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Summer Fun

How do you make summer fun… for the kids AND yourself? Summer can be a stressful time for parents, so let’s share our best ideas for creating perfectly imperfect summer memories. What are your...

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My Dad Hero

Tell us about your dad hero. Maybe it's your own father, the father of your children, or a father figure. And tell us why he's a hero: Is he the type of guy who runs into burning buildings to save...

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Rise!

In every parent's life, we have challenges we must rise to meet — or rise above. Tell the TODAY Parenting Team about how you rise to the challenges of your life. Perhaps you've overcome something huge...

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I'm a Great Mom Because...

As mothers, we love to brag about our children. And we're great at sharing our "mom fails." But brag about ourselves??! Um, never. And if we do, it's always with a big BUT: "I'm pretty good at reading...

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Bedtime Secrets

Good sleep is like the Holy Grail of parenting — and sometimes, it's just as hard to find. Tell us about the sleep routines and strategies that work for your baby or toddler, as well as your funny,...

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Kids with Special Needs

Do you have a child with special needs? Share your challenges and triumphs with the TODAY Parenting Team. How is the experience different from what you imagined when your child was first diagnosed?...

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Springtime Crafts for Kids

Do you have ideas for simple DIY crafts and cute traditions for celebrating Easter and the spring season with kids? If so, this challenge is for you! Please share your ideas for kid-friendly...

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Traveling with Kids

Much like parenting itself, traveling with children can be fun, frustrating, exhausting and exhilarating — all at the same time. How do you handle long flights and road trips with the littlest human...

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Cabin Fever

How do you cure (or survive) cabin fever? Tell us your best indoor games and coping strategies for when you're cooped up with the kids. What activities, movies, crafts, apps and plain-old distractions...

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Keeping Love Alive

We'd love to get your thoughts about keeping love alive post-kids. How do you and your partner make time for each other? How can romance be sustained against a backdrop of sleep deprivation and...

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Be My Valentine

Do you have ideas for simple DIY crafts and cute traditions for celebrating Valentine's Day with kids? If so, this challenge is for you! Please share your ideas for kid-friendly Valentine's Day fun,...

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Taking Care of YOU

After a season that’s all about doing for others, let's take a moment to focus on ourselves. "Mom" and "Dad" can be all-consuming identities, but how do we create and reclaim space for ourselves as...

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Parenting Resolutions

What are your resolutions for the new year... as a family, and as a parent? Maybe you want to eat dinner together more regularly, institute a chore system, or cut down screen time. What are your...

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Follow Your Dreams

Moms and dads, how do you help your children follow their dreams, and how do you find ways to pursue your own dreams as a parent? What priorities have you set — and what pitfalls have you avoided — in...

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Reducing Holiday Stress

How do you keep your cool while juggling all the shopping, gift-wrapping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining — while also navigating cabin fever during the kids’ break from school? What's your best...

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Ultimate Baby Registry

When a new baby is on the way, what’s your list of go-to essentials? We want to know what should be on the ultimate baby registry: from the practical items new parents will use daily, to the...

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Raising Siblings

We want to know all about raising siblings! What’s your best piece of advice to for introducing a new baby to a sibling… whether it's baby #2, 3, 4 or more? From the first days together through the...

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Kids and Technology

Moms and dads, how do you handle technology and social media with your kids? Do you have a system of rules and limits? Or do rules and limits have a funny way of falling by the wayside? Tell us about...

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Halloween Costumes

Get in the Halloween spirit with TODAY! We want to see your best kid Halloween costumes. Share your cutest, spookiest, funniest and most creative Halloween costumes. Whether your taste runs toward...

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Finding Your Village

Does it take a village to raise a child and, if so, who’s your village? Who supports you as a parent — or what kind of support do you WISH you had? Tell us about your mom and dad friends (or lack...

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Pregnancy Secrets

What do you wish you’d known about pregnancy? The good, bad and ugly? Share your best pregnancy stories and advice with the TODAY Parenting Team. Is there anything you wish someone had told you about...

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Keeping Your Cool

How do you keep your cool as a parent? Think about what pushes your parenting buttons, whether it's siblings fighting, or kids whining, or struggling to get out the door in the morning, or hearing...

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Extraordinary Teachers

Do you remember a teacher who made a big difference in your child's life, or in your own life? Share your story with the TODAY Parenting Team to recognize the way a special teacher can change lives...

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Life Changes

What changes when you have kids? EVERYTHING. We want to know all about how your life changed when you become a parent. Some changes are poignant: Could you have imagined how much love your heart could...

