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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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6 Tips for a Flawless Mom Morning Routine

As a mother, you’re always on the move. For many moms, the start of the day tends to be the most stressful. You need to wake up, get dressed and eat breakfast – and make sure that your children do the same! That’s why…

April 28, 2020
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What Is Phonemic Awareness?

As your kids get older, teaching them what they need to know becomes more of a juggling act. Instead of encouraging them to crawl or walk, they have to comprehend things like manners and more complex sentence structures. One of the most challenging issues…

April 24, 2020
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8 Fun Reading Activities for Kindergartners

It’s not easy to teach your children how to read, especially when they’d rather run around and play games. If this skill weren’t necessary, though, we wouldn’t bother. It provides a lot of benefits that’ll serve your children for the rest of their lives.…

April 22, 2020
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8 Cheap and Creative School Lunch Ideas You Should Try

If your kids are sick of Lunchables and the classic PB&J, it may be time to get a little creative in the kitchen. This doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time and money on sack lunches. On the contrary, there are endless…

April 13, 2020
breastfeeding mastitis

Mastitis Sucks: The Best Mastitis Treatments at Home

While nursing is a wonderful experience for many mothers, mastitis most certainly is not. In fact, mastitis sucks! This painful infection is common in those who breastfeed and stems from a backup of milk in the breast’s milk ducts. Typically, if a milk duct…

February 11, 2020

How Cloth Diapers Work: A No-Nonsense Guide

Using cloth diapers is a fantastic way to save money, reduce your baby’s exposure to chemicals and lower your carbon footprint. They’re also adorable, coming in a wide variety of colors and designs. For beginners, this baby necessity can be a little overwhelming. Beyond…

January 9, 2020
new mom & little baby

15 Best Christmas Gifts for New Moms

What Christmas gifts can you find for a new mom that she didn’t already get at the baby shower or on Mother’s Day? Listen to her rants and wild tales about weird poop and awkward attempts to multipurpose, and then, you have knowledge —…

December 18, 2019

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

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