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10 Creative Games You Can Create with LEGO Bricks

Who needs board games when you’ve got a tub of LEGO bricks and an open afternoon?

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Here’s What Learning a Second Language Will Do to Your Kids (According to Science)

Being bilingual has a big impact on your kids academic future.

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The 29 Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts, Ever

These gifts are so bad they’re just too good not to share.

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Brushing Goes High-Tech with Colgate’s Hum Kids

Make brushing your kiddos teeth as fun as possible.

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The Reasons I Wanted to STOP Breastfeeding

I remember my breaking point vividly—I was cradling my son, desperately trying to get him to latch as tears pour down my cheek—I looked over to my husband and told him I didn’t think I could do this anymore. I felt like I had failed.

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Reebok Honors Educators with New Wonder Woman Collab

You can take on anything with this new collection.

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A Different Kind of Cat Grooming Salon

Photo: Janet Coburn
I do so love to watch cats grooming themselves. I find it hypnotic and soothing – the smooth play of muscles as they twist and stretch, the sensual splayed toes, the darting little pink tongue, the occasional glimpse of…

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The One Thing I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about Breastfeeding

“If you’re currently struggling with low supply, just know that it’s not always just a supply and demand problem.”

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adidas Teams Up with Pixar & LEGO for 2 New Collabs

Need some new running shoes? adidas has you covered!

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Make Mine a Double (Helix): DNA Fun with Kids

Today is National DNA Day. Embrace your unique genetic code and teach the kiddos what life is really all about using our fun tips and tricks.

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Babies May Cry in Different Languages, According to Science

Here’s why your baby sounds different than kiddos from other languages.

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Staying Organized as a Mom Is a Labor of Love, Chaos & Joy

Photo: Alana Zavett Green
On Nov. 26, I gave birth to a pink-skinned, black-haired, 8-pound beautiful baby boy. My husband, Steven, and I were so grateful to welcome our second son after a swift delivery and agonizing, yet blissful natural labor.…

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7 Simple Ways Parents Can Make Their Child’s First Trip to the Dentist a Success

By exposing your little one to these experiences early, you may prevent the onset of dentophobia—otherwise known as fear of the dentist.

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Where to Get “The Wonky Donkey” as Viral Kids Book Flies Off Store Shelves

This hilarious video of a grandma reading the book will send you running for the bookstore.

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Food ’90s Kids Grew Up On

Remember the Bubble Beeper? We’re betting you’ll recognize at least a few of these ’90s snacks.

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My Tricks for Sneaking Iron-Rich Food into Your Kids’ Diet

photo: My Fit Station
Didn’t it used to be that kids got enough iron (not to mention other vitamins) in their diet? What are we doing wrong today that so many kids (and adults) are anemic or nearly so? The…

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The Surprising Thing I Realized after Having My Own Baby

“It’s so hard being a baby.” This phrase is rarely said sincerely. It is often said dramatically and sarcastically, followed by a choir of laughs from the adults around the baby. Now, I have been guilty of saying this phrase. But only when I had my own child did I realize something very important.

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Black Is the New Ice Cream – Little Damage in DTLA

Come to the Dark Side, with this ice cream craze that’s hit downtown LA!

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11 Reasons Why the End of the School Year Makes You Question Your Sanity

When the end of school rolls around you just can’t anymore.

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It’s a Tall Order: New Giraffe Feeding at the Zoo

If you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with the tallest guy at the zoo, here’s your chance!

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25 Things I’d Rather Do Than Prepare (And Go) To An IEP Meeting

Photo: US Department of Education via Flickr
I’d rather change my name to MC HB aka Tenacious Cakes and tour the country spitting mad rhymes about the dangers of Easy Bake Ovens than go through another IEP Meeting.
Which is…

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The Restorative Effects of Risotto on Tweens and Parents

Photo: Bethany Stephens
“We had a situation last night…” she said.  
I know this mom, and when I look into her eyes, I feel good about what I see there. Her tween daughter and mine are not the same,…

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12 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Survived Elementary School In The 90s

One of the best parts of having kids is that you’re often reminded of your own favorite childhood memories. Your kids might be living it up in the digital age with smart boards and tablets on every desk, but being…

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10 Sweet Cookies for a Healthy(ish) Holiday Season

Goodbye, butter, processed sugar and other not-so-good ingredients!

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The Sharp Knife of a Short Life: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. Three years ago, I had no idea this month existed and now I live with the reality of loss. Having my son Thomas 18 months ago was the best thing that has…

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Animals Take Center Stage in This Action-Packed Production

A clue sniffing wonder dog, a hilarious flock of trained chickens and an aardvark with an impossibly long tongue make this Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium show one to remember!

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