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15 Paramount+ Originals You Aren’t Watching But Should Be

It was touch-and-go for a bit there, with Paramount+ (initially “CBS All Access”) feeling a bit like a desperate afterthought in the streaming wars—a dumping ground for ViacomCBS’s vast library of shows. It’s still relatively early days for the streamer, but on the strength of Christine Baranski and Sonequa…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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15 Paramount+ Originals You Aren’t Watching But Should Be

It was touch-and-go for a bit there, with Paramount+ (initially “CBS All Access”) feeling a bit like a desperate afterthought in the streaming wars—a dumping ground for ViacomCBS’s vast library of shows. It’s still relatively early days for the streamer, but on the strength of Christine Baranski and Sonequa…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Find Childcare When Everything Is Booked Solid

School is about to start up again, which means that, once again, working families have to scramble to find childcare to fill the gap between school hours and work hours. But this year is looking to be even harder than usual—not that usual was ever easy to begin with—as a lot of daycare and after-school programs […]

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How to Recover If You Were ‘Parentified’ As a Child

Children who experience “parentification” are kids who have to grow up too fast because they are expected to assume the role of a parent to their siblings or their own parents. There are a number of reasons why a child can be become parentified—some of which are avoidable, and some of which are not; but […]

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How to Recover If You Were ‘Parentified’ As a Child

Children who experience “parentification” are kids who have to grow up too fast because they are expected to assume the role of a parent to their siblings or their own parents. There are a number of reasons why a child can be become parentified—some of which are avoidable, and some of which are not; but […]

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9 of the Best Podcasts Every Dad Should Listen To

Dads are catching up to moms in their hunger for advice on being successful in both the workplace and within their family roles. And with a wide variety of podcasts more readily available these days, fathers (or dads-to-be) have plenty of options for shows about how to better step up and make the most of […]

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9 of the Best Podcasts Every Dad Should Listen To

Dads are catching up to moms in their hunger for advice on being successful in both the workplace and within their family roles. And with a wide variety of podcasts more readily available these days, fathers (or dads-to-be) have plenty of options for shows about how to better step up and make the most of […]

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16 of Our Best Parenting Hacks of 2021 So Far

I can’t be the only one who blinked hard at the calendar in July, wondering where the hell the first half of 2021 had gone. After spending the better part of 2020 wanting the whole year to vanish off the space-time continuum, it’s a little surreal to watch time speed up again as life around […]

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How to Tell When Your Child Needs a Therapist (and How to Find One)

The past year has been rough on all of us, including our kids. Many of our kids are still too young to be vaccinated and yet they will be expected to return to in-person school in the fall, where in addition to the normal stressors of school, there will be the added stress of processing […]

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How to Get Along With Your Siblings Now That You’re All Adults

Sibling relationships can look a lot of different ways. We all know someone who considers their brothers and sisters their best friends, and are in touch with them every day. But we also all probably know at least one person who has an adversarial relationship with a sibling, or may have cut them out of […]

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How to Be a More ‘Gentle’ Parent (and What It Really Means)

When I wrote last week about considering whether it’s time to change our parenting styles as we emerge from the pandemic, one reader reached out to ask me if I’d ever heard of gentle parenting. I did not think I had, but it sure sounded nice, so I decided to dive into the topic. I […]

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How to Be a More ‘Gentle’ Parent (and What It Really Means)

When I wrote last week about considering whether it’s time to change our parenting styles as we emerge from the pandemic, one reader reached out to ask me if I’d ever heard of gentle parenting. I did not think I had, but it sure sounded nice, so I decided to dive into the topic. I […]

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How to Parent With Both Strength and Flexibility

A big part of parenting is setting rules, expectations, and boundaries—and then enforcing them. Every parent learns at some point that if we’re not consistent with our rules, they pick up on that real quick, and they start to test the strength of our resolve at any given turn. Let them skip brushing their teeth […]

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Let’s Figure Out What The Car In Netflix’ Popular The Mitchells vs. The Machines Was Based On

At the moment I write this, the most popular movie on Netflix isn’t some grim true-crime documentary about two families that murder each other over and over, but refreshingly, is a charming animated movie about a relatable and flawed family doing their clumsy best to thwart a brutal global robot uprising. It’s called …Read more… […]

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Be ‘Louder’ About Your Parenting at Work

I can still remember the embarrassment I felt the time a young co-worker walked past my cubicle early one morning and paused to say, “Do I spy ‘the snack that smiles back’ in your bag? Wow, you really are a mom.” In my usual rush to get out the door and drop my son at […]

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Be ‘Louder’ About Your Parenting at Work

I can still remember the embarrassment I felt the time a young co-worker walked past my cubicle early one morning and paused to say, “Do I spy ‘the snack that smiles back’ in your bag? Wow, you really are a mom.” In my usual rush to get out the door and drop my son at […]

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Use a Book Light for Nighttime Diaper Changes

One thing about babies is, they don’t just dirty their diapers during the day, when everyone is awake and alert and ready to tackle the job. You’re going to do plenty of nighttime changes, too, and you’ll need to illuminate the situation at least enough to ensure you’re doing a decent job—but not so much […]

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How to Manage Sibling Rivalries

If you have more than one child, you have probably noticed that they don’t always get along. Especially now, with both winter weather and a pandemic keeping us largely together at home, the rivalries among siblings may have reached a height that previously seemed unfathomable. The bad news is: Sibling rivalries are…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Everything You Need to Consider Before Having Another Child

In many ways, deciding whether to have another child is even harder than deciding on having the first one. It’s a lot more complex than asking “Do we want more children and do we have enough money?” Adding another child is almost like creating a whole new family again. Here are some things you should […]

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