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Actress Garcelle Beauvais opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her 7-year-old twin sons Jax and Jaid, her new children's book "I am Living in 2 Homes," and her best tips for co-parenting.

There are those moms who make everything look easy, like they have it all pulled together. And then there's us, or so we think. We run around frazzled feeling guilty because we didn't get everything done on our To-Do List today. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink after dinner somehow makes us feel less than perfect when it comes to parenting. We may even ask ourselves, "How does SHE do it?" Every woman has unique gifts and talents. The key is to recognize what you do well and not magnify what you perceive others do better than you. Today, I challenge you to celebrate all of the magnificent ways you keep all of the balls in the air that are uniquely you, and remember that we're all busy moms doing the best we can! Check out these tips to free walk away from burnout and guilt once and for all.

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Halloween is here and as exciting as it can be, for little children it can be overwhelming and scary. Developmentally, young children are just learning to distinguish between reality and fantasy, so it's very normal for them to be frightened during Halloween. Although all children react in their own unique way, there are similarities to their interpretation based on their dominant sense. Use this to anticipate what will scare them, and how to be prepared to alleviate their fears, quickly and constructively.

What do the words Walpurgisnacht, Samhain Obon Festival and Odo have in common? They are all used to describe Halloween festivals in Germany, Ireland, Japan and Nigeria. As we take our children out for trick or treating they will be joining tens of thousands of people in a globally festive occasion. Halloween is a holiday that is literally celebrated around the world.

I know what I want to be for Halloween. I'm going to go as Perfect Mom. It's the best costume, and the only day of the year I can dress up as somebody I've always wanted to be. Surely Party City carries this costume ...

I want to empower and inspire female engineers - and help to bring up the next generation of brilliant women in robotics."

Tribune News Service is pleased to introduce "Lean In," a new feature appearing as part of our special sections line up. The stories from the www.leanin.org website are first-person profiles of engaging people - both men and women - from all walks of life. The website is an offshoot of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."

"I entered those doors as a student, and I emerged as a young aspiring scientist."

The quest for four little words drives my children to the brink of nearly every one of their self-made disasters.

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