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You Child Won't Be Able to Step Away From This Amazon Bestselling Toy

These days, there are so many children's toys available, it can feel overwhelming when you're trying to find a fun, educational present for your little one. Well, worry no more. We found the cutest toy on Amazon that your kids will be obsessed with.<p>This bestselling Mini Explorer Light Up Terrarium …

Kids

I was smiling for the TV cameras, but I was dying on the inside

I sat in the Fox News Washington studio last fall and waited to be interviewed on "Fox & Friends" about a heartwarming op-ed I had written for Fox News headlined "What happened when my daughter saw me kiss my wife."<p>My body was exhausted from an intense treatment for a chronic illness; a doctor had …

Siblings

There Are Psychological Reasons Parents Are So Obsessed With Target

Marketing experts, therapists and parents weigh in.<p>In the face of the chaos and confusion that come with raising a family today, parents across America turn to a very specific place for sanctuary and relief. While it may not be fancy or private, it’s got an air of sophistication and serenity.<p>What …

14 Google Home games you can play with your kiddos

Google Home has many uses around the house. It can control the lights, set the temperature and even help you cook or order dinner. But it can also help keep your kids entertained while you're busy in the kitchen or cleaning up their seemingly never-ending mess.<p>Here are 14 Google Home games your …

Kids

These Honey-Sriracha Meatballs Make Meal Prep Easy

There are two types of people who do weekly meal prep. The first is the health-conscious person who's counting something (calories, protein, sugar) …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Blow Your Kids’ Minds By Freezing Bubbles in the Winter

Not only that, but they'll learn a little science in the process.<p>Want to impress your kids in the cold weather? Freeze a bubble. A fun cold-weather …

This sugary, sticky pull-apart treat is Iowa's most searched-for Thanksgiving side dish

CLOSE<p>Hadley Malcom tries out the monkey bread recipe from Tasty.<p>Thanksgiving is almost here, and many Iowans are digging out their best recipes for …

Crock Pot Thanksgiving Sides That Basically Make Themselves

So you can concentrate on the bird.

Dragon's Breath Chili

Add the bacon grease and butter to a large stockpot over high heat. Add the Anaheim chiles, poblano chiles, red bell peppers, jalapeno chiles and …

Recipes

This Is What A Mom Really Means When She Says 'I'm Tired'

She looked tired. Bone-tired. Overwhelmed, frazzled, but mostly <i>tired</i>.<p>Of course, she was. She had four children who looked to all be under age 10, …

Parenting

Sliders To Sloppy Joes: 15 Awesome Recipes For Watching Football

Thought Rice Krispies Treats couldn’t get any better? Wrong!<p>If your Sunday plans involve sitting on the sofa and yelling at the TV, you’ll need some good eats to sustain yourself. From Sloppy Joes to Ham & Cheese Sliders to the best-ever Rice Krispie Treats, these game day recipes will keep you and …

Mom's So-True Post About 5 Stages of Love in a Marriage Just Might Save Your Relationship

If you are struggling to find the light in your marriage, one mom blogger's words will give you faith that dark times don't last forever.<p>I have been married for 10 years. We've had good times, and very, very bad times. Most recently, we lost a pregnancy, and I have wondered how we will ever get …

Parenting

Make These Kids Sponge Balls For Water Play This Summer!

Summer has arrived and it is fun to get outdoors for summer family activities but the heat is here! One of the things that my kids love to do in the …

This Dad Interviewed His Daughter After Her First Day of School for 12 Years

Kevin Scrubbs turned his daughter's first day of school Q&A sessions into an amazing tribute for her high school graduation.<p>For 12 years, Kevin Scruggs sat his daughter Mackenzie down after her first day of school so he could videotape her answering a bunch of questions about things like who her …

Parenting

How To Avoid The Burden Of Mom Guilt When 'Perfection' Is Everywhere

As a mom today, it’s so easy to get caught up in what we think we are doing wrong. It’s easy because all the “right” things are plastered online for …

Parenting

Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill Recipe

"Great tuna pasta salad with dill, perfect for summer parties and potlucks."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) package small uncooked seashell pasta<p>1 1/2 cups …

Preserving Memories: In Emails To A Toddler, A Window Into Her Parents' Love

This story starts with a lost email.<p>Annie Hudson had spent weeks crafting the text. She was documenting tiny elements of a memory — events so ordinary that they would certainly be forgotten, yet so treasured that she wanted to keep hold.<p>She wanted the email to be perfect. Kept tinkering, revising. …

Mermaid, Siren, Princess: How The Starbucks Logo Evolved

The first person to sketch a logo for Starbucks was a graphic designer named Terry Heckler. This was back in the early 1970s, when coffee came in tin cans labelled Folger’s or Hills Brothers. In a series of brainstorming sessions, the founders of Starbucks forged an early identity for the company …

Coffee

A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty

Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.

Mom Creates Hilariously Honest Guide To Cleaning

Take that, Pinterest.<p>Fed up with unrealistic “clean house” guides on Pinterest, a Utah mom of three created one that more accurately reflects parents’ housekeeping struggles.<p>Blogger Meredith Ethington posted “A Real Mom’s Guide To A Clean House” ― a foolproof cleaning method that involves steps …

10 Promises To My Children From Their Recovered Mother

<i>* This article was first published on Psychology Today.</i><p>Dear Beckett, Sophie and Sammy,<p>This is a special week for your momma and a lot of other people too. It’s a week where people speak up about a sickness that is very serious, but sometimes not talked about very much. You know I’m a …

Taking a Sandy Hook Minute

I promised myself that I was going to make each morning before school count.<p>It was the first day back to school after break and we were all going through the usual morning hustle and bustle…<p>As I bundled up to take my oldest son out to the bus I looked over to see him and my younger son writing …

Dolly Parton’s Famous Cinnamon Bread Recipe Is Calling Your Name

Break <i>Us</i> off a piece of that! Everyone associates <b>Dolly Parton</b> with her epic roster of songs, including “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” but for …

This Chocolate Chip Dump Cake Might Be the Easiest Dessert You Ever Make

This chocolate chip cookie dough dump cake from <b>Delicious Dump Cakes</b> proves why dump cake recipes were so popular this year. It's a semihomemade dessert that allows you to use boxed cake mix and premade cookie dough (no shame), but tastes just as decadent and homemade as any chocolaty dessert. The …

Dessert

15 Tried And True Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

From my personal recipe files to yours!<p>I have been cooking for the majority of the past six years, and while I enjoy trying new recipes, there are some recipes that I return to again and again. I love them because they are wholesome, delicious, relatively fast/simple, don't require a lot of fancy …

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

Cooking

Summer Attire for Little Citizen by Tea Collection

Boys clothing certainly has a lot of pre-requisites. Aside from wanting something that is both comfortable and cool, parents also want something that …

Slavery

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation