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Life Lessons From Famous Failures


Some of the world’s most successful people were failures.

From Michael Jordan, to Steve Jobs, to Oprah Winfrey, take a look at this inspirational lineup of ‘famous failures.’


While their initial efforts were unsuccessful, as the saying goes, “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.”

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#iamjada: Teen Reclaims Power After Sexual Assault


While she’s set launch a new fall show, Jada Pinkett Smith has another important matter on her mind.

The mom-of-two, 42, is raising awareness for sexual assault and talking about her participation in the online petition #justiceforjada. This trending campaign began after a 16-year-old Texan girl, also named Jada, was raped and further humiliated after photos showing her naked and unconscious went viral on Twitter.

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School’s Message To Students After Taking Standardized Tests


Standardized tests just got schooled.

Who remembers the terror of taking those once-size-fits-all exams as a kid? I still remember starting a standardized test, thinking, “Now they’ll all know how stupid I truly am.”

And while it seems the tests haven’t changed much over the years, kids at the Barrowford Primary School in the U.K. have been taught not to dread the results of their standardized test scores. After completing an exam called KS2 – which is designed to measure math, reading, spelling, punctuation, and grammar abilities – the students received an inspiring letter from their school.

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5 Tips For Traveling Overseas With Your Kids

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Adventurous moms, listen up!

Are you that mom, brave enough to travel overseas with your young kids?

Taking a grand adventure with a group of four kids under 10 might sound less than appealing to some, but not to this tight-knit group from San Diego, California.

Hollywood insider, GG Benitez, traveled to France, England and Italy with her husband, her BFF and her husband, and all four of their kids: siblings Daniella, 9, Gabriel, 8, and siblings Ashton, 9 and Alana, 8.

GG - a PR rep for some of the most high-end baby products in Hollywood – put together a list of must-have items while traveling with young kids. In a guest blog, GG shares her top travel tips to encourage family fun — and as much R&R as possible on an overseas adventure.

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Review: phil & teds’ Must-Haves For Airline Travel And More

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Summer is here and there’s lots of travelling coming up!

Have you picked up your baby travel gear yet?

I’m thrilled that phil & teds has done their research for parents on-the-go. The traveller and the lobster are baby essentials that you should definitely consider when taking your kids out and about.

My family and I have recently packed up our life in Western Canada and moved across the country to Ontario. During the upheaval, my two babies and I stayed with relatives for five days while we were between homes. Luckily, I had the phil & teds’ traveller and the lobster with me.

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Giveaway: Diono RadianRXT Car Seat ($349)


Diono car seats, Convertible boosters, storage solutions, stroller and travel accessories consistently earn high ratings from industry experts and families worldwide.

Diono’s Radian®RXT car seats are designed with your child’s security and safety as top priorities. Premium materials and thoughtful safety features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam, and a five-point harness put your mind at ease as your little one stays safe and sound. The reinforced adjustable head support provides additional side impact protection.

Key Features:

  • Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety.
  • Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20 – 80 lbs in a 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs.
  • Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy.
  • It also fits 3 across in most mid-size vehicles, folds flat for travel and is FAA certified.
  • Booster mode from 50 – 120 lbs (40 to 57 inches).
  • NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions.

We are giving awayDiono RadianRXT car seat to one lucky winner (value: $349)!

One easy way to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This contest ends Wednesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to Canada & U.S. residents only. Good luck! *contest rules*

Congratulations to the winner of our UV Skinz giveaway: Linda!
Congratulations to the winner of our MAM giveaway: Liberty!
Congratulations to the winner of our Joovy giveaway: Tracy!

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