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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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After Paris: “It Can Never Be Good Again”

After Paris: “It Can Never Be Good Again”

Today’s post is by Lisa Oppenhemier, writer, blogger and mother to two grown daughters. It was Friday afternoon after news of Paris started trickling out, and my phone started buzzing. It was my grown, saddened ...

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Did You Celebrate Read for the Record?

Did You Celebrate Read for the Record?

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a day every year when parents, caregivers, teachers and children come together to celebrate literacy and promote early childhood education by setting a world record for the most number of people reading the same book ...

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Slow Parenting: How Do You Slow Down?

Slow Parenting: How Do You Slow Down?

About two hours into our recent trip to IKEA, my 3-year-old son had enough. My husband and I knew we were risking a toddler meltdown but we pleaded for just a little more time so ...

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Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can outdoor chores curb aggressive behavior in kids? This Washington Post article about why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground caught my eye recently. In the article, the author discusses a recent ban on ...

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Free-Range Parenting & the Working Parent

Free-Range Parenting & the Working Parent

Last summer, I suggested to my soon-to-be 8-year-old daughter that she ride her bike five houses down to visit her neighborhood friend. She declined and asked (pleaded really) that I walk her over. At the time, I ...

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The Inclusion Debate: Amazon Mom vs. Amazon Family

The Inclusion Debate: Amazon Mom vs. Amazon Family

This blog, The Family Room Blog, was once called The Mom to Mom Blog. We received a couple of complaints from dads over the years who felt the blog name should be more inclusive. I’ll admit ...

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SocialParenting: Share & Vote for Our Bright Space Video

SocialParenting: Share & Vote for Our Bright Space Video

In November, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children teamed up with Willie Geist and The TODAY Show to build a Bright Space at the Bushwick Family Residence – a homeless shelter in Brooklyn, NY. The final product – ...

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Toddler Nutrition: Is Caffeine the New Milk?

Toddler Nutrition: Is Caffeine the New Milk?

WTF? Am I allowed to say that here? I mean, seriously. I just read an article that says 15% of Boston area toddlers drink as much as 4 ounces of coffee a day. Did I already say WTF? ...

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Bright Horizons Celebrates Being One of FORTUNE’s Best

Bright Horizons Celebrates Being One of FORTUNE’s Best

Bright Horizons is a great place to be! Bright Horizons is proud to be included on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for the 16th time! This honor is a great testament to the ...

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