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The Creative Guide to Preparing Your Kids for School

Whether your child is filled with excitement or dread, these fun activities will support them through their journey so that they can succeed.

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The Most Creative Places to Find Valentine’s Day Gifts in Dallas

Make the day extra sweet for your littles by ditching the standard box of chocolates from the local grocery store and picking up something unique from a locally-owned business.

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The Case for Handwritten Thank-You Notes

Grandparents, aunts and uncles love receiving a physical note of acknowledgement of the gifts they sent. It’s not as good as a hug or a phone call, but it is still personal.

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Teen Curates Subscription Box in Response to COVID-19

Boxes ship out the first week of every month.

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Target’s Newest Apparel Collection Stands Out & Gives Back in a Big Way

This new line of apparel and more from Target makes a very bold statement for a very good cause.

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My Teen Is Actually Excited to Get Back to School. Here’s How We Did It

“My daughter usually looks for any excuse to go shopping and what’s better than doing some back-to-school shopping?”

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The Hippest Holiday Pop-Ups and Boutiques

Beat some of the big box store crowds by checking out these one-of-a-kind boutiques and pop-up shops.

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It’s Time to Get Real About Homemade Holiday Gifts

Nine years ago, the vexatious tradition began. In the spirit of the season—both Christmas and Hannukah for this mixed family—the adults in our family agreed to give each other only homemade holiday gifts. Kids were excluded, which allowed Grammy and…

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The Best Classic Toys for Active Crawlers

Entertain your crawling baby with these classic toys.

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Families So Cool, We Followed Them Twice on Instagram

Follow these Instagram parents to see the best of both worlds from different perspectives.

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Just Opened: Tattly Temporary Tattoos Pop-up Parlor

Run don’t walk! The only question is: who will get more “ink” at this brand new spot — you or the kids?

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15 Dessert Tables to Sweeten Your Next Party

Get some sweet inspiration from these 15 wonderfully themed dessert tables.

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The Teacher Supply Store Any Parent Can Shop

Psst … want to know a Chicago teacher’s best-kept secret? Find out where to find tons of educational items for your kids, from craft supplies to workbooks.

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On Our Shelf: A New Book About Simple Craft Projects

While the crafty gene may have skipped you (after all, the last time you pulled out a glue stick was circa 1995), you can still learn a thing or two about creating personalized treasures thanks to “Little Owl’s Little Prints” by Christine Schmidt.

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A Chicago Designer Throws a Dapper First Birthday Party

There’s an art to putting together a kiddie birthday party. Just ask Chicago designer Vana Chupp. As owner of Le Papier Studio, Vana illustrates custom silhouettes of children, parents and pets and transfers them to everything from stationery to dinner…

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Win $200 Gift Certificate to Le Papier Studio

As much as we pin to our boards, there’s nothing like the real thing — posh, stylish, personalized and downright sweet invites, crafts, and gifts. Say hello to Le Papier Studio where you’ll find everything your inner Martha Stewart desires,…

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Just For Fun & Scribbledoodles

3982 24th St.
San Francisco, Ca 94114
Just for Fun & Scribbledoodles is a great “drop-in” place. By which we mean you “drop in” with the kiddies to do a bit of browsing, and the next thing you know you’ve…

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Explore: Marin Country Mart

Once known as Larkspur Landing, the shopping center across from the Larkspur ferry re-opened this past spring as the Marin Country Mart, transformed into a shopping oasis with a touch of country quaint. Plans are in the works for a…

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November Hot List – San Francisco Fall Sales & Deals

The Holiday Season is fast approaching, and with it, holiday sales and deals! From holiday photo cards to photography sessions (yes, there’s still time to get your Christmas card photo done) and childcare, we’ve a rounded up the best discounts…

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Oh Baby Designs

Duly Noted
Some things never fall out of fashion: basic black. A good book. And handwritten notes. That’s where Oh Baby Designs comes in. Owner and designer Carrie Jones creates both custom cards and ready-to-write stationery, all with a signature…

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Lobird

Of course you want to announce the birth of a wee one with style, or send out memorable birthday party invites for a toddler, or just send a personal note with panache. And with chic, charming designs from Palo Alto-based…

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Sticking Its Neck Out

The world of making cute tees for tots can be cutthroat. There’s always some newfangled design on the block, making last year’s ‘Ramones’ tee obsolete. Luckily, locally based Turtle Papers honed its wonderful, vintage-looking designs first through its greeting card,…

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