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Why Imaginative Play Is So Important

In addition to being downright fun, imaginative play allows kids the opportunity to practice their social, language and creative thinking skills.

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6 Ways to Create Good Vibes in Your Workspace

Since WFH doesn’t seem to be going away, here are 6 ways to make your home office more comfortable.

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Lindt Valentine's Day

Flowers & Truffles Make a Classic Pair for Valentine’s Day

Treat someone special to Lindt Truffles and Farmgirl Flowers.

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Costco’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Rose Sale Has Arrived

You won’t find a better deal on roses than this.

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My (Lame) Attempts at Baby Talk

Photo: Dan Reily
First, let it be noted that I have no idea how to talk to babies. They stare at me like I’m from Mars and I stare back or read them the newspaper or something. Once in a restaurant a…

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This Surprising Idea Saved Our Weekends

“This unexpected idea not only changed our weekends for the better, but we realized it also gave our kids a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.”

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Simple Science Experiments With 5 Supplies or Less

Chances are you have glasses and food coloring at home, which means you’ve already got about half the supplies needed for these simple experiments.

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13 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Totally Pull Off

Procrastinate much? We’ve got thoughtful ideas that don’t take long to whip together.

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6 Things from Drew Barrymore’s Home Line for Walmart We Are Loving Right Now

Drew Barrymore’s new home goods collection is all about fab florals.

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3 Ways to Decorate with Candy Corn

Today is Candy Corn Day! Go out and get that sale candy and do some festive decorating on the quick.

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These Kid-Friendly Picks from the IKEA 2019 Catalog Are Both Genius & Chic

These stylish picks do a whole lot more than just look good in your kid’s room.

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Seeing the World Through My Kids’ Eyes Has Changed Me

All it takes is getting down on my toddlers’ level and taking a good look around.

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The New Magic Class That Teaches Kids Tricks & Social Skills

A magician and a behavioral analyst walk into a bar…(OK, not really, but you get the idea.)

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Being a Mom is Always Taking the Smaller Half of the Cookie

Being a mom is the entering of uncharted territory.
Being a mom is packing a hospital bag as one version of yourself and coming home as another, tethered to a new life, now forever in your charge.
Being a mom…

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When I Learned to Treasure My Son’s Handmade Gifts

It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day and my ten-year-old son, Matthew, comes home from school holding a gift that’s wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with yellow ribbon.

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“It’s for you for Mother’s Day,”…

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How to Make Outdoor Parties Safe for All Ages

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Having a birthday party for your child means inviting lots of other children round, and all of them become at least partly your responsibility. You need to make sure that everything is as safe as possible before you…

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This Year’s Most Pin-Worthy Mother’s Day DIYs

Mother’s Day is around the corner and after giving our children unconditional love, we deserve the best. That’s why on this special day, store-bought gifts simply won’t cut the cake. Get crafty with these popular DIY mother’s day ideas from…

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Quitting the Blame Game

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Try to re-consider what you are saying when the sentence starts with the word “You”.
I told this to my children early on and hold it as a personal principle.

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Why? Because, words…

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7 Mind-Blowing Uses for Umbrellas You Haven’t Tried Yet

We’ve found a few uses for umbrellas new and old that will soon have you singing in the rain.

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Schmear Ye, Schmear Ye!: Don’t Miss These Giant Bagel Statues Downtown

Are you New Yorker enough to use a photo of your kid with its unofficial doughy mascot as your holiday card? Just asking.

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What to Do With The Stuff You Find In Your Kids Pockets

“This lamp has my childhood in it.” was the simple title of the set of photos posted to Reddit in 2012. For some reason, it is trending again now on Facebook with this meme.

In case you’re wondering what to…

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Incredibly Easy Design Hacks for Every Room

From fresh flowers to perfectly placed candles to an expert stack of books, we bring you 5 ideas that you can execute today, probably with things you already have in your home.

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TGIF: A Drop-In Friday Night Clay Extravaganza

Friday nights at Multnomah Arts Center can get downright dirty. Polliwogs and their progenitors can be found transforming clumps of clay into monster menageries and goofy goblets. The MAC’s ceramics studio transforms into a magical clay playground where creativity abounds.…

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Support Your Team: Make a Cool Tailgating Craft

Flowers at a tailgate sometimes seem over the top.  But what is a table without a little arrangement? The problem – of course – is that a breakable vase is not ideal in a parking lot and plastic ones look…

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Bay Area Birthday Party Ideas: Getting Artsy

So you’re not the parent who makes personalized goodie bags and plans themed parties down to the engraved napkins. That doesn’t mean your child can’t have a birthday party bursting with creativity. Art-based parties are where the kids shine most,…

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