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Despite what happened to Freddie Gray, I love the city of Baltimore and I always will. It's one of the reasons why I decided to write this piece, despite my swearing that I wouldn't. Here are my other reasons: I am a black woman I am a mother I live in the U.S. I live in Maryland Despite what the...

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Kristi Corrigan
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Recently my daughter came home with a school project I didn't even know she'd completed. "The Best Part of Me" landed on my counter unceremoniously in a heap of other papers for me to look at, and I just assumed it would be another one of those art projects that I surreptitiously slide into the...

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Do you know what the problem with education is? It's obviously teachers' enormous salaries, that's what. Because those lazy bums with summers off don't realize how good they have it! Look, I get it. Our educational system here in the U. S. of A. could use a little work. I know this, the government...

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While I don’t agree with their tactics, Ruthven's friends weren't entirely wrong. With parents flooding their Instagram and Facebook accounts (and Tumblr, and Vine, and Meerkat, and Periscope and... ) with constant updates, photos and videos of everything from strawberry-picking excursions...

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DEUS EX HOMINE – San Francisco 3D Moco Time-lapse by Golden Gate 3D from Peter H. Chang on Vimeo. What will our new generation of wired-in babies bring? — And you thought you were keeping up with the times and technology? Move over. Toddlers have become more comfortable and adept...

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What we don’t say about race can confuse kids. –  Today I sat in an office at a computer chomping away at a grueling project. I was almost oblivious about what was going on around me until a couple of guys seemed to come out of thin air talking pretty loudly. I didn’t pay much...

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Because of our investment in the teething theory, my husband and I bought up an entire drugstore shelf of natural teething aids. Something mysterious was wrong with our new baby, and we figured it out all by ourselves! We should get some kind of new parent door prize, right? But not so fast...

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Dr. Mallika Marshall
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Nintendo, $200) Sure, tablets and laptops are fine, but do they take 3D pictures and videos? Can you play Animal Crossing on them? Do they also track every step you take plus play Orange Is The New Black on Netflix? I think not. Plus, you can easily throw your 3DS XL into your...

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Natalie Vartanian shares how the male role models she’s lost have created space for the healthy, empowering male role models she’s gained. _______ When I was asked to write this post, I will be radically honest in that my first reaction was a heart pounding, heavy pit in my stomach...

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Why do we celebrate individuality in adults but condemn it in our boys? _____ By Catherine Gigante-Brown When David was in a toddler music class, all the other kids were sitting in a circle, dutifully singing “John the Rabbit”—while my guy was hanging upside-down from the barre. I...

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1. "You're giving your baby up for adoption?" This terminology is never OK to use. The wording assumes the birth mother got rid of the baby because she did not want to deal with him or her. It is much more complicated than that. Instead, use the term "placed" as in, "You placed your baby with...

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Child abduction prank Child abduction prank JoeySalads, who is better known for pranking people for laughs than filming public service announcements, has opened the eyes of many parents with his newest video. In the clip, he approaches moms hanging out at a playground, introduces himself and asks...

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What is a father to do when the rules seem sexist? Alison Tedford interviews Jef Rouner about this very issue.  – This is a story about a sundress that ended up being much more than just a sundress. Once upon a time, Jef Rouner’s daughter wore it to school. She once proudly wore it to church...

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It's starting to warm up, and the rising temperatures bring a familiar risk: hot car injuries and death for children. In Vancouver, Washington, one mom came dangerously face to face with the prospect when she accidentally locked her keys in the trunk of her car while her baby was still buckled into...

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I have two children, one daughter who is 13 and typically developing and one son, age 11, who has mild autism and moderate ADHD. My daughter walked, spoke and hit all of her other milestones at the ages that would be considered average. She is currently finishing up grade seven, and next year she...

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And now that they've totally come to expect a full week of giant, blown-out-of-proportion birthday extravaganzas, I'm completely over them. I'd like to think that I'm one to buck the birthday trend, but the truth is, birthdays have always been a big deal in our house. Growing up, my mom didn't...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, teenager Alexus Miller-Wigfall was facing an in-school suspension for her "revealing gown," but her mother believes the reprimand came because Alexus is plus-size. I have to agree. Take a look at the gown below, and decide for yourself. Image Credit: Indian FRAMES/YouTube...

