Mariah Lyons

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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 …

Baseball Birthday Party

Planning a child's birthday party can be a challenge: One year, the kids love color-coded superheroes, and the next, it's all about bespectacled little wizards. But baseball, a beloved pastime of both children and adults, has a timeless quality.<p>Easy-to-make invitations that resemble baseballs are …

Kids Football Party Ideas // Hostess with the Mostess®

TOUCHDOWN by mom Lori for her son’s 8th birthday! Inspired by Grant’s love for the game, she threw him a bash with great <b>Football Party Ideas</b> that …

Little Scientist Guest Dessert Feature

en_US<p>article<p>We always get excited when we see parties from Sharnel of Sharnel Dollar Designs appear in our inbox. As always, Sharnel blew us away …

A Modern Hello Kitty Second Birthday Party

Regardless of whether you're a Hello Kitty fan or not, we're betting you're going to love this second birthday party, thrown by wedding and event …

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How to throw a dinosaur birthday party (Hint: start with the cake!)

Shares 99<p><i>By Kayla Knudson, Senior Editor, BettyCrocker.com,</i><p>Triceratops, T-Rex and Pterodactyls, oh my! Is there a dinosaur-loving, fossil-hunting …

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Chic Girl Blue DIY Cookie Monster Birthday Party Planning Ideas Decor

This chic <b>COOKIE MONSTER THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY</b> was submitted by Lisa Costin of A Charming Fete.<p>I think this Cookie Monster is so fun! I love all of …

Lego Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party – the last one was my Downton Abbey Dinner Party, and that was for adults. My youngest just turned 9 and …

Art Studio Birthday Party

Welcome to Nevaeh’s Art Studio!<p>We celebrated Nevaeh’s 4th birthday by inviting close family and friends over. Our backyard was turned into Nevaeh’s …

The Myth of Perfect Parenting Series: It’s Never Too Late

<b>Remember way back when I started this series?</b> I had a new baby and was being lured by the siren call of perfectionism. Wrapped in this swaddle of …

101 Free (or Low Cost) Things to Do with Kids this Summer

Not sure what to do with the kids this Summer? Are you putting together a Summer bucket list? Need some fun activity ideas to do with the kids that …

Teaching Kids Problem Solving with a Great Book!

<b>I’ve got a thing for well-illustrated books that really capture the endearing quirkiness of kids.</b> That’s the first thing that made me love Ladybug …

Four Summer Drinks for Tired Mamas

Today Natalie’s got four of our favorite summer drink recipes – perfect for capping off a hot and a busy day. Pick you4 favorite and invite your …

Glowing Playdough Recipe

Today I’m joined by Tinkerlab reader <b>Natasha Levochkina McCain,</b> who’s sharing her <b>glowing playdough recipe</b> with us today. This is one of the coolest …

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4 Helpful Lessons on The Psychology of Children

Not all of us have a large knowledge of the <b>psychology of children</b> unless you’ve spent some time studying it. If you are looking for a few new ideas …

An Easy Meal Plan for Busy Families

Back to life, back to reality … still, I know I am not feeling back to my normal self.<p>Making meals for my family is usually top priority, but I need …

Making dinners easy on Mom.

It’s just me and the kid lets this week, so I’m making things easy on myself with simple meals my children love. Hopefully, yours will …

10 Spelling Activities For Kids

I am a terrible speller. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that. Sorry, I really do try, it just doesn’t stick. My poor …

One Boy’s DIY Birthday Party

I love DIY projects. The excitement of creating something yourself and making it just the way you want it. I don’t know why I hadn’t considered how …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

15 MANNERS KIDS SHOULD KNOW - Kids Activities

Nine Words to End Fights Over Toys

"Use your words."It's a popular phrase adults say when kids are acting out. And kids do need to learn how to effectively communicate verbally in …

How to Cocktail: Rob Roy (VIDEO)

The Rob Roy cocktail is overlooked by many, but this Scotch-based cousin of the Manhattan is really simple to make and delicious. Talented mixologist Brooke Arthur shows you how to correctly mix up the drink.<p><i>Click here for the full Rob Roy recipe.</i><p>Be the first to catch our new videos by subscribing …

McD's Says It 'Overcomplicated' Its Menu

McDonald's hit bottom, finally confessing to analysts today that it knows it has a problem. After reporting disappointing Q4 sales, including a global same-store-sales gain of just 0.1 percent and a 1.4 percent decline in the U.S., McDonald's accepted that its rapid-fire limited-time-offerings menu …

The Lelo Ora: Is This Oral-Sex Simulator The Future Of Sex Toys?

Lelo, a pioneer in elegant sex-toy design, has just released the latest addition to their covetable vibes and toys collection. The new Ora is a …

Shirtless David Beckham Super Bowl Ad To Show Becks In 'Never-Before-Seen Positions'

If shirtless David Beckham can't get you to watch the Super Bowl, nothing can.<p>The British footballer-turned-undie model is serving up another round of H&M ads complete with a Super Bowl commercial. Beckham's first Super Bowl ad in 2012 was dramatic, slow-mo and black and white -- all the better to …