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    Parents fall off cliff as kids snap picture

    Family had lived in Portugal for several years

  • Cafeteria hacks (Photo: Courtesy of Seventeen)

    15 genius cafeteria hacks!

    Dining hall food, delish? Yes! With a little know-how and maybe a few minutes waiting to use the communal microwave, you can DIY concoctions that are healthy, yummy, and will definitely keep you from snoozing through your afternoon classes.

  • Fall activities for kids

    25 outdoor activities perfect for fall weekends

    The dog days of summer may be well behind us, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack in the outdoor adventures quite yet.

  • Cozy fall nursery items

    8 easy ways to create a cozy fall nursery

    Between the Halloween costume sewing and pumpkin patch outings, you probably don't have time to give your little one's nursery a full-blown Fall makeover. But luckily there are plenty of simple, sweet ways to incorporate the season.

  • How to keep your kids from sabotaging your marriage

    How to keep your kids from sabotaging your marriage

    During the prekids phase of marriage, the focus of your relationship is on a party of two, and if you're lucky, it's pretty blissful.

  • Lucky

    Back to school buys for under $25!

    From about first grade all the way through college, back-to-school shopping meant color-coded lists and endless trips to the local Target. There’s nothing like the giddy feeling of writing in a brand new planner (with colored pens of course). Maybe it was just my OCD kicking in, but getting organized for the new school year felt therapeutic in a Martha Stewart sort of way.

  • Lucky

    The best backpacks under $50

    Every year, my mother insisted on the classic first day of school photo—uniform on, hair bow in place, plus frilly socks and Mary Janes, of course. But no photo opp was complete without my Kipling backpack that was about as big as I was (at least until 2nd grade or so).

  • Lucky

    Grown-up versions of your favorite back-to-school supplies

    Some people make big resolutions right before New Year’s Eve, others on their birthdays, but mine always happen while back-to-school shopping. Something about the pristine, blank pages of my untouched notebooks and crisp, un-sharpened pencils has always made me feel like anything’s possible: This will be the year I actually write down my assignments. I’m going to hole-punch and and organize all my handouts. No more showing up to class unprepared!

  • 6 reasons why making friends with kids is a real accomplishment

    A special relationship that's worth noting.

  • Breastfeeding (Photo: Traci Bianchi)

    30 ways breastfeeding and formula-feeding are exactly the same

    You might have more in common than you think.

  • Todder (Photo: Meredith Hale)

    6 signs the kids are winning

    Feeling outsmarted by your little? So is this mother.

  • Pinterest

    5 things moms think when kids go back to school

    How can it possibly be that time again already? The summer has practically just begun and yet there they are, the school supplies lining store shelves, the new backpack trends, the wardrobe possibilities for our little ones. Here's what moms really think when it's time to prep for back to school...

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