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    Holidays
    8 Virtual Christmas Activities to Do Throughout the Holiday Season
    The 2020 holiday season will certainly look different this year, as do so many other aspects of our lives due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that celebrating in-person with only the mem...
    Lauren Anderson
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    Holidays
    75 of the Best Elf on the Shelf Names
    If there is a more magical time of the year, it’s the Christmas season. The lights, music, and cuisine bring the nostalgia of old and new traditions. At last, some cheer for a long and arduous year: the tree is decorated, the nativity scene is ...
    Miranda Altice
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    College Life
    Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
    Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, Valentine's Day, finals time, or just because, learn what to send to brighten her day. ...
    Erin Dower
  • kids opening their 4 gifts on Christmas
    Holidays
    The Ultimate Guide to the 4 Gift Rule for Kids
    Editor's Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That's why we're dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured ...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • teen girl opening stocking stuffer gift
    Holidays
    The 10 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • couple announcing pregnancy on christmas
    Pregnancy
    Our Favorite Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • tabletop game, nok hockey
    Tabletop Games
    Top 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for Kids
    Ahh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and baseme...
    Erin Dower
  • christmas gift exchange ideas for big families
    Holidays
    5 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas for Big Families
    It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s a time of traditions, family, and gift giving. Having a big family can mean more excitement and merriment throughout the holidays, but it can also make a Christmas gift exchange problematic in some...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree
    Holidays
    How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids
    Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many su...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • baby looking out at window wondering "is santa is real?"
    Holidays
    Is Santa Real? 5 Santa Trackers to Use This Christmas Eve
    Is Santa real? There is nothing more real and special than the magic and joy that Santa Claus has brought to so many of us for as long as we can remember. There are so many exciting ways to get ready for Santa, but tracking Santa on Christmas Eve...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
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    Gifts
    11 Worst Holiday Gifts to Buy Your Spouse
    Buying a holiday gift for your spouse can be stressful — we get it. Sometimes, in the throes of desperation, you end up with a gift that leaves a little something to be desired. While you might not always hit the nail on the head with your gift...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 3 kids looking at Santa and his reindeer under moonlight sky.
    Kids
    How to Tell Your Kids About Santa: A Step-by-Step Guide
    As the winter holiday season approaches, it also becomes a time of constant stories, images, decorations, and traditions involving Santa Claus for many families who celebrate Christmas. There is so much to love about Santa—the magic, the memori...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • little girl sleeping under tree on christmas morning
    Christmas
    To My Kids on Christmas Morning...
    It’s funny what you remember — and don’t remember — about the Christmas mornings of your youth when you grow up. Looking back, I remember the excitement on my brothers’ faces as they woke me up to tell me Santa had come. I remember the...
    Erin Ollila
  • santa claus sitting at couch
    Santa Claus
    Should I Tell My Child the Truth About Santa?
    Since becoming a mom, I’ve had a lot of feelings I didn’t expect to feel about holidays. I feel incredibly conflicted about Santa Claus. I never expected to put as much thought into something that seems so thoughtless. I mean, I believed in S...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
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    Dealing With In-Laws
    Dealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)
    Parents often don't realize the problems their married children experience as they try to balance loyalties to their own parents as well as to their in-laws and spouse during the holidays. If the older generation didn't experience the same stress...
  • Christmas Gifts for Girls
    Christmas
    This Year's Top Holiday Gifts for Kick-Ass Girls
    Wondering what might be at the top of your daughter's holiday wish list? Check out some of this year's award-winning and most-wanted toys and gifts for girls ages 6 and up. Choose from games, sports, hands-on kits, ride-on toys and more! Plus, do...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Teacher Christmas Gifts
    Gifts
    Top 10 Indulgent Holiday Gifts for Teachers
    Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for your kid's teacher? Forget the usual coffee mugs and Christmas ornaments! We've some great gift ideas to show that hard-working teacher you care. And don't forget a thank-you card for the teacher! Edi...
    Erin Dower
  • Best Christmas Presents for Boys
    Best Toys
    Best Holiday Gifts for Boys in 2017
    Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn First Words Smart Puppy This puppy is not only adorable but he'll help kids learn. Babies and toddlers can take the puppy's blocks and place them on the toy to activate different learning activities including learni...
    Corrie Kerr