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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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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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