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7 Female Scientists Your Children Should Imitate

From discovering new elements to inventing WiFi and computer programming, these are seven strong women all kids can look up to. 

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37 Toys That Encourage Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusivity starts at a young age and these toys teach kids that we all have something important to contribute to our world.

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2021: Al Fresco Dining at Its Finest

From grassy expanses to perfect patios to overwater lookouts, outdoor dining has never been more popular!

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Deck Out Your Playroom with These Wooden Toys from Etsy

These wooden toys will last forever and they look cool in your home. Best of all, there are no tiny plastic parts for you to step on!

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Wheel Bring the Fun! Mobile Birthday Parties That Come to You

Mobile birthday parties that make planning a cinch? That’s how we roll.

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5 Top Subscription Toy Boxes for Young Kids

Make learning fun for your kids and toy-buying easy for you with these baby toy subscription boxes that deliver educational fun right to your door.

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32 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

From sweet outfits to LEGO kits, it’s easy to stay away from the sugar with these candy-free gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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These Eco-Friendly Toys Are Saving the Planet

Seven new toys are releasing this year.

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Shop Local & Support Small Businesses with Our Holiday Gift Guide

Time to make your holiday list, and check it twice. Make your dollars count this year by shopping locally!

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The Best Local Toy Stores for Holiday Shopping

Make your holiday gifts unique and local. Buy your tot a toy at one of these cool local Portland toy stores.

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Back to Basics: The 10 Best Non-Electronic Toys for Babies & Toddlers

No batteries needed for these timeless, durable toys that are perennial kid favorites.

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All Aboard! These 12 Train Tables Are Perfect for Your Little Conductor

Lay the rails for tons of play with 12 train tables that scream, “The train is leaving the station!”

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Go-To Holiday Baby Gifts

Here are some of my favorite go-to baby gifts

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DIY All Day: 20 Sensory Play Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

Take playtime to the next level with these sensory play ideas. Many are quick to put together and use items you probably already have at home.

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Play On! NYC Toy Stores That Are Delivering

For a birthday, a special occasion, or just because, these local shops are stocked and ready to bring the fun to you!

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Independent Play: Busy Boxes for Babies & Toddlers

Keep your little one entertained with these DIY busy boxes. We share 10 ideas for how to fill them.

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The Hottest Toys at Toy Fair 2020

This year’s toy trends range from H20 fun to kid-powered play. See our top picks for this year’s wish lists.

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On the Top of Your Holiday Must-Dos: Christkindlmarket

Chicago’s take on a traditional German holiday bazaar — is back. Should you take the kids? Heck Ja!

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The Best Little City in Texas You Should Visit Now

Explore the central Texas city that offers a bustling food scene, refreshing swimming holes and plenty of family-friendly entertainment.

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Children Learn Best from Play When We Set Them Free

Here’s how to build a free-play space of your own at home—and why it’s so important.

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8 Cute, Spring-y Finds from Joanna Gaines’ Easter Collection for Target

Spring has landed and JoJo has you covered for that decor update.

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10 Last-Minute Toys You Can Snag at Whole Foods

Toys you can pick up on your regular grocery run!

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Must-Have Picks For Summer Travel

From activity packs to designer-cool cars, we found the coolest, must-have travel gear to keep kids from getting bored.

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Meet 10 Bay Area Business-Owner Mothers

Celebrate Mother’s Day by supporting a local, mama-run biz.

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Baby Stores Worth Leaving Your Neighborhood For

Let’s hear it for local baby boutiques! Before you start outfitting the nursery, discover our favorite places to spoil your baby — or someone else’s.

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6 Boho Festival-Style Nursery Ideas for Your Baby Girl

For parents who are looking for something a bit less conventional than those usual ‘pink-is-for-girls’ baby girls’ nurseries, boho might be the st‌yle we’ve all been waiting for.

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D.C.-Centric Baby Gifts to Add to the Registry

The best memento for new parents is an artifact that truly embodies the place where their baby was born.

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Here Are 2018’s Hottest Kids & Parenting Trends to Watch For, According to Pinterest

2017 is in the rearview mirror and we’re already looking ahead at all the new trends for kids and parenting with all the excitement we can muster! Pinterest rounded up not 10, not 25, but 100 up-and-coming trend predictions for…

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Etiquette Tips and Handy Tricks for Baby Gifts You Don’t Want

Not sure what to do with items you don’t want? Read on for tips on returning, regifting and repurposing!

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Hit These Local Family-Owned Shops for Your Last-Minute Gifts

You are down to the last hour to get your holiday shopping done! Head to one of these local family-owned stored to find just the right gifts for your most loved ones.

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Hidden Gems: 6 Neighborhood Toy Stores for the Kid in Us All

Want to buy a gift your little elf might not expect? We’ve scoured the DMV for the best boutiques that de-stress your holiday shopping.

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11 Made-in-the-USA Kids Toys Under $20

Today is the 4th of July! Show your patriotic-pride by giving the kids classic toys made right here in the USA.

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Beyond Books: Local Libraries with a Twist

Rainy Chicago days are made for burying your nose in a book. These libraries in the city and the ‘burbs go way beyond the average.

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Pop Over to the Poppy Festival

Bring camera and kids to this once-a-year beautiful photo-op of a festival in the Antelope Valley.

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These 7 Practices Help Me Live Simply with A Toddler

Photo: Brittany L. Bergman
Simple living, for me, has never been only about having less stuff. It’s about having more time for the things that matter and maintaining a pace of life that’s healthy for my whole family.
Even so, living…

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