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Raising an Olympian video reminds us to encourage our kids to dream big

When I look at gymnast and Olympic hopeful, Simone Biles, I see my infant daughter--the untapped potential, the world that is so incrediby open to her young life, the possibilities, her future. When I hear her mother's voice in P&G's new Raising an Olympian campaign, I hear my own mother and my abuela too. 

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8 Signs your health is being affected by news & the nation's tragedies

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Bad news. Terrible news. Hatred and violence. It's too much. I feel this way today: Overwhelmed by the latest news coming from Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas. I'm sad and scared for my growing boys. I know obsessing about it doesn't help, but it's hard not to. I found some things we can do to reduce the stress.

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Olympian Alex Morgan's mom shares parenting style & you'll be inspired

Seeing your child fail is one of the most heartbreaking experiences, regardless of what it is they're failing at. As a new mom to an 8-month-old baby "it" was his ability to sit. For a while, it seemed like all babies could sit unassisted except mine, and despite reassurances from parents who said, "It's normal. Children reach milestones at their own pace", my worry didn't fade.
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10 Genius tips to banish junk from your house

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Ladies, how much do you despise clutter? It didn't bother me as much when I was younger, but now that I'm a full-blown grownup with two kids of my own, I truly abhor it. Ironically, now I have less time than ever for cleaning and organizing. However, there are some great ways to prevent junk from building up and banish it if it ever does. Here are some ideas.

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10 Hacks that will make painting much easier

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I've painted many walls, including some major successes and a few embarassing failures. But I'm a DIYer, so even when things aren't turning out quite right, I find a solution and keep on moving. Here are some of the tips and tricks I've picked up along the way.

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10 Crucial skills you need to teach your kids today so they're well-rounded adults

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This list of things we want to teach our children is interminable. And really we can't teach them everything, but we can at least cover the very basic items on this list because they are CRUCIAL. 

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10 Spanish words to teach your bilingual baby NOW

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Babies' brains are able to master two languages quickly. By the age of 7 months, infants are able to tell two languages apart, according to Live Science, which means the earlier you start training them to think bilingual, the better. Here are ten Spanish words to start practicing with your baby.

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8 Signs you or a loved one need professional help to cope with terrorism news

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The recent episodes of violence in Belgium and in the U.S. have left my family unsettled, and we are not alone. According to the Mental Health Services Administration, "incidents of mass violence and terrorism are human-caused tragedies that can impact whole communities and the country at large." Most people recover quickly, but here are signs you might need help. 

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12 Tips & tricks for dressing your postpartum body

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You know what's harder than dressing your pregnant body? Dressing your post-partum body. Sure you've probably dropped a ton of weight in just a week or two, but certain body parts have shifted, and there's probably still extra skin bulging and if you happen to be breasteeding ... Here are some style tips to keep you feeling confident and comfortable as your body transitions yet again.

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9 Peaceful ways to help your baby get the sleep she needs

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When most parents think of sleep training, they imagine enduring nights of hysterical baby cries and they fear doing some sort of irreparable damage. "Gentle" or "no-cry" methods may be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers. 

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