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Keeping the Holidays Simple & Festive

A few ideas that acknowledge the past, express gratitude and incorporates silly fun to make this holiday season just as fun as previous years.

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Let the Good Times Roll: Bay Area Roller Rinks

Ready to roll? Get a heaping helping of healthy family fun with a side of nostalgia by taking your team to one of these local roller rinks.

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Giving Birth & Losing My Mother

I was no longer just a daughter grieving the loss of her mother, but a mother grappling with the possibility that my daughter could one day face a similar fate.

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How to Plan a Kid’s Birthday Party on a Budget

You don’t have to bring in that expensive face painter to make it a memorable celebration!

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14 Creative (& Totally Free) Birthday Coloring Pages

Did we mention we even found placemats? Genius!!

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Nailed It! Spas for Kids for Birthdays & Every Day

For that special day or a special treat, here’s where the kids (and maybe even you) can get pampered!

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Hey, Babe-y! 28 Cool Facts About Babe Ruth

We’ve got all sorts of interesting facts about the Sultan of Swat.

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41 Giggle-Inducing Jokes for Really Little Kids

Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert? Check #12 to find out!

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You Need This Little Golden Book About Our Favorite Golden Girl, Betty White

You (and your mom) will reach for this book at story time.

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Chill Out! Party Venues for Winter Birthdays

Your kids won’t have the birthday blues at these amazing Portland birthday venues. Read on to find out what they offer and where they are.

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31 Birthday Desserts That Aren’t Cake

Step outside the box (of cake mix) and make one of these show-stopping treats for your kiddo’s next big bash.

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Cue the Confetti: New L.O.L. Surprise! Present Surprise Just Popped!

We love surprises—why reserve them just for holidays and birthdays? L.O.L. Surprise! toys are a trend that’s here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier: They are cute (but fierce!), diverse, inclusive and so fun to unbox—there’s just nothing like…

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First Birthday Party Decorations You Can Make in a Flash

Trick out your child’s first birthday with these easy decorations you can easily make yourself.

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Why I Refuse to Buy Barbies for My Daughters

“Now that I’m a 30-something with young impressionable daughters of my own, I am determined that they have a doll who looks more like them.”

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51 Totally Goofy Birthday Jokes for Kids

Got a birthday coming soon to your household? These adorable jokes are perfect for birthday cards, lunch notes and just general laughs.

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Finding a Healthy Way to Overindulge My Kids

“You know when your kid is eating ice cream for breakfast and can’t sit still for five seconds that you’ve crossed the line when it comes to good parenting skills.”

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To My Son, on Your 18th Birthday

“Out of all the little boys in the world, how did I get the very best one?”

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It’s a Boy! Danielle Fisher Announces Pregnancy on 40th Birthday

Boy Meet World (again) as the former hit TV show star is expecting her second son.

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Why People Born in May Consider Themselves Lucky (According to Experts)

Here’s why people born in the fifth month are such a hearty lot.

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These 6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published & For the Best Reason

The announcement was made on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

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This Leafy Seadragon Cam Is the Calm You Need Right Now

Ever heard of a Weedy Seadragon before? Neither had we!

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Little Tikes New FOAMO Machine Is Soapy Family Fun

You’ll have major FOMO if you don’t check this out.

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A Gift Idea That’ll Have You Singing Its Praises

Save yourself — and your loved ones — from the same ole uninspired gifts this Valentine’s Day with a personalized song by Chicago-based Songfinch.

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Why February Babies Tend to Be Happier (According to Studies)

We aren’t surprised that many people with this birth month tend to be happier (according to studies).

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Make 2021 the Year of Family Service Traditions

“Your kids likely won’t remember a toy they received at the holidays or on a birthday but they will remember the memories that were made when you were volunteering together and how great they felt doing good for others.”

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Celebrate Snape’s Birthday by Reading All the Harry Potter Books for Free

Access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.

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10 Ways to Plan a Cheerful, COVID Safe Kids Birthday Party

“Help make your child feels special on their birthday this year during COVID while keeping your family safe and healthy with these COVID safe kids birthday party ideas.”

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PEBBLES Cereal to Give Presents to Fans in Celebration of Its 50th Birthday

PEBBLES cereal has even more birthday surprises in store throughout 2021.

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9 Tips for a Successful First Birthday Party

“One thing I’ve learned from working in the event industry is that most guests will never notice all of the things that ‘went wrong’ at an event. If something is causing you stress, leave it out.”

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