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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

Pet-proofing isn’t all that different from babyproofing. Everything in arms—err, paws reach can be dangerous. Your new dog or cat is small, curious and prone to sniff out excitement (and potentially trouble!) as they explore their new world. Read on…

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Outdoor Activities for Babies & Toddlers You Can Do Right Outside Your Home

Enjoy the fresh air with these baby-friendly activities you can do right outside your home.

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Insider’s Guide to Japantown

Ramen, Pusheen, teppanyaki and more—Japantown has it all. This guide has all the tips to make the most out of your next visit!

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The Pioneer Woman Has Her Very Own Barbie Doll (& Here’s Where to Get It)

This very special Barbie comes with a very special dream kitchen.

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Why I Won’t Be Ashamed of My Messy House

Give me the messes and the memories.

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These Harry Potter Kitchen Items Will Make Family Dinner Magical

Cooking and even helping with the dishes will actually feel like fun thanks to these magical kitchen tools.

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Brandless Is Now Selling Safe Beauty Products and They’re All $3

Now you can fill your bathroom with clean products for less than the price of a latte.

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14 Apps to Play With Dad on Father’s Day

Photo: Common Sense Media
By Common Sense Media
Looking for a fun way to share time with Dad? You might be surprised to find that some of his interests are just an app screen away. We’ve gathered 14 cool apps…

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A Local Food Blogger’s New Book Makes Greens Easy to Swallow

We introduce you to awesome Bay Area mom, Erin Gleeson and give you a taste of her delicious new book, “The Forest Feast for Kids.”

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Easiest Blueberry Muffins

Anyone can make a batch of these classic blueberry muffins. Click for the full recipe.

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11 Kitchen Gadgets That Every New Parent Needs

Whether you’re in the rice cereal, puree, or finger food stage, arm yourself with a few of these cool tools to make meal prep easier.

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The Local Farm That Lets You Move Right In

Imagine a family vacation where instead of playing Angry Birds, your child frolicked with chickens. This kind of pure, unplugged fun is what you get at Kinnikinnick Farm. Get an insider’s look at the unique farm-stay spot.

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One Pot Creamy Taco Mac ‘N Cheese

We love the creamy taco mac recipe because it’s practically the definition of healthy comfort food. The dish is creamy, full of flavor, is filling, and is very healthy too! It’s reminiscent of Hamburger Helper except it’s vegetarian and doesn’t…

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Pomegranate Granita Italian Ice

Pomegranate ice is nice! The rain has lifted (at least temporarily) and the glorious sunshine this week has got us thinking about cool, refreshing desserts. Granita (or Italian ice) fits the bill perfectly.
It’s incredibly light and refreshing and doesn’t…

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