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Board Games: Where to Get Schooled & Stoked About Skateboarding

Get your little skater boi or girl decked out and ready to ride at these NYC spots!

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I Tried the New Family Setup Feature on Apple Watch & Here’s What I Really Think

“Our life has changed dramatically in the last year, and I never thought an Apple Watch would be such a lifeline.”

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The First Day of School Made Me Call My Mom and Tell Her This

This past week, both my ladies went back to school: Preschool for Harper and law school for Lacey. Originally, I was writing a hilariously witty column about how Lacey and I were so busy that we forgot to take a picture…

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NYC’s Best Coding Classes for Kids

Everybody’s doing it! Here’s where to go beyond Minecraft.

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Check the Halls: Holiday Party Scavenger Hunts

You can print these lists and let them check ’em off twice.

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5 Last-Minute Valentine’s Surprises You Still Have Time to Do

It’s Valentine’s Day but don’t panic: we’ve got a handful of ideas you still have time to do. Really!

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Google Wants to Help Kids With Their Homework in the Best Way

This grant from Google will help four million students succeed.

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The Easiest Candy Cane Ornaments Ever

If you feel your tree is not complete without candy canes, try one of these minty-fresh ideas for decorating with those lovely peppermint treats.

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5 Tips for Organizing a Successful Carpool

As a parent, you spend hours behind the wheel chauffeuring your kids to and from school, soccer practice, dance class, school clubs and more. And the more children you have, the more hectic the schedule.
Setting up a carpool with…

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10 Kindie Rock Albums to Download Now

Freshen up your playlist for those impromptu dance parties with 10 albums you need now.

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Inside Flex Academies with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Flex Academies just won the 2016 Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome Afterschool Program in DC. Joshua Chernikoff, founder of Flex Academies took the time to speak with us about their totally awesome business.

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Inside Mohr’s Explorers with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Mohr’s Explorers just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome Afterschool Program- NY. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to say…

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Running: Inspired By My Daughters

Photo: Focal Flame Photography
You know those bumper stickers, the ones that say “0.0 I DON’T RUN?” That was me until a couple years ago. Despite exercising nearly every day, I never considered myself a runner, nor did I have…

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Inside Illumination Learning Studio with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Illumination Learning Studio engages and enlightens young minds through their interactive learning, music, and arts programs. Owner, Molli Piper recently took the time to speak with us and tell us what makes them totally awesome!
 

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Today Is Afterschool Fun Day

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Today Is Afterschool Fun Day

Let’s get this party started.

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Beat the afterschool doldrums with a dozen activities you can do to keep the kiddos engaged, having fun and learning.

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Avoid the afterschool hangries. Need ideas for…

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Ice Cream Adventure: Where to Find an Old Time Soda Fountain

Satisfy that sweet tooth and take a trip down memory lane with a trip to a classic soda fountain shop.

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Stack It Up, Build It, Knock it Down: Where to LEGO

Let your LEGO-crazy kids go wild at these brick-filled wonderlands. We round up the best places around the Bay to get your LEGO fix!

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LA Parents Make Back-To-School Cool

Yes, you have to pack lunches and get up in time for the school bell. But back-to-school can be a snap when you learn from these entrepreneurial LA parents.

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5 Fun Things to Do After School (That Don’t Involve Staring at a TV Screen)

We’ve rounded up some of the best post-homework happenings that keep kids from vegging out on the sofa.

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BEAM Experiences + Bricks4Kidz Provides Hands-On Experimental Learning

BEAM Experiences + Bricks4Kidz offers STEAM and STEM based Afterschool Enrichment Classes, Camps, Events, and Parties. BEAM + BRICKS was created in order to provide experimental hands-on learning for children ages 3 years through High School.
BRICKS summer camps integrate…

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Inside the Totally Awesome Petit Papillon Yoga with Julie Sullivan

The benefits of yoga don’t have a minimum age requirement. Just ask Julie Sullivan, the mastermind behind Petit Papillon Yoga—your Totally Awesome pick for best kids sports class in the Boston area. Julie created Petit Papillon Yoga on a foundation…

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Taking It All in Stride: Lisa Druxman

We’re teaming up with Blue Shield of California to celebrate local San Diego moms who have inspired us to seek healthy, balanced lives.  This week, meet Lisa Druxman, Founder of Stroller Strides.

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Seattle Kids Get Musical at Jamtown

We Be Jammin’

You’ve always said your little one marches to the beat of a different drummer. With Seattle-based Jamtown’s artisan-made musical instruments, your kiddo can BE the drummer while marching to a gecko, turtle, or fish drum!
Marrying his…

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