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Time-Tested Tips for Reading with Your Kids

Research shows that reading with your children will increase their reading and other cognitive skills. This is an early-life intervention that is beneficial throughout their lives.

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How to Use & Send Avocado in Your Child’s Lunchbox

Easy ways to incorporate avocados into your kid’s lunches and how to prevent them from browning so they’ll actually eat this healthy fruit.

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27 Family Halloween Costume Ideas to Copy This Year

Wait until you see the “Peter Pan” family costume!

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Best Children’s Books of 2021, So Far

Time for an Amazon shopping haul.

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20 Must-Read Children’s Books by Chicago Authors

Add local talent to your bookshelves with these Chicago-based authors. . . you might even be surprised by one very well-known name.

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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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The Best Places to Volunteer with Your Kids in DC

Looking for a new way to spend family time? These DC charities could use your help and they need both big and little hands. Read on for where to pitch in near DC.

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The Best Indoor Playgrounds and Play Places in DC

Getting cabin fever? Reserve your spot at one of these indoor playgrounds NOW!

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Find Your Perfect Pumpkin at These Bay Area Patches

When it comes to pumpkin patches, the Bay Area is home to some of the finest. Grab your gourd today!

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Themed Restaurants Every Chicago Family Should Try

From rainforests to hot dogs, we’ve covered the themes that’ll speak to your kids.

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Ear You Go! Amazing Corn Mazes Near NYC

Super Mario, The Wizard Of Oz, Spookley the Square Pumpkin: The 2021 designs did not come to play! (OK, they did.)

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Fall Bucket List! 36 Autumn Activities for Families

Apple orchards, haunted aquariums, festive events, and the best donuts and hot cocoa … we’ve got all the details that’ll make you fall for autumn.

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Dinner, Handled: Best Meal Delivery Services for Kids & Families

Save time & your sanity with one of these easy and delicious solutions!

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LA Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

While the temperature keeps getting hotter, the events keep getting cooler—check out the latest things to do with kids in LA.

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Portland Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

Prepared to be amazed for hours on end.

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Your Guide to Seattle’s Free (& Cheap) Museum Days

Seattle is home to some of the finest museums in the country, and we’ve got the scoop on how to see them for free or next to nothing.

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17 Places Parents Should Plan a Date in Seattle

From cruising the streets of Ballard in search of the city’s best breweries to cooking alongside some of Seattle’s top chefs, get the sparks flying at one of these fun experiences for couples.

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Scary Sweet: Totally Boos-Free Halloween Crafts

We’ve rounded up 11 totally sweet Halloween crafts guaranteed to give your little goblins thrills, not chills.

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23 Last-Minute Costumes You Can Totally Pull Off

You’ll be out the door and saying “trick or treat” in no time.

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Camp Navarro’s Weekend in the Woods Is the Perfect Family Adventure

The best camping is when someone else cooks for you, we can all agree.

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18 Trips in the USA That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

These vacations offer major perks for kids beyond just memories.

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DIY Dino Eggs You Can Totally Do Yourself

This project is so cool they’ll forget all about those Hatchimals.

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Your Kids Need Rest. Here Are 7 Ways Creativity & Art Can Help

How to change the strange twilight zone of getting all the rest we ever wanted and not getting enough rest at all.

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Candid Confessions of a Pinterest-Challenged Mom

Photo: Ryan McGuire/Gratisography
I have a theory that cupcakes are a form of feminine oppression. No joke. Allow me to explain.
Your cupcakes for the second grade class are due to the teacher Monday at 8 a.m. sharp. You remember on…

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11 Fall Science Experiments Perfect for Kids

The weather may be cooling off, but inside your house, a chemical reaction will keep things toasty!

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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What Experts Say about Anxiety & Kids

How you can best validate your kid’s feelings—the physical, emotional, and the connection between them—according to the experts.

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Turning Kids into “Little Kitchen” Chefs

Don’t think a 3-year-old can handle a knife and chop their way to dinner? See how Felicity Curin and Cat Cora are proving that they can (and then some) through their inspiring kitchen academy for kids.

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Fabulous Fall Birthday Themes You Can Totally Pull Off

Got an upcoming party to plan? Say hello to these awesome autumn-themed ideas perfect for the crisp weather ahead.

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Why Kids Need to Spend Time with Grandparents (According to Studies)

PSA: It’s not just so they can eat all the junk food and sweets their hearts desire.

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18 Cool Alarm Clocks to Kickstart Your Morning Routine

Make your daily rise and shine routine more fun and less stressful.

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15 Simple Gifts to Make for Grandparents Day

Who wouldn’t want to receive a hug in the mail?

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If Your Kids are Anxious about Back to School & How to Help

These tips will give your kids the toolkit to ground themselves and reduce anxiety no matter what life throws at them.

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