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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Reduce Worry

How to Reduce Worry

(From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.)

Why you worry

All the energy a new mother might once have put into protecting herself she now puts into protecting her baby - because it is herself, literally a physical part of her. Author (and mother) Elizabeth Stone has said that the decision to have a child is momentous because ''it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.''

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Updated: February 12, 2020

How to Use Your Family Vacation to Spark Inspiration and Learning in Kids

Family hiking near a waterfall on vacation

Have kids, will travel. Just like backpacks, kids can be transported from one place to another. (Although chances are, unlike your kids, your backpack doesn’t whine, “I’m bored!” or “I’m hungry!”) Family vacations can be more than just lounging on the beach, roasting marshmallows at a cabin near the lake, and visiting out-of-town relatives (not that there is anything wrong with that!) There are so many ways to make your annual family gathering educational and, of course, fun.

Updated: March 5, 2021

The Ultimate List of International Women's Day Activities to Do With Kids

International Women's Day

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

This is your ultimate guide to celebrating International Women’s Day with kids. We’ve got everything from themed food to activities, books, TV shows, movies, and online resources.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Gifts for Mother-in-Laws

15 great gifts for mother in law

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

by: Kim Bongiorno and Jeff Vrabel

Kim and Jeff Give It to Us Straight: How Long Do You REALLY Need to Keep Your Kid's Artwork?

Child's Drawing of Train

J: I have the answer and it is a genius answer.

K: Please don’t keep me in suspense.

J: I keep my sons' artwork for precisely as long as it takes to snap a photo with my phone and throw it away.

K: Okaaaaay…

J: Storage required: 0

Time required: .9 seconds

Thoughtful memories preserved: all of them

Do I have a folder in my Photos app called "Jake Art"? Yes, I do.

Do I have tubs full of awkwardly stacked cardboard pictures and pipe cleaners and googly eyes and glitter? HELLLLLLL NO.

Updated: February 14, 2022

A Parent's Guide to Choosing Age-Appropriate Baby Toys

Age Appropriate Toys

When choosing toys for a child, it's important to consider not only their age, but also their stage of development. Different stages mean different skills, and that, in turn means different ways of interacting with, and enjoying a toy.

Whew! That sounds complicated! But you don't need a degree in child development to crack the code. You just need to understand the basics.

And that's why we're here.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Ultimate Homeschool Supply List

The ultimate honeschool supply list

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Baby Shower Gifts for Moms-to-Be

15 of the best baby shower gifts for moms-to-be

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 featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: August 27, 2019

Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time

Morning Routine Hacks

It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs to bring to school that day. The morning routine is way off course.

You open the front door and wave the bus driver away...looks like another day of driving your kid to school, being late for work, and generally watching your morning collapse in chaos. Or is it?