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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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Snack Time is Edible Crafts Time! 8 Ways to Be Food Creative

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018  You’ve heard (and probably said) it before: Don't play with your food! But we say yes to edible crafts: Go ahead, play with your food all you like! Getting crafty with family snacks is a great way to spend quality…
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13 Reasons Why Today's Parenting World Differs From Your Parents’

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UPDATED June 11th, 2018 As the great matriarch, Jackie Kennedy, once said, “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” Luckily, with the help of technology, cultural evolution and connectedness,…
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8 Ways to Create New Traditions for Modern Families

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More and more of today's modern families are deciding to create new traditions of their own. As the great writer Carlos Fuentes once said, “There is no creation without tradition; the ‘new’ is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty…

'Make Family First' Twitter Party!

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Now that school is out, there are all other kinds of family responsibilities to contend with - babysitters, camp, classes, and keeping the little ones entertained and busy. Multi-tasking on overdrive! But through it all, there is one thing…
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5 Reasons Why Simplifying Life Creates Family Zen

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As Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated,” which is true to a certain degree. But let’s face it—life can and will get complicated. Schedules, emotions, unprecedented events, challenges,…
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8 Reasons Why Adoption is a Miracle Option

Oprah hit the nail on the head she said: “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”. So many thousands of lucky children are adopted in America, and given an opportunity to live and thrive as part of a loving home. As the National…
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The Gay Parents’ Guide to Navigating Life: 10 Laws to Live By

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Parenting is hard enough. Add the same-sex component, and things can get complicated. With a healthy dose of awareness and open communication, many of the unique issues faced by gay parents aren’t so hard to handle. In fact, according to…
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10 Parenting Tips for Raising Biracial Children

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Although mixed-raced families are a part of America’s new wholesome, many biracial children are a bit unsure or confused about their identity. “I’d humbly like to become an inspiration to the biracial kids, who are the population of…

8 Things to Discuss When Your Pre-Teen Wants a Piercing

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Piercing body parts other than ears has been gaining acceptance, and many consider it body art. Still, there are important health concerns that every parent should discuss when their pre-teen expresses interest in the latest piercing fad.…