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Earlier Bedtimes are Better for Moms AND Kids (and the Science to Prove it)

Earlier bedtimes are better for everyone–moms, kids, and even the dog! Kids need around 11hours of sleep every night, but many struggle to get that much. According to the National SleepFoundation, 43% of children between ages five and twelve don’t get enough sleep. This canlead to problems with focus, behavior, and overall health. This article will answer the question“How do earlier bedtimes benefit moms and kids?” Spoiler: They help everyone feel refreshedand focused the next day. Earlier Bedtimes And Kids’ […]

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Stressed Moms Are a Christmas Tradition

A relatable guest post on stressed moms and Christmas. Christmas Madness or Magical Christmas As I hunkered on the floor, aproned and peering into the oven to check the state of my organic, corn-fed (and apparently this year privately educated) Christmas turkey, I hoped again not to poison my entire family because the juices didn’t run clear. And again I wondered, “Why do I let myself in for this madness every year?” The stress of weaving of a magical Christmas […]

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How Laughter Helps in Schools and Education

When kids enter upper school and college, sometimes the fun of learning gives way to stress. Teaching your preteen, teen, or college-age student to use laughter to relieve their stress is a valuable gift you can give them. I meet college students regularly. And in most instances, something hilarious always happens. Part of being an adolescent is seeking fun and laughing at oneself. Researchers have found that adolescents behave in this manner to deal with stress. High school educators and […]

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How to Move Your Kids Mid-School Year (And Prevent Any Meltdowns!)

Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, especially when your kids start to make you feel like the bad guy. Stressful parenting decisions tend to pair quite well with big emotions coming from your youngins. This is especially true when families have to move or relocate. To a child, this can signal DEFCON 1, end-of-the-world level reactions. Here are our best tips for de-escalating the situation and helping your kids get excited about a new chapter: Break the News About […]

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How Becoming a Mom Makes a Woman Sexier

The mom uniform of a mom bun, leggings, and t-shirt might feel like a bit of a trope, but it is a fast and efficient uniform for moms who need to get things done, 24/7/365. After giving birth, many moms go through a period of just not feeling great about their bodies–after all, there are a lot of changes to come to terms with pretty quickly. We don’t feel like sexy moms on a daily basis. But we should. You […]

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6 Ways to Play With Your Kids When You Think It’s the Worst

If the inevitable “Play with me!” fills you with dread, you’re not alone. Not all moms and dads are born with the innate desire to play pretend for hours on end. It’s completely normal to cringe at the thought of one more tea party or round of “knock down the tower.” Are you wondering how to play with your kids when you’re just not that into it? Modern American society has, unfairly, become obsessed with the idea that it’s a […]

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How to Bake a Potato | Busy Mom’s Guide to Baked Potatoes

When you’re a mom, there never seems to be enough time in the day. Between getting the kids ready for school, running errands, and making dinner, it sometimes feels like you can’t fit anything else in. We’re supposed to know it all, but someone quite a few of us became moms without knowing how to bake a potato. And a baked potato is truly one of the most delicious, nutritious, expedient, and cost-effective meals for busy families. Don’t worry–we’ve got […]

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How to Stop Being an Angry Mom

Motherhood is hard. Anyone who says otherwise is either: 1) a robot, 2) an alien, or 3) an alien robot here to supplant you. Some days your frustrations are boiling over, and it feels like exploding isn’t such a terrible option. That’s OK! It’s perfectly normal to struggle with these things as a mom. The important thing is realizing that it can get better, then taking steps to make it so. No one expects you to figure out how to […]

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What We Can All Learn From Sid the Science Kid’s Mom

Sometimes being a mom feels like more of an art than a science—and other times, it feels likeyou need a doctorate just to know what you’re doing! Fortunately, there’s no chemical formula to being a perfect mom, and if there is, the kids would probably have gotten into it, smeared it all over the walls, and tried to eat half of it. Then they’d ask you why it was such a bad thing, and you’d find yourself explaining—for what must […]

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