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The Case for Handwritten Thank-You Notes

Grandparents, aunts and uncles love receiving a physical note of acknowledgement of the gifts they sent. It’s not as good as a hug or a phone call, but it is still personal.

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2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, FedEx, UPS & More

Here are the deadlines you need to make sure your gifts arrive on time.

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The USPS Letters to Santa Program You Need to Know About

It’s the time to let your littles write out their wishlists. This program will guarantee they’ll get a letter back from Ol’ St. Nick himself.

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Here’s How to Get a Letter From Santa Claus’ Elves

This is the place to send a letter to Santa if you want a response.

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Fill a Child in Need’s Christmas Wish-List with USPS’s Operation Santa

Play Santa and help a child in need get their must-have Christmas gift.

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4 Reasons Why Any Parent Could Forget a Baby in Their Car

It turns out 2018 was the highest year on record for tragic pediatric vehicular heatstroke and experts agree this can happen to even the most devoted parents. Here are four reasons why it can happen to anyone plus one easy solution that can help avoid a potential tragedy.

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Dear Mom and Dad: I Get It Now

I got a text from my mom at 8:00 a.m. one recent Saturday morning. She and my dad had been away on a birthday getaway the whole week and she was ready to see her grandkids. “Why don’t you and…

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The Amazon Give Back Box Is Your Winter Declutter Lifesaver

Recycling, decluttering and helping others is now easier than ever.

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Santa’s Hotline Is Officially Open!

Here’s how your child can easily get his or her wish list to Santa.

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We See World Travel in Your Future: 5 Steps to Getting Baby’s Passport

Photo: Matt Brubeck
The time has arrived. You received the awesome invitation to a destination wedding, family reunion, or a few friends are taking their kids to a great spot. It’s been a few months since baby was born and…

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Summer Vacation Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Leaving Home

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With summer in full swing, it’s time to be thinking about your upcoming vacations. Whether you’re planning to hit the beach with the family or travel abroad for some historical education, it’s important to be prepared. Don’t be…

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Hey Elf, Don’t Be Creepy!

Photo: Jen Gregory

Last year around this time, my older son asked me if we could “do” the Elf on the Shelf. I responded the way any smart, rational, overtired mother would. I backed out of the room slowly and…

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The Kid Asks: “Can I? Can I?” Mom Answers: No (Over and Over Again)

Photo: Chris Kelly
I know it’s that time of year where children are encouraged to make lists of their holiday gift wishes. I also know we encourage children to believe anything is possible. And I also know that the law…

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For the Littlest Heroes: New ‘Super Powers’ Exhibit at Pretend City

Fly through the air, de-code secret messages and become a hero-in-training at this new exhibit!

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For Your Summer To-Do List: Sunday Fun Days at Alpenrose Dairyville

Charming storefronts, delicious ice cream, railroads and it’s all free? Read on to find out why we love Alpenrose Dairy’s beloved Dairyville.

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8 Ways My Toddler Is Sabotaging Me

Is your toddler actually plotting against you? It may be all in innocent fun but this mom is still learning her lessons.

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The National Postal Museum Gets Our Stamp of Approval

For kids, this free Smithsonian Institution is a slam dunk since the museum encourages visitors to feel, climb into, sit in, and throw–yes, throw!–many of its exhibits.

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Save a Stamp and Skip the Hassle: Sending Online Thank You Notes

Thank you notes are going digital and even though it might test some of the rules in Ms. Post’s big blue etiquette book, we’re willing to embrace the changing tides.

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Go Old School: Step Back in Time in Seattle

Sometimes the best way to teach our kids about history is to bring it to life right in front of their eyes. We’ve found the coolest places in Seattle to go old school that are both interactive and educational –…

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14 Small Town Getaways

For many of us, it’s not a tough trade: swapping a reliable cell signal and ubiquitous wi-fi for a sweet slice of small town heaven. Tucked away in all corners of the Northwest are tiny backwater hamlets, perched seaside, on…

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Los Angeles Activities: Brentwood Country Mart

The Brentwood Country Mart was built in 1948 as the West Side’s version of L.A.’s famed Farmer’s Market. This unique shopping center is located at the crossroads of Brentwood and Santa Monica at the corner of 26th Street and San…

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Thirsting for Earthlust’s Eco-Savvy Water Bottles

Quenching a Stylish Thirst
Wherever you go with your kids, from hiking a trail to the line at the post office, the inevitable words “I’m thirsty” will come. And you’re now trained to carry a bottle of water in your…

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