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  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to Cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out our video and list of our favori...
  • Top 10 Baby Shower Gifts for Twins
    Baby Shower
    Top 10 Gifts for Twin Babies
    Do you have a friend or family member expecting twins? Or maybe you have a couple of buns in the oven! These top gifts for twin babies will help the mama-to-be feel ready for the new arrivals. Diaper Bag for Two Photo source: Skip Hop Not al...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to Cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out our video and list of our favori...
  • Unique baby shower theme
    Baby Showers
    3 Unique Baby Shower Themes to Make Your Shower Stand Out
    Baby showers have come a long way—no longer do we have to wrap future moms' bellies in toilet paper or make diaper cakes. Now don't get me wrong, these are both cute ideas, but there are some new and unique baby shower themes out there these da...
    Courtney Key
  • Cinco de Mayo Fun Activities for Kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids
    Introduce your kids to an exciting and empowering part of history with these fun Cinco de Mayo activities! What is Cinco de Mayo? Celebrated on the May 5, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the triumph of a small Mexican army over French forces in 1862...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Baby Shower Games
    5 Great Baby Shower Games
    Looking for baby shower game ideas? Check out these printables for everything from Baby Shower Bingo to Name That (Baby!) Tune, and more! ...
    Erin Dower
  • Gifts for Baby
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Gifts for Baby's First Birthday
    Find baby gift ideas and toy suggestions to give baby on his first birthday. These first birthday gift ideas are sure to entertain as well as help with development. Mix and Match Caterpillar Price: $32.99Buy on Amazon From Lamaze. This plush cat...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Guessing Game
    For this easy baby shower guessing game, cut out these slips and ask shower guests to fill in their guesses about the baby's birthday, weight, and more! After the baby arrives, send a small prize to the best guesser, or just collect all the ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Baby Shower Registry Checklist
    Do you have all the gear you'll need for your new bundle of joy? Print this baby registry checklist to be sure you cover all your bases! Also, check out these fun baby shower game printables. ...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Name That (Baby) Tune! Shower Game
    For this baby shower game, create a playlist of songs that have the word "baby" in the title (hint: use a mix of older and newer songs so that all players have a fair chance). Print this sheet for each guest to guess the song title and artist whi...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days?
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days? As you probably know, tradition had it that the bride's family paid the majority of the wedding costs. This was great for the groom's family, but could cause serious pocketbook stress for the parents of the bri...
  • New Year's Day Printables
    Time Capsule for Kids
    Try this fun activity with kids every year on their birthday, New Year's Eve, or anytime you want to capture memories! Print out this "questionnaire" for your child to fill in. Then find an empty jar or shoebox to use as your "time capsule,"...
  • Parties Printables
    Birthday Party Planning Checklist
    Planning a birthday party for your child can turn an exciting occasion into a whole lot of stress! Stay on track and plan a stress-free, memorable celebration with this birthday party planning timeline and checklist. ...
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    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
  • Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Teenagers (Ages 14-18)
    */ Does your teenager have a birthday coming up? Do you have no idea what to get him? Take our advice on birthday gifts that are likely to break through the outer layer of nonchalance and win you a grateful smile from your teenage boy or girl. A...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • kids celebrating at a birthday party
    Birthday Party Themes
    Let's Party! 10 Awesome Birthday Party Theme Ideas
    It's party time! If you are looking for a special way to celebrate your little one's big day, you've come to the right place. Do something a little different with one of these creative theme ideas, and find some great tips from other parents to h...
    Lindsay Hutton