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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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Join the Mysterious Hunt That Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Looking for a cool, socially distanced way to celebrate the Year of the Ox? Take the kids to hunt for Monkeyshines.

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DockATot’s New Lineup Is Stylish Parent Goals

It’s not just about baby docks anymore.

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Bring On the Brie with Fisher Price’s Pretend Play Charcuterie Set

This fancy find is perfect for pint-sized foodies.

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4 Fun Activities for Kids That Are Secretly Educational

“Inspired by the principals of Maria Montessori which are based largely on learning through independent decision-making, tactile play, and building relationships with our environments, here are some fun activities for your kids that they may not realize are also educational.”

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5 Easy STEAM Activities You Can Do Today

Fight the summer doldrums with these easy and awesome projects perfect for keeping those little minds powered up.

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A Few Hours of YouTube Marble Races Inspired My Kids for Days

“The next time I catch my kids staring at a screen, seemingly wasting their time in a zoned-out state, I won’t jump to conclusions. After all, who knows what learning adventures it will spark tomorrow?”

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11 Creative Ways to Use Your (Pool) Noodle

Your perfect summer list of crafts have arrived.

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Parents from Around the World Document the Contents of Their Kid’s Pockets

These items can really tell you about who your child is at a certain point in time.

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The First Day of School Made Me Call My Mom and Tell Her This

This past week, both my ladies went back to school: Preschool for Harper and law school for Lacey. Originally, I was writing a hilariously witty column about how Lacey and I were so busy that we forgot to take a picture…

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Make Magic with Your Very Own Fairy Garden

Even if you can’t break ground on a big outdoor space, you can celebrate the beauty of spring by making a magical fairy garden all your own.

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10 Genius Ways to Keep the Kids Busy (Batteries Not Required!)

When blustery days spent inside leave your Little itching for screen time, bust out one of these powered-down activities instead.

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Recall Alert on Cakes & Cookies Sold at Whole Foods

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

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The Best Toys for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory-friendly toys that kids will love.

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6 Things from Drew Barrymore’s Home Line for Walmart We Are Loving Right Now

Drew Barrymore’s new home goods collection is all about fab florals.

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This Mom’s 100th Day Hack Will Change Your Life

Get ready to make the 100th Day of School project a breeze.

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Your Guide to D.C.’s Most Popular Monuments for Kids

If you want to bring those hunks of marble and sculpted bronze to life, read on for some simple tips to make a family trip to the monuments have more meaning. 

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10 Fabulous Hostess Gifts Under $20 on Amazon Right Now

You don’t need to show up empty handed at your next holiday party when you shop our list.

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This Is the Most Beautiful Starbucks in the World

Starbucks’ newest location will take your breath away and have you saying, “Bellissimo!”

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Here’s Why You Deserve a High Five Today

Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter the most. Like the fact that you warded off the hangries with a snack, or that your kids got dressed before you begged them to. High five, parents!

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Play All Day: The National Building Museum

A museum that lets kids build, run, climb, and explore freely couldn’t possibly exist…could it? D.C. parents, you’re in luck because the National Building Museum offers all of this, and more!

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Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard Swapped Parenting Hacks on “Jurassic World” Set

When not outrunning dinosaurs, actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt talked shop about parenting on the set of “Jurassic World.”

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10 Gender Neutral Birthday Gifts on Amazon for $20 and Under

Stock your arsenal with these easy, awesome gifts for all those birthday invites in your future.

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MarbleLympics 2017 Is Going to Set off a Marble Craze at Your House

Marbles might feel like an old school toy, but thanks to this YouTube sensation a new craze is about to hit the playground.

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7 Ideas for Summer Fun (When You’re Stuck Inside!)

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Sometimes it rains. And I don’t just mean that as a metaphor. When it does, especially during summer, the kids can get antsy. They can get right on difficult if it lasts long enough. For that reason, you…

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5 Fun Summer Kids’ Games (That Are Actually Math!)

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By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media
Daily math practice doesn’t have to be — and, in fact, shouldn’t be — drill-and-kill. Summer is a great opportunity to make learning more fun with apps that add a…

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Just Opened: A Gotta Visit Avocado Bar

Crazy? Crazy like a oh-my-god-that-looks-amazing! (It’s the first one in the world.)

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16 Places to Score Unique & Imaginative Birthday Gifts

Break out of the birthday present mold by heading to one of these shops that offer everything from 3-D puzzles and brain games, to pirate treasures and vintage toys.

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How to Make a Mess in the Name of Art

Today is Messy Art Day! Be the talk of the kid-crowd by hosting a messy art party to inspire and delight. (It’s easier than you think).

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The Demise of the Mom Car

I’ll be the first to admit, my car is never clean. That’s actually an understatement. We are about three french fries and an apple core away from requiring hazmat suits for travel. Why is it that every other facet of…

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Kellogg’s NYC Cafe: It’s Grrrrrreeaat!

Everyone’s heard the buzz. We grabbed a spoon and dug in!

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That’s Hot!: Don’t Miss the Summer of Hamilton

Your child only listen to the soundtrack so many times. (Maybe?) Interface with Ham the real man here!

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The Chillest Places in the DMV (That Kids Love, Too)

Whether you’re into sports or spa days, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite places in the DMV for families to chillax.

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Mapping Portland, Real and Imagined, at the Portland Children’s Museum

Flex your creative muscles with an artist in residence. But don’t wait–this unique onsite experience is only happening until March 26!

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