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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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Social Media: It’s like Riding a Bike

“Most are surprised when I allow my children, at age 10 and 11 to use social media instead of waiting for the more accepted age of 13. Before getting all judgy, hear me out.”

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Little Tikes New FOAMO Machine Is Soapy Family Fun

You’ll have major FOMO if you don’t check this out.

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This Safety Guide Will Help Keep Your Teens Safe Online

Teach your teen how to consume online entertainment safely and responsibly.

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A Virtual Babysitter? Yep, It’s a Thing Now

Find out how Sittercity is helping Chicago families during the shelter-in-place mandate with virtual sitters and a special program for essential workers.

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What Is the Right Age for Swimming Lessons?

Don’t forget these basic safety guidelines for when you and your children are playing in or near water.

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Here’s What Parents Really Think about Playdates

Newly released research sheds light on how parents prep for playdates.

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The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Enforced Summer Screen Time Rules

The screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics are pretty limiting, but this surprising suggestion worked to help reduce our iPad and television time, successfully.

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Buddy Benches Are Taking Over Schools & Our Hearts Are Melting

Read on to find out what the Buddy Bench is all about and how you can install one at your school.

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Safe Summer Fun: 6 Water Safety Tips to Live By

Water play is an important part of summer fun and these tips will help you safety enjoy the local pool or beach!

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The FDA Issues Warning to Parents: Teething Jewelry Isn’t Safe for Babies

Those popular teething necklaces and bracelets could do more harm than good.

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This Mom’s Newborn Sleep Hack Will Totally Save Your Tired Arms

Help your baby get to sleep with this clever hack.

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I Never Imagined How Much My Marriage Would Change After Kids

This is what I learned about my marriage after having kids.

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The D.C. Scavenger Hunt Every Harry Potter Fan is Talking About

Watson Adventures is putting on their Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at our very own National Gallery of Art. Good luck, and may the best wizards and witches win.

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Kids Brains Are Hardwired for Recess, New Study Finds

Here’s something you probobably already knew.

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Every Parent Should Know These 5 Water Safety Tips for Kids

Living near a lake means endless opportunities for fun, both in the summer and winter months. We live near one of the largest lakes in our state and it’s a huge draw for homeowners, as well as vacationers. Here you’ll…

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Surviving the Teen Years—the Second Time Around

We have all been through the teen years. They are not easy. Guess what? They are not much easier the second time around. This time, I refer to parenting teens. I am a mom of three teenage daughters right now,…

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Just Opened: Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge CAMP

This new indoor playspace that is as fun and memorable as camp was when you were a kid, and we’ve got the inside scoop.

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The Easiest DIY Spin on the Classic Summer Treat (Chocolate Involved!)

When you think of summertime what dessert pops into your head? S’mores, right?! This classic summer dessert is an absolute favorite of ours. I mean, what’s not to love about a warm gooey chocolate dessert?! There’s just one problem –…

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3 Tips to Keep Kids Sharp for School All Summer

Keep your little scholar’s mind fresh over summer break by engaging in these simple, stimulating activities.

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Now Open for Summer: The Adventure Playground

We know where to hammer & build, climb & slide and get muddy & messy this summer: The Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach!

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Incredible Climbing Walls That Reach New Heights

Got adventure-loving tykes at home? Satisfy their need for thrills with a cool climbing wall. We have 11 ideas that’ll totally delight.

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This is How We Do It: Six Tips For Blended Families

I love the looks I get when I say we have six kids. I’ll pause whille you take that in. Six kids. People just can’t help commenting: “that’s insane,” “better you than me,” or, my personal favorite lately, “I can’t…

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Our Ultimate List of the Best Open Gyms for Kids

While stocking up on arts and crafts supplies is a great idea, sometimes all kiddo needs to bring that cabin fever down is some good old fashioned run around time.

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Cool Camper: 10 Awesome Traveling Trailers

From tricked-out vintage models to brand new fun designs, these family-friendly trailers may inspire you and your crew to take the road trip of a lifetime.

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5 Ways to Make a Kid-Friendly Smart Home

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A lot of homeowners dream about having a property that can actually take care or itself as well as the people inside it. This is one of the best reasons why more and more smart devices are getting…

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Ice, Ice Baby: Awesome Ways to Keep Playtime Chill

Keep your kids busy with any number of awesome and icy adventures. Here are 10 great activities and projects to do now.

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Sweet Samba! How to Make a Brazilian Headdress

In honor of the 2016 Olympic host country, make a colorful Carnival craft. Good news: It’s easy and we have the step-by-step guide.

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When Backing Off Can Create a Creative Teenager

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It’s all over news and media at all hours. A new prodigy, taught since they were a toddler has broken away from the pack and can play musical pieces perfectly, or solve complex mathematical equations with ease.…

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Messy (& Fun!) Painting Projects to Try

Let your creative kiddos get messy this summer. Here are 10 outdoor art projects to help make it happen.

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What The Media Doesn’t Tell You About Foster Parents Like Me

Perhaps you read in the news recently about the foster parent who abused their foster child. You might have even read in the news about the infant who died in foster care, under the supervision of the little child’s foster…

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