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Finally Piecing the Puzzle Together

“I recognize that puzzle that is my son may take longer to construct, but I will no longer force pieces together that just don’t fit.”

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Connect With Family in a Whole New Way This Season

We’ve found a high-tech (but simple), wow (but affordable), gift that any parent, grandparent, even dog parent will adore.

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Walt Disney World Begins First Phase of Reopening

Expect to wear a face covering and have your temperature taken!

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The Music Festival Families Are Flocking To

Find out why this is no ordinary music festival.

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The Scientific Reason Why Stepping on a LEGO Hurts So, So Much

How is it possible for one tiny brick to feel like a thousand knives?

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These Pumpkin Spice Treats at Disneyland Mean Fall Has Unofficially Arrived

Even Mickey and Minnie can’t resist the allure of pumpkin spice everything this time of year.

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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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The IKEA & LEGO Collab You’ve Always Wanted Is Actually Happening

There’s actual real hope that you won’t ever step on a LEGO brick again.

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Kids Make a LOT More Per Tooth from the Tooth Fairy Then You Probably Did

According to a new study, the current going rate might be a little steeper than you think—and it’s definitely gone up since you were a kid.

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Tweets of the week- 3.30.18

Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week

Take a break from the craziness and read some of these hilarious tweets because we guarantee they’ll give you a laugh.

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Come and Stay at Airbnb’s Denmark LEGO House

Here’s how you could win a stay at this ridiculously rad home.

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The AAP Wants Your Kids to Stay Healthy – in the Doctor’s Waiting Room

These latest recommendations will hopefully reduce the spread of illnesses.

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Phone Off, Fun On Is Helping Families Enjoy Time Together at McDonald’s

Check out what the fast food giant is doing to stop the device deluge.

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Why Letting Go of Chores Has Made Me a Happier Mom

Chores can be overwhelming. We all know how much work goes into raising a family and running a household. Here’s why letting go has made me a happier mom.

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How Spring is a Tool for Mindfulness for Our Children… and Ourselves

Photo: congerdesign
And suddenly, in a flash, that stress is gone.
Oh, I love this time of year. The blossoms are coming, there are buds on the trees and that past frustration and stress of my son being stuck in…

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5 Rules to Enforce After Spring Cleaning

Photo: Michal Jarmoluk
As a former neat freak and now as a mom, I always feel like giving myself a huge pat on the back for successfully cleaning my house because half the time, there are little tornados following behind…

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Why Meal Planning is Not on my List of Goals for the Year

Photo: Lis Ferla
It’s January 2017, time to make the list of promises I know I’m not going to keep.
I’d love to say this year I’m going to maintain a budget, but I never do. I am aware that…

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Learn, Smell & Taste The Science of Flavors at the Museum of Food & Drink

This new spot just extended its debut exhibit due to popular demand! Bon appetit!

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The Force Is Strong in This Room

Any space knight or princess will love to wake up in this timeless Star Wars themed room.

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Go Explore! Discover San Diego’s Hidden Treasures

We spy with our little eyes hidden treasures throughout San Diego County! How many can you find?

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Trek Lightly with TreePeople

TreePeople at the Coldwater Canyon Park plants the seeds for budding environmentalists to learn to love (and save) the earth!

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Doze-thru: Where to Drive or Park With a Sleepy Kid

The little one fell asleep in the car again. Transfer her to the crib? Yeah, right. So what to do with the next hour or two? Check out our ideas for ways to give yourself a much-needed break during car-based naps.

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Let’s Play Dress Up: 6 Spots To Snag Costumes In Atlanta

Atlanta has plenty of shops scattered around town with every possible get-up and costume combo you can imagine. Here’s a list to get your family all suited-up before the candy-crazed chaos begins.

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Your Kid-Friendly Guide to FedEx Field

We give you the scoop on maximizing your time, money and fun as the Washington Redskins attempt to recapture the magic that led the team to the playoffs last season.

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5 Reasons to Love Noyes Library

It’s only a matter of time before even the littlest kids will be spouting — and devouring — words, so it’s important to expose them to books early and often. That’s why we’re obsessed with Noyes Library for Young Children,…

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Too Cool for School: Shop Locally for Back to School

We’re still vacuuming sand out of the car from the last beach trip.  Kids are tow-headed from all the sunshine and punchy from ice cream and late night bedtimes (who can resist with all these fabulous outdoor movies and concerts?). …

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Order Up! 6 Sweet Spots for Waffles in Atlanta

Here in the South, waffles are serious stuff. You’ll find them served with fried chicken on many Southern menus—and, as the birthplace of the ubiquitous chain, nearby Avondale Estates even boasts an actual Waffle House Museum. Whether they like ’em…

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Just Opened: Seattle’s Newest Place to Consign

“I wish I may, I wish I might, give me my wish I wish tonight…” A mom closes her eyes tight, clenches her fists and makes a wish for the consignment store of her dreams. One that is easy to…

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The Princess and the Pea Comes to Life

Prince meets lady claiming to be Princess. Prince’s Mom puts a pea in Princess’ bed. Princess endures a sleepless night. Prince rejoices that so-called Princess is indeed a real Princess. You know the beloved story of The Princess and the…

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99 Monkeys: A Guilt-Free Neighborhood Fave Returns

All parents have had that post-party, guilt-inducing moment when you survey the paper and plastic carnage scattered all over the floor and wonder how many trees were downed for your kiddo’s special event. Guilt much? Don’t worry! 99 Monkeys (which…

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Win an Owyn Toy Box from Mod Mom Furniture

If you’re anything like us then your living room looks more like a used toy store than a place to entertain. Since scattered toys are pretty much the norm if you’re a parent, our friends at Mod Mom Furniture have…

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EXPLORE: Lake City

We all know Lake City is the place to go for car dealerships, but this area of NE Seattle is also home to many kid-friendly nooks! A great place to start is Lake City Playground–a spacious, open playground with a…

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EXPLORE: West Seattle

When the sun shines, we all flock to Alki Beach, but West Seattle is scattered with plenty to do on cooler days as well. Start off by visiting West Seattle’s fantastic Fairmount Playground. Boasting a wide array of cool metal…

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EXPLORE: Scavenger Hunt on the UC campus

Kids love a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, though as any parent who’s put one together knows, they are a ton of work. But if you bring the clan to the U.C. Berkeley campus, they’ve done the work for you, and…

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