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The Day After Mother’s Day

Yesterday millions of Americans gave the women who do just about everything in their lives — feeding them, cleaning up after them, paying the bills, while also earning money to pay those bills — an extra hour of sleep, or flowers, or perhaps even breakfast in bed.
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An African Genesis Story Revisited

There is an African story of Genesis where the first humans were offered 2 choices. The first choice was they could live forever, to be immortal, but have no children. The second choice was that they could have children, but they would die. While living forever sounded like such a good thing, the prospect of never hearing children’s laughter or being around children took away whatever joy there would be and the world would be a sadder place. The first humans then made the decision to be mortal so that they could have children.
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Make Bedtime Better with this Amazing App

Introduce mindfulness and sail them off to sleep more easily with Moshi. Picture this. It’s 8 pm. Your offspring are careening off corners and crashing into one another. There’s a screeching noise you can’t quite identify that you think might be coming from one of their mouths but it sounds inhuman so you’re really not sure.
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Why Can’t We All Sleep Late?

A new study shows that starting the school day just one hour later would help teens not just get more sleep, but perform better academically and be healthier overall. Most high schools in the US start before 8:30am — if not as early as 7am — meaning that five days a week, teens are disrupted from their natural sleep patterns, leaving them perpetually exhausted. Kids who get toolittle sleep have a greater chance of developing anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. For years, scientists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a later start.
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Not Educating Our Children is the Covert Abuse No One Talks About

Ignorance is destroying the world. Climate change is the most significant threat to the planetand could render it uninhabitable for humans in our children’s lifetimes. However, swaths of US schools lack basic climate change education, leaving the next generation without the knowledge or tools necessary to combat the devastating consequences of the reality of climate change. I reside in a state that actually, “stripped all mentions of human-caused climate change from statewide science guidelines while leaving the rest of the standards intact.”
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When You are in for the Long-Haul Flight

Embarking on a journey with children is a daunting thought, especially if you have not had the pleasure before. Yes, I am being sarcastic when I say ‘pleasant’ as it will be far from that. A long journey with kids can be one of the more stringent tests you will ever face as a parent.
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Not Educating Our Children is the Covert Abuse No One Talks About

Ignorance is destroying the world. Climate change is the most significant threat to the planetand could render it uninhabitable for humans in our children’s lifetimes. However, swaths of US schools lack basic climate change education, leaving the next generation without the knowledge or tools necessary to combat the devastating consequences of the reality of climate change. I reside in a state that actually, “stripped all mentions of human-caused climate change from statewide science guidelines while leaving the rest of the standards intact.”
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The Time Of “The Talk” Has Come

Yesterday I was carrying her in my arms, but today she’s nearly taller than me, and she just turned out 13. My daughter and I have a terrific relationship. We communicate greatly, and somehow I accomplished having an open approach with her. She counts on me and I am still her guide, but she’s building her own realm, drafting the declaration of independence, and shifting inexorably away from my kingdom. She’s simply growing up.
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Motherhood In the Time of Corona

Do you know what you’re doing?” My newborn daughter asked as I changed her diaper for the first time. I was of course having a pregnancy-induced nightmare. It was a recurring dream I had several times as my due date approached.
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Why I Let My Husband Fix Breakfast Being a Stay at Home Mom

We started living as a nuclear family since my 2nd kid was about seven months old in a new country. Earlier, we always had a helper who took care of laundry, washing dishes, dusting, and mopping the house every day in India. Staying very close to my parents, we had the privilege of dropping my elder one at my mom’s house and heading off to our workplace. We had a typical working life. We reserved evenings for spending time with my child, going for short walks, parks, et al.
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When You are in for the Long-Haul Flight

Embarking on a journey with children is a daunting thought, especially if you have not had the pleasure before. Yes, I am being sarcastic when I say ‘pleasant’ as it will be far from that. A long journey with kids can be one of the more stringent tests you will ever face as a parent.
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Bullying Is Not Going Anywhere

Bullying isn’t going anywhere. As a matter of fact, I think it’s only getting worse with technology. Trying to end bullying is near impossible. So let’s teach our children how to handle the inevitable bullying coming their way.
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8 Mother’s Day Gifts For The Cool Moms

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, everyone. It’s Sunday, May 9, for those of you who need reminded. If you’re wondering what to tell your husband/wife to get you for your *special day* I have rounded up some creative ideas that aren’t the tired flowers or diamonds or day-at-the-spas. Although all those things (diamonds especially) are nice.
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“Picking Up” Isn’t What It Used To Be

My daughter and I are hanging out at Starbucks. She happily sucks on a rice cake as I sip a latte. Every few minutes, the cafe door opens, and I look up. I’m not waiting for my husband or a friend. I’m trying to pick up. It’s a woman I’m after, preferably one with a baby roughly my daughter’s age.