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The Last Thing I Thought I Would Do in Lockdown but Here We Are

“Waking up every day and being disappointed about the inability to make future plans is no fun. So rather than be low-level sad about it, I’m going to do this instead.”

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How the Pandemic Exposed the Truth & Lies I Tell as a Mom

“Turns out the transition to being a big kid does not depend on physically ascending two flights of stairs in school. It’s the abrupt end of accepting a mother’s filtered words as truth.”

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Everything You Need to Host a Drive-In Movie Night at Home

Up your game for your next family movie night and make it a drive-in.

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A Letter to Our Teachers: Thank You for Keeping Us Going

“You’ve shown up for my kids with the same loving-but-‘Let’s get down to business’ attitude they’ve known all school year—even as the weight of working from home amid a pandemic has become so big you’ve probably felt like you can’t always carry it.”

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6 Tips for Helping Children Grieve

“Young children need to know that if they have lost someone close, be it friend, pet or family member, it is okay to feel upset and miss the person they are grieving. Here are 6 tips to help them grieve in a healthy way.”

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Widowed Man Puts in Pool for Neighborhood Kids, Spreading Joy Far & Wide

Losing a loved is never easy, but here’s how a 94-year-old man dealt with his feelings of loneliness after the death of his wife.

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13 Places to Grill Up A Feast This Summer

Read up on the hot spots for summer grilling in the city and beyond. Stock up on your favorite sauce and hit the grill!

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These Affordable and Stylish Glasses Have a Hidden Camera You’ll Love

Never miss a photo opp with these innovative glasses designed to capture all of life’s little moments.

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Summer Birthday Parties They’ll Never Forget

Unicorns? Foam frolicking? A backyard private screening of their favorite movie? These summer birthday parties will leave your kids (and their friends) in awe!

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Modern Mother’s Day

Photo: Jim Kennedy Photographers
“I’ve hinted at a new handbag I’ve been eyeing,” my friend excitedly said. We were discussing our Mother’s Day plans over wine while our toddlers played in the back yard.  
“Nice!” I enthusiastically responded.  …

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Spring Cleaning Inside and Out

No handyman, no problem
There are a variety of simple, DIY spring home maintenance tasks that you can tackle without hiring a professional. Start with window cleaning and while you spritz and spray look to see if they need resealing.…

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20 Kid Questions About the Kardashians

Photo: Love and Knuckles
This weekend instead of playing Legos or baking cookies I asked my 7-year-old daughter and nearly 5-year-old son to watch an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on mute. It was my way of connecting…

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Think Small: 12 Fairy Gardens to Grow Big Imaginations

From tiny doors in trees to pint-sized high rises, these fairy gardens will inspire hours of creative play.

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Welcome Back, Chastain Playground!

Get ready to rock Chastain Playground, 2.0. Here’s everything you need to know about the multi-million dollar renovation and re-opening.

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Just Opened: NYC’s First Drone Store Takes Off

The city’s only shop exclusively dedicated to this new airborne hobby has arrived!

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In A Galaxy Not-So-Far-Away: Star Wars Celebration Arrives

Star Wars Celebration is coming to Anaheim from a galaxy far, far away and little padawans and their all knowing Jedi master parents alike will have a blast(er) with our inside tips.

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Grand Slam! Best Birthday Party Venues for Little Sports Nuts

Did your tot memorize the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” before “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”? Plan their party at one of these spots and you’re guaranteed to score a major birthday touchdown!

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Get To Know Bright Horizons Director, Cindi Santos

1. What’s your favorite part about being Bright Horizons’ Center Director?
Being a Center Director for Bright Horizons allows me to be an advocate to better the lives of our young children. This is the best job in the world!…

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Day Trippin’ with Your Mini-Einstein: Science Museum of Virginia

Does your curious kid seem bored with science and you’ve exhausted your ability to make it cool. Enter the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond where science, fun, and hands-on learning team up for a day of mind-bending bliss.

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Let’s Grow: Gardening With Your Little Ones

In their fast food world of chicken nuggets, the time is ripe for our little seedlings to get their hands dirty and learn about how food gets from farm (or, er, back yard) to table. With so many urban community…

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A Must-See Tree House (Warning: You’ll Be Green With Envy)

Remember the days when having a tree house in your back yard was pretty much the coolest thing ever? If you were the lucky kid on the block who had one, you were definitely the envy of all the other…

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Holiday Gift Idea: Making Jam With the Kids!

If there is a silver lining in the recent economic dark cloud, it might be that ‘downsizing’ out of necessity has changed how we think about gift giving.  Yes, Black Friday is still a big deal for some, and kids…

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Playborhood Tip #4: Make Your Sandbox Public and Add Treasures to It

A properly located and provisioned sandbox can be a great attraction for neighborhood kids and their parents. Unlike many sandboxes, which are hidden away in a fenced-in back yard, ours is next to our driveway, just ten feet from the…

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Playborhood Tip #3: Display Your Play

Why do union members picket the businesses they are striking against? Why do political protesters gather and march together? Why do I make sure my kids and I play in the front of our house rather than in the back?…

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Playborhood Tip #2: Throw Kid Parties at Your Home

More and more parents are throwing children’s parties at a jumpy house place or a kids’ gym or a public park miles away from their homes.
What’s wrong with our homes? Our Yards? Our neighborhoods?

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