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Updated: May 15, 2019

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Modern Art: Creative Tech Toys for Little Artists

Kids are no longer limited to paint, crayons, glitter, and glue during creative playtime. Ever-emerging gadgets offer exciting new ways for kids to exercise their imagination and artistic side! Help your modern day artistes dabble in music, photography, animation, and art with these picks for the coolest artsy and creative toys and devices.

Stylish Christmas Stockings

Stylish Christmas Stockings

Cutting and sewing a Christmas stocking.
Cutting and sewing a Christmas stocking.

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there …” Impress St. Nick with these elegant personalized stockings that will withstand the wear and tear of Christmas morning.

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What Should We Play?

What Should We Play?

No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back to the table fast enough—after all, their survival instincts are sometimes even stronger than that of the tired and weary adult. Shut off the TV, computer, and video games and let the answering machine screen the calls.

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Touring the Gym Equipment

Touring the Gym Equipment

Health clubs are loaded with amazing machinery. With all the high-tech, futuristic equipment that's available, it can almost feel like you're on The Jetsons. (“Hey Jane, how long you been on that Stairmaster?”) Take advantage of this and try them all. Don't get stuck in that “same machine day-in, day-out” routine. Swap around from week to week and keep your workouts interesting and fun.

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Road Trip: Car Games

Road Trip: Car Games

Kids love games and it's amazing how the games we played as kids are now being played by our own kids. The games just keep getting passed down from generation to generation by virtue of experience. The car games our parents taught us on long car rides are now being taught to the next generation of kids … and the cycle continues.

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Oral History Book

Oral History Book

Required:

  • Reference materials

Shazam! Your family has been transformed into a living history book, and the title is The History of the World.

Assign a historical event or era (such as the Ice Age, the Middle Ages, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and so on) to each family member. Each participant uses whatever reference books are available (encyclopedias, textbooks, etc.) to acquire the essential historical facts.

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Kids and Internet Usage: The Surprising Facts

Kids and Internet Usage: The Surprising Facts

Kids and Internet Usage: The Surprising Facts

Do you know how much time your child is spending on the Internet? New studies suggest most parents grossly underestimate the amount of time their children are spending online.

According to the Center for Media Research, most parents in the U.S. estimate that their children spend about two hours a month on the Internet. In reality, kids and teens are spending upwards of 20 hours a month surfing the Web. Additionally, about 41% of U.S.

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Host the Perfect Halloween Party

Host the Perfect Halloween Party

Ghosts, goblins, and ghastly witches - sounds like the ideal group of party guests! Show them all a frighteningly fun time by hosting the perfect Halloween party with your children. To ensure your party is a monster bash they'll never forget, include the following spine-tingling essentials.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Going Organic: Is It Worth the Cost?

Vegetables in Fridge

Going Organic: Is It Worth the Cost?

The general perception among consumers seems to be that organic food is the way to go — if you can afford it. People who choose to buy organic foods do so for varying reasons. Some say that organically grown products just taste better. Others believe that eating organic food will lead to better health, both for themselves and for the environment. But is there any proof of these perceived benefits?

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

Crazy Captions

Crazy Captions


This activity is fun for prereaders, beginning readers, and independent readers. Adapt it to your child's ability.

Materials
  • Family photos or photos from old magazines or catalogs Glue
  • Small notebook, sheet of poster board, or several sheets of plain paper plus construction paper and stapler
  • Pencil, pen, colored pencils, or markers

Directions

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Marriage: Looking Forward to the Future

Marriage: Looking Forward to the Future

When you are married, you have the special opportunity to look toward the future with anticipation. Sometimes that involves making day-to-day plans, and other times it involves planning something really wonderful for two years from now.

Take time to do the following:

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Updated: May 31, 2022

Deep-Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Make Your Family Car Feel Like New

Using Rag to Clean Car Dashboard

It can be defeating: You’ve finally rid your car of stray toys, forgotten food wrappers, and cast-aside art projects to reveal an even bigger mess—stained seats, grimy floors, and sticky surfaces. Sound familiar? Here are some quick cleaning tricks to help you make your car look like it did before you even had kids (until the next playdate, that is).

Lift Grime, Stains and Gunk from the Seats