day typically meant spending the day with my three children (Ella, 13, Jack, 10, and Luke, 6) — with the kids bringing up breakfast in bed, flowers, and lots of snuggles....

Perfectly Imperfect: Helping My Daughter Navigate Anxiety and Perfectionism in School

Watching my 8-year-old daughter grapple with perfectionism has deeply affected me as a parent. She feels a great deal of pressure to perform flawlessly in every aspect of her life. One vivid memory is...

I Feel Like a Monster… Is This Normal?

Here we go again like clockwork. It’s the week before my period, and I feel like a bloated, anxious, ugly, mad monster who barely knows who I am. The week leading up to the...
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Easy Ways to Incorporate Healthy Fats Into Your Diet

Healthy Fats. As a millennial, I still cringe when I hear that term. Perhaps it stems from the low-fat craze that ran rampant during my childhood. I remember in college, I focused on eating...
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Growing Up Spirited: How My Toddler Is Teaching Me About Parenting 

Every parent dreams of those picture-perfect moments with their children — quiet cuddles, giggles, and orderly playtimes. But what happens when your child replaces quiet with exuberance, and order with creativity that knows no...

5 Ways to Help Boost Your Child’s Confidence Immediately

Experts say that a girl's self-esteem peaks at the age of 8 years old. Having worked closely with young girls for years now, and having a daughter of my own, I am on a...
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Finding Victory After Postpartum Depression

My life changed forever on June 5, 2020, when we welcomed our first baby during the height of COVID-19. This pregnancy was nothing like what I thought it would be. It started with solo...

A Light in the Darkness: Finding Healing After Loss

Ten years ago, in November 2013, my world flipped upside down. It was Black Friday, and I was trying to get into the "Christmas Spirit." Late that afternoon, I got a call from my...