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The Ultimate Family Guide to the Smithsonian National Zoo

Thinking of popping by the zoo soon? To make things easier, here’s a cheat sheet that will help you get the most out of a day spent with furry, feathered, and spiny zoo friends.

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Knock-Knock: 11 Jokes Atlanta Kids Will Totally Get

These jokes will get the giggles out of your Atlanta kids!

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The AKC’s PupPals Program Helps Kids to Heal

Greetings from a canine companion!

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This Backstreet Boy Is Back with a Kids Album You’ll Love

The whole family will be requesting these tunes.

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Oh Hello There, Cheese Advent Calendar at Target

The cheesiest calendar you’ll ever buy.

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Here’s How These Robot Ducks Help Comfort Kids with Cancer

A robotic duck can make a surprisingly lovable companion.

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Being a Mom Is So Much More Than Target Runs & Tantrums

“Does being a mother mean your life mainly consists of potty-training, play dates, naps, report cards and trips to Target?”

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has Its Own “Circle of Life” Moment with New Baby Animal

Meet the newest—and ridiculously adorable—inhabitant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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These 4 New Fingerlings Animals Are Guaranteed to Fly Off Shelves This Summer

These definitely take the award for “hottest” toy of the summer!

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This Advice Column’s Response about Motherhood & Friendships Keeps It 100

When you’re a mom with single friends, navigating friendships can be tricky. This advice columnist gets real.

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This Viral Family Christmas Card Photo Is All of Us

This Christmas card is winning the internet.

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Big News for April the Giraffe!

The live giraffe web cam could be ready for a new flood of followers fairly soon.

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Are You Ready To “Binge Race” Netflix?

There’s a new breed of Netflix watchers developing.

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This Company Turns Your Baby’s Onesies Into Cute Keepsakes

This company will take your tot’s baby clothes and turn them into adorable stuffed bears.

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Practical Tips I’ve Used for Keeping Our Kids Safe around Dogs (and Vice Versa)

Teaching kids to respect animals makes it easier for pet parents, too.

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The Best Pets for Kids If You Don’t Want a Dog or Cat

If cats and dogs are a no-go, consider these smaller, less intimidating pets.

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The Gift that Keeps Giving

My parents gave me many gifts, and growing up as an only child made that pretty easy.  I had a purple Barbie boom box, a Barbie house, Guess jeans, Easy Bake Oven… you get the drift.  But I think the…

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What Rock Is Right for You? A Breed Breakdown

When it comes to stones, not all are created equal. Find out which rock is best for your family.

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Today Is National Pet Rock Day

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Today Is National Pet Rock Day

It’s set in stone.

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Not all stones are created equal. Find out which rock breed is right for your family.

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Once you’ve chosen your perfect pet, you can really make it…

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15 Signs You’re in Your Third Trimester

Have a laugh about your new waddle and mismatched shoes.

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Kids in Madagascar Try Snapchat and the Results are Hilarious!

In need of an instant smile? Charity worker Mike Corey recently took a two-week trip to Madagascar to help save a rare breed of lemurs (*Awww). During his visit, Mike showed the kids in the area Snapchat and its quirky…

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You Know You’re the Parent of a Preschooler When…

Parents of preschoolers are a breed unto ourselves. Here’s how the rest of the world can identify us.

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Uncovering Magical Places: Hidden East Bay Parks and Gardens

From Fairlyland’s uncrowded little sister (where you can fish for crawdads with a paperclip and string) to a super slide that will make them scream with delight—these parks are hidden but beg to be found!

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Inside the Totally Awesome Grow and Shine Photography with Edyta

Grow and Shine Photography was your Totally Awesome pick for best family photographer in Chicago, and it’s easy to understand why. Its owner, Edyta, is that rare breed of photographer who truly knows the value of preserving memories. Playing with…

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26 Signs You’re a Seattle Mom

Pacific Northwesterners are a breed all their own. And when it comes to parenting, we do it a little differently in the Emerald City. Read on to find out the 26 signs that mark you as a Seattle parent – then let us know which ones you identify with the most!

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