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Best Children’s Books of 2021, So Far

Time for an Amazon shopping haul.

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Tee It Up! Seattle’s Best Mini Golf Courses for Families

This summer, plan a “hole” lot of family fun at one of Seattle’s best miniature golf courses.

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18 Trips in the USA That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

These vacations offer major perks for kids beyond just memories.

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Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

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Discover the Beauty of Micro-moments

“No one has the bandwidth for a multi-day project recreating the Jurassic period by turning a bedroom into a prehistoric jungle-scape using all recycled and eco-friendly materials. But we can focus on what I like to think of as micro-moments—small engagements that bring connection and joy.”

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11 Fall Science Experiments Perfect for Kids

The weather may be cooling off, but inside your house, a chemical reaction will keep things toasty!

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If Your Kids are Anxious about Back to School & How to Help

These tips will give your kids the toolkit to ground themselves and reduce anxiety no matter what life throws at them.

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How to Make Back-to-School Special for Little Ones Still at Home

The hallmarks of the back-to-school season look different for younger siblings, but with intentionality and planning, they can still signal excitement, structure, and promise for what’s to come.

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7 Female Scientists Your Children Should Imitate

From discovering new elements to inventing WiFi and computer programming, these are seven strong women all kids can look up to. 

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The Best Apps to Learn a Language (for Kids)

Embrace National Digital Learning Day without a bit of guilt thanks to these apps that teach your children new languages.

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5 Ways to Have Fun Indoors This Summer

Summertime is all about fun in the sun and time outdoors, but we can’t spend every day at the pool or the park. Whether you’re looking to escape the heat, the rain or the scorching sun, we have five fun-filled…

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We Tested the New Google Kids Space Tablet Experience

From parental controls that don’t require a Ph. D to kid-curated content and a price point that won’t break the bank, this tablet is winner.

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What Your Kid’s Teacher Wants You to Know This Year

Guess what? They can tell when your kid has had too much screen time.

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Help Is on the Way: Online & App Resources for Expectant & New Parents

Get answers to your pregnancy and baby questions without having to leave your home.

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5 Reasons Kids (and Parents!) Love this New Smartwatch

Does it feel like you’re always sharing your phone, tablet or smartwatch with your kids? (“What’s the weather?” “Can I play a game?” “Ooh, pictures!”) With tech at every turn, it’s no surprise that kids love gadgets and gear just…

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Tips for Starting (& Keeping) a Successful Bedtime Routine

If getting your kids to dreamland is tough, look no further. We’ve found the solutions to your problem.

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13 Reasons Not to Lose It on the First Day of School

Even for parents, the beginning of a new year can be a mix of emotions.

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What to Do if Your Kid Wants to Create Their Own YouTube Channel

Don’t worry; they won’t be at risk if you do it right.

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How to Help Your Kids Make Good Decisions (According to Experts)

Let your kid be the boss for one hour a day. No, seriously.

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The Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Kids (& Their Grownups)

Protect your peepers with a pair of blue light glasses!

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Top 10 Interactive Tech Toys for Kids

These must-have toys emphasize entertainment and education—a win for both parents and kids.

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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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This Fun Learning App Helps Families Prevent Summer Slide

After an unusual school year (to say the least!) summer can’t come soon enough. And now, more than ever, parents are leaning on educational apps to tackle learning loss, aka the “summer + COVID slide.” Lingokids, an awesome playlearning™ app…

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Keeping Teens Safe Online—What Parents Need to Know

Discussing the darker side of the world wide web—like phishing and cyberbullying—is crucial to help protect your teens from harm.

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How to Know Your Kids Are Ready for Independence (According to Experts)

When is it time to give your child some responsibility and let them do things for themselves?

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Want to Connect With Your Child? Try Technology

“Despite my efforts to reduce screentime and connect with my kids, it wasn’t working. So then I tried this and suddenly we are engaging, laughing and sharing inside jokes.”

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A Stunning New Exhibit & Other Fab Reasons to Visit The Morton Arboretum

Looking for nap time-inducing activities? You’ll find those elusive zzz’s after a day well spent at The Morton Arboretum.

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4 Unexpected Life Lessons My Kids Are Learning from Our Dog

I have always been a dog lover. I grew up with a rotating pack of dogs who were way more than pets — they were true members of our family. They went on roadtrips with us, slept in our beds,…

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Now Hear This: Top Pregnancy & Parenting Podcasts You’ll Love

Whether you’re looking for laughs, parenting advice or just an informed grown-up voice, these are the podcasts you’ll want to subscribe to.

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Three Moms Share How They’re Keeping Their Kids Safe and Healthy While Online

Over the years, you’ve taught your kids a lot of ways to stay safe: look both ways before crossing the street, wear a helmet while riding a bike, go feet-first down slides and so much more. As your kids get…

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It’s More Important Than Ever for Your Child to Have a Back-to-School Eye Exam—Here’s Why

After a year of school closures, virtual learning and social distancing… it’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in screen time. (How else could we bake cookies with grandma, practice reading skills or travel to an aquarium halfway around…

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10 Things to Consider before Sharing Kid Pics on Social Media

There’s a fine line between sharing photos of your kids on social media and oversharing.

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Morning Coffee with a Side of Mom Guilt

“Despite the fact that my coffee was already brewing, and I had a lot to do, I remained in bed pulling the covers over my head, stuck in my own head, feeling tremendous amounts of mom guilt.”

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