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Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Tech Use (& We Should Too)

Almost 40% of American 2-4 year-olds and over 50% of 5-8 year-olds have used an iPad, iPhone, or similar device. That is a staggering number. Some claim that using these devices can augment a child…

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5 Toddler Activity Ideas for Sensory Play

Sensory toddler activities are great for kids and for parents: your child gets to have fun and learn while you get a few minutes of quiet time. Experiencing all of those new smells, textures and col…

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5 Non-VOC Paints for Crafters & Artists

You have probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins that are harmful to human health. But what about the supplies you use …

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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7 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Picky Toddlers

Got a kid at home that has decided veggies are for suckers? Check out these kid-friendly recipes for picky eaters, plus some tips on getting through the picky eating phase. I never thought I'd be…

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12 Wood Pallet Projects We Love

Who could have predicted the wild success of pallets in the household décor field? These humble wooden shipping leftovers are being repurposed for all kinds of DIY projects inside the home, on the por…

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Blackberry Mint Lime Fruit Leather

Kids love fruit leather, and by making your own, you know exactly what's in it. YIELD 12 servings Ingredients 3 cups blackberries 1/4 cup mint leaves (optional) 1/4 cup honey Finely grated…

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‘Normal Barbie’ is Coming to Toy Stores Soon

The so-called "Normal Barbie" isn't affiliated with Mattel. She's being created by an independent toymaker, and you can help! The Normal Barbie's name is Lammily, and she's the result of crowd-source…

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Do You Need to Decaffeinate Your Child?

A new report looking at kids and caffeine had some shocking findings. Here's how to help your kid decaffeinate! What I found most surprising was the sheer number of young kids drinking caffeine dai…

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Winning Gender Equality: How Our Childhood Toys Play a Huge Role

One big sister took on the toy industry to fight for gender equality, because her brother Gavin was embarrassed to play with an Easy-Bake Oven. Four-year-old Gavin loved cooking, and honestly I thi…

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