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Updated: December 29, 2021

Everything You Need to Know Before Piercing Your Baby's Ears

baby with pierced ears

As a mother of two young girls with pierced ears, I figured there’s no time like the present to outline what ear piercing entails when it comes to babies, toddlers, and older kids. Thinking about piercing your child’s ears? Here’s an A-Z guide on what to expect, what you should look for in a piercer, and why the decision to pierce a baby’s ears (or not) isn’t anyone’s business but your own.

Updated: March 15, 2019

How to Enjoy the Holidays Like a Kid Again

mom and daughter watching santa in sky

Special childhood holiday memories have a way of staying with us like no other. Whether it’s presents under the tree, lighting a family menorah, delicious holiday treats, or special winter pajamas, those memories are still visceral for us - even now in motherhood. It’s easy to remember the pure magic and uncontainable excitement of those childhood holidays, though those memories can seem more like a lingering dream with each passing year.

Party Basics

Party Games

If you and your guests love charades, have at it. Otherwise, you might want to check out one of these other games, all suitable for adults:
  • Pictionary – Whether you make your own set or buy the game, Pictionary is a great group game just about anyone can play.
  • Twister – Yes, it's kitschy, but isn't that the point?
  • Taboo – This cheeky game is a great ice-breaker for adults who think they know one another.
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Updated: February 12, 2020

Study Says Watching Sesame Street Could Have Positive Impact on a Child's Success

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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 numbers, letters, shapes, about other cultures, and friendship.

In fact, I am absolutely convinced this catchy Sesame Street video helped my older child understand the American alphabet—we would play it for her over and over and over again!

by: Lindsay Hutton

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Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party

Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party

Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party

Sleepover parties can be a blast, but the planning, potential homesickness, and a house full of rambunctious children can put stress on both the parents and kids. These tips for party planning and dealing with a homesick child will help ensure your child's next slumber party is a success.

Pre-plan

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Terrific Twig Frame!

Terrific Twig Frame!

An Imagination Station Activity
Age: 4 and up
Time: 30 minutes
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts

On your next nature walk or trip to the park, take time to collect some twigs for this activity. A picture can last a lifetime in a frame your kids can make at home!

Materials Needed:

  • 12 twigs
  • Hot-Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Ruler

    What to do:

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Sponge, Spatter, and Print Painting

    Sponge, Spatter, and Print Painting

    Age: All
    Time: One hour, more or less
    Type of Activity: Art, craft, nature

    Materials needed:

    • Toothbrush
    • Sponge
    • Potatoes
    • Poster/acrylic paints
    • Water color paper
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors

    What to do:

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    Updated: May 29, 2020

    The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

    the ultimate guide to working at home with kids

    As parents, we are in unprecedented times right now as we tackle both working from home and guiding our children through their remote learning journeys. Not to mention that we are doing this in a time of crisis as we face the COVID-19 global pandemic. If you’re not used to working from home, that alone would be stressful during normal times. If you’ve never homeschooled, this alone would be challenging.

    Sewing: Get It Together

    Sewing: Get It Together

    Crafty Clues

    The major pattern companies all have Web sites you can visit. Check out Simplicity at http://www.simplicity.com/. Butterick and McCalls also have online catalogs at http://www.butterick.com and http://www.mccalls.com.

    Handiworks

    When you embellish fabric, you decorate it. You can add beads, buttons, trims, sequins, embroidery, appliqué and more to finished pieces.

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    Updated: May 15, 2019

    Window Painting

    Window Painting

    Age: 3 and up
    Time: An hour or more
    Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts

    You've heard of finger painting, but what about window painting? Welcome winter by painting a snowy scene on your home's windows. Don't worry: The paint is easy to remove, and if you have a camera handy, you can capture your child's "stained glass" in photographs.

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    by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

    Building an Indoor Obstacle Course for Kids

    indoor obstacle course

    When it gets cold out and we're stuck inside more often, it gets hard to come up with ways to entertain your kids day after day. You've watched the same movie five times, baked endless treats, and have done so many arts and crafts projects that your hands are permanently covered in glitter. Now what? Build an obstacle course for your kids that will provide endless hours of fun and challenge them. Plus, it will help them (and you) to stay active during those days when it’s just too cold to venture outside for a walk or game of catch.

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    5 Quick Indoor Games for Kids

    5 Quick Indoor Games for Kids

    Are you stuck inside today? Whether the weather is rainy, too hot, or too cold, we have you covered! One tip to combat cabin fever is to make sure the activities you choose have some way to get out the wiggles. Depending on the age and activity level of your child, indoor exercise is a must! Here are a few quick games to play when you hear the stirrings of boredom.

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    by: Katy Abel

    Kids and Caffeine: An Unhealthy Combo

    Kids and Caffeine: An Unhealthy Combo

    Kids Crave "Liquid Candy"
    Whether they're decking the halls or cruising the malls, kids are popping open soda cans and guzzling caffeinated beverages like never before. In a holiday season filled with festive parties, it's not unusual to hear parents say, "Sure, you can have another Coke."

    True, a couple cans of pop won't kill our kids. But health experts warn that we may have underestimated the effects on a child's growth and development.

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    Music-Making Activities

    Music-Making Activities


    The kitchen's alive with the sound of music! Or at least it will be when you and your kids try out these ear-teasing activities.

    Guess the Sound
    For ages 4 to 8
    This activity will help your little ones learn about musical instruments and the different sounds they make. It will also help your kids fine-tune their listening skills.

    What you'll need:

    • Blindfold;

    • Different musical instruments; and/or

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    Sea Shell Symphony

    Sea Shell Symphony

    You can take a walk on a beach with your kids to find shells for this project, or, if that's not possible, check out your local craft store for bags of shells. This shell wind chime should be hung in a garden or on a porch where it will make lovely music when moved by a breeze.

    Holiday Hassles

    Several varieties of marine life are on the endangered species list due to aggressive commercial shelling. If you find a shell on the beach with an animal still inside, be sure to return it to the ocean.

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    Updated: April 22, 2022

    Mardi Gras Masks

    Mardi Gras Masks

    Age: Preschool through elementary
    Time: An afternoon
    Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

    Before the party, spend an afternoon -- or two -- making enough masks for all your Mardi Gras revelers. Or get everyone in on the fun: Keep these supplies on hand for kids to make their own masks to take home.

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