more about: kids

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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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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