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8 Strategies to Survive Grocery-Shopping with Kids

Managing one or multiple kids in the grocery store can be nothing short of a nightmare—I know, I’ve lived it! I had to learn my…

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for a Sports Tryout

Every child makes the team when they’re really young. But as they grow up, things get more competitive, especially when they reach high school. Tryouts…

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Letting Go of My Dream and Letting My Kids Chase Their Own

I helped 30 young aspiring baseball players become MLB All-Stars, but I couldn’t help my own kids play through high school. After working with thousands…

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Whispering: The Magical Trick for Getting Kids to Listen

It all started one afternoon while walking the kids home from school. We stopped to smell the roses – literally – when my younger (but…

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5 Life Lessons We Learned from T-Ball

Sometimes life lessons hit me right on the head like a foul ball hailing from the sky. My son’s first t-ball season was one of…

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3 Steps to Get Through Summer (Without Being Totally Exhausted)

Summer break always starts with an initial honeymoon phase. Free mornings, fewer extracurricular activities, homework-free evenings and no more overscheduled kids. But then the first…

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11 Summertime Tips for Tired Moms

It’s the first week of summer vacation, and your kids are bouncing off the walls already. You wish you could bottle even a smidgen of…

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4 Things No One Told Me About Being a Mom

Our social media news feeds are constantly streaming, and experts on every subject abound on all corners of the web, advice and information ooze from…

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How to End the School Year on a Good Note

Recently, I got a letter from my kid’s school reminding parents that we now have less than 60 days of school left before the end…

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11 DIY Outdoor Games That’ll Get the Kids Moving

It’s finally warm enough to get the kids outside, and what d’ya know—they’re already tired of the swing set. Don’t fret. There’re plenty of ways…

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15 Simple, Semi-Relaxing Ideas to Entertain the Kids

When I was in what I like to call the “parenting trenches” with toddler twins and a kindergartener, it dawned on me that I was…

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So Your Daughter Wants a New Wardrobe: How Not to Break the Bank

You’ve experienced this, right? Your kiddo insists she needs new clothes because she has nothing to wear. You march to her room and pull out…

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If Your Kids Love Homemade Slime, Try These DIY Games

Every mother’s nightmare: the dreaded “Mom, I’m boooooored!” whines are wafting out to you from the playroom. Take a break from trying to determine how…

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6 Cheap Ways to Get Back Outdoors this Spring

Let’s get real: there are only so many ways to entertain kids all winter and lots of them involve a screen. But with the first…

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6 Things Every Parent Should Consider to Survive Puppy Season

So the kids are begging for a puppy again. All they can think about is that sweet puppy breath and frolicking around the yard in…

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7 Best GPS Kid Tracking Devices

One awful day, my son got lost. We had taken a trip with our family friends on an old-fashioned steam engine train at Christmastime. The…

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Teaching Kids to Fail (and be OK)

So they fell off their bike. They’re screaming, flailing around and it’s the end of the world, right? As a parent, what do you do?…

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Parenting Struggle #982: Kid Cliques

My children went to a wonderful elementary school where a feeling of teamwork and anti-bullying messages were foundations of the school and its motto for…

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