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  • 85 Nicole Gibbons - Founder of CLARE on The Life of an Entrepreneur

    85 Nicole Gibbons - Founder of CLARE on The Life of an Entrepreneur
    Welcome back to The Mentor Files! Today on the show, we have with us Nicole Gibbons, the founder of CLARE, and also an interior designer, TV personality and online tastemaker best known for her fashion-forward point of view on style for the home. CLARE is a direct-to-consumer paint company whose mission is to make paint shopping easy and inspiring, so anybody can create a home they love. Nicole’s creativity and passion for design can be seen as she helps deserving families re-imagine their living spaces on the Emmy Award-winning television...

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  • 7 Tips for Caring For a Newborn During COVID

    7 Tips for Caring For a Newborn During COVID
    In a normal world, many parents bring their newborns home from the hospital, and are supported with visits from everyone ranging from excited friends to doting grandparents. With the pandemic, the rules have changed leaving new parents solo at home wiith little support. Read on for top tips on how to make life at home with a newborn during COVID, a little easier. 

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  • Pregnancy Checklist: Third Trimester To-Dos

    Pregnancy Checklist: Third Trimester To-Dos
    Baby is on the way and you’re in the home stretch! We know you have a lot on your mind, so we pulled together some items to help you think through your to-do list before it's go time. 

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  • Brushing Baby's Teeth: How and When to Start

    Brushing Baby's Teeth: How and When to Start
    No teeth? No problem. While it’s never too late to establish good oral hygiene habits, there are a couple things you can do even before your little one’s first tooth makes an appearance. We sat down with Dr. Fatina, renowned board certified pediatric dentist and mom, to answer your most pressing baby brushing questions. 

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  • 7 Ways to Celebrate National Children's Day

    7 Ways to Celebrate National Children's Day
    Every kiddo deserves a special day dedicated to them and nothing but fun. And, while your little one may not have a birthday party coming up, there still is a reason to celebrate. The second Sunday in June is known as National Children’s Day and it’s meant to encourage families to slow down, turn off the tech and focus on the kids. Here are 6 easy ways to make the day special for them. 

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  • It Starts at Home: How To Raise Anti-Racist Children

    It Starts at Home: How To Raise Anti-Racist Children
    Addressing race and racism with children can be a daunting task and easy to avoid, but research shows that the earlier and more often we normalize our differences, the better we can raise racially conscious children.We called on our resident pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, M.D. to weigh in on the first steps we as parents can take with our children. 

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  • 9 Preschool Toys to Celebrate Diversity + Inclusivity

    9 Preschool Toys to Celebrate Diversity + Inclusivity
    One way to ensure your little ones embrace others that are different from themselves, is to add toys and books to your playroom that celebrate diversity. We pulled together a few of our favorite toys to help you as parents to celebrate diversity, show your children that they too are represented in the world around them and help us all work towards an anti-racist society.

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  • 21 Books for Kids to Support Conversations on Race + Celebrate Diversity

    21 Books for Kids to Support Conversations on Race + Celebrate Diversity
    Teaching kids to celebrate diversity and inclusivity is always important, and now is a great opportunity to start if you haven’t yet done so. If you’re struggling to find a way to start the conversation with your little ones, books are an age appropriate way to go. Whether you’re looking for ways to explain skin color differences or just want to celebrate diversity, we pulled together a list of some of the top children’s books for preschoolers through age 8 to get you started. 

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  • How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand

    How to Host a Virtual Lemonade Stand
    Summer and sunny days are upon us, and along with that comes weekend Lemonade Stands. Not only is a lemonade stand a blast for the little ones, but it actually is a great first way for them to get creative, learn a few business skills and earn some money. And, while the pandemic may be preventing it from happening physically, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done virtually. There are still some fun and different ways to get in on the fun. 

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  • Parent Burnout is Real: Try These 4 Things to Help

    Parent Burnout is Real: Try These 4 Things to Help
    Parent burnout is real in "normal" times let alone in the middle of a pandemic. As parents are moving into their second or third month of being home with their kids, many are feeling the burn. We're now under the pressure to care for our children, home school, manage the household, feed everyone (all. day. long.), give haircuts, and work a full-time job. If you're having a difficult time, you are not alone! We sat down (virtually, of course) with Dr. Sarah Bren, Ph.D. to weigh in on a few easy things parents can...

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