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Being a parent is kind of like being in a secret society. Sure, anyone can be a parent really. And sure, everyone has their own assumptions as to what being a parent is like.

But it’s not until you have children of your own that you can really understand each other.

To the Mom with the screaming toddler in the cereal aisle – we salute you. To the Dad left alone with his breastfed baby and a bottle for Mom’s girls night out – we salute you.

Here are a few of our most popular posts to get you started:

When Are We Really Going to Be Cool with Breastfeeding?

7 Ways to Tame Your Toddler During a Public Meltdown

 4 Ways My Relationship with My Mom Chanced Once I Became a Mom

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Moms

Mom Anxiety Is Real: Here’s How I Handle It

When you decide to become a mom, everyone waxes poetic about the dubious joy of diapers. If they discuss parenting anxiety, it’s through jokes like, “Wait ’til she’s a teenager.” At the risk of bursting your bubble, mister, I have plenty of worries right…

December 5, 2019
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Moms

Why Kids Need Recess: A Manifesto

Across the country, schools are reducing and eliminating recess time — despite soaring rates of childhood obesity. It’s time for this insanity to stop. Children need unstructured play to develop physically and mentally. It also promotes emotional development. Kids need more physical activity than adults…

November 29, 2019
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Moms

7 Constructive Activities for Children With Anxiety

Anxiety disorders cause extreme fear and worry, sleeping disorders and panic attacks. And, these disorders don’t discriminate. Social phobia, separation anxiety, stress and general anxiety disorder affect children as well as adults. This can make it difficult for kids to focus in school, talk…

November 21, 2019
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Moms

Gentle Tips to Wean a Baby From Nursing

You love the closeness that comes with breastfeeding your baby. Yet you can’t nurse forever, as much as you both enjoy it. How do you know when it’s time to wean your baby? Plus, how can you introduce a new routine without setting off…

November 19, 2019
Moms

Here’s My Working Mom Daily Routine

As a freelance writer, I may work from home but I am still a working mom with two kids and a husband to take care of. Sometimes it’s three kids — the two that I gave birth to and the one that I married…

October 28, 2019
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Moms

Why I Love Being a Yoga Mom and a Working Mom

Becoming a mother ranks as one of my most important life achievements. I love my two daughters with all my heart, but sometimes, I need a break like anyone else. Given I also work, finding quiet moments to sit in meditation proves difficult to…

June 13, 2019
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Moms

How to Balance Work and Family Life

Being a working mom, I’m well versed in how difficult balancing work and family can be. Some days I feel like superwoman and get everything done. Other days it’s a miracle I find the time to comb my hair. Women make up nearly half…

June 4, 2019
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Moms

10 Things to Be Grateful for as a Working Mom

Just like every mom, I believe my kiddos are the best in the world. But as much as I love my little yet rapidly growing bundles of joy, spending every minute of every day with the young ‘uns leaves me ready for a padded…

March 21, 2019
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Moms

Why You Need to Let Go of Your Working Mom Guilt

We don’t live in the 1950s anymore. Being a mom and building a career are no longer mutually exclusive concepts. Unfortunately, society seems bent on making working moms feel guilty about putting their kids in day care so they can build their careers. I…

March 19, 2019