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Watch what happens when you hand a baby a raw egg—it’s not what you expect! – Parents Article

Letting a baby hold a fragile egg seems like a pretty bad idea—so obviously moms and dads on TikTok are all trying it. The results are so surprising! All parents know that when you hand something to a baby or toddler, chances are pretty high that they’ll immediately chuck it. It’s not their fault; throwing things is fun and to be fair, it’s a good way for them to get the hang of those important gross motor skills. However, this mom…

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These clips of kids reuniting with their grandparents are the sweetest thing ever – Parents Article

We’re not crying—wait, yes we are. It’s no secret that quarantine has been tough on families—especially for those who relied on family and friends for childcare and have been struggling without them. Luckily, some provinces in Canada have started to allow for “Double Bubbles” or “quaran-teams,” which refers to the exclusive coming together of two households to make quarantine more bearable for everyone. With double bubbles starting to come into practice in Newfoundland, parents are posting heartwarming videos of their…

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Duchess Kate and Prince William open up about homeschooling their kids during the pandemic – Parents Article

In this rare interview, Kate and William discuss homeschooling and parenting during the pandemic, along with the importance of taking care of mental health. Duchess Kate and Prince William gave a very rare interview to the BBC during the coronavirus pandemic in which they discussed homeschooling and parenting at this time, along with the importance of taking care of mental health—and even the Duke of Cambridge’s worries about Prince Charles battling the illness. In the wide-ranging and deeply personal interview,…

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We thought we had co-parenting down—then the pandemic happened – Parents Article

Co-parenting is tough in the best of times, and the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has made things a little extra weird around here. “Kids! Daddy’s here!” I yell up the stairs, trying to lure them down from their screens. Daddy, a.k.a. my ex-husband, stands on the front walk waiting patiently. We have a quick catch-up through the window screen as the kids put on their shoes and coats to hang out with him from the porch—at a six-foot/two-metre distance.…

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If your kids are alive and fed, you’re doing just fine – Parents Article

There are no best practices for parenting, working and living through an international crisis. You need to function in whatever way works best for your family. It was only hours after my province, British Columbia, announced schools would be closed indefinitely that my Facebook feed was flooded with colour-coded home-schooling charts. The ones that explained how to break up the day between outdoor time, independent reading, kitchen science experiments and backyard art. Mom groups were filled with queries about homeschooling…

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10 things you didn’t know about Netflix’s “Love is Blind” – Parents Article

Greetings from the rabbit hole! With the last episode out on Netflix, season 1 of Love is Blind is officially over. But that doesn’t mean we’re quite ready to let it go. What’s happened in the year and a half since the series wrapped on production? What juicy stuff didn’t we see? And who’s struggling and who’s thriving post-pod? We immersed ourselves in #podlife to report on the juiciest nuggets to come out of the Love is Blind media blitz, including the March 5 reunion.…

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The tattoo I got at age 21 was the only parenting advice I needed – Parents Article

Photo: iStock Photo When I was 21, I walked into a tattoo studio in downtown Toronto on a grey spring day to keep an appointment with a man in a sparkly electric-blue apron. It took roughly half an hour for him to ink the best parenting advice I’ve ever received across the inside of my left wrist. Back then, starting a family couldn’t have been further from my mind. I was a single university student with a part-time job selling…

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Kylie Jenner created an entire theme park for Stormi’s 2nd birthday – Parents Article

Photo: @kyliejenner via Instagram If money wasn’t an issue, what kind of birthday party would you throw your kid? Would you get a bouncy castle? A flock of princesses to entertain your guests? Or how about an entire theme park with three different worlds based on your kid’s current interests? If you picked that last option, you’d be in the same boat as celeb mom Kylie Jenner, who did just that for her daughter Stormi’s second birthday this past weekend.…

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I love being a SAHM, but I’m over asking my husband for money each week – Parents Article

Photo: iStock photo My first memory around money is my mom telling me that if my dad asked if my outfit was new, I should say no, even if it was. My dad worked and made the money, and my mom was a stay-at-home mom who spent it. She spent it on the mortgage, the groceries, and the things we needed—but she also sometimes had to hide her decisions and her purchases. My parents never talked about their finances in front…

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Good news for baby Archie— he’ll now have a shot at a normal life – Parents Article

Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have shocked royal watchers by announcing they plan to “step down” as senior members of the family and “carve out a progressive new role.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the surprising news to their Instagram followers on Jan. 8. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they wrote. “We intend…

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