WATCH: Interview With Transgender Student Stella Keating

Interview with 10 year old transgender kid

By Brandy Black This is part one of a series of interviews that I will be doing with the adorable 10-year-old Stella Keating who just recently came out as transgender.  She opens up about how she told her parents, how life has changed since she said goodbye to Morgan and became Stella and what she […]

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How Do You Get Your Kid To Practice Playing Their Instrument?

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By Jillian Lauren Tariku loves music. He’s a terrific drummer and an even better dancer. But lately his music lessons have been becoming more and more of a pain, with whining and wheedling and foot-dragging and falling off the piano bench onto the floor once every 30 seconds. Even with Scott’s monk-like patience, it’s enough […]

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Video: Surviving 3 Years Of Unexplained Infertility

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By: Brandy Black My wife and I went through 3 heartbreaking years of unexplained infertility.  This was a tough battle for both of us, it took a toll on our relationship and almost broke us emotionally but the day we found out we were pregnant was one of the best days of our lives.  We […]

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Why I Sing Loudly At Whole Foods

How to deal with tantrums in public places

By Jillian Lauren “She used to sing musical theater loud in the grocery store,” said Scott, when we and the other people in our foster parent training were talking about what sort of strategies we might use to address public tantrums. “I did?” I asked. “Don’t you remember that?” he seemed shocked. “Oh yeah, I […]

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Three Little Words For Your Toddler That Are Better Than “No”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I don’t practice any “type” of parenting. My daughter slept with us in our bed for a while: some people call that “co-sleeping,” I just called it getting sleep. I wore my baby in a carrier. Some people call that “attachment parenting,” I just called it convenient and loving. I embrace […]

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Video: Lesbian Moms Give Tips For Traveling on Planes With Kids

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By Brandy Black We received a question from one of our viewers asking for tips on plane travel with kids.  Don’t do it!  We joke but I’m actually a firm believer that you should continue your patterns of travel.  Even though it’s tough for us with 3 kids, we do it as often as possible. […]

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Parenting Coach Q & A: “You’re Not My Real Family”

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By: Rebecah Freeling/ Parenting Coach and Behavior Specialist Question: Dear Rebecah- My parents are acting as the surrogate grandparents of a very “spirited,” strong-willed, 6-year-old boy. The boy doesn’t get a lot of structure at home and he’s easily frustrated, and he’s been acting up more and more lately – not just yelling, but also […]

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Milk Banks: What Are They About?

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By Wendy Wright-IBCLC Co-Founder and Lactation Consultant of the 16 Minute Club Milk Banks: What Are They All About? Milk banks are a great resource to mothers who are unable to breastfeed or have an adopted or surrogate baby with a medical condition that requires breast milk, such as being born premature, formula intolerance, and […]

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Tips on Parenting: What Would Michelle Duggar Do?

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By Ann Brown Discussions have been lively in parenting classes this month. We’ve been talking about practicing good behavior with our kids. Well, it’s not exactly accurate to say, “we’ve been talking…” Admittedly, I’ve been doing most of the talking, and the parents have been doing most of the listening. I think they were listening, […]

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