more about: kids

Back-to-School Time! Little Backpacks, Big Problems

If aliens landed on earth today, they’d surely know it was back-to-school time as soon as they logged into Facebook and saw the images appearing on many moms’ Timelines this week. (Yes, there are about a million things wrong with that scenario…for one thing, perhaps our far-out friends are still hooked on Friendster…) Anyways, the point is—while you’re loading up […]

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Want to Understand The Latest Kids’ Health News? Ask Science Mom!

It seems like every day there’s a new study or some sort of uproar about a health topic, particularly one that affects kids. What children should eat, how much TV they should be (or NOT be) watching, the appropriate amount of sleep and how to teach them to do it, bed-sharing, behavior and everything in between. Sometimes it’s hard to […]

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Got a Picky Eater in the House?

Does your son eat only white foods? Have a daughter who treats vegetables as a villain? Are you tired of preparing healthy meals that  your kids won’t eat? Share your picky eater dilemmas with Real Simple! Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution, will select some stories and offer her expert advice and tips on how to […]

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Get Your Kids to Open Up About Their Days

If your child is notoriously tight-lipped about his or her day (please an adjective other than “fine”), use this game to get them to share a little insight in to what they did while you were at work. Two Truths and a Lie As the parent, start out by telling your child two things that were true about your day, […]

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An Inventive Way to Send Money as a Gift

This fun birthday or graduation gift idea from She’s Crafty will brighten up your afternoon. If you send money to nieces and nephews for birthdays, switch up the normal card with this clever idea. Put single bills or coins into balloons and inflate them slightly then fill a shipping box with the balloons and send it off. It will be inexpensive […]

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Introducing The Hot New Weight Loss Trend: The Toddler Diet!

A few years ago the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Jennifer Aniston—she of the perpetually tan, toned, age-proof body—was keeping that figure by periodically doing a “Baby food diet.” As in: she ate only baby food. I’m not even going to explore how wacky that is, or try to ascertain if there’s any truth to it. I will admit, […]

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Your Cousin’s Grandchildren are Beautiful. Period.

This week’s question comes from KidSundance, who is worried about what to say at an upcoming family reunion if shown a photo of a cousin’s grandchildren: “I am white. I am not a racist, and am very open-minded about race, race relations, etc. “So, please understand that this is a question about etiquette in which, as always, my concern is for […]

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An Easy Way to Organize Small Toys

If one of the biggest mysteries in your house is “The Case of the Missing Barbie Shoe” consider this tip to prevent future inquisitions. Repurpose a plastic organizer with multiple compartments to keep all those small pieces organized and easy to see. There’s no guarantee that the occasional pink plastic pump won’t go missing, but you can significantly cut down […]

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A New Use for Puzzle Pieces

If one too many pieces has gone missing from you child’s favorite puzzle, turn it into kitchen or playroom decor by gluing magnets to the back. It will make the refrigerator seem more fun, and you won’t feel bad about toss all those pieces. Or, if you have a wooden puzzle that is still intact, but that has become a […]

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Have Kids? You Need This in Your First-Aid Kit

This tip comes from the smart folks over at Apartment Therapy. They recommend stocking your first aid kit with a red washcloth if you have kids. If your little one gets hurt you can use the red washcloth to stop any bleeding. And when  you pull the washcloth away they won’t freak out because it’s just a red washcloth. Be […]

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