more about: kids

Bookmark This Blog: The Kid Should See This

In our July issue, we gave a shout out to one of our favorite new blogs—The Kid Should See This. Filled with incredible and quick (short attention spans welcome!) videos, you’ll want to add this to the list of sites you check frequently even if you don’t have kids. Here’s one of our favorite videos on the blog that shows […]

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Take a Nostalgia Break with Itch a Skitch

Itch A Skitch. That sounds suspiciously like Etch A Sketch, doesn’t it? Well, the site looks like it too, welcome to your new favorite afternoon time-waster. Simply use the arrow keys on your keyboard to create an Itch A Skitch masterpiece, or browse others’ “skitches” in the gallery. It’s going to take some practice to polish my Itch A Skitch skills, but […]

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Get a Free Children’s Book Every Month

Foster a love for reading from a young age by signing up to get a free children’s book in the mail each month until your child is 5 years old.

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Make a Hula Hoop Hideout via Apartment Therapy

I had no idea that my son’s hula hoop could double as a frame for the perfect hideout. Check out this article from our friends at Apartment Therapy. I love the idea of using it over a bed with netting (as seen here,) or for making a tent in the playroom. How clever! More on RealSimple.com: 11 Fun Things to […]

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Healthy Protein Sources for Kids via CookingLight.com

I am always on the hunt for new food ideas for my toddler, especially when it comes to protein sources. Admittedly, I have a very hard time breaking away from our go-to chicken meals each week. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of protein-rich recipes and ideas that will help your child grow to be strong and healthy. To read the […]

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1 Way to Make Your Lunch Better

I came across this post on TheKitchn this morning. And my immediate reaction (unlike several of their commenters): How great is this dad? Every day David LaFerriere, a graphic designer and illustrator in Massachusetts, hand draws something amazing and creative on his kids’ sandwich bags for their lunch. I’m completely blown away by his creativity and his dedication. Take a look […]

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Listen to My Mom, and Help Save a Life

I can’t tell you how many times during my childhood, when I was in the middle of a late-day meltdown, or identity crisis, or dramatic, my-heart-is-breaking crying jag, my mother would say to me, “Everything will be better in the morning.” And you know what?  She was right. As the mother of three strong daughters, my mother consistently broadcast the […]

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When Toddlers Take Vacations via Mom.me

A summer travel article from our friends over at Mom.me caught my attention recently. Offering parents advice on how to relax and take a break, this piece is geared towards new moms but, in my opinion, gives helpful life tips to all. To read the full article, click here. My favorite line, and something to remember: “Just as often as children need guidance and […]

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…And 10 Minutes Later Your Child is Grown Up

You see his little hand on the sonogram and 10 minutes later you’re ordering his senior school portrait. You carefully fold the blue onesies to put in his dresser drawer and 10 minutes later you’re buying a light pink tie to match his prom date’s light pink dress. You teach him the proper way to tie his shoes and brush […]

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5 Quick Fixes: Tablets in the Kitchen from Remodelista.com

This past weekend my iPhone fell victim to a terrible accident which resulted in a shattered, however still functioning, screen. It was totally my fault—who leaves their phone on a small elevated surface above a concrete driveway with toddlers running around? Frustrated with my poor judgement (honestly, this is not the first time I’ve shattered an iPhone screen), it made me think about phone and tablet disasters […]

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