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Watching the Red Carpet with Kids via Entertainment Weekly

One of our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly’s blog the Family Room, Christina Kelly, recently posted a piece about watching the Oscars red carpet coverage with her kids and the challenge of “behaving” when it comes to remarks about celebrity appearences. Because, as Kelly explains, eventually everything is repeated. To read the full article, click here. Great advice for all parents to keep in mind! More on […]

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What a Mother Who Lost Her Son to Gun Violence Wants to Change

As Kristin announced earlier this week, Real Simple launched a powerful online forum with All You, Health, and Essence magazines that simply asks: What 1 simple change would you make to help keep our kids safe in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. We want to hear from you (submit your #1simplechange)! We also reached out to incredible voices in the […]

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How to Revive a Worn Out Stuffed Animal

Thanks to the frigid cold weather, your kids have been cooped up indoors day and night, and their toys are getting more use than usual. If your son or daughter has been toting around a teddy bear or stuffed elephant that was once white and fluffy, and is now brown, matted, and torn, here’s how to bring it back to […]

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Help Me Help All of Us

Has it really been two months since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut? Why does it still feel like it happened yesterday? Maybe because—and this is a good thing—the debate about what to do to prevent gun violence has taken, if not center stage, at least a place somewhere on stage. Finally. If you visit realsimple.com or read Real Simple magazine, […]

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All-Time Favorite Nurseries from PopSugar

Nurseries and kids rooms grab my attention, especially rooms that incorporate interesting DIY features and bargain finds. I am a sucker for yard/estate sales and seeing what can be done with an old hand-me-down. Our friends over at PopSugar have pulled together a list of their 8 all-time favorite nurseries. To see the full list, click here. I love these […]

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6 Rules for Raising Healthy Children from Mom.me

Recently, my one-year old has been transitioning from puréed foods to solids. Some days he surprises me and enhales everything on his tray, and then other days it’s either thrown across the room, or fed to the dog. It’s not necesarily the mess that bothers me, but more so the waste! Moms, is that normal? I recently read an article from our friends at Mom.me titled the,”6 […]

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Keep Your Kids’ Lunches Cool

Tonight as you’re packing lunches (either your own or your kids’) Take one extra step, and make sure that those lunches stay cold tomorrow, even if there’s no fridge to store them in. Use this idea from Homemade Mamas to create your own ice packs. Simply wet a new sponge and seal it in a zippered plastic bag. Then stick […]

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Entertainment News for Kids from EW’s the Family Room

Now that I have a little one, I am starting to tune-in to more tevelevision series for children. And, I am quickly realizing that the Smurfs and Care Bears have been replaced with Dora and Diego and those colorful animal-children called the Backyardigans. Our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly have a wonderful blog, the Family Room, that provides the low-down on television shows for […]

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Indoor Camping: Children’s Teepee Roundup via Remodelista

What child would not love their very own teepee? I stumbled across this idea a few months back and then re-stumbled this past weekend while doing some cruising over on Remodelista. To see the full article click here. These images sparked my interest and I found this do-it-yourself plan.  I am not usually the DIY-type, but I thinking that this could […]

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New Girl Scout Cookies with Mango and Vitamins via The Stir

Buying Girl Scout cookies is a yearly ritual for me. When cookie season rolls around, I always feel the need (and want) to help my fellow scouts. It reminds me of the times I walked door-to-door in our neighborhood asking family friends to help me earn my next badge. Plus, let’s be perfectly honest, I seriously LOVE cookies and have a really […]

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