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World Autism Day: Julie Cole Shares Tips For Families Living With Autism

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Today is World Autism Day and we’re raising awareness with Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel’s Labels.

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Not only is Julie a successful mompreneur, she is a mother of six children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Julie can reveal a first-hand perspective and expert advice on autism.

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Julie is a regular parenting contributor on HLN’s Raising America and other national and local network news shows. She is also a high profile blogger, Mama of Many, and is active in the autism community.

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It Went Viral! Alabama Mom Apologizes For Her Teens’ Behavior

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Parenting done right!

One Alabama mother refused to let her children’s poor behavior go unnoticed — in fact, her disciplining went viral.

Kyesha Smith Wood took to Facebook on Friday, March 27, after learning that her children had acted out at a local movie theater’s showing of Cinderella. Wood apologized for the bad behavior of her daughter and stepdaughter and reached out to the woman that the two teens offended.

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Filed under: Carousel,Inspiration,Parenting Styles,Personal Development,Pregnancy & Parenting,Social Media,Teen,Viral

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Angelina Jolie Delivers Inspirational Speech: “Different Is Good”

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Looking for another reason to love Angelina Jolie?

MORE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Refuse to Label Their Daughter

The A-lister stepped out with two of her daughters – Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8 – a the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday (March 28). The Unbroken director, 39, was all smiles with her kids in the front row at the awards show.

MORE: Angelina Jolie Says Celebrity Moms Shouldn’t Complain

The mom-of-six won the Favorite Villain award for her role in Maleficent.

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Filed under: Awards,Carousel,Celebrity Moms,Emotional Health,Entertainment,Inspiration,Inspirational mom,Parenting Styles,Personal Development,Spirit

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Guest Blog: Enjoy The Harry Potter Books With Your Kids

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Do you love cuddling up with your kids and a good book?

Our latest guest blogger, Alyson Larade, discusses the dynamic Harry Potter series, appropriate for children between the ages of 8 to 12.

An author herself (of the upcoming book for teens/tweens, titled, How To Be Your Own Hero – The Teenager’s Toolkit For Building Self-Esteem) Larade talks about the joys of reading with her own children, and urges parents to skip the movies before devouring this sensational book series.

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Filed under: Big Kids,Books,Carousel,Family Fun,Guest Blogger,Movies,Parenting Styles,Pregnancy & Parenting,Teen

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10 Lessons On My 40th Birthday

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Well, it’s official.

Today is my fortieth birthday. Yup, it’s been four decades of life for this gal. I’ve delighted some folks, pissed off others, and picked up some wisdom along the way.

If I’ve learned anything in my 40 years, it’s that happiness is a choice, good hair products are more than just a passing phase, and taking care of myself is a must. Not to mention, it IS possible to get better with age.

And there’s a few more nuggets of wisdom that I’ve learned along the road. Perhaps some of you old folks can relate to these wise words?

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Mom-Of-Three Proudly Poses In Bikini: “They Aren’t Scars, They’re Stripes”

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Redefining beauty!

Fellow blogger and mom-of-three, Rachel Hollis, posted a photo of her bikini body last week, encouraging all moms to take pride in our post-baby bodies.

“I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini,” Hollis, 32, wrote on Facebook. “I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy… (which is something I didn’t even know was possible before!!) and I wear a bikini. I wear a bikini because I’m proud of this body and every mark on it.”

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Filed under: Carousel,Diet & Fitness,Emotional Health,Entertainment,Health,Inspirational mom,Personal Development,Post Partum,Pregnancy & Parenting,Social Media,Spirit,Viral,Women's Health

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