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19 Ways to Have a Classic 1980s Summer This Year

Give your kids a totally awesome experience with our rad how-to guide.

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The Best Ways to Celebrate Portland Pride This Month

Drag queen story time, family-friendly Pride parties and more—they’re all on the agenda this month!

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LEGO® Just Dropped Brand-New Super Mario Sets

Your favorite brick masters have good news for the new year!

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5 Tips for Successfully Camping with Baby

“Camping with a baby can be a bit complicated but spending a week with family, outdoors and free of distractions was worth it.”

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What Your First-Time Babysitter Needs to Know

Before you leave your child with a new sitter, this list will help set your mind at ease.

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Amazon Announces Best Children’s & YA Books of 2020 So Far

As the school year winds down, kids are compiling their summer reading lists. The Amazon Books editorial team works hard all throughout the year to determine the Best Books of the Month, Best Books of the Year So Far and…

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How to Plan for Unexpected Emergencies

“The one consistent thing about getting sick and injuries are that they are always unexpected. From the minor knee scrapes at the zoo to sudden fevers, here’s how to prepare when your little one needs you most.”

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Free Printable for Emergency Phone Numbers

Do you know who to call in an emergency? Save precious time and print out this template to hang in your home—your life could depend on it.

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This $10 Tool Promises to Stop Itchy Bug Bites

Could this be the solution you’ve been itching for?

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Parents Often Forget about These Spots When Storing Medicine Away from Kids

You’re going to want to recheck where you keep your medications.

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Disney Inspired Foods for Your Next Big Bash

Make your next party magical with these amazing eats inspired by all your favorite Disney movies.

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Car Seat Guidelines for Infants Have Been Updated with This Big New Change

These new guidelines are a big departure from the AAP’s previous guidelines for infants.

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We Hate to Burst Your Bubble about Coconut Oil, But…

Is coconut oil really okay for your family to eat?

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Report: There Might Be Traces of Weed Killer in Your Kid’s Breakfast & Snacks

A new study found that the chemical glyphosate—an ingredient in some weed killers—has been detected in some oats, snack bars and cereals.

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We Want—No, NEED—All of the New Disney Park Halloween Merch

We predict this Halloween merch is going to go fast!

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We Are Basically Every Disney Princess in This Amazing “Wreck It Ralph 2” Image

Forget Wreck-It Ralph––this photo is going to break the internet.

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At-Home Flu Tests Could Be a Huge Help to Parents & Kids

These would be a game-changer for parents and communities.

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The New Disney Coach Collab Is Dark, Spooky & Oh So Wickedly Stylish

The new “A Dark Fairytale” line takes some of Disney’s classics and reimagines them in a totally edgy, new way.

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Governor Who Claimed Students Were Abused During Teacher Walkout Issues Apology

The governor of Kentucky was in hot water over troubling comments he made about his state’s teacher walkouts.

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Disney Cookware? Yes, It’s a Real Thing!

Now you can combine your two loves with this latest line.

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35 Things I Survived The First Year of Motherhood

As we all know, the first birthday is really a party for the parents and you might as well schedule the party during naptime. But you aren’t celebrating any old birthday that happens every year, this first year is a…

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Fancy Face Painters for Your Halloween Fest

Having a Halloween party? These painting pros will have your army of superheroes painted within an hour.

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Eat Your Weeds: Urban Foraging for Families

Go wild, eat wild! Kids learn about urban wilderness foraging at these two cool schools.

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Happy F**king Holidays From the McSmiths

Happy All-Inclusive Holidays!
Can you believe 2016 is almost over? It’s been an excitement-filled year for all of us!

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We started the year off right by taking a fun little anniversary vacation on a luxury…

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Pink Ribbon: A Poem

Pink is the colour on the bow of support,
millions of women every year; distraught.
The moment the consultant confirms the worst,
fears overwhelms, your future plans cursed.

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The facts, the statistics and discussions now…

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A Killer in my House: How My Family and I Handled My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Photo: Mila & Such NYC
When I first got diagnosed I did not want to tell anyone, especially my daughter. My maternal instincts of trying to protect her from feeling pain and fear took over completely. I saw how she…

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5 Things My Husband Needs to Stop Saying

Oh, husbands.
Mine tries very hard to keep the peace and wants nothing more than for me to be happy. While I appreciate this very much, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he says stupid stuff on the…

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Female Superhero Line Debuts at Target

Move over Batman and Superman, Batgirl and Supergirl are taking over your shelf space. This Spring, Target will be releasing DC Super Hero Girls, a line that features the female heroes and villains from DC Comics. The gang will include…

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Meet the Newest (and Coolest) Art Space in Town

If your budding Martha Stewart goes through acrylic paint like it’s apple juice, you might want to take them to Make Meaning, a just opened DIY haven in the heart of downtown Bethesda where drop-in crafting takes center stage.

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Union Market: A Playground for Pint-Sized Foodies

Appease the whole family’s appetite for indie bites at the newly-renovated Union Market, where you can stroll the nearly 100 (and counting) stalls of this hip food-lovers haven.

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Snakes, Spiders and Seeds—Oh My! An Atlanta Parent’s Guide to Natural Dangers

For those of us who grew up in the South, we’ve all had our run ins with nature. Whether you were plagued by chiggers, poison ivy, or just the creepy crawly thoughts of the time you almost stepped on a…

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A Beach Getaway That’s Only An Hour Away

What comes to mind when we say, “kid-friendly beach town 70 miles from Portland?” If you’re thinking Seaside, you’re almost right. Just two miles north of Seaside lies a sleepy little beach town with just enough activity to keep everyone…

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