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Go-pher It! 6 Groundhog Crafts They’ll Dig

Whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring, these cute groundhog crafts will help you pass the time.

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7 Ways to Build a Snowman…Inside!

Do you want to build a snowman?

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Will Our Preschoolers Remember Sheltering in Place?

“Today was hard but you fought a dragon, you had a playdate, you learned limits, you grew—a virus notwithstanding.”

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24 Important Life Lessons I Vow to Teach My Daughter

Photo: Robin L. Reynolds via DearJalen.com
The other day my daughter and I decided to go outside for a puddle walk. I couldn’t help but be in awe of her as she splashed through mud puddles. She was free in the…

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How a “Yes Day” Made Me a Better Parent & My Kid a Whole Lot Happier

Like most parents, I found myself saying “no,” “not now,” and “maybe some other time” more often than I liked.

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My Rule for Raising Siblings: What You Do For One, You Do for the Other

“I always followed one rule: What you do for one, you do for the other.”

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From Baby to Big Girl: How the Tiny Changes Add Up

I tucked my daughter in tonight far past her normal bedtime. Her papa is traveling for work this week and it’s been just us Three Musketeers and we’ve made the most of every single second. But between the children’s museum,…

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7 Rain Boots for Puddle Jumping Fun

These new boots are stylish enough you just might see your kiddo rocking them even on a sunny day.

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When Being Her Mom Just Isn’t Enough for My Little Girl

It wasn’t even 10 a.m. yet and I’d already found a way to crush my daughter to her core. My guilty offense? I didn’t let her watch a fourth—yes I said fourth—episode of her favorite early morning cartoon.
We’d eaten…

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad That My Husband Doesn’t Have Sons

Now that our oldest two are at the ages of understanding what’s being said around them and picking up on just about everything (little sponges) I cringe every time this topic is brought up, I’m smiling on the outside but…

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13 Signs You’re Living with a Threenager

Photo: lorrin sell | embrace the perfect mess
After being in the throes of living with a three-year-old four times, we have definitely found some facts about 3 year olds.  Whether you’re in the middle of parenting a three year…

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This is What Working From Home With Kids Feels Like

Photo: Thought Credit
I am a mother, a wife and a writer. Listed in no particular order unless, of course, depending on the day, the month, the minute. I am equally passionate, driven, and exhausted by each of these roles.…

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Stories Spring to Life! Must-See Live Theater

This season of children’s theater is all about the art of the story and these must-see performances bring the page to the stage.

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Birthday Cakes Gone Terribly Wrong

Remember kids, the most important thing is: mommy tried. Mommy clearly failed though, so please eat your birthday cake from Costco while she broods over these epic baking fails.

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It looks like Tinkerbell has been…

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7 Mind-Blowing Uses for Umbrellas You Haven’t Tried Yet

We’ve found a few uses for umbrellas new and old that will soon have you singing in the rain.

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5 Epic Disasters Trying to Entertain My Toddler

Photo: mine
Last January my partner and I excitedly packed up our toddler daughter M for a job transfer. We were moving to Puerto Rico! We were sure that the future held exciting tropical adventures, sunset walks on the beach,…

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10 Incredible Must-Do Adventures Before Your Kid Turns 10

You don’t need a pricey plane ticket or an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your kids. Get ready for the bucket list to end all bucket lists, featuring 10 awesome outdoor adventures to do with your…

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How to Prepare for Fall: Kids’ Essentials and Rain Gear for the Cold Season

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2toneeng, sophiasstyle.com
As October approaches kids’ wardrobe will require some serious adjustments. Unfortunately, we all feel pretty bad for all those summer dresses and thin clothes we have to put away. The biggest challenge? Unboxing fall clothes and rain gear you…

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Frozen Pudding

Just in time for summer, there’s a new cool treat in town. Meet Little Spoon, your new frozen pudding obsession.

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Top 15 Reasons Parenting in PDX Rocks

In case there was any doubt in your mind that raising your offspring in this charming little city is the bees knees, we’ve rounded up some of the reasons it simply rocks.

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My kids are out to get me

I will start this by saying, I am well aware of how blessed we are.  I have never wanted anything more than to be a mother.  I look through images of our day at night for roughly 5 minutes when everyone pretends to be asleep…

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No Pink Bunnies Allowed: 10 Strange Laws

A few strange laws will have you whistling underwater in celebration: or not.

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Raining Inside: Indoor Puddle Fun for Kids

If it’s not raining in your town, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate National Splash in a Puddle Day!

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Winter Flings! What to Do & Wear This Winter

Discover the top family activities this winter. We dish on how to dress for the occasion, too!

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Win $4,000 in Prizes from San Francisco’s Best Local Businesses & Brands!

 

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Heads up, San Francisco parents! The City by the Bay just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to our latest set of giveaways. We’ve partnered up with some of the coolest kid-centric spots around…

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Win 10 Guest Puddle Jumper Party Package at House of Air

Jump for joy! There’s oodles of fun to be had at House of Air, a magnet for active kids and fun-loving families. Picture a place where it’s okay if your kids bounce off the walls and jump around. House of…

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Discover 2 Natural Parks for the Price of One (Free!)

Shake up that playdate with these new natural parks that are much more than swingsets and monkey bars – kickstart your new year with a park that combines ecology and biology lessons with sliding, puddle-stomping and climbing!

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Puddle Jumpers: 9 Great Boots For Rainy Day Fun

Sing in the rain in style with rain boots that are as fashionable as they are warm.

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Rose City Food Park Cooks Up The Good Stuff

Let’s face it, cold temps and rainy days don’t squash the cravings for the good ole’ comfort of our favorite food carts.  Thanks to Rose City Food Park in NE Portland families no longer need to hold out for warmer…

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RAWR! Frighteningly Cute Monster Gear

There’s no hiding the fact that you have a kiddo who is obsessed with all things monsters, creatures, things that growl and go bump in the night – the rest of us can tell by that huge, enthusiastic RAWR that…

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Red Tricycle Pedals Into Orange County

The perfect sand for building monster sand castles. Unrelenting sunshine that can turn the most sleep-deprived parent into a puddle of virtue and patience. Jaw-dropping attractions like Disneyland aka the happiest place on earth. Orange County — you truly have…

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Get A Grip

You’ve bundled Junior up like a marshmallow for the walk to preschool. It’s cold out and you’re holding hands the best you can through your bulky mittens. Suddenly he sees a buddy up ahead and pulls away faster than when…

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Asgari Photography

Capturing the essence of your child in a picture requires a photographer who is equal parts observer and alchemist. They must have that uncanny ability to get kids to express their true selves and then capture the magic when they…

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Hangin’ Tough

Schlepping to and from errands, play dates and birthday parties in the rain, with a wee one in tow, is about as fun as getting a cavity filled. Sans anesthesia. To make the wet Seattle winter less grim (and to…

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