more about: kids

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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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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