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Do you remember the first time one of your mom's sayings flew past your lips? Or did someone take a photo of you demonstrating "the look" that she mastered long ago? Here, a few moms talk about how they are more like their own moms than they bargained for when they became parents. Carrie, mom of...

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Except for the years I was in Juvenile Dependency court, where mediation was available for each case set for trial (but not presently, because that court system does not now have the funds to do so), I can count on the fingers of one hand the times when opposing counsel suggested mediation...

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Somebody has to say it. If you want to make it through your time as a mom and actually enjoy yourself, you have to start taking care of number one. As the instructions state when preparing for takeoff, make sure you put on your own oxygen mask first before you help the child next to you. In...

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After months of anticipation and guesses, we can finally confirm the name of the royal baby, who has the official title of Her Royal Highness, Princess of Cambridge. Kensington Palace announced the name via Twitter: Royal baby name Royal baby name Royal baby name 2 Royal baby name 2 What a gorgeous...

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Moms always appreciate cards, and obviously homemade ones are usually the most cherished, but why not also send mom an e-card this year? One of my favorite organizations, Forward Together, does an annual Mamas Day celebration by offering a variety of vivid, diverse e-cards for an array of families...

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Mom throws baby off bridge 2 Mom throws baby off bridge 2 Mother and Baby fell 52 feet to the shallow river below. With moments, police were at the scene where they found the mother conscious and washed up on the riverbank. Police officers Joseph Iannetta and John Leonard pulled the baby boy from...

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Kelly Jones
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Dad blogger Daniel has been shocked at the moments his little angels turn into little devils. He is ready to toss in the towel until one thought crosses his mind and changes his whole perspective. Here it is. — Here’s the thing about being a parent: You think you know what the bad days will...

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When I was young, roaming about my backyard and neighborhood, summer seemed endless. Ten weeks of friends, fun, beaches and fireflies. As a parent, summer seems to fly by in a blink. One minute, it is Fourth of July fireworks, and the next minute, we are back to school shopping and savoring Labor...

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After fixing a quick snack for her children one day in October 2013, Erin Shero returned to the downstairs playroom of her suburban Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She wanted to check on the youngest of her five kids, Colton, who was two days away from his second birthday. Thinking he was asleep, Shero...

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Shown in photo: Hulk Gamma Grip,  Age of Ulton Costume, Captain America Shield In anticipation for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” three joyfully-geeky dads discuss how they’re sharing The Avengers with their kids… This post is sponsored by Target. It’s never been easier to be...

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A beautiful weekend leads to plenty of fun for both Parents and Kids.  ___ Each week, B.K. Mullen from DadontheMic.com and Nick Browne from PapaBrownie.com record a podcast about their adventures as Dad’s. Follow them on twitter @PBDadcast, and subscribe on iTunes! This weekend had amazing...

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And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father. — To join our Facebook Page go here. To submit an article, go here. To follow The Good Men Project on...

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Joe Marraccino left a job to find one that was aligned with his life priorities. The new opportunity has been hard to come by, but then voices, that made him who he was, gave him new inspiration. — My family played a big role in my decision to leave my long-time firm, with respect, to find...

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The royal baby has arrived. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are parents for the second time. kate middleton kate middleton Kensington Palace released this message on the details of the royal baby. The newest addition to the royal family will join her adorable big...

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Prince George already has his waving skills perfected. The adorable 21-month-old won over the crowds as he arrived at St. Mary’s to meet his sister, the princess, who was born this morning. George had been with his nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, while Kate Middleton gave birth...

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Joe is a blogger dad who woke up one day to find his house had turned into a sea of toys. Here is what he did about it. — My son has a lot of toys. Like, a lot. Too many, by far. You don’t realize it as it’s happening. A gift here and there, a new truck, a new thing with buttons that...

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4 Ingredient Recipes for Dads that Rock – Welcome to the new Dads Cookin’ With Kids feature! We all know that cooking is not a fun task for all while others some absolutely love it. With kids we want to make sure hanging out in the kitchen is fun, easy and great tasting.  Cooking...

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Your family goes out of their way to cook you breakfast in bed, send flowers, make macaroni necklaces. And don't get me wrong, we LOVE all of that (though some free time and a spa day are also high on moms' lists). Holdnerness Mom Thing parody Holdnerness Mom Thing parody But I think Kim Holderness...

