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Why It's a Good Idea to Buy Baby Gear Secondhand and How to Pay it Forward

by Parent.com

Acquiring all the products and items you may need in the first year or two of parenting can make you want to run for the hills. 

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On the Trials of Toddler Travel, A Few Words to the Wise

by Peter K

Traveling with toddlers is a special kind of crazy. But if you prepare properly, it's totally tolerable. Here are some tips for making it as fun as possible.

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Why the Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Went Viral

by Hannah Howard

When a product makes a difference in helping our little one catch those precious zzzs, you better bet it gets our interest. Sea Dreams Soother to the rescue.

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4 Montessori Strategies to Help Prevent a Toddler Meltdown

by ParentCo.

We’ve all seen the toddler meltdown. It’s that end-of-the-world sobbing tantrum over something so small you may not have even known what it was.

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What Are Wake Windows? How Parents Can Use Them to Make Life Smoother

by Hannah Howard

A wake window is exactly how it sounds, the stretch of time your baby or toddler stays up between naps. Here's how they can help make life smoother for the family.

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5 Ways to Make Potty Training Easier for the Whole Family

by Charlie Fletcher

Even if your little one is ready to start potty training, it can be a frustrating process for all. These strategies can make things easier on your and your child.

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Father's Day Has Always Been About Ties

by ParentCo.

The history of Father's Day proves that it is a Hallmark holiday, but not for the reasons you think. Take the chance to tell your dad how you feel about him.

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What to Consider When Baby and Toddler Proofing Your Home

by Charlie Fletcher

There’s no way to completely limit baby's exposure to risks. Yet, there are some practical steps you can take to ensure that they can be in a safe environment.

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The Evening Ritual That Transformed Our Bedtime Routine

by ParentCo.

Taking inspiration from "Goodnight Moon," and research on restorative sleep, I created a routine that has put an end to our bedtime battles. Here's what we do.

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5 Steps to Giving (Good) Advice to New Parents

by ParentCo.

Here are five easy steps to giving your new-parent loved ones the advice they are looking for without looking like an idiot. (Often times, just listen!)

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I Don't Mind That My Toddler Has No Interest in Potty Training

by Pam Moore

Despite my efforts, my toddler has yet to demonstrate any real interest in potty training. And that is fine with me, at least for right now. Here’s why.

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Foster Care: Here's What You Need to Know

by Jessica Williams

More than 400,000 kids are in foster care across the U.S. The foster system is facing a crisis due to a shortage of foster parents and foster homes.

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Day Trips: The Perfect Summer Adventure on a Budget

by ParentCo.

With these eight strategies, you can successfully hit the road with your kids in a way that doesn’t leave you swearing off one-day family fun forever.

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Taking Time for Me this Mother's Day

by Pam Moore

If you come back to your family refreshed and happy, that vibe will trickle down to the whole family as they catch your mood. Take time for you.

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Why Sake Should Be Every Parent’s Go-To Drink

by Kelsey Erin Shipman

Despite the recent takedown of "Wine Mom Culture," there are ways for parents to enjoy a hard earned drink at the end of the day.

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5 Reasons Moms Make Great Business Owners

by Hajira Khan

Mothers, like business owners, are required to be multi-tasking experts. Both need to plan, execute, adapt, problem-solve and delegate. The two jobs go hand in hand.

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3 Tips for Traveling With Kids and Family

by ParentCo.

I’m glad I dared to travel with my baby. Here are the top three lessons I learned that I plan to employ for future adventures.

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Why "Work Life Balance" Is Too Simplistic for Modern Dads

by ParentCo.

There's been a lot of change for dads in a short period of time. Today they work as many hours as previous generations, but do three times the childcare and twice the housework as dads a generation ago. In this interview, Scott Behson, PhD, author of "The Working Dad's Survival Guide" talks about how working dads can create a more balanced life of family, work, and self, and how employers can help make it happen.

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How to Get Things Done While Taking Care of Your Baby

by Charlie Fletcher

With a few practical tips and strategies in place, you can stay on top of your other responsibilities so you don’t feel overwhelmed by too many changes at once.

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How to Make Friends as a New Parent

by Charlie Fletcher

Being a new parent can feel lonely. Here are some ways to get out there and make new friends - and nurture your existing relationships (even while exhausted).

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The Developmental Milestones That Should Actually Make You Excited

by Rebecca Lang

I record all of my kids' important milestones like walking and talking. I also keep a list of all their achievements that make my life as a mom just a little bit easier.

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Here's How to Potty Train Your Baby

by Mark Oliver

Instead of training toddlers out of a lifelong habit, the Chinese forego diapers from birth. It's a hands on approach to potty training and it works.

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For Best Potty Training Results, It's Parent Readiness That Matters

by Cheryl Maguire

Having a potty trained kid seems like a great idea. Until you consider what it means for you.

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Professional Potty Trainers and Two Other Early Parenting Coaches You Can Totally Hire

by ParentCo.

Though pricey, these services can make a world of difference for families struggling through early parenting milestones.

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