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The Developmental Milestones That Should Actually Make You Excited

by Rebecca Lang

I record all of my kids' important milestones like walking and talking. I also keep a list of all their achievements that make my life as a mom just a little bit easier.

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Here's How to Potty Train Your Baby

by Mark Oliver

Instead of training toddlers out of a lifelong habit, the Chinese forego diapers from birth. It's a hands on approach to potty training and it works.

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For Best Potty Training Results, It's Mommy Readiness That Matters

by Cheryl Maguire

Having a potty trained kid seems like a great idea. Until you consider what it means for you.

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Professional Potty Trainers and Two Other Early Parenting Coaches You Can Totally Hire

by ParentCo.

Though pricey, these services can make a world of difference for families struggling through early parenting milestones.

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5 Science-Backed Ways to Spring Clean Your Parenting (Without Going Insane)

by ParentCo.

This spring season we're going easy on the household cleaning and focusing on simplifying our parent minds. Yes, easier said than done. Here some ideas!

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8 Simple Life Hacks to Help Parents Look Good

by Rhiannon Giles

Let's get real. Those "hacks" you've pinned are 3x harder than doing the thing in the first place. Here are some more appealing options.

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Parenthood: Always Waiting, Often for Sleep

by Pam Moore

Parenting is, by definition, a kind of waiting. We, the parents of the world, are all holding our collective breaths together. The big question: will the child sleep?

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5 Phrases to Help Avoid Toddler Meltdowns

by ParentCo.

Toddlers like to feel autonomous and in control. Adopting these five phrases can help avoid the meltdowns and give them a sense they have a say.

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How to Help Your Children Understand Mental Illness

by ParentCo.

As the first to go through a mental illness in my family, it was no surprise that my parents didn’t know how to react. Here's how to talk about mental health with kids.

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The Evening Ritual That Transformed Our Bedtime Routine

by ParentCo.

Taking inspiration from "Goodnight Moon," and research on restorative sleep, I created a routine that has put an end to our bedtime battles. Here's what we do.

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50 Questions to Help Identify Your True Parenting Values

by Sanya Pelini

Questions about parenting can help us clarify where our parenting values lie. Try this list if you're looking to find yours.

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30 Fresh Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them

by ParentCo.

There's nothing more spectacular than feeling loved. Beyond saying three simple words, there are many special ways to share that feeling with our kids.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Child's Daily Routine

by ParentCo.

Mindfulness is one of the most powerful tools we have available to us. It has also become an increasingly treasured practice. Here's how to make it part of everyday.

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7 Coping Skills That Make Me a Better Mom

7 Coping Skills That Make Me a Better Mom

by ParentCo.

Patience and understanding don't always come easy in the trenches of toddler raising. Fortunately, there are ways to cultivate both.

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How to Choose Baby Gear for Small Spaces

by Hannah Howard

Living in small homes makes choosing the right baby gear essential. Here’s how to navigate selecting baby supplies that make life easier without clutter.

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5 Tips for Working From Home Without Childcare

by ParentCo.

If you’re considering working from home without putting your kids in childcare, these tips can help you feel and be more productive throughout the day.

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8 Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

by Pam Moore

Getting out for date night requires childcare. As we all know, good sitters are rare, not to mention expensive. Stay home instead. Here are 8 fun ideas.

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5 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Dads

by ParentCo.

This freaking holiday. So much pressure!  No one even asks what dads want. So we asked. And these are the top five things to make their Valentine's Day.

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Why and How to Include Your Kids In the Family Finances

by ParentCo.

Losing your house makes you really appreciate the importance of money management. Now I pass those values and skills on to my kids through everyday tasks.

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How to Talk with Kids About Tragedy

by Sherianna Boyle

Time and time again, we're faced with explaining the unexplainable to our kids. Here are 4 key points to keep in mind when talking about tragedy with your little ones.

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Is the Role of Grandparents to Spoil Their Grandchildren?

by ParentCo.

Two writers face off on the topic of grandparental spoiling. Is it harmless or not? Plus, tips for how to spoil within the limits of a family's boundaries and values.

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5 Steps To Raising A Viking Child

5 Steps To Raising A Viking Child

by ParentCo.

Here are five steps to help you raise your own little Viking, Scandinavian-style, through outdoor play.

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Dear Grandparents: The Complete Rules for Babysitting My Children

by ParentCo.

We really appreciate the help. But seriously, we're going to have to get a few things straight before we leave the kids in your care, grandma and grandpa.

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3 Hands-On Ways to Teach Kids Love Is Love

by ParentCo.

Raise a generation of open minds and open hearts.

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