Germaine Kahikina

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Throwing a kid’s birthday party without losing your mind

Children’s birthday parties often start with squeals of delight and joyful anticipation but end in tears and swearing. From mum and dad, I hasten to …

Birthday Party Planning 101

Birthday parties are like road trips: getting there is half the fun. Deciding on the theme, decorations, and activities makes the days leading up to the event seem like part of the celebration itself. It needn't be elaborate -- kids will be happy with a small party as long as they are made to feel …

Tiny Party

Introduction<p>The big idea here is that it's a small world after all.<p>Hint at the charm of all things Lilliputian by sending an itsy-bitsy invitation of mostly envelopes -- each opens to reveal one a size smaller, with the last one holding colorful confetti and a wee card.<p>Guests sip strawberry from …

Sandwiches

DIY Favors and Decorations for Kids' Birthday Parties

Flavorful Gumball Party<p>Colorful and bright are the first words that come to mind when you think of a child's birthday party. Kara Allen of Kara's …

Everything but the... - Sweet ReciPEAs

<b>Everything But The….Cake</b><p>1 box white cake mix (plus how many eggs, oil, and water your brand calls for)<br>1 box chocolate cake mix (plus how many eggs, …

Party Ideas | Party Printables: Recipes

Adult Party Ideas and Themes Party and DIY Videos Recipes<p>Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe<p>Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us and it's the perfect time of …

The Darkness and Me: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Depression

By Chris Burcham,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1DzZMEX<p>For nearly 3 years now I’ve been battling major depression and anxiety. While I’ve known …

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

I Tried To Design The Perfect Night’s Sleep. Here’s What Happened

Sleep tracking wearables, smart alarms, and fancy light bulbs are the future of a good night’s rest. But how much can they achieve?<p>I have one goal in life: to achieve the perfect sleep. I’m neither a morning person nor a night owl. I go to bed early; I wake up late. Each morning I invariably engage …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Lego

Hey kids, YouTube has an app coming just for you

When it comes to streaming video, these days it's all about the kids.<p>YouTube, the world's biggest online video service, said it will launch a new free app called YouTube Kids on Monday. The app initially will be available only on devices running Google's Android operating system.<p>It will feature …

YouTube can babysit your kids with new app

Searching "family friendly" on YouTube is not a good way to find children's programming. Trust me.<p>Google is launching a YouTube Kids app just for kid-appropriate videos. Youngsters haven't had a parent-approved portal on YouTube before, but video streaming these days is all about the kiddies:<p>Also …

Parents of boy held in basement charged with torture

DETROIT — The parents of a boy whose disappearance and later discovery in his own basement captured headlines have been charged with torture and child abuse.<p>The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced the charges Friday against Charles Bothuell IV, 46, and his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, …

Crime

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

Oscars 2015: Secrets of the limo drivers

<b>More than 1,000 limousines will fill the streets of Los Angeles ahead of the Academy Awards. One limo manager shares his secrets.</b><p>On Oscar night - this year 22 February - the usually car-clogged streets of Hollywood fall silent because everyone is at a viewing party or, if they're very lucky, …

Los Angeles

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Advertising

15 Things Great Parents Do Differently

By: Luminita D. Saviuc, Purpose Fairy<p><i>“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will give you the man.”</i> ~ Jesuit motto, alleged to be attributed to Francis …

Listen Up! How to Get Kids to Listen to You

Stop repeating yourself. Your child will be all ears once you start following these clever, attention-getting tips from the pros.<p>Ever notice how your child's bionic ears pick up every word of your "private" conversations, yet when you really need him to listen it's like he's switched off his …

12 Ways to Stop Yelling

Instead of losing your cool and causing yourself to yell, check out these top ways to stay calm while still making your point and setting necessary boundaries.<p><i>Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Sometimes all it takes is a moment to cool down.</i><p>You told your child to pick up all his toys and get ready for bed, …

Parenting

10 Things I Learned When I Stopped Yelling at My Kids

January 20, 2012. I will never forget that date. Thinking I was home alone with my four boys, then ages 5 and under, my handyman caught me in a full on, red in the face, body shaking, throat throbbing scream so bad that all my boys burst into tears. I was mortified. Mortified! And so sad; this was …

Why Toddlers Throw Temper Tantrums

Research explains why toddlers have temper tantrums and the reasons behind bad behavior.<p>Shutterstock<p>With my 3-year-old twins in tow, I navigated …

9 Ways to Bond With Your Toddler

Tips, activities and ideas that will help you connect with your toddler<p>Routines and traditions, along with your toddler's diet and environment, can …

19 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

Moms and dads from our Facebook community share the parenting routine or habit they feel most proud of when it comes to effectively raising happy, responsible kids.<p>Despite daddy being deployed for nearly a year now, he is still part of our preschooler's bedtime routine. He recorded bedtime stories …

Secrets to Toddler Discipline

It's not too soon to start setting limits and encouraging good behavior from your kid. We'll show you how.<p>When your 1-year-old screams for candy or throws food out of your cart at the grocery store, it's hard to know how to deal with her misbehaving. After all, a child this age is still too young …