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7 Toddler Gardening Activities Guaranteed to Keep Them Busy

“Let’s be clear: there will be no Better Homes & Gardens cover images from your backyard. But you’ll have something better than a pristine backyard: an occupied toddler!”

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Sweet Valentine’s Day Activities for Families

From warm meals on a patio to a play day in the snow, here’s how to celebrate the season of love around Portland.

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Why Having a Baby in Winter Is the Best (According to Us)

Love being a mom of a winter baby? See if any of these are your favorite reasons why.

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3 Ways to Beat Winter Boredom with Kids

“It’s easy to feel a bit jaded about winter weather as an adult. But don’t forget, something as simple as a snowy walk with your child or making cups of marshmallow-filled hot cocoa together can offer moments of pure magic for everyone.”

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The Isaac Mizrahi Loves Sesame Street Collab Is Here!

These fab fashions are all about Elmo, Cookie Monster and the rest of the “Sesame Street” gang.

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Family Bonding Ideas to Try This Weekend

Get back in touch with the people you love and spend some well-planned quality time with them with these family bonding ideas.

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5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Health Goals Stick All Winter Long

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Winter is a hard time to stay fit for anyone. New Year’s resolutions usually last until February and then motivation runs out. Not only is it cold out and gets dark early, but we are wearing…

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How to Keep Your Dog Warm & Safe on Cold Winter Days

It can be a winter wonderland for your dog—if you’re careful. Here’s what pet parents need to know.

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How Kids of All Ages Can Have Cold Weather Fun & Stay Safe, Too

“When going out in the cold, remember to use proper clothing and protection to keep children warm and safe.”

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How to Keep Kids Safe in Your Car During the Winter

Keep your kids safe and warm all winter long.

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22 Totally Adorable Winter Hats Spotted on Etsy

Handmade gear isn’t just for your great-aunt and her annual sweater set anymore.

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Why KIDBOX Will Bring You Holiday Cheer (And $10 Off Your First Box!)

The first and only personalized clothing subscription box for your kid, KIDBOX is a convenient way to dress your little one in cool brands

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Why We Need to Just Let Them BE This Winter

Here’s why your kids NEED minutes of unstructured time each day, especially in the winter.

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Cool Things to Do Before Winter Is Over

We’ve got the inside scoop on the must-dos before welcoming Spring. From museum exhibits and comfort foods — don’t be shy, dig on in!

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10 Genius Decluttering Hacks for a Fresh Start in the New Year

It’s so nice to start fresh in the new year with a clean, clear space. Tackle these 10 common clutter problem areas now and you’ll be ahead of the game. Watch out, moth-eaten sweaters: we’re coming for you.
1. Coats…

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Here’s How You Can Stream All 8 “Harry Potter” Movies Right Now—for FREE

Your cold weather couch time is about to get a little more magical.

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A Week’s Worth of Crock Pot Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet

We’ve got a week’s worth of easy meals that will keep you warm and cozy.

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Building Community! Volunteering with Kids in Portland

Plant trees, pack food and pick fruit to give back to the community with these worthy orgs that let little ones help in a big way.

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The Benefits of Shoveling Snow

Many parts of the country get a lot of snow. We’re talking five months of cold weather, sleet, ice and snow. In Michigan we have had snow in October and we have had snow in late April. So when you…

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Beat the Winter Weight Gain With These 7 Tips

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Ahh…It is the winter time of year again. Of course, winter is the time to stay in and cuddle up with cosy blankets. It is a great time to enjoy holidays and festivals with yummy winter delicacies. But…

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10 Winter-Themed Activities to Keep Baby Busy When Cabin Fever Strikes

Got cabin fever? Try a few of these winter-themed, made-for-babies ideas.

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Winter Wonders: Best Outerwear for Keeping Baby Warm

Winter, snow, wind and the polar vortex have arrived. Here’s what you need to protect your baby from the elements.

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Peas in a Pod: Kid-Friendly Places to Pick-Your-Own Veggies

Grocery store produce played out? Head to one of D.C.’s nearby pick-your-own veggies farms where Junior can stock up on everything from broccoli to beets.

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Best Indoor Playgrounds for San Diego Kids

Let the kiddos burn off energy at one of these indoor playgrounds while mom enjoys a latte and some conversation.

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Meet the NYC Mompreneur Making Winter Babywearing Warm & Stylish

These imports stand up to the frigid temps of eastern Europe, can carry more than one kid — and there’s even one for dads!

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Your Ultimate Guide to Winter Skincare for Babies

Has your baby’s soft skin been replaced by dry and itchy patches and windburned cheeks? Follow these tips to keep your little one’s skin healthy this winter.

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 LemonPop: Fun Family Styles With a  Fashion-y Twist

When Jack Frost comes around, pop over to LemonPop to find cold-weather styles and accessories that’ll keep you toasty all winter.

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Cool Connections: The Top 3 Places to Find New Friends (When It’s Cold Outside)

Not sure where to meet fellow parents or where to find them in the cold? Here are a few places to start!

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Hit the (Bunny) Slopes: Top Spots for Tots to Ski, Skate, and Sled

Just because the youngest ones in your brood aren’t quite ready for black diamonds and triple axles, doesn’t mean they have to miss out on all the winter fun!

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“Brrr” Buys: Great Winter Outerwear & Accessories

Will we see Polar Vortex 2.0 this winter? You’ll be prepared with our buying guide of great winter jackets, snowsuits, mittens and more.

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Suzi Shelton

6 Free Outdoor Concerts to Savor Summer

As the outdoor concert season draws to a close, you’ll find six more kindie rock concerts to take advantage of this August — and they’re all free!

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7 Winter Olympic Sports to Try in NYC

Do your kids have Olympic fever? You don’t have to jet set to Sochi to get involved. We found nearby spots where kids can try seven Winter Olympic sports from cross country skiing to curling.

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Cool Weather Fashion Trends from Meredith Mallon at zulily

Unpacking our kids’ winter clothes from the previous year usually leaves us with too-small outfits and outdated styles. This year spring for some new cold weather ‘duds for your growing kiddos. Meredith Mallon, who oversees kids fashion at zulily, the…

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