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Family Command Centers & Organization Stations You Can DIY

Create an in-home nerve center with these easy DIY tips and never be late for an appointment, meeting or after-school activity, again.

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Babyproofing Hacks: 14 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Make your home safer without spending the big bucks with these easy, cheap ways to babyproof your home.

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Ryan Is Going Virtual in New Season of “Mystery Playdate”

The fourth season of “Ryan’s Mystery Playdate” is coming to Nick.

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Waiting to Hear These 3 Simple Words

“It’s one of those things that most don’t even think about. And it’s something a mother hears a million times over a lifetime unless your child is nonverbal.”

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13 Genius Organizing Hacks for the Kitchen

Here are our favorite ways to keep the heart of the house running like a well-oiled machine.

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This Interactive Follow-Me Olaf Toy Is the New Tickle Me Elmo

Your kids will never want to let this snowman go.

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4 Ways to Fight the Clutter That Comes Home after School

While you can’t completely stop the chaos of clutter, these solutions will help you manage all the stuff that comes home after school.

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Now You Can Tell Alexa to Forget Everything You Say

Amazon is rolling out new features to protect your privacy.

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Worried About Privacy From Amazon’s Alexa? These Easy Settings Will Ease Your Mind

Inviting Alexa to join the fam doesn’t mean you have to give up on privacy.

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7 Clever Google Home Kids Games & Hacks for a Jolly Holiday

Google has made the holidays a little bit merrier—and a whole lot easier!

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This Family Had the Best Photo Shoot Ever for Their Son with Autism

This clever family photo shoot made the experience fun for everyone.

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Apple’s Newest iPhones Were Basically Made for Busy Moms

Seriously moms: how did we ever survive without smartphones?

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This LEGO Train Is So Much More Than Just a Toy for Preschoolers

Your junior master builder can now get their first lessons in engineering and coding with this new LEGO Coding Express train set.

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“Alexa, Get Me a Donut” & 7 More Foods You Can Order by Voice

Here’s how to order your favorite foods and other treats with Amazon’s Alexa.

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The Funny Reason This Girl’s Name Isn’t So Popular Anymore

Why the sudden and sharp dip? Blame our favorite online retail giant.

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What Is Amazon Alexa Routines? This New Feature Makes Busy Days Even Easier

Check out how Amazon Alexa Routines can help streamline and automate your busy day.

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Top 10 Expert Tips from Seattle’s Best Organizer

Need to organize your kids’ clutter? Want to reclaim your living room? We’ve got expert advice on how to organize your home with ease and efficiency and tips on when to call in the professionals.

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What Did Amazon Prime Members Buy in 2017? Your Favorite Kitchen Item Tops the List

If you want to know what everyone was buying last year, Amazon just released their Best of Prime 2017.

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The Best Ways to DIY Back to School, According to Pinterest

Get your summer-minded kids ready for the back-to-school grind with one of these DIY projects.

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The Must-Have Toy for Car Lovers

This edutaining toy not only defies gravity, it is so easy to put together even a parent can figure it out.

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This Inspiring 14-Year-Old Is A College Math Teacher

photo: Daily Mail
Yasha Asley isn’t old enough to drive a car, but he can command a classroom full of college students at the University of Leicester in the U.K. At age 14, Yasha officially become not only the University’s…

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Conquer Early Morning Mayhem with These Genius Ideas

To keep stall outs—and freak outs—to a minimum, jump-start your morning routine with these organizational hacks and ideas.

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Mattel is Creating an At-Home Assistant Like Amazon’s Alexa, But For Kids

While the world knows the joy of ordering toilet paper by voice command thanks to Amazon’s Alexa, kids have been largely left out of the fun. In the growing field of voice assistants, Mattel is ready to take part. Meet…

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Make A Back To School Command Center Under $20

Photo: The Crunchy Mommy
Let’s be real here, I’m a planner and organization junkie. Anything that makes my life easier and less chaotic is something that I’m here for–especially as it pertains to back to school. I’ve been pretty honest…

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Study Finds Controlling Parents Have Nonadaptive, Self-Critical Children

Photo: Michael Bentley via Flickr
According to new research from the National University of Singapore, parents who pressure their children to become perfectionist and command overachievement end up scarring their offspring emotionally. In a five-year study of primary school children…

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The Coolest Santa Tracker Since 1955

Click here to read how a military organization officially became Santa’s tracker!

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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts All Kids Should Know

From basics that every book-report-writer needs to know to more advanced (and funny) secret weapons, our cheat sheet will have you playing the keys like a pro in no time.

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Chart a Course for Planet Awesome With These 11 Kid Spaces

Time to power up the rocket and chart a course for a far-off galaxy. These 11 spaced-themed decor ideas will have your kids running for their flight suits before you can say blast off!

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Learn How to Sail a Boat in Seattle

As summer lingers, September might be the best month of all to be out on the water, and nowhere is better than Seattle for beginner sailors to get under way. Around here, there are so many sailboat rental options, it’s…

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The First Ever Outdoor Exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum

“Go outside and play!” While this was a phrase you may have heard often (way too often) in your childhood, modern city parenting rarely includes this particular command. For kiddos who know more about the city bus schedule than mud…

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