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Working Moms
Tips on juggling your two (or more!) jobs—mother and employee
New Moms
Connect with other new moms and watch videos on infant care
Raising Good Kids
Thoughts from parents on raising a city kid
Support and resources during your 10-month journey
Sleep Training
Videos on infant sleep and more on that precious commodity
Healthy Children
Keeping kids well, both mentally and physically
Articles and discussion about partners, in-laws and more
Techniques, tips and tricks from experts—and parent experts
Potty training, separation anxiety and managing kids’ moods
Developmental Differences
Support group, fair and more for parents of kids with special needs
Travel With Kids
Trip ideas and strategies for a fun family vacation
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Working mom hacks: Tips and tricks to make your life easier
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City Parents of 2+ kids: Do you have two cars?

My kids are 7 and 9 and we live in an area that is very walkable and close to many things. The kids take a bus to school and in normal times DH and I take CTA to work. My 7yo does a few activities tha...

Speech delayed toddler mom - I need someone to chat about their experiences

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Gotta Vent - 2021

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