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15 Classic Screen-Free Games for Two

Get ready for some serious nostalgia with these all-time favorite finds!

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Animal Games That Will Inspire Your Kid’s Imagination

“Whether they are fuzzy or fierce, animals are a natural springboard for courage and silliness, and are an awesome gateway into that imaginative magic.”

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9 Classic Yard Games for Kids

Send your kids out the back door with this list of old school yard games perfect for the first warm days of the season.

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Doctors Give Birthing Moms the Green Light to Push When They Please

Ready to push? Doctors are giving the okay earlier.

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7 Halloween Party Games That Are Good for Your Kids, Too

“Halloween games provide an awesome opportunity to take pretend play to the next level.”

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This App Has Been FDA-Cleared for Birth Control, but We Have Some Questions

This app claims to be 93 percent effective at preventing pregnancy—but does it work?

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These Awesome Dolls Are Designed to Nurture Empathy in Boys

This doll hopes to break down gendered barriers to play.

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7 Shows We’ll Be Binge-Watching on Netflix This Month

Here are the shows you won’t be able to stop watching this month.

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Why I’m Loving (& Embracing) My Body After My Babies

I didn’t pull away. I let him see my squishy rolls and told him they were his first home.

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14 Games to Play Before Bed That Guarantee a Trip to Dreamland

These simple but clever games will have your energetic kids making tracks for their beds in no time.

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10 Drive-Thrus Every Parent Wishes Were Real

Today is National Drive-Thru Day and we think moms and dads will agree that drive-thru options like these would change parenting permanently.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Kid to a Sleepover

First it’s play dates, next thing you know, it’s sleepovers. Does the stress ever end?

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No, it doesn’t, not when you’re a parent.
Kids love playing with their friends, as evidenced by their love of…

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The Queen of Questions

The question came out of nowhere.
 

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“Dad, do you like crying?”
 
To be fair, most questions from six-year olds are pulled from alternate dimensions that only six-year olds can access. Like when we…

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Irish Soda Bread Scones & A St. Patrick’s Craft Project

Lifestyle blogger, Alexandra Hedin has been taking her know-how on cooking, decorating, and being the consummate hostess to the masses following the publication of her book Entertaining at Home. She’s a mom to two small kids (with another one on…

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Inside Red Tricycle’s Pedal + PLAE Event

Childhoods are full of firsts: first words, first steps and the first day of school. This past weekend Red Tricycle along with Wheel Kids Bicycle Club and PLAE Kids Shoes helped pint-size riders achieve another milestone: riding for the first…

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Our New Candy Crush: A Real Treat Candy Boutique

This sweet spot, free of corn syrup and artificial offenders and safe for kids with allergies of all kinds, has popped up just in time for the holidays.

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The South Loop Gets a Green Play Space

Little sprouts in the South Loop have a new place to play. Sod Room, an eco-friendly play space for crawlers through kindergarteners, has just opened in the historic Buick Building.
It’s a modern wonderland with an outdoors-y feel. But think…

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The Field Museum’s New Exhibit Shines Bright

Your little explorer loves stuff that lights up (see: ongoing Star Wars saber battles in your living room). Introduce him to a really bright spot at Creatures of the Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, which opens at The Field Museum on March…

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