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The Super Woman Myth: Can We Have It All?

  By Rebecca English, Jennifer Loh and Raechel Johns One of the challenges of being a woman in the modern world is that no matter how far we’ve come in equality, in a heterosexual relationship women still, generally, bear the burden of the ‘mental load’ of running a household, and/or managing a family. It can happen bit by bit. A small career break, a few years part-time, while our partner’s career is progressing and suddenly it’s the most logical choice for the woman’s career to be secondary to the man’s. Understanding this in more detail was our objective in interviewing hundreds of women and writing our book ‘The Superwoman Myth’ (just published!). In the book, we explore stories from women in relationships with...

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10+ Drop-in Toddler Activities in the East Bay for $10 or Less

For some of us, signing up for a whole session of toddler activities or classes is overwhelming in terms of both time and money. Drop-in classes are God’s gift to commitment-phobe parents who are still in need of fun ways to spend time with their kiddos. If it seems like it costs at least $20 to just get out the door, we feel you and we accept the challenge. Here is a whole list of incredible bargain drop-in classes to do with toddlers and preschoolers in the East Bay. Share more of your favorites in the comments! Drop-in toddler classes & activities in the East Bay Listed below from the cheapest to the most for a parent-child pairing (all keeping it...

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Try This Yummy Wellness Tea Recipe for Cold & Flu Season Relief

  With a preschooler and toddler at home, it seems like someone in my house is always sick. My girls are exposed to a million germs a day between school and all of their activities. No amount of hand washing can spare us completely. As a busy mom, I have no time for sick days that render me useless to my girls! When the sniffles strike (again and again and again) I have a secret weapon. This cold-busting wellness tea is super intense but if you drink the whole pot you will wake up the next morning feeling like a new person! This tea is loaded with vitamin C from all the citrus, anti-inflammatories from the ginger, and turmeric while...

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28 Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Make

Love is in the air, and we’ve found 28 custom Valentine’s Day gifts to make for someone special. Scroll down and get ready to create a DIY Valentine’s Day gift for parents that comes straight from the heart. photo: Daria via Pexels Plant with Heart Grab a succulent or another indoor plant (we love Bloomscape), add a few hearts, and you've got the perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift.  photo: The Best Ideas for Kids Heart-Shaped Pencil Toppers Pencil this idea in, and you have a pretty gift for your Valentine. We love The Best Idea for Kids use of pipe cleaners and Valentine pencils to put together this clever craft that becomes a heartfelt gift. photo: Simple Fun for Kids...

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Early Learning Centre to launch in-store and online at Target Australia

Addo Play Ltd (part of TEAL Group Holdings) has announced a new multi-year partnership between national Australian retailer, Target Australia, and early-years British toy specialty brand, Early Learning Centre. The collaboration will see Early Learning Centre’s best-selling toys featured in multi-bay shop-in-shops in all of Target’s 120 stores across Australia. The in-store activity will include full ELC branded point of sale. Alongside this in-store launch, there will be an Early Learning Centre online brand store on Target.com.au, all supported by strong marketing initiatives that offer engagement and developmental content for families with children. The Early Learning Centre’s range at Target Australia will initially feature 95 of their best-selling products across several core categories including Baby, Toddler, Imagination, Learning and Creativity....

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