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The Write Stuff: The Best Fall Books For Kids From NYC Authors

Your literary neighbors have been busy creating stories of black belts, shelter dogs, and a stunner picture book about Nina Simone. Plus: Brian Selznick’s latest!

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How to Handle the Stress & Anxiety of Heading Back to School

Anxiety has been one of the most common health impacts related to COVID for teens—here’s how you can address it and help prepare your kids for this coming year.

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2021 Is Unofficially the Year of Macaroni & Cheese Ice Cream

Yes, it’s real. Yes, you can buy a pint starting tomorrow!

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Hugs Are Back! Here’s How We’re Celebrating

The last few months have been filled with long-awaited hugs, in-person hangouts and, for some, meeting in real life for the first time! Once you get to meet a tiny new addition in person, you want to hold and cuddle…

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How You Can Help Your Child Handle Disappointment

This year has been filled with a lot of setbacks (to say the least). These tips will help adjust your kid’s attitude so that they can find the good in any situation and prepare them for what life throws their way.

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Miss Your Friends? This New Wine Set is the Best Excuse for an IRL Reunion

This three-bottle set is perfect for National Best Friends Day!

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Walmart’s “Deals for Days” Event Is Coming June 20-23

It will directly compete with Amazon and Target’s announced digital sales.

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Dear Daughters, I Saw Your Struggles This School Year

“This school year was rough. There have been no laughter-filled cafeterias, crowded hallways, trips to the school library, or bumpy field trip bus rides.”

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Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World

“Many kids’ social worlds have turned upside down. Here’s how you can support your child’s journey to a post-pandemic social world.”

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Pupsicles are a Thing & Here’s How to Make Them!

Thanks Small Door Veterinary for the recipe!

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The Best Family Tents for Your Next Camping Adventure

We’ve got recommendations for car camping tents, backpacking tents and even tents that will help your kids nap (fingers crossed!).

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Here’s What Grandparents Plan to Do After the Pandemic

It’s been a tough year for grandmas and grandpas everywhere.

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Survey Says: Mother’s Day Is More Important Than Ever Before

After the pandemic, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the big day.

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Ryan Is Going Virtual in New Season of “Mystery Playdate”

The fourth season of “Ryan’s Mystery Playdate” is coming to Nick.

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Celebrate “Star Wars” Day with a Free LEGO Tatooine Homestead Kit

Get nostalgic with this blast from the Star Wars franchise’s past.

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“Stand By Me” Is Making a Nostalgic Return to the Big Screen

This ’80s fave film is coming back to theaters for two days in May.

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Recall Alert: Select Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

Check your kids’ vitamins for these recalled gummies.

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This Is How Much American Parents Pay for Babysitters

This survey shows the child care rate trends for 2021.

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Here’s How to Take Your Child to Work In 2021

This year, you’ll find a virtual workshop for kids and their grown-ups that will help inspire and connect.

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Hop into Spring with Lowe’s Free Garden Kits for Kids

Spend spring planting with these kits for kiddos from Lowe’s.

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Is Day Camp Possible & How Do I Choose the Right One?

“There are 5 things that summer camps offer as fundamental experiences and are critically needed for children now more than ever. If you feel comfortable with the idea of sending your kids to camp, here’s how to pick a day camp given these unusual times.”

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The Hot Wheels Legends Tour Is Racing Into 2021

The winner will become a brand-new mini model!

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Spring Break Camps: Virtual & In-Person Options for Every Interest

Take a break from spring-breaking with these fabulous in-person and at-home adventures for the littles that will fill up fast.

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To the Mom Going through a Diagnosis during a Global Pandemic

“While others are fighting for toilet paper off the shelves, and others are angry that their travel plans have come to halt, our worries become much bigger, and yet feel so little to the rest of the world.”

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Newborn, Maternity & Cake Smash Photos: Capture Milestones with a Virtual Photo Session!

Just because you can’t leave the house doesn’t mean you can’t document big moments. Here’s how!

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How to Choose a Child Care Facility When You Can’t Tour

“It’s a little unconventional, but as with many things we’ve experienced and had to pivot during the pandemic, online tours are becoming more sophisticated and seamless.”

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Parents: Stop Bullying Our Teachers!

“Everyone is doing the best they can, including school board members and teachers. Let’s try to remember that in the new year and show them some compassion.”

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How Making Dinner Turned into One Big STEM Lesson

“By inviting my kids to experiment with me, we applied math and the basics of the scientific method to a very practical and relevant situation—getting dinner on the table.”

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Shop Here: 6 Independent Toy Stores That Dallas Parents Love

Don’t let Santa duty get you down. These independent toy stores are ready to help you find the perfect gift!

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Dazzling Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting Experiences

From hot chocolate and cookies to special appearances by Santa, these local virtual tree lighting ceremonies will get your family in the holiday spirit!.

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