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How to get the kids excited about your next trip

So you want to tour Italy's Etruscan ruins but you have a sneering teen in tow, or a toddler who can shatter priceless artefacts with a single shriek? Just how do you get kids excited about the places you want to go?<p>Look at things from their perspective, that's how. So even if it <i>is</i> a trip for you, …

Kids

12 Dishes to Make With Your Kids

We all have a dish that reminds us of childhood: grilled cheese, ramen, brownies. The first whiff instantly transports us to our childhood kitchens, <i></i>where we once waited wide-eyed for our food to be placed in front of us, legs swinging restlessly from our chairs.<p>After the first bite, we experience a …

The 5 Coolest Kids' Beds We've Ever Seen

Beds built to add fun and imagination to every space<p>Beds built to add fun and imagination to every space

The Funniest Parenting Quiz You Will Ever Take

When I was a kid, I loved the television show <i>Let's Make a Deal</i>. I especially loved the segment in which the host, Monty Hall, would ask a woman from the audience to find some obscure item in her purse, such as a paper clip or supermarket receipt. I've been thinking that parents could play a similar …

Diapers

99 texting acronyms and phrases every parent should know

By now, texting acronyms like LOL and OMG are pretty pervasive in pop culture; my daughter knew them in preschool, you hear them from the least hip …

Homemade Crafts for Kids

Fun, easy crafts and activities for kids of all ages using everyday items like beads, paint, bubbles and more<p>Joh Whittle<p><i>Psst!</i> Here's a secret: You …

Wall Art

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

<b>1. How adored she is.</b> No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.<p><b>2. How to cook.</b> She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them …

Parenting

24 Books That Will Captivate Your Kids This Summer

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is grateful that her kid is in school for another week. She's sorry that the rest of your children are already running wild and complaining that they're bored. If you're wondering what to do with your kids after they play all the games and build all the sandcastles, …

House Chores for Kids: Here's How It's Done

Every family is different, but when it comes to assigning house chores for kids, we couldn’t be more diverse. We asked a few SmartMoms their opinions …

Thriving While Parenting a Toddler

While gathering information for articles about toddlers, I have discovered desperate posts like this on the Internet: "Two-year-old for sale. Cheap!" Raising little ones can be very hard!<p>In order to parent children under 3, adults need to accept the challenging parts that come during this time …

Cute

Game Your Kid's Education With These 10 Cool Kits

Forget paper and pencils. Look into these fun new tools to help kids unleash their inner scientist or engineer.<p>#<p>Exo Labs Model 2 Camera<p>The Model 2 camera attaches to any standard microscope and captures high-res images of the field of view. An app streams images to an iPhone or iPad so that …

Giveaways and Freebies

Get cool stuff!<p><b>We're giving away 10 copies of the book 1,000 Facts About Insects!</b><p>From butterflies and honeybees to cockroaches and katydids, discover all you've ever wanted to know about these amazing animals. Find out which insects are the most common; which have the most painful sting; and which …

11 Pantry Staples That You Can Turn into Dinner

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples -- or your seasonal produce -- every which way.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering</i> …

Coconut Bubble Bath Salts

[print_link]<p>Want a little relaxation for yourself? Or perhaps you want to give a gift of relaxation for someone else. Either way, these bath salts …

Finding the Magic From My Soapbox

Raising two boys on the autism spectrum, I have come to accept that everyone has an opinion on the way I should parent. I normally don't write much about our boys being on the autism spectrum, mainly because I don't have much to say about it in the way people expect.<p>Today, however, is different, …

Parenting

Eighth-Grade Student Gets Detention For Sharing His Lunch With Another Child

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player<p>A California 13-year-old received detention recently after sharing his lunch with a hungry student.<p>Kyle Bradford is an eighth grader at Weaverville Elementary School (the school is k-8) in California. Last week, he shared his chicken burrito …

We Turned Off the TV

Two things I know about myself: I am inherently lazy and I am predominantly grumpy.<p>Sure, I can be motivated and cheerful, but it's a fight. As an insomniac, I'm also usually tired and the extra effort required to overcome my natural grumpy laziness takes even more energy. So it doesn't happen first …

Parenting

Life lessons from Charlotte's Web

"She DIED???" my 7-year-old son said incredulously, tears filling his eyes.<p>How did I not remember that Charlotte died in the end? After all, it had been a mere 30 years since I last entered the magical world of Wilbur and Templeton, Fern and Avery. <i>Charlotte's Web</i> is a children's classic, and all …

Where You Live Can Make Baby More Open Minded

Although we were children of the suburbs, my husband and I are raising our baby in New York City. It's a decision we question every now and then, like when our son called the stalls in his farm set "parking spaces" and thought a sky full of stars were really tiny airplanes whizzing above.<p>But as …

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Leela James

Counted out, but still here!!! Oh but God!...that's why I say "thank you Lord"...thank you for your Grace and Mercy!!!

Tips on How To Spot Clean Old or Set-In Stains on Upholstery --> http://on.apttherapy.com/PJiDyo A quick search of the internet might lead you to believe that no one in the history of the world has failed to blot and treat a spill in a timely manner BUT there are things you can do to revive a stained piece of upholstery, even if the staining took place long ago.

How To Naturally Clean a Bathtub with Grapefruit and Salt --> http://on.apttherapy.com/yDQdvC I recently moved into a home that had sat empty for a year and while it was in great condition, the old cast iron tub looked pretty rough. While I knew I'd be up against some pretty stubborn rust, I was excited to try out the grapefruit/salt combo on the grime!

Before & After: A Moldy and Outdated Bathroom Gets an Elegant Update

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b>Not …

Washing Machines

Spicy Lobster Pasta

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons …

Seafood

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