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Why Self-Care Matters

For many of us moms, taking care of our own needs often feels like a “back burner” issue, but if we don’t make sure to fill our personal love bank, things can go from bad to worse in a hot minute. Acclaimed psychologist, author and tv/radio personality Dr. Jenn Mann (formerly Dr. Jenn Berman) shares her thoughts on the importance of self-care for keeping mama — and the family — happy and healthy.

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How to Say “No” to Your Kids and Why They’ll Thank You Later

No one enjoys saying “No” to their kids – the tantrums, the whining – it can be tempting to just give in. But what does giving in really teach our children? Child development and behavioral specialist Betsy Brown Braun explains how best to say “No” and why your children will reap the benefits in the long term.

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Let’s Talk About Race

It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.

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What is the “Traditional American Family?”

Does it exist? Did it ever? This holiday, we’re offering a picture of American families that rings a lot truer for most of us. Our reality check comes from Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families.

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The Family Bed: Is it Right for your Family?

Some families love it and some families hate it: the family bed. Does it work for your unit? Elizabeth Pantley, sleep expert, helps you get to the bottom of it.

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How to Handle Parenting Burnout

Parenting burnout happens to the best of us. Dr. Alan Kazdin of Yale Parenting Center gives frank insight and guidance into the toughest job in town.

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Mondays with the Mamas: Positive Parenting

What do you do when you’re at your wit’s end as a parent? TMC President, Sam Kurtzman-Counter, offers some tips to help you reconnect with your kids and regain the positive in parenting.

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Parenting Together with Less Conflict

When it comes to co-parenting, conflict is inevitable. How can we lessen the tension, and deepen the understanding? Lisa Schab, L.C.S.W., gives a detailed interview, giving us tools to problem-solve.

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The Struggletime of Dinnertime

Do thoughts of dinnertime send shivers up your spine? Jessica Shyba, blogger behind the popular, “Momma’s Gone City” relates, and shares how she solved her dinnertime dilemma.

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Surviving the Big Move with Kids

Moving is one of the biggest stressors out there — and with the kids? Ouch! Kelcey Kintner, popular blogger behind “The Mama Bird Diaries,” shares tips on how she (and her kids) are grappling.

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