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How to child-proof your staircase

<b>Wardrobe, social life, sleep patterns, car... Everything changes in an instant when you have children as you adapt to family life, but the biggest</b> …

Stop, It’s Pearson Time! The New ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 Poster Is Here

OMG, the <i>This Is Us</i> season two poster is finally here and it looks like we’re in for another season of smiling so hard our face hurts while …

20 Super-Cute Food Creations Your Kids Will Love

Make mealtime fun.

10 of the best toys for three-year olds

Playtime is one of the most crucial aspects of a child's development. It plays a part in developing them emotionally, physically and mentally. Choosing the right toys and games is therefore important in bringing up strong, healthy, confident children.<p>Toys and games help improve motor skills, …

Quitting your job to care for your child is a financial decision that will follow you the rest of your life

That's an average of $18,000 a year, childcare advocacy group Child Care Aware reports.<p>A majority of working parents (63%) say they've made big career decisions like changing jobs or asking for flexible work arrangements to help alleviate some of the pressure.<p>Almost a quarter of surveyed parents …

Retirement

3 essential tech safety tips for parents and their kids

Parenting in the age of technology presents challenges Grandma and Grandpa didn’t have to deal with. Our children are ‘connected’ to the world — and if they aren’t their toys are.<p>Common sense practices keep your kids safe most of the time. Just about everyone uses computers either at work, at home, …

Wine Lovers Absolutely Need This Wine Necklace

The only jewelry you need.<p>What's as good as drinking your wine? Wearing it, of course. The hottest trend of 2017 is wearable wine and this necklace confirms it. This isn't just a necklace with a tiny wine glass pendant; this is a necklace with an <i>actual</i> wine glass.<p>The hands-free wine glass holder is …

Top Learning Toys to Help Boost Baby’s Developmen

With an infant on your hands, it might feel like all you do these days is feed, change diapers and catch a nap while baby sleeps (if you're lucky). …

Artist Perfectly Reimagines Disney Characters in 2017 and — Spoiler Alert — Things Look Bleak

Except for LeFou! He's doing great!<p>You've seen Disney favorites reimagined all the ways you thought imaginable: with body hair, as teenagers, as hot dogs, etc. U.K.-based artist Tom Ward took his now-viral illustrations (a series he calls "Alt Disney") to the next level though and threw said …

5 things I wish I had known about balancing parenthood with running a business

I didn’t plan to start a baby food company. This business found me. I grew up on a farm in Cameroon, West Africa, eating simple, homemade dishes filled with fresh vegetables and fruits. I wanted the same for my children. So I began making baby food in my kitchen, and sharing it with friends and …

Parenting

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

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The Life Hack That Puts You To Sleep In 60 Seconds

Sleep aids such as earplugs, eye masks, sleeping pills, and white noise are all used to help you fall asleep soundly. However, these sleep aids can …

Dad Shares Heartbreaking Story About The Dangers Of Button Batteries

He’s educating others about this common household hazard<p>Babies and toddlers are equal parts busy and curious. They get into everything, which makes …

Grieving

Kickstarting a CC-licensed picture book that teaches mathematical functions to small kids

Maria writes, "Funville Adventures is a creative, joyful, and gentle new project that introduces young children to advanced math. Children as young …

25 Housewarming Gifts That Will Liven Up Any Home

Honestly, it will be hard not to get these for yourself.<p>Whether your friends are moving into a new apartment or are first-time home-buyers, scroll on to find the perfect gift to fit their space.

The best toys for one-year olds

Is it really worth buying a baby or toddler a present?<p>Opinion is divided. Many will argue that purchasing gifts for children aged three and younger is a pointless exercise in wasting your money only to watch your child toss the pricey gift to the side in favour of the cardboard box it came in.<p>Those …

Kids

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful) | Inc.com

When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one day after I asked him "Why?" for approximately the millionth …

Parenting

3 Eating Rules French Mothers Teach Their Children

We're well aware that American and French parenting styles couldn't be more different. While each strategy has its ups and downs, when it comes to …

Messed-up eating habits? Don't blame yourself

If shoving spoonful after spoonful of choc-chip ice-cream into your mouth after a tough day at work (or just any day, really) or binge-eating a kebab …

Amazon’s $96 sound bar is so good it doesn’t need a separate subwoofer

It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio …

8 Ways to Stage Your Home Without Hiring a Pro

So, you're selling your home but don't have the budget to hire a professional stager. Who does? After all, supplying and artfully arranging those …

Frugal Living

72 Organization Tips for Every Room of the House

Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And …

DIY

13 Must-Download Apps to Help Make Your Home Renovation *MUCH* Easier

If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with marble kitchens, statement wallpaper, and mid-century modern Amazon finds (two-day shipping, y’all!), it may be time to *seriously* consider embarking on a springtime renovation. But because renos are practically synonymous with stress, we’ve decided to …

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

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Hilarious Mom Pokes Fun At Celebrity Parents By Recreating Their Photos

LOL.<p>A California mom is making fun of celebrity parents’ photos by starring in hilarious recreations.<p>Kate Casey of Newport Beach is a comedian, author and podcast host. She also has four kids under the age of 7 and a wicked sense of humor about the trials of parenting.<p>Casey started parodying …

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Anne Geddes: World's most famous baby photographer on how to take the perfect picture of your child

From babies in flower pots or asleep and cradled in the hands of their parents, and sitting in cabbage leaves, the work of few photographers is as …

Expert Advice: 10 Tips To Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Waiting for spring can make you as antsy as waiting for Christmas when you were a kid. Will it ever get here? And then it arrives suddenly…and …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …