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Updated: January 25, 2022

6 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Little One From Amazon Prime

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If you're a busy parent, you know that you're not going to have time to bake or craft your child a Valentine's Day gift this year. Enter Amazon Prime!

Updated: March 14, 2019

How to Use Valentine's Day to Teach Kids About Love

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For some, Valentine’s Day has no meaning and is simply a holiday invented by the card companies. For others, it’s an opportunity for romance and candy and cards. Regardless of how you choose to view the holiday related to your adult relationships, Valentine’s Day can actually be a wonderful opportunity to teach our kids about love.

Love is a complicated subject, and depending on the ages of our children, there is much to teach and discuss. If you’re looking for ways to embrace Valentine’s Day as a teachable moment, here are some ideas for how you can do it:

Updated: March 15, 2019

Why Independent Play is Vital for Raising Empowered Children

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Today, children’s play is often tainted with boxes to check and points to score. So often teachers will say things like, “They think they’re playing, but really they’re learning” to which I think: “What’s the difference?!” and further: “Why isn’t playing enough? Why does there have to be a quantifiable, measurable end”?

Play IS the point.

More: The Importance of Play in 21st Century Learning

Updated: June 26, 2019

Simplify Meal Time: Kid-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

make-ahead muffin tin meals

Kid-friendly meals that adults love too can seem like the Holy Grail of feeding a family. Either you find yourself eating mac and cheese and chicken fingers, or you end up making multiple meals customized to each person's age, taste, and dietary restrictions. While one-pot suppers and family crockpot meals are a great catch-all for some families, others need more individualized options that don't require a sink's worth of dishes and all the free hours you can muster.

Updated: February 12, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Overload: How Much Is Too Much?

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks

When you were a kid, St. Patrick's Day likely felt like nothing more than a small blip on the radar — a bit of fun drawing shamrocks and wearing green in between making President Lincoln hats and dying Easter eggs. If you were Irish, maybe you also ate corned beef and cabbage that night. Now, however, the day seems to have morphed into a holiday that requires hours of prepwork to come up with detailed recipes or intricate creative projects. Sound familiar? Here are a few signs that your family's St.

Updated: February 12, 2020

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick?

Mural of Saint Patrick

As you probably know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and every year, Irish and not-so-Irish people alike celebrate with food, drinks, and fun. But who was St. Patrick, and why do we celebrate him every March? Here's an in-depth look at the saint behind the holiday and the reasons why he remains so popular today.

Updated: February 12, 2020

7 Super Simple Crockpot Meals

Easy Weeknight Crockpot Meals

Are you looking for some quick and easy weeknight meals to feed your family? Look no further than the effortless art of slow cooking. While many people use the name Crock Pot to mean slow cooker, Crock Pot is actually the brand name -- just like Popsicle®, Frisbee®, Velcro®, and Kleenex®. The concept of slow cooking is as old as cooking itself. Placing food on the hearth to cook all day at a low heat was a necessity long, long ago. Jewish families adopted the tradition to avoid cooking on the sabbath.

Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Quick and Cute Spring Crafts for Kids

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With the weather (finally!) getting a little warmer, you and your kiddos might start dreaming of all the spring flowers and butterflies to come. Celebrate the beginning of spring with these super cute and easy-to-make spring crafts for kids.

Paper Towel Butterflies

Transform paper towels into fluttering butterflies with this simple spring craft your children will love.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Tasty Potato Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Irish Colcannon Recipe

Saint Patrick's Day is a perfect time to break out your favorite potato recipes and share the Luck of the Irish with your friends and family.

Irish Colcannon

Colcannon literally translated means "white-headed cabbage," and its simple name is a good indication of how simple this dish is. A traditional colcannon mixes mashed potatoes with green onions, leeks, or chives, but you can substitute kale or green cabbage as well. Here's a recipe for its simplest incarnation:

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Updated: February 12, 2020

5 Things Your Teen Won’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Teen Girl Learning to Drive with Mother

Remember driver's ed from those days of yore? The essentials you learned have likely carried over into your everyday adult life—executing a three-point turn, parallel parking, and knowing who has the right of way at a four-way stop. But, what about those behind-the-wheel scenarios they don’t teach you?

Updated: October 21, 2020

Celebrate National Superhero Day With Your Own Little Superhero

National Superhero Day

Pull on your capes: April 28 is National Superhero Day!

In 1995, employees of Marvel Comics created the day and sent a team of interns out in central Pennsylvania to hear what the public thought about superheroes and what super powers they'd most want to have. Today, the day is about honoring all the superheroes in our lives -- both fictional and the real-life -- who give their all every day.

Updated: June 26, 2019

6 Reasons Why Getting a Puppy Is Not the Same as Having a Baby

Puppy and baby Sleeping in Bed

There's a reason that both puppies and babies are cute- they have to be, because each one will try your patience like no other force of nature. So if a person's patience level is truly like a muscle – the more you use it, the bigger it becomes – then adopt a puppy or have a child to find out. And what better time to recognize the similarities, and vast differences, then on National Puppy Day.

Updated: May 29, 2020

TTC? 5 Things to Consider First

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TTC? First off, you may be thinking, what does ttc mean? I remember googling those three little letters when my husband and I were talking about starting a family. I was the woman who would see a baby and get a twinge in my belly telling me to join the club. A baby brings an immeasurable amount of joy and happiness, but also stress, sleep-deprivation, and changes that last forever. I'd like to share my top five things to consider before trying to conceive.