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6 Stress-Free Birthday Party Tips

Pirate-Themed Birthday Party

Who doesn't love celebrating the birth of their little one? It's so much fun to host a kids birthday party, but sometimes it can become overwhelming. Whether it's a Princess or Paw Patrol party, check out these fun tips to help make it easy and stress-free.

Updated: September 2, 2020

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The "Grand" in Grandparents

The "Grand" in Grandparents

To many children, grandparents really are "grand" — as in magnificent and wonderful. After all, Grandma and Grandpa always are happy to see them, let them stay up late and sleep in, cook their favorite foods, buy them a beloved toy, and listen attentively as they recount their dreams and disappointments. Grandma and Grandpa just revel in their grandchild's presence, and vice-versa.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids (& Free Printable)

the ultimate list of would you rather questions

If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.

More: Family Dinners: The Recipe for Connectedness

Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

In-Laws from a Different Culture

Words to the Wise

Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo.

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Updated: November 11, 2020

The 60 Best Dad Jokes of All Time

The best dad jokes of 2020

There is something about dad jokes that foster a weird mixture of satisfaction with a dash of annoyance. Maybe it's the fact that dad jokes are short, corny, and relatively harmless that makes them so lovable. Or perhaps it's the sparkle in dad's eye when he knows he's about to get super cheesy?

More: 40 Thanksgiving Jokes For Kids

How Much Fiber Do You Need in Your Diet?

How Much Fiber Do You Need in Your Diet?

Although there's no Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for fiber, most health experts agree that we should aim for 25 to 35 grams of dietary fiber each day (a mix of both soluble and insoluble). The following menu shows a few ideas to help you raise your intake of fiber.

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Updated: March 30, 2022

15 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy Day

If rainy weather is keeping you cooped up inside, don't fret. We've put together the ultimate list of rainy day activities for kids of all ages.

If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. What fun things can we come up with to occupy the time while trapped indoors?

More: 10 Toddler Art Projects to do This Weekend

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Traveling in Pregnancy

Traveling Safely During Your Pregnancy

Editor's note: Avoid travel to areas affected by Zika virus during pregnancy, and always talk with your doctor about international travel plans well in advance.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

10 Sustainable Gifts for Everyone On Your List

sustainable gifts wrapped for Christmas

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 in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

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Dining Out with Youngsters

Dining Out with Youngsters

When our two oldest were very young, we would dine out nearly every Saturday night. I found Hayley, two, and Hannah, one, fairly easy to handle in restaurants, perhaps because we had begun taking them out as newborns. As long as we met their needs first, the girls were near-perfect dinner companions (and still are). Taking them along meant Tom and I got a chance to try out some local, moderately priced restaurants without paying a babysitter.
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Updated: May 15, 2019

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Get your kids into a festive spirit this year, and give them some delicious, healthy treats with our easy-to-make holiday snacks. The three quick recipes below save time, help your children avoid extra fat and calories, and provide ample opportunities for creativity! So let the fun begin!

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Target Car Seat Trade-In Event Details Spring 2019

target car seat trade in event at store

Oh, Target. (Tar-jay, as some grateful parents gushingly refer to their favorite bulls-eyed retail shop.) Is there anything you can’t do for us busy, super tired, and super stressed out parents? You offer us everything from “Dollar Bins” filled with school supplies to your own line of quality diapers, wipes, and formulas. We especially love shopping and then lunching at your on-site cafe. (More coffee, please! And a slice of pizza.)

by: Katy Abel

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids

The Frenzied Family
As you head into the back-to-school year, you wonder: Can you really do it again? Pack lunches at dawn, dash from carpools to business meetings, apply mascara at stoplights, help with homework, race to piano lesson pickups -- only to return home, rush everyone off to bed, and then wake up to a go-go weekend of hockey practice, soccer games, and birthday parties?

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Holidays Without Debt

Holidays Without Debt

Avoid overspending in the middle of this Season of Greed? That seems as likely as not overeating at a mile-long dessert buffet! Stay true to the real spirit of the holidays by sticking with our easy-to-follow tips for a debt-free -- and carefree -- season. So read up, slow down, and save big. It's a great way to end the year -- and start a new one.

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by: Breanna Richey

11 Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

11 Healthy Snacks

Even if you feed your kids a three-course meal, they'll inevitably stumble into the kitchen an hour later, begging for snack time. So instead of discouraging their grazing, try offering a healthy option that will satisfy your child until the next meal time and give you a little peace of mind about what's going into their body. Whether it's after breakfast, in the afternoon, or before bedtime, we've gathered 11 healthy toddler snacks perfect for any time of day.

Updated: November 14, 2019

8 Reasons Why Being Pregnant During the Holidays Is The Worst

pregnant woman sitting at home during christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, when you’re pregnant during the holidays you may feel anything but merry and bright. Aches, pains, and the inability to indulge in some of your favorite party snacks and drinks are only a few of the reasons why pregnant women can be found saying “Bah Humbug” during this magical season. Here are the eight most common reasons why a soon-to-be-mom might sound like the Grinch.

Updated: June 28, 2021

A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families

kids summer bucket list activities

It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family busy and entertained no matter what kind of day you are looking to have.

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