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I Didn’t See My Son’s Disability Until He Was 15

“After I finally saw him and his invisible disability, I was crushed with guilt. How could I, as his loving mother, not see what was there before my eyes? Not seeing him kept me from giving the support he truly needed.”

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Calling All Chocolate Lovers: The Best Hot Cocoa in the Bay

Whether you like it rich or spicy, topped with marshmallows or whipped cream, locally sourced or European style, these delicious blends will bring out the kid in everyone.

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This Clever DIY Worry Box Helps Kids with Worry & Sleep

“Here is a DIY research-based craft from a child psychologist that is almost guaranteed to lessen your child’s concerns and create smiles.”

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The Ultimate LA Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt for Kids

How many of the plants, critters and more on our list can your kids find?

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How It’s Made: The Best Bay Area Food Tours

From chocolate to jelly beans to bread, check out our list of local food factory tours for a family adventure that will satisfy both your curiosity and your appetite.

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An Open Letter to the Mom of Four I Met at the Zoo

I keep replaying our interaction in my mind, wondering if I should have paused to plant another seed in my friendship garden. The work of pursuing a new mom friend would certainly be worth it if I found a new BFF.

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The Best New Kids Books in April

These are our favorite kids books pubbing in the month of April.

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Do You Have an Orchid or a Dandelion Kid? One Expert Weighs In

Raising kids is a little like nurturing your garden—and every flower is different.

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Iconic San Francisco Desserts You Need to Try at Least Once

Ready for a “To Do” list that you and the kids will both love? Start checking off all of these iconic sweets in the City by the Bay.

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Bedtime Questions: 25 Kooky Things Kids Ask Before Falling Asleep

We’ve rounded up a list of real-life bedtime questions asked by the under-10 set. Can you relate?

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This Hilarious Fall-Themed “Dudeoir” Photo Shoot Will Get You Giggling

This Nashville-based photographer nailed her husband’s photo shoot.

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Sweet! Next-Level Chocolate Making at Dandelion

If your kiddos are ready for some serious chocolate business, enroll them in Chocolate 201, a new class at our favorite local chocolatier.

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Just Reopened: A Hands-On Children’s Garden

Kids are invited to see what’s in bloom, dig, plant, water, and touch and smell the plants in the U.S. Botanic Garden’s newly remodeled Children’s Garden.

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Parenting Simply: 7 Strategies for Being a Minimalist New Mom or Dad

Becoming parents doesn’t mean you have to start drowning in gear, toys, gadgets and more stuff. Here’s how to keep things simple with Baby.

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Say Goodbye To One Of Your Kid’s Favorite Crayola Crayons

photo: m01229 via Flickr
In honor of National Crayon Day on March 31st, Crayola has announced that it will retire one color from its mainstay 24-count box. The question is, which one?
This will be the first change for the…

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Too Much To Do? Take A Walk With A Child

Kids wander. And after today, I realize Mommy needs to do a little more wandering too. Too often, as parents, we stay on task, focused on our to-do lists that never seem to get done. We end up frustrated when…

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Nobody Else Laughs at Your Jokes, Plus 14 Other Reasons You Need to Befriend a Toddler

With a toddler you’ll experience some of the sweetest moments with another human being. Don’t believe us? Here are 15 reasons why you need a toddler as a friend.

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Play Here Now: Renovated Park Valencia at Santana Row Now Open

Park Valencia solves the problem of shopping with kids by providing a killer play space for kids at Santana Row—just in time for the holidays!

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Feed Your Family For Free: Foraging in the Rose City

In a city that provides an abundance of wild edibles year round, turning your kids into little foragers provides hours of entertainment that results in baskets full of tasty treats. This guide provides everything you need to know to start urban foraging today.

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20 moments worth capturing this summer

The kids are officially out of school for the summer!   I love the colors of summer, I love the light in summer, and I love taking summer pictures of the kids.  There are so many things about summer that…

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Celebrate Good Times! D.C.’s Best Shops for Your DIY Kids Party

If you’re planning a birthday bash for your little one, whether it’s the 1st or the 5th, there are plenty of great shops around the DC area that offer a wide selection of party-making materials–from invitations to decorations, kids activity/craft…

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You’re So Sweet: The Best Bay Area Chocolatiers

Did you realize that the Bay Area is also home to more than a dozen local chocolate companies? This Valentine’s Day, skip the Snickers in favor of some local cocoa treats.

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The New Exhibit That Lets Kids Run Wild

Climb trees, build forts and float boats at the new Outdoor Adventure exhibit at Portland Children’s Museum.

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Oh Behave: Etiquette Classes for Little Ones

Has this last round of holiday dinners left you wondering if your kids were actually raised by a pack of wolves? Never fear—we’ve rounded up some of the most fun places where kids can be schooled on social graces and modern manners.

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Here There Be Pirates: San Francisco’s Pirate Supply Store

For landlubbers and seafarers alike, San Francisco’s only independent Pirate Supply Store is a veritable treasure trove of awesome adventures. Pack up your little privateers and head over to the Valencia corridor for an interactive store like no other. With…

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Five Virgin Cocktail Recipes

Whether you’re the designated driver (always an honorable role), taking a break from drinking for a particular reason or no reason at all, or just don’t feel like cocktail-ing it up, it’s never bad to have a few un-alcoholic hits…

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Daddy&Me Photo Contest Finalist #8

Drum roll please… Here are the finalists of the Daddy & Me Photo contest! Warning: These pictures will crack you up and will warm your heart. Now it’s time to vote for your favorite submission!
Send an email to promo@redtri.com…

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