Toddlers Will Delight in Toys 'From the Seeds'

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Eco-friendly Family Companies Whose Products are Made in the USA

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HOW TO: Make an Easy Fourth of July Vegetarian Feast

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HOW TO: Make a Festive Fourth of July Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pie

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Unstructured Playtime May Be Key to Helping Kids Achieve Independence and Success

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Summertime: the term once conjured up dreamy visions of kids biking or swimming, playing with their friends, camping out with s’mores, and generally reveling in school-free splendor. Nowadays, summers are as jam-packed as the academic year, with structured activities, planned daily events, and even summer school offered for grade schoolers. But according to a small but suggestive study, kids who spent more time in less structured activities actually had better executive functioning skills, which have been associated with long-term outcomes such as better academic performance, health and wealth, even years down the road.

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10 Breathtaking Tree Canopies & Natural Tunnels that Look Like Scenes from a Fairy Tale

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Creamy Corn Ice Cream Recipe: A Surprisingly Simple and Tasty Seasonal Treat

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5 Herbal Tea Recipes for Toddler Tea Parties

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AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

AAP Recommends that Parents Read Aloud to Their Children from Birth Onward

TweetEmailNew parents can expect a little extra advice from now on at well-baby check-ups, as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that all parents should…

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HOW TO: Make Chewy Sweet & Salty Banana Bites

HOW TO: Make Chewy Sweet & Salty Banana Bites

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients 2 under ripe bananas sprinkling of black pepper marine salt to taste enough sunflower oil to bake or fry the bananas without letting…

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Extraordinary Family Works and Plays Together To Build a Natural Goat Milk Soap Business

Extraordinary Family Works and Plays Together To Build a Natural Goat Milk Soap Business

TweetEmail The concept of family time and togetherness has evolved quite a bit over the years and often includes electronic media in one form or another. For many of us, the…

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Microsoft Office 365 Simplifies Life for Busy Moms

Microsoft Office 365 Simplifies Life for Busy Moms

Brought to you by Microsoft Office How do moms manage to get it all done? Creativity. Energy. The right tools. With one subscription to Office 365, a busy mom can get Office on up to 10…

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HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic Fruit Swirl Tie-Dye Popsicles

HOW TO: Make Homemade Organic Fruit Swirl Tie-Dye Popsicles

TweetEmailSwirl Tie-Dye Popsicle Ingredients 2 cups of your favorite organic yogurt. You can use plain or vanilla flavored. For the pops you see throughout this post, I used…

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BOOK INSPIRED FOOD: Make No-Cook, Vegan Overnight Oat Bowls After Reading "Goodnight Moon"

BOOK INSPIRED FOOD: Make No-Cook, Vegan Overnight Oat Bowls After Reading "Goodnight Moon"

1. Gather the ingredients 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk 1 Tbsp chia seeds 1/2 Tbsp flax seed oil (optional, but recommended for extra…

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HOW-TO: Make Homemade Kid-friendly Insect Repellent Spray

HOW-TO: Make Homemade Kid-friendly Insect Repellent Spray

1. Collect your supplies. 6 oz spray bottle 2.6oz (1/3 cup) filtered water 2.6oz (1/3 cup) alcohol-free witch hazel 10 drops peppermint essential oil 10 drops lavender essential…

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Children Can Learn About the Night Sky with this Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit

Children Can Learn About the Night Sky with this Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit

Help your child learn about the stars, discover constellations, keep track of dates and develop hand-eye coordination skills with this clever and fun Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit.…

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20 Educational and FUN Sensory Table Activities for Kids!

20 Educational and FUN Sensory Table Activities for Kids!

Rainbow Foam Sensory Table Tots will love to swirl this rainbow colored foam around or run toys through it. Made with washable, non-staining, liquid watercolors, dish soap and water,…

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Go Gently Baby's Hero Tee Boasts a Big Message for Little Kids to Wear Proudly

Go Gently Baby's Hero Tee Boasts a Big Message for Little Kids to Wear Proudly

TweetEmail Go Gently Baby, a unique children’s clothing brand, has a mission that not only makes a difference to our planet but also to our children’s health. Earlier…

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