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This Giant Conversation Heart Cake Kit Is Everything

As a kid, there was nothing quite like sneaking one across the desk to your crush. Now, as a parent, you can create a (much) tastier version with your kids at home.

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat the Dinners You Cook

Photo: Matt Armendariz
As a mother of three, I’ve developed effective strategies over the years for how to get them excited about eating what I make. As any mom will attest, preparing three meals a day for your family is no…

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This Small Fry Photo Shoot Has an Adorable In-N-Out Burger Theme

Forget about bunnies and duckies, these newborn pics are all about burgers and fries.

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One Family’s Sweet Approach to Handling Halloween Candy

The pomp and circumstance surrounding Halloween is fun—the sugar crash? Not so much. How one family tackles the candy crush at Halloween.

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Sneaky One-Pot Mexican Pasta

Food blogger, mom of three and regular TODAY food contributor, Siri Daly is all about making parents’ lives a bit easier in the kitchen. Here she shares with us her recipe for sneaky one-pot mexican pasta. 

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How My 8-Year-Old Got Mixed Up in Her School’s Black Market Toy Ring

o away another cute-faced Littlest Pet Shop went, out the door into Littlest Pet Shop trafficking conducted by my daughter.

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7 Surprising Findings About How Parents & Their Kids Use Social Media

This survey might just clue you in to what you’re missing when it comes to your child’s online life.

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5 Ways to Support a Family Whose Child is on Hospice at the Holidays

A couple weeks ago, a colleague asked me a personal question. Her friend had heard the worst words that a parent ever will hear…that her son had only weeks to live after his cancer returned, and would need to be…

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Toca Boca Gear Is Coming to Target and It’s Even More Awesome Than the Apps

This brand new line is the perfect excuse to start your back-to-school shopping now.

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New Netflix Show Is Like Choose Your Own Adventure (No Really!)

Netflix is changing the way kids watch television by allowing them to control the story and interact with the characters.

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The Most Ingenious Ways Kids Have Gotten In Trouble

Parents reveal some of the hilariously clever things their kids have done to get in trouble.

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Study Shows Your Smartphone is Making You a Cranky Parent

photo: Pixel via Flickr
Sneaking a quick peek at Facebook while you nurse the baby or posting a pic on Instagram while the kids play is totally harmless, right? Maybe not. Researchers have found a link between parents’ smartphone use…

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The Splits

Photo: Eric Black
Building traditions are an important part of family bonding. Many extended families have long traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, but it’s important for parents to find new traditions that their children will…

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Who is Sneaking Into Neighbor’s Garage to Steal a Hug from the Dog?

We can’t deny that Josh, from Pierre Part, Louisiana, is the cutest bandit of all time.
It began when Hollie Mallet, homeowner and dog-mom, noticed the adorable encounter when scrolling through her home’s security footage. She posted the (now viral) …

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Flag, You’re It! 3 Games to Play on Flag Day

Take Flag Day to new heights with some classic games you can play with the kids.

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3 Last Minute Family Date Night Ideas to Try This Valentine’s Day

Still looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day with your sweeties?

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Kid-only Wi-Fi router brings filtered content to homes

We all have dreams of sneaking in a shower (or even just an uninterrupted potty break!). If you’ve ever parked your kid in front of YouTube, you know how quickly a child can go spiraling down the deep dark world…

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Quick Fix: The New Local Meal Delivery Service for Busy D.C. Parents

Don’t want to cook, but need a break from pizza delivery? Try something that’s truly good for you.

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Stay Calm & Parent On With Secrets From Zen Moms

Keep your new parent stress in check by sneaking in everything from yoga to acupressure. Read on for tips from relaxation experts who have also, at some point, had newborns.

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Candy Buy Backs: 22 Spots to Trade Candy for Cash

To help saying sayonara to the sugar a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of Atlanta-area dentists participating in the program.

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10 Things To Do Before School Starts

Summer is slipping away and school is sneaking up fast. Make the most of these last weeks by checking off this list of essential summertime activities.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Chocolate Crinkle cookies are lip-smacking good and will leave you sneaking back to the plate of cookies again and again for more of the addicting delectable goodness. Your kiddos will love the chewy chocolate taste, and you will love…

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Snack Worthy: MySuperFoods Granola Bites

What do you get when you combine soft, chewy granola bites with real fruit chunks? How about a super snack that’s akin to an oatmeal raisin cookie or a mini blueberry muffin? Meet the newest product from New Jersey-based snack…

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Win a 10-Block Class Membership to Stroller Strides

While we all can fondly recall those days when hitting the gym after work was a no brainer (and magically simple), our life AK (after kids) means sneaking in sporadic workouts whenever we have the time and energy. With Stroller…

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10 Activities to Entertain Your Kids For Presidents Day

Presidents Day weekend is here, and unless you’re one of the lucky parents who has the day off, you’re probably going to need a few ideas to keep your little patriots from going stir-crazy in between dropping them off at…

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Off the Handlebars: Red Shirts — Who’s Holding Back Their Kindergartners?

Editor’s note: This tongue-in-cheek opinion piece is the third in a series of humor essays in a new parenting column for Red Tricycle called “Off The Handlebars.” Love it? Hate it? Let us know what you think.
Hey little man,…

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza Braid

When it comes to your kiddo’s all-time favorite foods, nothing beats pizza. But as a parent the last thing we want to do is feed our children pizza night after night, right? Here’s an alternative to the greasy take-out pizza…

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My Gym Bellevue

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There’s just nothing cuter than a baby squealing with delight from the middle of a ball pit. Except, maybe a 2 year old zooming down a zip-line with an ear-to-ear grin. Or, a five year old finally…

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The Mommy-cure

Editors Note: Mani + Nanny Closed in 2009
Been too busy playing “This Little Piggy” with your tot to notice that your own little piggies could use some TLC? Moms and dads no longer have to feel guilty about sneaking…

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Swing Sets

As moms we’re good at being sneaky. Sneaking vegetables into a fruit smoothie. Sneaking educational shows into TV time. Sneaking our favorite candy out of Junior’s Halloween stash. Our intentions are good but like they say, Karma’s a bitch. Lately,…

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