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3 Tips to Help Kids Navigate the Digital World Safely

Reality dictates that when it comes to technology use, our kids need a solid foundation in digital literacy and online communications skills in order to successfully navigate the digital world.

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The Unexpected Way My Hope for the Future Changed

“I still won’t know what the future holds but, because of you, I will have hope.”

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7 Ways for Angelenos to Celebrate MLK Day with Kids

At-home volunteer opportunities, virtual programs and more.

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Disney Dreamin' for Kids Music Day

The Grammy Museum Presents Matthew Morrison’s Disney Dreamin’ for Kids Music Day

Over a dozen celebrity artists are showing their support for music education as Kids Music Day Ambassadors.

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Parenting Is a Self Improvement Project in Disguise

“Thanks to old buttons and triggers—I created chaos instead of calm when trying to help my daughter with her work. I made it about me. My fear. My anxiety. My stress. My own insecurities.”

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Just say No to the Homecoming Proposal Production

Photo: Riala
Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish you may. I wish you might. Be my date on Homecoming Night.
As if teenage guys don’t have enough on their plate, they must now come up…

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Build-A-Bear Just Announced a Baby Yoda Plush Is Coming

The force is strong with this Build-A-Bear.

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Apple Just Unveiled New Privacy Features for Kids

Parents will be excited about Apple’s latest features.

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5 Ways to Have Fun Eating with Fussy Kids

Does your fussy eater make meals near impossible? Here are five ways to help alleviate food stress and start enjoying mealtime once and for all.

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Bath & Body Works Stores Are Closing & Opening Too!

This scent-sational retailer is making changes.

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This State Wants to Eliminate Sales Tax on Diapers

A new plan could cut taxes on diapers and menstrual products.

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Join the Wolf Pack at Shadowland Foundation

Do you know where the wild things are? This pack of wild and friendly wolves is just an 90 minutes outside the city, and would love to have you join their pack!

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Disney’s New Streaming Service: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

The new service is coming soon and here are all the details.

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The Harry Potter Movie Thanksgiving Marathon Is Back & Starts Tonight

Potterheads just got one more reason to be thankful this year.

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A Letter to My Child with Dyslexia

I see your slumped shoulders and head down when you leave school.

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I see you reciting your presentation from memory, even though the words are right in front of you.
I see you at the…

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Just Opened: Our Senses at American Museum of Natural History

This is a seriously fun & immersive show you don’t want to miss!

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Motherhood as a Muggle: How I Balance Work and Family Without a Magic Wand

That’s right, I have NO magic wand, no special powers. I’m your run of the mill muggle.
Unless you consider getting through an emergency C-section at 41 weeks having special powers. After my V-BAC exactly two years and two weeks…

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Sony Is Releasing “Clean” Versions of Movies by Removing Mature Content

With this new change, family movie night doesn’t have to be limited to animated films.

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Because Let’s Be Real: What My Kids Ate For Dinner Last Night

Here’s to those nights when simply getting your kid to eat is a victory.

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This is What the Future of America Looks Like

 
Photo: Eric Black
Today, I went to my daughter’s public school, PS85Q, to see her sworn in as 5th grade representative for her school. During the ceremony, the 4th grade Peacemaker Committee and the 5th Grade Student Council gave…

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STEM Today for a Better Tomorrow: Helping Kids Get Involved in STEM Education

As someone who has worked in the fields of science, engineering, and technology for the duration of my career, I can attest to the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. I spent four years as an astronaut…

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Do You Google Yourself?

Photo: Christy Heiskala
I suggest googling your name, your significant other’s name and your kid’s names no less than once every six months. You would be surprised at what you find. I regularly google myself, probably more often than most…

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Get Your (Free!) Game On at Nintendo NY

A store! A mini museum! A place to play Mario games at no cost on a 15-foot screen!

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Explore: CuriOdyssey and Playground in San Mateo

Take the kids to CuriOdyssey (formerly known as the Coyote Point Museum) and the nearby Magic Mountain playground, and you’ll find yourself promising to take them back. The museum is chock full of activities (many of them indoors) that will…

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Become a 9-1-1 All-Star at This New Storybook Tour

We’ve got the 411 on the new 9-1-1 storybook tour that will be hitting local libraries this April.

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Pick a Card! 3 Easy Card Tricks & Games

We’ve rounded up three special (and especially simple) card tricks and fun games to get their wheels spinning.

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Ryan Reynolds Understands EXACTLY How You Feel About IKEA

Watch Ryan Reynolds go through IKEA assembly hell.

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Blast Off: A Planetarium that Makes Space for Kids

Calling all junior space explorers! Take a journey to the moon and back at the Pierce College Science Dome—no rocket ship required.

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Live to Dance? 7 Kid-Friendly Performances to Watch

These dance companies welcome kids in the (matinee) audience, and sometimes even offer a chance to dance with the professionals.

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Eat Up! Simple Ways To Shake Up Snack Time

Here are eight simple solutions that take snacks from drab to fab—and might even introduce some new flavors to the mix.

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Easy as Pie: A Guide to Kid-Friendly Slices

Pie is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, with shops popping up all around the area—each offering unique takes on the traditional favorite. Find your little one’s favorite slice at one of these hot pie spots.

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In Search of Los Angeles Sales Rep

We’re in need of a sale superstar to join the Red Tricycle team.
The ideal candidate is a mover & shaker with spectacular communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, a salesperson extraordinaire that loves to spend their time prospecting, networking &…

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