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5 Tips for Working From Home Without Childcare

by ParentCo.

If you’re considering working from home without putting your kids in childcare, these tips can help you feel and be more productive throughout the day.

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8 Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

by Pam Moore

Getting out for date night requires childcare. As we all know, good sitters are rare, not to mention expensive. Stay home instead. Here are 8 fun ideas.

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5 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Dads

by ParentCo.

This freaking holiday. So much pressure!  No one even asks what dads want. So we asked. And these are the top five things to make their Valentine's Day.

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Why and How to Include Your Kids In the Family Finances

by ParentCo.

Losing your house makes you really appreciate the importance of money management. Now I pass those values and skills on to my kids through everyday tasks.

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How to Talk with Kids About Tragedy

by Sherianna Boyle

Time and time again, we're faced with explaining the unexplainable to our kids. Here are 4 key points to keep in mind when talking about tragedy with your little ones.

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Is the Role of Grandparents to Spoil Their Grandchildren?

by ParentCo.

Two writers face off on the topic of grandparental spoiling. Is it harmless or not? Plus, tips for how to spoil within the limits of a family's boundaries and values.

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5 Steps To Raising A Viking Child

by ParentCo.

Here are five steps to help you raise your own little Viking, Scandinavian-style, through outdoor play.

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Dear Grandparents: The Complete Rules for Babysitting My Children

by ParentCo.

We really appreciate the help. But seriously, we're going to have to get a few things straight before we leave the kids in your care, grandma and grandpa.

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3 Hands-On Ways to Teach Kids Love Is Love

by ParentCo.

Raise a generation of open minds and open hearts.

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To Bring Your Family Closer, Share Your Stories

by ParentCo.

Storytelling is a dying art, but it’s a beautiful one that connects generations. I want to be able to pass on some of my history to him, just as my Mimi did for me.

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Bottle Is Best For Us And That's Okay

by ParentCo.

Formula feeding my son was not a decision made lightly. Let's stop the shaming and embrace that there are different great ways to raise a healthy baby.

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Mindfulness, Meal Planning, and Other Ways I'm Failing

by ParentCo.

I’m not good at doing all the Pinterest things people who throw out phrases like “life hacks” and “mindful parenting” say I’m supposed to be doing. Maybe that's okay.

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Why I Let My Toddler Wear His Boots on the Wrong Feet

by ParentCo.

I’ve decided to let it go and let my toddler wear his boots on the wrong feet. Letting go of control in this area brings a handful of important reminders to mind.

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5 Totally Ridiculous Ways to Get Through January with Children

by ParentCo.

Here are five zany ways to make my least favorite time of year bearable, maybe even, dare I say it, fun.

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6 Reasons Why Having a Winter Baby is Actually the Best

by Julia Pelly

Mothers of summer babies may have their cute maternity sundresses, but there are all kinds of reasons why being the mommy of a winter baby is awesome.

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One Thing Parents Should Resolve in the New Year In Order to Bring More Joy

by ParentCo.

My resolution for 2024 is to find more joy in my life right now and to stop comparing my life, to others - especially the lives of others on social media.

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10 Things I Love (and Will Miss) About My Kids’ Toddler Years

by Amy Robleski

The years from one to three are often as physically exhausting as they are mentally. But when they're over, the things you miss can be surprising.

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6 Fundamental Things That Keep Kids Motivated

by Sanya Pelini

One of the greatest challenges parents and teachers face is keeping kids motivated. These six fundamental things can help, and they're simple to implement.

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19 Things I Hope I've Taught My Daughter Before Her 18th Birthday

by ParentCo.

My dear daughter, here are the 18 things I hope I've taught you in your 18 years of childhood.

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When Moms Can’t Obtain Milk Through a Milk Bank, Peer-To-Peer Networks Provide What They Need

by ParentCo.

With over 90 percent of milk being shared in the U.S. being shared through informal channels, it seems worthy of exploration.

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A Minimalist Parent’s Guide to the Holiday Gift Overload 

by ParentCo.

You don't always see eye to eye with gift-giving family members, especially when you've got a less is more mentality.

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10 Lazy Ways to Be a Better Parent

by ParentCo.

You don't have to pour over all the parenting books and take classes to be a better parent. There are far less complicated ways of doing that.

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Rest Isn't Out of Reach, You Just Need to Recognize It

by ParentCo.

It may seem like your day is full to the brim, but you and I both know there's always room for a little milk. And by "milk" I mean rest and relaxation.

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Beyond "Sleep When the Baby Sleeps" – 7 Tips For New Parents That Are Actually Useful

by Julia Pelly

Throughout my pregnancy I mostly heard the same advice over and over.  To help out all the soon-to-be-mamas out there, I’ve compiled a list of my all-time favorite, never before heard newborn survival tips.

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