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Sleep Confessions

What's the weirdest, funniest or most desperate thing you've ever done to get a child to sleep? More importantly, DID IT WORK? Also, what’s the strangest or funniest thing you've done under the...

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Parent Fails

We all have them. Those moments that go so hideously, gloriously wrong that they can only be described as "parent fails." Really the only thing to do is to live and learn... and laugh. Because we're...

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Reading Together

What are your favorite children's books — and why? Whether they're beloved board books or new teen lit sensations, tell us about the books you and your children love. And tell us what reading means to...

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Happy Birthday!

The TODAY Parenting Team is turning 1 in March 2016! To celebrate, we’d like your best ideas for birthday parties for kids of all ages. Share your photos, games, recipes, DIY tips and general birthday...

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Start Today: Healthy Habits

How do you teach your kids healthy habits? All month long on the TODAY show, our #StartToday series has been talking about making small, positive changes to improve your nutrition, fitness, finances...

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Show us how your family gets active!

TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager tries yoga and dance parties to get kids active. How are you getting your family into the groove and moving more? Share your videos of your family yoga sessions or dance...

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Show us your clean-up competition!

TODAY organization expert Jill Martin advises turning clean-up into a competition to get your kids and home organized. Give it a try! Does it work? We want to see how the mess has gotten cleaned up...

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Show us your family money games!

TODAY money expert Jean Chatzky says playing games is a great way to teach kids about money. How does that work for your family? Please let us know! Submit a video of your family playing money games,...

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Show us your healthier breakfast!

TODAY nutrition expert Joy Bauer gave us ideas for healthy breakfasts the whole family will love. How do they work in real life? Try her recipes and show us your family's healthy breakfasts. We want...

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Raising Kind Kids

When it comes down to it, we all want to raise our children to be kind. How do you teach your children to give back and to value kindness? Share your practical tips and stories with the TODAY...

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Best Toys

What's the best toy to give a child? We're not talking about the hot, fight-for-it-on-Black-Friday kind of toy. We want the CLASSIC toys that your kids go back to time after time. When someone asks,...

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Sleep Solutions

We all crave it... sleep! Whether you've got babies, toddlers, big kids or teens, sleepless nights are the great equalizer. How do you establish healthy sleep patterns and deal with challenges? Let's...

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Stop Mom Judging

What do you feel judged for as a parent? If you're being totally honest, what do you judge other parents for? Mom judging seems to be epidemic these days, and it can really bring us down. Share your...

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Get Happy!

Do you feel overwhelmed? Not sure how to get everything done? Putting everyone else’s needs first? Feeling stressed out is the norm for many parents. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Let’s share...

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Get organized!

Share your strategies for getting out the door in the mornings... and keeping everything organized when you get back IN the door. Homework solutions, morning routines and systems for becoming an...

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Back to School

Pay it forward: You’ve been there, done that – now, tell the rest of us what we need to know! Share your back-to-school advice with parents who are embarking on a stage you’ve already experienced....

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Hair Dos and Don’ts

We want to see your cutest hair styles for back to school… and cutest bad hair days! Whether you’ve got a hair problem or a hair solution, we want your photos, questions, stories and how-to tutorials....

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What Do Fathers Do Best?

Fathers often discover that parenting is so much more than they imagined… more fun, more work and more joy. Dads, tell us: how has parenthood surprised you? What are your special “jobs” as a father,...

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Parents On The Go: What's Your Strategy?

You have places to go and things to do… and having a baby (or kids) makes it that much harder to get out the door on time. What are your best tips and tricks for taking care of your family on the go?...

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Share your mom lessons

What’s the best life lesson you learned from your mother… and what lessons do you hope to pass along to your children? Tell us about funny, touching, gritty, soulful and practical lessons: how did...

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Raising kids is stressful. Let’s share ways to make it less so.

We welcome your time-saving hacks, practical tips and advice. Have a trick that helps on hectic mornings? Advice to calm a tantrum or soothe a moody tween? Please share! OR maybe you have a mantra for...

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Bringing Home Baby: What Do You Wish You’d Known?

If you have kids, you know there’s a LOT the baby books don’t tell you. What do you wish you’d known before you brought home that little bundle of joy? Share your best stories and advice, whether it’s...

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Lunchbox Hero

What’s the new PB&J? Share your easiest, most creative and favorite ways to fill that lunchbox (with something they’ll actually eat!). Vote for your favorites!

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