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5 Fun DIY Sites for Kid-Friendly Craft Ideas

There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from making something on your own. And teaching your child that lesson with crafty projects isn’t only rewarding for them, but can be a super fun and inexpensive activity for parents too. Whether it’s a birthday party piñata or creating the dream bedroom …

Crafting

12 Long-Lost Photos of U.S. First Ladies and Their Kids

If these rare and beautiful photos of our country's First Ladies are any indication, life in the White House was surprisingly normal. Click through …

40 Reasons Kids Are The Worst Roommates Ever

If you’ve ever shared a living space with a roommate, you’ve probably got a horror story — or at the very least, have had a few clashes over the …

The 5 Best ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes for Kids

Peter Capaldi, the 59-year-old actor playing the tired and tieless lead in the current iteration of <i>Doctor Who</i> became a fan of the show as a kid in …

Robin Hood

12 Allergy-Friendly Treats For Classroom Parties

When our daughter was 7, we found out that she had life-threatening allergies to horses, bees, and penicillin. In addition, testing revealed that her …

This 'secret' Starbucks drink became so popular that it's now on the menu

Warm one day, cold the next? If your body has succumbed to the dreaded change-in-weather head cold, you might want to listen up. There’s a special Starbucks drink that supposedly makes you feel better when you’re sick. The “secret menu” recipe was first shared on social media, and customers began …

Get Sharper Portraits With These 5 Easy Beginner Tricks

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You frame up a portrait, you've ensured there's a pleasing background, the subject's wardrobe is on point, and they …

These Shortcakes Are Kind of a Big Deal

The classic strawberry shortcake is just the beginning. There’s a recipe for every occasion—including these chocolate shortcakes with Armagnac prunes and sunny citrus shortcakes<p>WHAT SAYS “BIG OCCASION” like little shortcakes, individually portioned for each guest, lavishly layered with thick cream, …

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YouTube Kids Is Not As Kid Friendly As You Think

Your kids might be watching some seriously creepy videos onYouTube Kids<p>My son is obsessed with Blues Clues. When Steve skidoos into a picture frame, …

This Genius Tape Makes Any Surface Lego-Friendly

Your kids are going to go nuts for this one.<p>Are you ready for the most life-changing kids toy since the invention of Legos? Spoiler alert: it involves Legos.<p>Thanks to a few parent-saving masterminds behind Nimuno Loops, a project that is $161,000 strong on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, there is …

Lego

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

12 Kid-Friendly Snack Recipes For After-School Munchies

Kids often need an energy boost after a long day in the classroom. Instead of processed snacks and junk foods, satisfy after-school munchies with one of these homemade snacks. Most of them are easy enough for the kids to make themselves!<p>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars<p>Granola bars are a staple …

This girl wrote a hilariously sassy letter to the tooth fairy when she lost her tooth down the drain

<b>‘SORRY.’</b><p>A schoolgirl in Glasgow who lost her wobbly tooth wrote a sassy letter to the Tooth Fairy demanding payment and won.<p>Like any child, …

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Watch These Viral Kids Toss Pizza Dough Like the Professionals They Are

Some people find their callings at a young age. Pizza dough spinning prodigies Michael and Nicholas Testa have turned their birthrights as the sons …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

How to Set up Nintendo Switch

Unlike all other mobile games, Nintendo Switch behaves in a different way. Normally, you download (and sometimes, buy one) a game on your device and …

Take And Edit The Perfect Flatlay Photo With These Useful Tricks

<i>Image via @h.rebel</i><p><b>If the</b> closest you’ve ever gotten to taking the perfect flatlay is by attempting to shoot one and then laying flat on the ground to …

How to Use an Outlook Rule to Send Email To SMS

If you're going to use Outlook to text message certain emails to your cell phone, it needs to be left on, and any previewing of messages by anti-spam …

How to Make a DIY Light Painting Brush for Cool Still Life Effects

A couple of weekends ago I was playing about with some ideas for a new portfolio shot involving a wall clock. Now, this clock happens to look a bit …

Light Painting

33 Children's Books Literally Everyone Should Read

Other than Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, of course.<p><i>Submissions have been lightly edited for length/clarity.</i>

Books

Here's What Kids Really Think About American Girl's Boy Doll

"Every toy in the world is for boys and girls."<p>In February, American Girl announced it would release its first boy doll, Logan Everett, in a matter of days. It’s been a couple weeks since Logan has been available (though he is currently on backorder until the end of March). Here’s what kids really …

Kids' Birthday Parties: Seven Great Reasons NOT To Have One

Full credit to anyone who can be bothered with kids birthday parties. I salute you and your commitment to the mumming cause.<p>But should any of you be …

Monster Pizza Party: The Best Birthday Party I Ever Threw

When my husband and I added to our family, we had no idea how much we'd lean on friends, families, and even coworkers during the first year. We …

6 new ways to organize your kid's toys, games and artwork

When it comes to keeping your kid's playroom organized, sometimes you have to think outside the toy box. Parents everywhere take note — new storage ideas, courtesy of the team at WhatsUpMoms, has us rethinking everything we know about putting away all the toy cars, puzzles and piles of artwork your …

How slime can save kids from becoming digital zombies

If you’ve recently tried to buy Elmer’s Glue in your local store, you may have found that it is, unexpectedly, sold out. It turns out there’s an …

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