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Parallel Parenting Versus Co-Parenting, Raise Magazine

Parallel Parenting Versus Co-Parenting

Sometimes co-parenting just doesn’t work. For families like ours, parallel parenting is the answer. My parents set the standard for co-parenting. They separated when I was 5 years old, and my brothers…
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Minimalist High Chairs For Design-Loving Parents 2020

Minimalist High Chairs For Design-Loving Parents 2020

Our top 10 favorites, currently on the market. One of our most popular posts ever is our high chair roundup of 2019, so we decided to update it with our current favorites,…
I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression, Raise Magazine

I Suffered From Post-Adoption Depression

To everyone else, our adoption appeared flawless. His room was perfect. His bibs matched his outfits. He slept soundly in my arms. But on the inside, I was falling apart. When our…
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From The Archives: What Do Your Stepchildren Call You?

We’ll be taking this week to plan for our children’s upcoming virtual school year. We’ll be back next week with new posts and {hopefully} new attitudes about the fall semester. In the…
Adoption Profile

From The Archives: How to Write an Adoption Profile According to a Birth Family

We’ll be taking this week to plan for our children’s upcoming virtual school year. We’ll be back next week with new posts and {hopefully} new attitudes about the fall semester. In the…
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From The Archives: In Conversation with Amanda Fuller

We’ll be taking this week to plan for our children’s upcoming virtual school year. We’ll be back next week with new posts and (hopefully) new attitudes about the fall semester. In the…
Worry Proof MD: Our Go-To For The Latest News On Covid & Kids, Raise Magazine

Worry Proof MD: Our Go-To For The Latest News On Covid & Kids

Dr. Cara Natterson’s monthly newsletter offers practical parenting advice on Covid and beyond. Parenting through a pandemic is hard enough without the onslaught of fake news. Living in a country with polarizing…
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Five Ways I'm Teaching My Five-Year-Old His Letters & Numbers, Raise Magazine

Five Ways I’m Teaching My Five-Year-Old His Letters & Numbers

Because we're all homeschoolers now. It’s time to accept that I will be responsible for my child’s education this fall. While I’m confident I can master a kindergarten curriculum, I’m also completely…
Not So Different: A Children’s Book Celebrating Mixed Race Families & Diversity, Raise Magazine

Not So Different: A Children’s Book Celebrating Mixed Race Families & Diversity

Q & A with author Cyana Riley. Cyana Riley is the author of Not So Different, a children’s book celebrating mixed race families and diversity. Riley spoke with Raise about the inspiration…
Five Things I Wish I Would Have Done Differently When My Ex Started Dating Again, Raise Magazine

Five Things I Wish I Would Have Done Differently When My Ex Started Dating Again

I have been the crazy ex-wife and let me tell you, it's not a good look. No matter what my mama bear instincts were telling me or what I was concerned with,…