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Boxes, Bins & Goodbyes

Please tell me that one of the losses from this pandemic is not the loss of my holiday spirit.

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One Cool Thing: Make Your Own Bubbles

We found a great bubble recipe, which uses ordinary household items that you likely already have on-hand.

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Chuck E. Cheese Has Big Plans to Roll Out Changes to 600+ Locations

The iconic play and pizza eatery is getting a major makeover.

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This Toddler’s Reaction to Bruce Banner Hulking Out is Everything

Get ready to giggle as you watch what happens when a two-year-old sees a mild-mannered man transform into this Marvel superhero.

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Dear Single Mom: You Are Enough

As a single mom, you sometimes wonder if you’re doing the whole parenting thing wrong. But I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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As My Kids Grow Up, I Feel Sadness for What We Have Lost

It seems like at every age and stage they have gone through I’ve said, “This is my favorite age”.  Now I find myself questioning how I feel about this stage.

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Mental Illness Is Not Our Family Taboo & Here’s How We Talk about It

“The story of my family’s struggle with mental illness doesn’t start with a huge red flag waving in the wind, but a tiny alarm that could barely be heard.”

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Viral School Photo Proves Why Picking the Right Shirt Is Essential for Picture Day

Whatever you do, leave the green shirt in the closet on picture day.

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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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The Museum of Illusions

Taking photos at the Museum of Illusion is totally the point…and totally worth the price of admission.

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You Can Play “Where’s Waldo?” on Google Maps—But You Need to Find Waldo Soon

That worldly Waldo is back at it again—and now you can track him down with Google Maps!

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Why We Should Protect Our Kids from Negativity—& How, Too

There’s a fine line between being honest with your child and protecting their innocence.

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I Hope You Dance

I remember our oldest daughter at 9 months, sitting on top of her grandpa’s patio table, eyes half closed, swaying energetically to the music playing in the background. I remember her at 18 months doing her squats—up down up down—as…

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Dear Husband: I NEED More Help from You

Read the complete viral letter from one mom whose relatable words speak for so many tired moms.

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Say Goodbye to One of Your Favorite Lucky Charms’ Marshmallows

To be honest, did we ever notice this Lucky Charms shape, anyway?

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Here’s Why New Year’s Means So Much to My Daughter (& Me, Too)

What is your favorite memory of New Year’s Eve? The Times Square Ball Drop? Fireworks? Kissing your sweetie with a glass of champagne in hand? My former New Year’s Eve tradition involved a Twilight Zone marathon followed by an 8…

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Disney Wants to Put a Spell On You With a “Hocus Pocus” Remake

The Sanderson sisters are getting a brand new look.

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When the Little Moments Outshine the Big Ones

Emotions are hard to predict. In the days and weeks leading up to my oldest child’s first day of kindergarten, I was certain that my emotions would get the better of me. But, when the big day finally came, everything…

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This New College Football Tradition Will Warm Your Heart

University of Iowa fans are starting a new college football tradition and it’s not what you’d expect.

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Woof! Roar! Oink! 11 Animal-Themed Books Your Baby Will Love

Get ready for a roaring good time with our recommendations for the best animal-themed baby books.

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John Legend’s Daughter Had the Cutest Reaction to Her Dad’s “Sesame Street” Surprise

John Legend filmed a personalized Sesame Street shoutout for his daughter, Luna — and her reaction is just too cute!

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Make Tracks for the Best Train Museums in the Country

We tracked down the best train museums from coast to coast. At the end of the day, the kids will beg the conductor (you) for another tour or two.

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Swiping Right: Adventures on Mom Tinder

Photo: JESHOOTS
So recently I became aware of an app called Peanut.  Peanut is essentially an app to connect with other moms. You’re supposed to be able to find “like-minded mamas near you,” or my friend Jill refers to as…

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Big Families: We Are More Than the Sum of Our Parts

Photo: AmyJayPhoto via Flickr
Every evening when I leave work, I see the same tired woman standing on the corner outside my building waiting to cross the street with her four little kids. It’s a busy street always, but even…

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Tricks Are for Kids: 7 Easy Magical Illusions to Learn Today

Conjure up serious entertainment with seven simple magic tricks.

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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Review

My son Owen LOVES trains! Almost everyday, he asks me if we can “sit down in a train.” I usually have to tell him no, but today I got to tell him YES!
The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad is located in…

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11 Major First Year Milestones & When to Expect Them

Wondering when Baby will flash you a real smile? Or say, “mama” or “dada”? Find out about these and nine other game changing milestones of year one.

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Breeze Along: 5 Spots To Fly A Kite

Here are our favorite spots around town to throw caution (and a kite) to the wind.

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Tantrums, Tears & Santa: Not So Picture Perfect Photos with Mr. Claus

Below are some of our favorite Santa pictures submitted by Red Tricycle readers. Get ready for a big-belly chuckle just like the big guys in red himself.

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