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  • young couple taking baby trick or treating
    Entertainment and Activities
    Is It Okay to Take My Baby Trick or Treating?
    As with any holiday, your child’s first Halloween is almost like a rite of passage. What could be cuter than a tiny little baby in an adorable costume? It is the perfect picture opportunity and excuse to show your precious little one off to the...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • woman listening to genealogy podcast
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Family History & Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to This Fall
    Genealogy and family history have become hot topics for many families thanks to affordable and easy ways to test your DNA. These tests allow us to do everything from discovering how prone we are to like a certain ice cream flavor to learning impo...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • ultimate fall bucket list for kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Ultimate Fall Bucket List for Kids and Families
    Although it can be hard to say goodbye to summer, the new fall season ushers in a time of seemingly unlimited fun family activities. With beautiful natural surroundings, Halloween and Thanksgiving holiday fun, and more bearable temperatures, ther...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • sesame place
    Entertainment and Activities
    Study Says Watching Sesame Street Could Have Positive Impact on a Child's Success
    My daughters are five and (almost) two, and they both love watching Sesame Street—and not just because of Elmo, everyone’s favorite furry monster! My mom swears I loved Sesame Street as a kid, too. It was whimsical, fun, and taught you number...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Kids at a Curious George birthday party
    Entertainment and Activities
    Kids’ Party Idea: How to Throw The Ultimate Curious George Birthday Party!
    Whether you’re looking for birthday party ideas, want to organize a fundraiser with a twist, or just need to perfect your playdate one-up-momship, we’ve got just the thing. Inspired by our favorite little monkey, here is our guide to throwing...
    Janis Curry
  • 21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Christmas card photo ideas to take right now
    Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas in July? Here are 5 Photo Ideas to Take Now for Your Holiday Card
    It may be July, but it’s not too early to think about capturing a perfect image for your family Christmas card! Beautiful weather, time at the beach, and summer vacation travel provide plenty of opportunities to grab that Christmas card shot. H...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • kids taking advantage of amc summer movie discount
    Entertainment and Activities
    AMC Movie Discounts Summer 2019
    When it comes to summer break, having some fun activities planned out makes all the difference in your kids’ attitude, as well as yours. It’s important to get out of the house and have some fun.  More: How to Make the Transition from the Sch...
    Brittany McCabe
  • kid making non toxic slime recipe
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Non-Toxic Slime Recipes
    Are your kids dying to make slime? You might be hesitant to get involved with a slime project since traditional slime recipe include ingredients that don’t fit with a non-toxic lifestyle. Luckily, there are now plenty of natural, non-toxic slim...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • toddler playing independently
    Active Play
    Why Independent Play is Vital for Raising Empowered Children
    Today, children’s play is often tainted with boxes to check and points to score. So often teachers will say things like, “They think they’re playing, but really they’re learning” to which I think: “What’s the difference?!” and fur...
    Avital Schreiber Levy
  • dad reading and son listening to audiobook
    Entertainment and Activities
    Your Guide To Using Audiobooks for Kids
    Have you tried replacing screen time with audiobooks in your household? Listening to audiobooks is such a fun and educational way to provide your children with some of the best aspects of screen time while removing some of the screen time feature...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Entertainment and Activities
    14 Fun Activities for Winter Break
    Ice Candles Enchant your children with a magical and easy outdoor activity that will tranform your backyard into a winter wonderland. Read the instructions for Ice Candles. More: The Ultimate Guide to Living Peacefully With Your Teen Colleg...
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime.  Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to makin...
    Erin Dower
  • kids on a scavenger hunt in the woods
    Entertainment and Activities
    How To Design the Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    It’s time to plan a birthday party for your child, but what activities are going to take place that aren’t part of the same-old birthday party routine? According to Pinterest trend reporting, searches for birthday scavenger hunt parties are ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Entertainment and Activities
    The Best Toy Subscription Boxes and Toy Shares
    Subscription boxes are all the craze. There is nothing better than finding a box of shiny surprises waiting for you at the door. But what about your kids? Are they worth the money? What’s the difference between a toy share subscription and a...
    Brittany McCabe
  • Entertainment and Activities
    These Celeb Parents Give Us Hope For Aging. Their Secret? Self Care
    What's the secret? It is no secret that most celebrities who continue to age well have one thing in common: how they continue to care for and show up for themselves in their daily lives. They take care of themselves mind, body, and soul. Too of...
    Amanda Houle