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    ADHD
    The Best Fidget Toys for Kids with ADHD
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
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    Genetics and Pregnancy
    My Baby Looks Nothing Like Me: A Genetic Explanation
    The creation of a human body goes far beyond simple building blocks. For around nine months, the womb meticulously assembles microscopic fragments of DNA from both parents to create a unique individual. During that time, parents anticipate how th...
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  • The best dad jokes of 2020
    Father's Day
    The 60 Best Dad Jokes of All Time
    There is something about dad jokes that foster a weird mixture of satisfaction with a dash of annoyance. Maybe it's the fact that dad jokes are short, corny, and relatively harmless that makes them so lovable. Or perhaps it's the sparkle in dad's...
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  • 4 house rules to ease up on during coronavirus
    Coronavirus Resources for Parents
    Easing Up On House Rules During the Coronavirus Pandemic
    Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #...
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  • 12 meaningful rainbow baby gifts
    Gifts
    12 Meaningful Rainbow Baby Gift Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
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  • 50 baby names with a tropical island vibe
    Baby Names
    50 Tropical Island Baby Names
    Soft, white sand. Warm, crystal blue waters. Upbeat reggae with inviting aromas of coconut and sunscreen. If this imagery appeals to your senses, you’ve undeniably been kissed by the island gods themselves. Whether your island beat sways to th...
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  • most popular viking names for babies
    Baby Names
    The Most Popular Viking Names to Inspire Your Search
    Vikings have always been a genuinely fascinating culture. These Scandinavian seafarers are notorious for their worldly raids, longships, battle cries, and fierce women. Although the origin of the word Viking is still debated amongst scholars, man...
    Miranda Altice
  • woman reading her Ancestry.com results
    Family History and Genealogy
    How to Read Your Ancestry.com Results
    So you’ve sent off your magical vial of saliva and the moment you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived… your AncestryDNA results! You start to sweat a few bullets when you ask yourself for the hundredth time, “What cultures run through...
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  • Grandparents sharing family history inspired gifts with their grandchildren
    Holidays
    8 Family History and Genealogy Gift Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
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  • Picture of manStocking Stuffers for Kids That They'll Actually Use (Under $10)
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
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  • Family spending time with each other and playing with balloons at family reunion
    Family Life
    15 Unique Family Reunion Ideas
    Somehow you have managed to get the entire family to meet together in one location on a chosen date. Congratulations! If you can do this, you can do anything… including a plan for the rest of the reunion, or delegate someone to help. If you’r...
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  • 12 mini Christmas gifts boxes labelled 1 through 12
    Parties and Gifts
    12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
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  • woman drinking kombucha while pregnant
    Pregnancy
    Can You Drink Kombucha While Pregnant?
    Life’s little jokes seem to expand when you’re pregnant. Suddenly, your amazing list of can-do’s shrinks into a long, uninspiring list of cannot’s. You’ll find your favorite foods take up a hefty portion of the new no-no list: sushi, de...
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  • Girl
    Teens
    Snapchat 101: A Helpful Guide for Parents of Teens
    Snapchat is a great example of the evolution of social media, and it gives teens practically everything they’re looking for in an app: a way to creatively share chosen moments with friends while simultaneously making themselves look awesome.  ...
  • Baby Girl Dressed Up in Witch Halloween Costume Spooky Vampire/Witch Names of 2019
    Baby Names
    The Spookiest Vampire and Witch Names for 2020
    Historically, witches and vampires have had villainous and evil reputations, and rightfully so. But over time, many people have come to love representing their rebellious and magical behaviors by giving a child or pet a mystical or spooky name....
    Miranda Altice
  • baby boy with father
    Baby Names
    How Do I Tell My Husband I Don't Want To Name Our Son After Him?
    Nowadays, parenting is a much more parallel approach and naming your child is seen as a mutual agreement—one that is filled with love, intention, and partnership. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always seem that way.  When a friend of mine was fa...
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  • black and white photos found during genealogy research
    Family Life
    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Genealogy Research
    Everyone has a story to tell, your ancestors included. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who want to know those stories, you’ll need to connect with your inner genealogist. When my brother decided to wade through centuries of the p...
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  • 9/11 memorial
    Family Life
    Talking to Kids About 9/11 As Part of Their Family History
    It was 9:02 am on September 11, 2001, when I watched United Airlines 175, the second plane, fly into the World Trade Center’s south tower. The scenes from the flames, flying debris, and desperate jumpers are indescribable. My first thoughts soa...
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  • mom holding baby with dimples
    Pregnancy
    Will My Baby Have Dimples? A Genetic Explanation
    Baby cheeks are so sweet, pudgy, and pinchable. Pair those with adorable dimples and giggles and you have a baby akin to a kewpie doll.  Dimples are often seen as a desirable characteristic because they light up a face, even through smudged, te...
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  • couple at prenatal genetics counseling session
    Pregnancy
    How to Prepare for a Prenatal Genetic Counseling Session
    Learning you are pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in your life. There is so much to think about, from wondering what gender the baby will be to daydreaming about how she will look on her first day of school. Pregnancy can also intr...
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