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Leaving a legacy goes far beyond money. — My dad taught me that I don’t have to pretend; I don’t have to wear a mask. My dad Jimmy Henderson used to tell me, “Just because you’re here and breathing doesn’t mean the world owes you a thing. You’ve got to go out there and...

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5-year-old dials 911 5-year-old dials 911 Aydhun Byars made the call when his mom was unresponsive, and was able to summon help when she fell into diabetic shock. The recording of his little voice talking to the 911 operator is so sweet and earnest. He tells the dispatcher that he doesn't know what...

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Little Women: LA alum Terra Jolé shared a photo as she held her sleeping daughter, Penelope Charlevoix, in front of her daughter's new crib. Terra Jole baby Terra Jole baby Jolé and her fiancé, Joe Gnoffo, both have a type of dwarfism and getting their baby in and out of the...

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As a somewhat experienced mom who will be celebrating my fourth Mother's Day this year, I'm confident I know a thing or two about what makes moms tick. Here is a big, fat hint: It isn't roses (though they certainly don't hurt). It isn't breakfast in bed (though I'll eat that too). It's everything...

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I remember you then, as beautiful as you are now. Strong, confident, calm and consistent. You had your hands full with me. Probably a lot fuller than you ever thought possible. I tested you almost every day. But you resolved to give me a better life and aimed to accomplish that goal with a...

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But you have to know how to play this game correctly to truly reap the rewards. Here is how a tired mom plays hide-and-seek. 1. Establish your "counting home base" in close proximity to your secret stash. The contents and location of your secret stash may vary, but mine involves chocolate. 2. Count...

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Oh, I've made some amazing mom friends along the way, for sure, but I've also been slapped pretty hard with the reality that just because we have kids in common, it doesn't mean we have anything else in common. For example, I've learned there are a few types of moms with whom I'm probably just...

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Parents turn to sign language to help give their children a way to communicate before they can talk. It's easier than you might expect and yes, it does work — I found out about signing with babies when my second child was an infant, and he and his two younger sisters knew over 100 signs...

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It has been standard practice to clamp the umbilical cord within seconds of a baby being born since the 1950s, to reduce the risk of the hormonal injection given to the mother to stop haemorrhaging causing harm to the infant. However the drug has since been replaced with a safer substitute, leading...

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Last January, a friend of mine asked people to share a letter written by his daughter. Rowan, to DC comics, asking them to merchandise more products related to their female superheroes (especially Hawkgirl). She pointed out that DC had plenty of great female characters, but that they didn’t...

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Noah Baumbach’s latest film is a missed opportunity. I watched it with delight and glee and then, finally, dismay, as it faded into a tired cliché: You can’t grow up until you have kids of your own. “While We’re Young” tells the story of a childless couple in their 40s, Josh and Cornelia...

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Autism may be the most puzzling epidemic of the modern age. Despite studies that have found that boys have higher rates of autism or that the disorder may be linked to the father's DNA, researchers haven't pinpointed an exact answer for how, when and why autism occurs. But a new study in the...

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Alex Barnett shares the ups and downs of parenting and what you learn from it. – As with so much in life, becoming a parent is a good news-bad news thing. The good news about becoming a parent is that you are given the privilege of helping another person enter the world and develop into a...

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We crave connection with our children but often screw it up. Intentional parenting expert Mike Berry has some tips to help you bridge the gap. ___ A few weeks ago, my family and I were fortunate to head south and spend six days in Tennessee for Spring Break. To say that it was relaxing and...

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In the Boys in the Burbs home, baby boy needs his bunny to go to sleep. Sometimes bunny has other ideas. — “Sleepy Bunny” helps our son go to sleep each night, but what is life like for this fluffy blue rabbit, caged day and night with a rambunctious toddler? Don’t even...

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The insightful article showed up in my Facebook news feed, and shared some incredibly artistic and creative parents who use their children's lunches as their canvas. From a mother drawing on her child's napkins to a mom arranging actual food in pleasing formations to a dad who draws on his kid's...

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1. Visit her future college By late April, your student has probably chosen the school she'll attend in the fall. If her interest in high school academics begins to fade, a brief visit to her future home may offer your child a fresh sense of motivation. Stroll the campus or take in a sporting...

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The problem for those of us who are mothers, however, is that we are failing to acknowledge shame where it exists. Oh, we talk a lot about mommy guilt. We feel bad about missing soccer practice or giving up on breastfeeding or feeding our kids non-organic bananas. But when we express our mommy...

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