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When Kids Imitate Their Parents

When Kids Imitate Their Parents

This morning, my three-year-old came downstairs for breakfast and swiftly proclaimed, “This house is a mess!” I wonder where she’s heard that before. The other day, my dad was explaining to my seven-year-old why jumping ...

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My Favorite Parenting Podcasts

My Favorite Parenting Podcasts

I love podcasts. I listen to them just about all day. At least when I’m not writing, which I can’t do while listening to humans spouting words. Maybe you haven’t caught the podcast bug, or ...

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Does Your Family Make a Summertime Wish List?

Does Your Family Make a Summertime Wish List?

Every year, it’s the same thing. In January, it feels as though summer is but a distant memory (except for the rush to register for summer camps). In May, summer seems to stretch out before ...

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4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

4 Potty Training Tips I Learned the Second Time Around

Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else ...

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Raising Tolerant Kids in an Age of Terror

Raising Tolerant Kids in an Age of Terror

When Columbine happened, I was in college. Sitting in my apartment in between classes, I was paralyzed in front of the TV I’d just happened to flip on for some background noise. But it felt ...

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Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Brené Brown’s Advice on Raising Courageous Kids

Are you raising your kids to get curious about their emotions and talk about them…or to suck it up and soldier on? Brené Brown asked a crowd this very question when I had the privilege to ...

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Transitioning to a New Daycare

Transitioning to a New Daycare

We just hit a big milestone in our house: we transitioned from one daycare to another and from toddlers to preschool at the same time. While I might be a child care veteran (I’m going ...

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“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

“I so Pretty, Mama!” – Raising My Daughter in a Princess Culture

I should have known the first time I took my daughter shoe shopping. At barely a year old, she took one look around that store and gleefully exclaimed, “Shoes! Shoes!” Today, she puts on her ...

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Tips for Flying Alone with Two Kids

Tips for Flying Alone with Two Kids

Picture this: A two-year-old, a six-year-old, a 4.5-hour flight, and you. That’s how I spent the day recently — flying alone with my two kids and no grown-up help. (To add to the fun, my husband had ...

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kids in the Digital Age

5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Today’s post was written by our guest blogger Rachel Jordan, a Bright Horizons employee, mom of two children, ages 2 and 6, and moderator of our recent webinar Beyond Screen Time: Raising Children in the Digital Age. ...

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