more about: kids

How to Share the News With Your Kids

As the devastating story of the bombing at the Boston marathon unfolded, I turned on the TV news. Then I realized I have a 2-year-old. I wasn’t sure what kind of images to expect on the screen—something that could potentially scare or scar him, even at this early age. I wish Kid President had a nightly news broadcast. But until he […]

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How to “Kid-Proof” Your Apple Device

If your kid’s like to watch cartoons or play games on your iPad, you’ve probably caught them tapping around in other applications. Thanks to “Guided Access,” a new feature in iOS 6.0, it’s easy to prevent photos from getting deleted or emails from accidentally being sent. Here’s how:

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Smart Product: Umbra T-Shirt Frame

What is it about T-shirts and sports uniforms that hold such sentimental value? So many people have collections of tees that no longer fit, and up until now it seemed like the only option for preserving them was to turn them into a T-shirt quilt. (No, thank you!) But Umbra now has this smart product, the t-frame t-shirt display. Take […]

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10 Great Kids Books via Entertainment Weekly

Our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly have put together a list of the 10 Great Kids Books from 2012. To see the full list, click here. Personally, I am so glad to find new book recommendations for my son—I absolutely love Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon, but we desparately need some diversity in our nightly reading line-up. More from RealSimple.com: 4 Lunch Ideas […]

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Smart Product: Little Green Pouch

If you are a parent, or you have friends with kids, or if you’ve been to a Starbucks or grocery store recently, you’ve likely seen these little pouches. For my friends with kids they are a lifesaver. Nothing seems to pacify a hungry toddler more quickly. But these Little Green Pouches are different from the ones that you’ll find in […]

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Have You Fallen for Any April Fools’ Day Jokes?

Today is a day loved by some (pranksters) and hated by others (no-nonsense types). And the internet has only made April Fools’ Day more hilarious/obnoxious depending on how you feel about the holiday. Google always has a few clever “new products” on April 1st. This year they’ve announced Google Nose and Gmail Blue.  We’ve also gotten a few bogus press […]

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Without Food Coloring

If you’ve yet to dye eggs for Sunday’s hunt, you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store in search of that last bottle of food-coloring. Instead, use these simple (and all natural!) recipes (which use ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator and pantry). To make blue, bring one pound of frozen blueberries and 2 cups of […]

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The Positives of Toddler Play via Mom.me

With spring right around the corner, outside play dates are on the horizon—especially since my toddler is almost always in a better mood when taken outdoors (hmmm…maybe we need to start doing the dinner hour outside as well—why hadn’t I thought of that?) According to our friends at Mom.me, playing can significantly contribute to your child’s development. Plus, “Playing is a […]

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Rental Damage Left By Kids from Apartment Therapy

Our little boy has officially entered the toddler years and I am beginning to understand the strong need for cabinet locks, toilet clamps, sharp edge protectors, socket covers, gates on the stairs, ect. The number one reason is, of course, for the safety of your child, but number two (and what I am currently learning), to decrease overall damage to […]

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Easy Activity to Entertain Kids in Waiting Rooms

I love this idea from Tot Treasures for these easy-t0-make activity sticks that will keep your kids busy while waiting for a table at a restaurant or in the waiting room at a doctor’s office. And all it takes to make them is a trip to the office supply store. You’ll need: – a pencil case or pouch – an […]

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