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10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

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Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Trevor was an elementary school student whose days were full, Monday through Friday. When school got out, he went straight to tutoring sessions with Ms. Malcolm, followed by soccer practice, dinner and finally, his community karate class. Trevor enjoyed each of these activities (well, except for …

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Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Eco living: the family who bought nothing new for a year

Spend 12 months making do and mending like Jen Gale and her family, and you could save thousands<p>Jen Gale has done a lot of sewing this year. From mending jeans to making a superhero cape out of an old T-shirt for a birthday, she has been hemming, pleating and patching to make clothes last longer …

13-Year-Old Kazakh Girl Trained To Become Eagle Hunter

Asher Svidensky, a 24-year-old photographer from Israel, has recently visited Mongolia with the aim to document the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle …

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31 Awesome April Fools' Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you have to act like one.

Finger Knitting

Finger knitting is a really good way of getting children interested in wool crafts, and it is very easy to learn. It also helps to improve a child’s …

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Creative Beds for Kids

With the help of designers like Mathy by Bols, parents are able to make their children sleep easier at least to make them sleep in their own bed. …

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

This week, a 10-year-old girl was kidnapped in front of her own home in Missouri with a tragic ending. This is an unfortunate reminder that there are predators out there and parents need to be proactive to try to prevent more children from becoming victims.<p>Not every child abduction can be …

Awesome Outdoor DIY Projects for Kids

With summer in full gear, it’s getting harder and harder to entertain the kids. But before you let them park it in front of the TV or gaming console, …

7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

It's mid-summer. The days are long and hot, and the nights, while cooler, can still be pretty hot. When people are hot and bored, things escalate to …

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Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Meet Tippi Degré - a French girl who grew up living amidst lion cubs, giraffes, ostriches, and zebras in the African desert. Tippi's parents worked …

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DIY 'Kool-Aid'

One of the biggest health mistakes most people make is simply what they choose to drink. Soda, juice, sweetened teas, ‘fruit’ beverages and the list …

Easy Garden Chimes For Kids – Tips For Creating Wind Chimes For Gardens

By Anne Baley<p>Few things are as relaxing as listening to garden wind chimes on a soft summer evening. The Chinese knew about the restorative qualities …

Kids Think Technology is Fundamentally Human

Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations.<p>These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of …

Make a Milk Jug Shovel

I spotted a <b>milk jug shovel</b> online. Gasp! Given that I adore all things DIY, especially if they involve my recycling bin, I had to try this.<p>I dug and …

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6 Children's Bedtime Stories That Inspire a Love of Mother Nature

Reading before bedtime has been an important part of our family's nighttime routine since our oldest was only a few weeks old. Now, almost 6 years …

8 Easy and Fun Summer Recipes to Make With Kids

<b>1. Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches</b><p>These semi-homemade ice cream sandwiches are a delicious twist on an old fashioned treat. Kids love them. Adults love them. They are hard to beat! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread</b><p>This quick bread makes a perfect afternoon snack: it's …

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Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Now playing on a lawn near you: a party that celebrates summer, cinema, and community all under the stars.<p>Project your movie onto any light-colored background. Or create your own screen with a few basic supplies.

Sleep And Play – 25 Amazing Loft Design Ideas For Kids

The term loft can have several different meanings but right now we’re interested in the one that describes it as a large adaptable open space. There …

Dad designs shoes to give his paralyzed daughter the sensation of walking. http://t.co/KzEqjeNDSc

Love at First Sight

Dad with cancer writes daughter 826 notes to last after he's gone

Garth Callaghan started slipping notes into his daughter Emma’s lunchbox when she was in kindergarten. She could barely read at the time, so he kept the napkin notes simple with easy words, sometimes using drawings or symbols.<p>Today, Callaghan's eighth-grade daughter has come to depend on those …

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Thailand: interim PM flees meeting, at least 3 killed in Bangkok protests

In Bangkok, anti-government protesters have pushed their way into a military compound, forcing the interim prime minister to flee a meeting with the election commission.<p>The session was quickly abandoned leaving an empty conference room and the electoral commission representative saying they would …