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This New Book About an Unlikely Hero Is Getting Rave Reviews

Goblins, ghosts and… garlic?! You read that right, and this new graphic novel about Garlic, a brave little veggie and delightfully unusual heroine, is one of our favorite new reads of the season—it’s the perfect Halloween treat (and won’t stick…

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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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15 Ways to Ease Back-to-School Jitters (According to Experts)

Help that back-to-school anxiety with these handy tips and tricks.

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30+ Black-Owned Businesses to Support This Month

Any day is a good day to support these local, Black-owned businesses!

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6 Ways to Explore Nature with Preschoolers

Going outside gets them physically moving, which can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep—and more sleep at this age is always a win, both for children and tired parents!

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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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The 29 Best Kids Bikes & Tricycles for Every Age & Stage

When it comes to finding the best set of wheels for your kids, there are so many options to choose from. Our curated guide will make your choice easy.

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Amazing In-Person Summer Camps That Still Have Space

From all-day outdoor adventures to hands-on STEAM based programs, summer camps are OPEN this year, but hurry….. these camps will fill up fast!

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Osmo’s Math Wizard Series Just Dropped All-New Boxes!

Osmo’s new Math Wizard series makes their learning journey mathmagical!

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What This Pandemic Has Taught Me about Relationships

“This pandemic seems to have brought out both the worst and the best in people. You learn who unconditionally has your back and whose love was perhaps only conditional.”

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25 Women-Owned Bay Area Businesses That Families Love

Shop small and support local women at these local businesses that are full of heart.

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Osmo Is Easter Basket Perfection (and on Sale!)

Spring has sprung and that means Easter fun is on the way! Looking for Easter gifts that aren’t going to come with a costly trip to the dentist? We have your back and are in love with the coolest kid-tech on the block—Osmo!

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The Scoop on Summer Camps in Atlanta, Now

Whether it’s science or nature, art or athletics, camps are a favorite part of every kid’s summer. Here’s the current scoop on your favorite camps so you can get planning.

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7 Tips for the Ultimate Lemonade Stand

It’s summer! These top tips will help your kid be the boss of the best lemonade stand in town.

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These Books Encourage a Lifelong Love of Reading

HarperCollins publishing has created HarperAlley—graphic novels for kids ages 6-10. Graphic novels harness the power of visual learning, engaging kids and helping emerging readers build their literary skills to become confident, independent readers.

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Kidoodle Masks

Kadoodle Kids Inspires Imagination & Creativity

The new kits allow kids to decorate masks for themselves and their favorite toys.

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Art Supplies for Kids from Process Art Teacher, Meri Cherry

You don’t have to spend a lot of money when it comes to art making, and keeping it simple is definitely the way to go

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Get Outta Town: Snowy, Winter Adventures in Galena

Buckle up for a 3-hour road trip from Chicago to a magical winter wonderland in Galena.

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7 Classes to Get Kids Moving Every Day of the Week

If distance learning plus the rainy season has your kids feeling extra stir crazy, try one of these classes where they can burn off energy and get their endorphins flowing.

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The Shocking Truth about Letting Kids Wear What They Want

“Yes, I know that it’s silly and who really cares, but they are still at a cute age where I get that warm and fuzzy feeling when they’re wearing something that I really love.”

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Turn Your Kid into the Genius They Are with This Smart Technology

Osmo turns your kid’s tablet into an immersive, exciting and hands-on learning experience for kids.

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Amazing Virtual & In-Person Summer Camps That Still Have Space

Don’t freak out because you haven’t signed up for summer camps yet. Here are your best bets with great themes—virtual or in-person!

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Study Shows Children Make Progress When Given Space

Sitting back and watching is good for the parent’s mental health.

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Stitch Fix Kids Launches New Inclusive Activewear Line

The collection is made to keep pace with kids on the go. 

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The Current Scoop on Summer Camps for 2020

Summer is on it’s way and we’ve got the perfect summer camp for every interest!

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New Bilingual Friendship Journal Fosters New Relationships

This journal is an excellent ESL learning opportunity.

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A Road Map to Home-Based Fun with Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge can’t entertain in-person for now, but they’ve created virtual content to keep you happy, healthy and bonding safely as a family.

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The Importance of Creative Writing for Kids

Creative writing not only helps develop intellectual skills but physical and emotional ones as well.

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Mix It Up: Whisk the Kids Away to a Cooking Class

Kids will have the thyme of their lives at these cooking classes in Chicago and the ‘burbs.

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Scale to New Heights in 2020 at Brooklyn Boulders

If you haven’t scaled the walls at Chicago’s mega, kid-friendly climbing complex, we’re going to show you why it should top your winter to-dos.

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San Diego’s Most Inspiring Art Studios for Creative Kids

If your kids are seeking their next stroke of genius, these art studios are full of inspiration.

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Setting Kids Up for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Want to teach your kids how to set and reach a New Year’s Resolution? Try the SMART method.

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Non-School Day Holiday Camps That Will Save Your Sanity This Fall

We know, they just went back—but they’re out again. (And again! And AGAIN!) We got you.

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Good Advice: Managing through Mealtime Wars

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Advice from Blogger Ruthi Davis’ “Ask Ruthi” Column:
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Dear Ruthi,
I love my lil’ monsters, but I’m clearly having “one of those weeks.” Can you please help me? I feel…

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Tech Tools That Help Teach Life Skills

By leveraging online resources, even a busy parent can find the time to promote your child’s cognitive development and provide them with skills that will come in handy for the rest of their lives.

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