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Line Up: 4 Crafty Ways to Introduce Kids to Poetry

From the budding Beatnik to a free-loving free verser, we’ve got four fun ways to show your kids that poetry is not just about the rhyme.

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Haunted Spots for Low-Key Thrills & Chills

From tiny scares to big league frights, we’re showing you the best spooky spots to get your scream on.

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Tip the Scales with 10 Easy Dragon Crafts

From magical dragon eggs to a no-sew mask, we’ve rounded up 10 projects to make your littles roar.

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I Love That My Kids Are Growing Up. Is That So Wrong?

Almost daily I stop and ask myself the same question, “Is it just me?” and I promptly reassure myself and answer, “Of course not, dear. But it doesn’t matter even if so.” Recently, though I can’t help but question why…

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Tips for Preventing Back Pain

Having a kid can be a pain in the back (literally). Here’s how to lift and carry your precious load without hurting your spine.

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A SoCal Kid’s Snow Day: The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Does the thought of a trip to the snow with your munchkins send shivers up your spine? Our SoCal beach babes are often not equipped for a day in the white stuff.  Does anyone in your family really know how…

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10 Brag-Worthy Gifts for Book Lovers

If you’ve got a book-maniac in your house, check out this swag sure to make their room, backpack or body a little more literary.

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Here’s How to Make Everything Hurt Less When Carrying Your Baby

Here’s how you can combat all those body aches that come from carrying your little one.

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Letting Go of Order and Perfection in the Journey of Motherhood

There are holes in my walls, rounded fist sized holes, not an easy admission for one who so owns the preference of order and perfection.

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I can recall in those burgeoning first weeks of motherhood,…

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A Great Read: The Best Indie Bookstores for Budding Bookworms

It’s National Book Lovers Day! Wiggle your way to the wonderful kid’s sections of our favorite indie bookshops with your little literati.

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5 Glam Trailer Hotels That Offer Camping with a Cozy Twist!

You don’t need to go far to have a far-out vacation in SoCal. Don’t let the sun set on summer without a nostalgic, adventurous stay in one of these sweet vintage trailer hotels.

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Righty or Lefty? Fascinating New Study Shows it’s Decided In the Womb

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Wondering if your baby will end up a righty or a lefty? Despite popular belief that hand-preference isn’t decided till your child heads to preschool, a new study suggests that it is actually determined long before…

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My Brother: “A Real life Hero”

Whenever we heard the word “Hero“, we automatically had an assumption of a personality who is admired or idealized for courage, which is tall, handsome, extremely good looking. A person who can do nothing wrong, who is perfect in every…

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6 Mom Tasks That are Worse Than Changing Dirty Diapers

When you first think about having kids, there are certain things that probably scare you. You probably fear the usual things like the lack of sleep, changing poopy diapers, projectile vomit, or just the fear of being responsible for another…

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8 Words Moms Want Banned From the Dictionary

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There are words that are only relevant at certain stages of life. For example, I stopped using the word “clubbing” as in “Let’s go clubbing this weekend!” a long, long time ago. Right now, I’m knee…

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Local Halloween Treats & Eats So Good It’s Scary

In our book, Halloween pretty much tops Christmas when it comes to fun foods. From Franken-weiners to ant ice cream, check out the spookiest (and tastiest) Halloween treats in town.

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There’s the Rub: 5 Amazing Atlanta Prenatal Massages

Being pregnant is labor of love, so go get yourself a good old-fashioned rub down at one of the following hot spots around town.

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The Newest Big Thing in Babywearing

A new carrier gives baby a 360-degree view of everything and everyone around. Get the eye-opening scoop here.

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Read This! 7 Awesome Northwest Kids’ Books

Tired of the same ole bedtime story? Click through for the best Northwest kids’ books of the 21st century.

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Day Trippin’ with Your Mini-Einstein: Science Museum of Virginia

Does your curious kid seem bored with science and you’ve exhausted your ability to make it cool. Enter the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond where science, fun, and hands-on learning team up for a day of mind-bending bliss.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Strength in Moms with Katie Scharf

From pregnancy, to delivery, to recovery and beyond, Strength in Moms works closely with mamas to ensure safe, healthy pre- and postnatal fitness routines. This is a highly-praised mom-powered and mom-dedicated resource—and your Totally Awesome pick for best mom fitness…

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Date Night: Best New Eateries in Seattle

When you aren’t sure what’s hip and happenin’ in Seattle, you can always count on Seattle Magazine to be there to guide you in the right direction. This time we’re all excited to scope out their list of the top…

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