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Three hundred Intel Shooting Star drones light up the sky over Folsom, California, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The drone light show that honored the LGBTQ community is part of Intel’s celebration of Pride Month. The performance celebrated diversity and equality, including symbolic illustrations of the Pride flag and same-sex symbols. Intel spotlighted two LGBTQ couples that include an Intel employee. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Lighting Up the Sky in Celebration of LGBTQ Families

  I can’t say I’d given the topic of children growing up in families with two mommies or two daddies much more than surface-level thought, wondering things like, “Are there books tailored for their families or do they have to adapt the stories as they read to their children before bedtime every night?” Last weekend, […]

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Stop Lugging All That Baby Gear and Rent It Instead!

Have you ever been that parent … you know, the one who’s sweating profusely, pushing a mountain of kid stuff through the airport while leaving a trail of toys, blankets and food particles behind you?  There is no reason for this. No reason. We recently uncovered a gem of stress-free family traveling and were just […]

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Tapping into “The Professionals” in Our Lives

We call my sister “The Professional.”  Seeming to have really good answers to every question I’ve ever asked her about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, she’s been through it all with her own three kids.  And when her youngest started preschool, my sister truly earned the title of “The Professional” by becoming a preschool teacher. Now […]

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How to Have a Sugar-free Easter

We are part of Amazon Affiliates. We are a minimally processed foods, no added sugar household, so holidays like Halloween and Easter can be a little tricky in helping our boys enjoy the holiday without all the added sugar, preservatives, colorings and other “junk” in typical holiday treats. Here are some ideas for how to […]

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What to Do with a Freezer Full of Breastmilk?!

I should have known this was coming.  It happened with son #1, so it shouldn’t have surprised me when it happened with son #2.  But it did.  Right around the 9-10 month mark, he abruptly started refusing his bottle.  As in, one day he happily chugged down three 7-oz bottles while I was away at […]

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