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9 Backyard Builds to Make for Your Kids

Why buy these backyard classics when you can hand-make something they will treasure for years to come? If you've built a chessboard, birdhouse, and clock, but still want to do some DIY projects with your kids, try these.<p><b>Tree House</b><p>If you were lucky enough to have one when you were a kid, then you …

Woodworking

25 Skills Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Kids may not appreciate his finely crafted sense of humor, but there's still plenty they can learn from dear old dad.<p><b>Age 1:</b> You're new, I get it. Just remember, if it's hard or shiny, you're still too tiny. If it bounces or bends, it's all yours, my friend.<p><b>Age 2:</b> Let sleeping dads lie.<p><b>Age 3:</b> You'll …

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A Father's Day Poem Becomes a Song

I wrote this song for my father several years ago on Father's Day because I couldn't bear to buy him one more friggin' golf shirt.<p>Love Daddy<p>When I was just a little Dani, about 4 or 5 years old, my father invented a character called The Tickle Monster, long before Josie Bissett's Tickle Monster …

Parenting

Disagreeing on Discipline: How Parents Can Resolve Conflict and Present a Unified Front

Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched?<p>Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.<p>Couples who once were like-minded in every way -- same taste in music, …

Parenting

21 Things I Learned Being a Stay-at-Home Dad

If you were just thinking that what this Father's Day really needs is an Internet post full of life lessons from a stay-at-home dad who wrote a book (that won a literary parenting award), boy, did you click on the right link. If that's not what you were thinking, I'd read this anyway because not …

Parenting

It's Not Too Late to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

This is quite possibly the email I get most often from people who have just heard about The Orange Rhino Challenge, my promise to go 365 days straight without yelling at my boys.<p>Dear Orange Rhino,I am inspired by your story and how you stopped yelling. It gives me hope that maybe I too can change …

Parenting

Grow Baby Grow

Growth spurts often get the blame for a whole host of puzzling behaviors, from stepped-up feedings to sleep disruptions and sudden fussiness. But are they really the culprit? Or is there something else causing your baby's shift in schedule? Read on to find out what could be caused by a baby growth …

Pregnancy

Baby with drawn on eyebrows will instantly make you smile

A mother and father enjoy a laugh with their 2-month-old baby after drawing on a pair of fake eyebrows. He even goes along with the joke and shows …

Lifestyle