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The Secrets Professional Organizers Use to Stay Sane & Clutter-Free

Cut the clutter and live your best (organized) life thanks to these only-in-the-know tips.

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All the Things Teachers Really Want This Year

Skip the coffee mugs and crayon artwork, these classroom supplies are in high-demand this school year.

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18 Reusable Snack Bags That Will Never Go Out of Style

Both eco-friendly and economical, these reusable snack packs will make life a lot easier.

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Oh Joy! Family command center

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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10 Adorable Tables & Chairs You’ll Want to Buy ASAP

From Mid-Century inspired designs to classic 3-in-1 combos, there’s a size and style for every family.

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26 Things to Buy on Amazon to Keep Kids Entertained

Spending time indoors just got a whole lot easier.

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Octobo's Big City Adventure

New Interactive Storybook “Octobo’s Big City Adventure” Available in Time for the Holidays

The storybook features the national award-winning plush robot, Octobo.

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Losing Steam? Turn to These 43 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Get ahead of the game and prep your bag of tricks with these brilliant ideas.

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I Have 8 Kids & This Is What Distance Learning Looks Like in My House

We’ve had a very strong start to the new school year.

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How to Stay Organized While Being a Virtual Teacher

We could all use a little help these days. So I’m sharing my top tips for organizing your home to set up your kids (and you) up for success.

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My Kids Are Social Butterflies & Distance Learning Is a Struggle

Distance learning is not my family’s ideal choice, but here’s how we’re making it work.

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Gear to Get You Through the Pandemic: Our DC Editor’s Guide

What’s keeping our DC Editor sane this summer? Find out here.

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Game-Changing Organizing Supplies You Can Buy on Amazon

You’ll need to keep things organized whether the kids are attending traditional school or not.

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14 Chore Charts That’ll Keep Kids Busy at Home

Keep your daily routine in order while everyone’s staying close to home.

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Fun & Free Easter Printables for Kids

Keep the kiddos entertained until the Easter bunny arrives!

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Make Learning Magical with Disney

These new resources keep students motivated and feature characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. 

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Money-Saving Mom Hacks: Creative Uses for Old Baby Items 

Read this before you declutter! Holding on to some of those baby items can save you lots of time and money.

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12 Things Every Parent Should Pack in a Carry-On

Besides toting the necessary ID, cash and travel documents, your carry-on bag should be a veritable Mary Poppins case of goodies.

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New Activity Kits to Keep Them Busy This Winter

Keep boredom at bay with these simple activity kits you can order now.

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New Dads Rule: DIY Gifts for His First Father’s Day

From special reminders of how much you love him to handprinted art your little one can help create, find the perfect way to celebrate dad’s new role.

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14 Mind-Blowing Outdoor Art Spaces You Can Set Up Today

Create an amazing outdoor art studio your creative geniuses will love.

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10 Amazing Airplane Games for Kids

We’ve found your new favorite in-flight entertainment.

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How Do You Raise Responsible Kids? Give ‘Em Chores

Here’s a game plan to get even your littlest helpers on board with chores.

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20 Small Toys to Bring on the Airplane (for Under $10)

You’ll be so prepared, you’ll even wow yourself.

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6 Handy Things to Stock Up On from Walmart’s Teacher Shop

This shop for teachers has awesome deals for parents, too.

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19 No-Fail Potty Training Hacks Parents Swear By

These no-fail tricks just might help speed up the potty training process. Yes, really.

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This Is How to REALLY Prepare for Becoming a Mom

Want to know what being a new mom is really like? Try these experiences on for size.

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18 Terrific Toys for Grade School Kids

Navigate your big kid’s winter wishes with our top picks for gifts.

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8 Low-Tech Toys for Chill Summer Days

Ditch the battery and keep play time simple with these new & cool toys.

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I Asked Teachers What They Really Need from Parents & Here’s What They Said

Teachers share the supplies they’d love from parents (& the one free thing that means the most).

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This Incredible High Tech Coloring Pad for Kids Makes Saving Art Easy

This new notebook will keep your kids’ artwork in the cloud rather than all over your house.

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We’ve Discovered the Best Ways to Keep Your Three-Year-Old Busy

Add a little jet fuel to your tot’s play time with this ultimate list of activities.

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5 Helpful Tips for Organizing Kid’s School Papers and Schedules

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Do you feel like you have papers, emails, and school stuff coming at you fast and furious? The schedules come at us on paper, websites, Remind 101, text messages, phone calendars, Twitter, and “Didn’t you check the Facebook…

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How a Whiteboard can Revolutionize Playtime: 6 Simple and Engaging Activities

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If you are like me you are always looking for fun and simple activities for your kiddos that do not break the bank. “Learning stores” are full of great toys focused on language, math, coordination,…

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What Teachers Really Want for Back to School Supplies

 
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It’s that time of year again when our kids head back to school. Parents settle into a normal routine, and forget to pack lunches for the first day. Oh wait, is that just me? One of…

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