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Anticipating the Time Your Child Leaves Home. Trying Not to Cry.

While I was at the office and weeding the garden and worrying about whether or not I had the most updated train schedule in my purse, unbeknownst to me, my oldest child was getting ready to go to college. Without me really registering what was happening, he progressed through elementary, middle and high school, where he is now a senior. […]

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Snow Day Activity: Snow Stencils

If you’re lucky enough to have a white day-after-Christmas, try this fun activity once you’ve thrown all the snowballs and made plenty of snow angels. The idea comes from Armelle Blog, and all it takes are some paper stencils (you can make your own or she has free downloads available), water with food coloring in it, and spray bottles. What […]

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Adorable Picks for Kids from In Style

Our colleagues over at InStyle.com have come up with a great gift guide for those special kiddos in your life. This is my first holiday season with our baby and my husband and I go back-and-forth on gifts or no gifts since he’s still so young. But, the gift-giving new mom in me would  love to have a few presents […]

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A Twist on a Classic: Gingerbread Dinosaurs

Want to try something that’s kind of holiday-ish, but not so expected? Why not skip the gingerbread men and their candy decorated homes in favor of gingerbread dinosaurs? The kitschy company SUCK UK has just come out with these fun cookie cutters that allow you to assemble three-dimensional either a Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, or T-rex. I’m betting that a lot […]

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Boys Are Wild Animals, and 10 Other Truths the Parenting Books Won’t Tell You

Random observations from a mother of three boys who grew up with two sisters, and so was wholly unprepared. 1. Boys are wild animals. Just watch any nature documentary footage of lion cubs wrestling, and imagine human bodies instead of cat bodies. Really, there’s very little difference. 2. They never get tired of having their hands down their pants; they just eventually grow […]

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Smart Product: Clothing Labeler

When I was a kid and heading to sleep-away camp, my mom actually dropped my clothing off with a local seamstress to have the required labels sewn into every single item. Today, there’s a much easier way to keep your kids’ stuff from getting mixed up with his fellow classmates’ and campers’—and it doesn’t involve hours with an iron. Buy […]

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Halloween Bingo from the Crafting Chicks

Want some Halloween-themed fun for your child’s school party or just for a fun afternoon? Check out these cute Halloween bingo cards from The Crafting Chicks. The best part? They’re free! Now you just need some Halloween candy to use as markers. Visit The Crafting Chicks for the download.

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Picky Eaters: Changing Eating Schedules

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. I have a 33 month old son who is quite a picky eater.  We’ve talked to our doctor about it but he didn’t give us any solutions. […]

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Banish Crayon Drawings (on Your Walls) with Baking Soda

This dilemma came up for one of my friends with kids the other day. Her daughter drew all over the walls with crayon. And as much as she might have liked the abstract masterpiece, she would have preferred for it to be on paper hanging on the wall rather than on the wall itself. Luckily, there’s an easy way to […]

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Picky Eaters: The “White-Food-Only” Challenge

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks. My youngest daughter is type 1 diabetic and will NOT eat anything that is good for her. […]

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