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Mom Brain is Real

Are you a new parent feeling forgetful and out of sorts? Research suggests there is a significant change to our brains after having children, otherwise known as “mom brain.” What to Expect writer and expert Roselin Raj helps break down the science of mom brain so we can try to give ourselves a break and when in doubt.. blame science.   

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Getting Kids to Connect With Nature

Playing in the mud, watching butterflies, collecting rocks – these are the things that make childhood magical. Dr. Scott Sampson talks to us about the importance of ‘green time’ both for the future health of our children and the survival of our planet.

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The Key to Kids and Tech is Curiosity

Technology is here to stay. What’s best for our kids? Jonathan Mugan, author of “The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion” shares.

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The Science of Parental Love

What is it that makes us feel crazy love for our children (even when they drive us nuts?!) We turn to science for the answer.

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What We’re Hearing

A socially-shared home birth! Stepping-up for submission in marriage, and online mom friends — are they true friendships? All these popular posts and more meant to support and inspire our parenthood.

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Why Compassion Matters for Our Kids

Hear how Ayn Rand was “dead wrong” about sympathy, and why behaving compassionately will improve the quality of your child’s life.

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Why Magical Thinking Matters

Does your child have a deep fantasy world? An imaginary friend? Or maybe her perspective is more literally based? Jacqueline Woolley, Ph.D., says magical thinking plays a big role helping the littles and even us bigs think creatively and out-of-the-box.