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Can You Answer These Trivia Questions about the Olympics?

What did the Tokyo Olympic Committee launch into space and more fun questions to answer with your kids about the Olympic games!

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10 Women Who Changed NYC Forever

These ladies made history in The Big Apple, and beyond!

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Become a One-Way Pen Pal with Brookfield Zoo’s New Lions

Two new lions have arrived at Brookfield Zoo, and they’re wondering, where are all the people?! Learn how to give them a special welcome using your mad art skills.

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Lucy the Elephant

Spend an Unforgettable Night Inside a 65-Foot-Tall Landmark Named Lucy the Elephant

The 138-year-old attraction can be rented as an Airbnb for $138 on three dates in March.

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Teen Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for the second year in a row. 

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“Sesame Street” Is Launching an Arabic Series to Help Refugee Children

“Sesame Street” has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to bring the show and a special message to refugee children.

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There’s No Trophy for Moms & This Viral Post Proves It

Stop everything and read this important reminder for all moms.

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Your Kid Could Take Home Olympic Gold One Day—in Skateboarding

Get stoked because four new righteous sports could be coming to the Olympics.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Seek to Ban This Popular Youth Sport with New Bill

Bay staters may soon wave “bye bye” to this popular youth sport.

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10 Ways Parents Can Encourage STEM/STEAM Play in Their Kids

Play can be about so much more than just having fun.

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Is the “Fourth Trimester” Real? New Guidelines May Change the Postpartum Period

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists seek to offer better postpartum care and support to new moms.

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Should Kids Have to Sign a Contract with Their Parents to Play Video Games?

The world’s largest video game maker says digital contracts will hold parents and kids accountable to each other.

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New Guidelines for VBAC May Make Your Childbirth Dreams Come True

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists just announced these new guidelines.

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New Football Helmet Test May Reduce the Concussion Numbers for Kids

If you’ve got a pint-sized player, you’re going to appreciate these new helmet safety checks.

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Check out What These Boys Are Doing to Protest Their School’s Dress Code!

These boys did something pretty amazing to support their female classmates.

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New Proposal May Let Kids Sleep a Little Longer Before School

California kids may get a few extra minutes of sleep if a bill now in the state legislature is passed.

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Let Them Get Bored! (& Other Ways to Avoid This Summer Slippery Slope)

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As we head into summer, it can be helpful to set clear expectations for our kids, in order to avoid challenges and ensure that everyone in the family has fun. The summer months tend to create a relaxed…

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It’s Official, the Olympics Are Coming to America

Los Angeles’ Olympic dream is coming true; the only question is when?

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Are ‘Quiet Fireworks’ in Our Future?

It might sound like Fourth of July sacrilege to people in the U.S., but quiet fireworks are becoming more and more common elsewhere in the world.

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Dive into The Little Mermaid Jr: Live Musical

Take a little trip under the sea to join Ariel, Prince Eric and all of your favorite characters in this mini version of your favorite mermaid’s “tail.”

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De-Cluttering My Days

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Houses, desks, and inboxes aren’t the only places where clutter can collect. A calendar can also become overflowing and chaotic, and as much in need of a spring cleaning as a garage or attic.
A few years…

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This is What the Future of America Looks Like

 
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Today, I went to my daughter’s public school, PS85Q, to see her sworn in as 5th grade representative for her school. During the ceremony, the 4th grade Peacemaker Committee and the 5th Grade Student Council gave…

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It’s a Bird! It’s Plane! Nope . . . It’s a Chicago Super Mom!

It takes a village, right? Safe to say we have one impressive village with this list of Chicago Power Moms.

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Kids Love The Nasal Flu Vaccine? Turns Out, it Doesn’t Work

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Sorry kids (and some adults), the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017…

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How Would You Feel About the End of Daylight Saving?

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The dread of adjusting clocks an hour may be ending in California. Proposal AB 385 passed a State Senate committee this week and will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee. California voters may…

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6 Ways to Experience NYC’s Super Bowl 2014 Without a Ticket

A 58-foot toboggan run in Times Square is just one of the fun family-friendly events coming to NYC as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII festivities.

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Sign Up Now: Seattle Summer Cooking Classes for Kids

Kids in the Kitchen

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There are so many great reasons to teach children how to cook, not the least of which being so they will always be able to feed themselves and learn not to…

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