Erin Steidle-Crandall

34 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Follower | @ErinSteidle6ksp | 38 years old, mother of Ethan (10)) and Evie (8), married to my favorite guy in the world, Ryan and we all live in beautiful Blue Ridge, GA

Doctors say there is little they can do for Bobbi Kristina Brown

Things aren’t looking good for Bobbi Kristina Brown.<p>“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source closely connected to the situation told FOX411, adding that doctors have expressed that there is little they can do. “They’ve …

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Gift idea: Puzzle with your child's lovey

Over the past year, Toby has fallen in love with a stuffed animal named Mr. Fox. They cuddle together at night and, according to Toby, Mr. F...

How to Make Graffiti Leggings

If you’ve hung out here for any length of time at all, you know my daughter is a 7-year-old creative force to be reckoned with. She sings her own …

This Childrenswear Line Is Made Entirely From Upcycled Men’s Shirts

Kallio aims to combat waste in the fashion industry by upcycling men’s shirts into children’s clothing.<p>Textile pollution is something of a dirty secret of the garment industry: A whopping 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills. As environmental activists raise awareness of the problem, more and …

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Rules for Kids

We don’t really have a general list rules for our kids. I guess we just expect them to be kind and the rest kinda flows from there.<p>But the other day, …

What Kids Learn from Your Marriage

Those little eyes and ears are picking up everything. Do you like what you and your husband are teaching?<p>My husband and I cook dinner together almost every night. I never thought much about this—other than to be really, really grateful for both the collaboration and the companionship—until one day …

10 places that can change your child's life | CNN Travel

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.<p>Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a …

Children’s menu history: How Prohibition and Emmett Holt gave rise to kid cuisine.

At the age of 4, children of the near-extinct Kawésqar tribe of Chilean Patagonia spear and roast their own shellfish. This is eight years earlier …

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Parenting

Six Words You Should Say Today

Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me.<p>Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family.<p>But this one did. It …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

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Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

diy: a very thankful garland | CAKIES

I wanted the girls to list out things they are thankful for and this was our simple solution…<p><b>Supplies:</b><br>Strips of colored paper<br>Scissors<br>Colored …

Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

I'm on the road this week, giving talks on my new book about learning to fail better: that is, first, to give ourselves the permission to take on …

3 Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep

At the end of a long day, there's a phrase that parents of small children can come to dread hearing: "Read me a story!"<p>Though bedtime reading can be fun, reading the same book over and over and over again can be excruciating for parents.<p>Margaret Willison, a librarian who specializes in young …

Parenthood makes gaming better by making time your most precious resource

Parenthood changes you in nearly every way.<p>You lose free time, but you gain the ability to see things through a different set of lenses. Suddenly what you want or need isn’t the most important thing, and you wake up every morning with a sense of purpose and understanding about what your day will …

Why I Never Tell My Child "Good Job": the Case of Praise versus Encouragement

And no, I never tell my child “bad job!” either. Save your gasps for Jerry Springer, SmartMoms. It’s simply a matter of praise versus …

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Game Your Kid's Education With These 10 Cool Kits

Forget paper and pencils. Look into these fun new tools to help kids unleash their inner scientist or engineer.<p>#<p>Exo Labs Model 2 Camera<p>The Model 2 camera attaches to any standard microscope and captures high-res images of the field of view. An app streams images to an iPhone or iPad so that …

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21 Photos That Depict True Modern Fatherhood

Today's dads are clueless, incompetent, emotionless buffoons who don't know their asses from their elbows when it comes to childcare, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. The overwhelming majority of us (yes, I said, the overwhelming majority) are smart, loving, and just plain awesome men who put our families …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

Don't Let Youth Sports Hijack Your Life

Over the past couple of weeks, my husband and I have been wrestling with the decision over whether or not to play soccer. By we, I mean our two daughters.<p>Steve and I aren't playing, but the commitment required of us as a family sometimes makes it seem that way: the thrice-weekly trips to the soccer …

13 reasons to let dads do things their way

To all the moms out there: We dads know you may cringe when we put your child in an outfit that looks as if he raided Steven Tyler’s or Steve Urkel’s closets. Or maybe our attempts at styling hair resemble a squirrel’s tail instead of something that's attached to the backside of a pony.<p>I’m here to …

Parenting

High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed

The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in …

9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids - Kristen Welch

She borrowed something from me.<p>And then she lost it.<p><i>Accidents happen.</i><p>But it was the whole “It only cost ten bucks-you can get another one” attitude …