Melinda Boon

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66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddo years and years after you've said them, so we should choose …

Looking for More STEM? Here’s How You Actually Inspire Your Child’s Mind

There’s so much I like about Verizon’s new “Inspire Her Mind” commercial (seen below and here), but something about it left me feeling …

Does Having Kids Make Parents Happy After All?

New research overturns the decades-old belief that having children is a downer.<p>Since the 1980s, economists and psychologists have been aware of a "parental happiness gap." Basically, the running theory has been that parents are a less happy bunch than their non-parenting peers. This makes some …

TP Roll Super Hero Cuffs

This is a sponsored post.<br>We recently had a chance to preview the movie Disney Super Buddies from the creators of Disney Buddies. Our entire family …

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?<br>• There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to …

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7 Colorful Eco-friendly Building Block Sets for Green Kids

Parents today will try anything to boost baby brain power. From baby flash cards to classical music to educational DVDs and iPhone apps; parents want …

Dinner Winner Kids Plate

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Sleep Training Debunked: Study Finds Genetics Play a Large Role in Baby's Sleep Habits

Photo ©v95micfa via sxc.<p>Proponents of sleep training may want to find a new day job. A new study shows that genetics, not sleep training or they way …

Have Fun in the Car with a Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, …

A Mighty Girl

If you're looking for princess stories that break the 'damsel in distress' mold, our "Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess" collection features …