internet scammers
13 May 2015

The 4 Biggest Internet Scams to Warn Your Children About

  You’ve got to give credit to those people running scams on the internet for creativity and as well as for their staying power. If only they could harness those powers for good. (Sounds like the plot for a Hollywood superhero movie, but that’s another topic for another time.) Nevertheless,

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road-trip-chalkboard-travel-tray
10 Nov 2014

How to Save your Sanity This Holiday Travel Season With These 2 Easy Road Trip Activities for Kids

  At almost three years of age, my two little munchkins have had their fair share of road trips. With family in North Carolina and family friends in bordering states, my twins are no strangers to long car rides. For preschoolers, they actually do pretty well, but I’ve noticed that

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kids-and-competition-featured
17 Sep 2014

Kids and Competition: Is the “No Winner, No Loser” Mentality Really Helping Kids?

  Life is all about competition. You win or lose a job, a boyfriend (or girlfriend), or even a best friend. That’s the way it is, and that’s the way it has always been. So why are kid’s sports teams taking all of the competition out of… the competition? In

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child-passenger-safety-featured-2
16 Sep 2014

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week! Are You Using the Right Car Seat for your Kid?

he facts are like a slap in the face: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13; and in most of those cases the deaths and injuries could have been prevented if the car seat, booster seat, or seat belt used had actually been

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healthy-snacks-for-back-to-school
25 Aug 2014

3 Easy, Creative, and Healthy Snacks for Back to School

  It’s back-to-school season! Kids everywhere are exchanging their swim trunks, bicycles, and free time for uniforms, buses, and school bells. As a parent, you’ve probably already re-trained sleep schedules, bought back-to-school supplies, and got your child’s medical info all up to date; but do you have everything you need in your

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positive-discipline-2
05 Aug 2014

The Discipline Issue: 5 Ways to Introduce Positive Discipline to Your Child

  A hilarious contributed piece by Gareth Cartman Here’s a problem, and feel free to contribute with your suggestions in the comments below, please. My two-year-old daughter thinks discipline is funny. Perhaps I’m not doing it right. Perhaps I’m cracking too easily and letting her off. Either way, when I

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taking-care-braids-twists
01 Aug 2014

The Right Way to Take Care of Your Child’s Hair While it’s In Braids or Twists: 4 Tips

First, let’s talk about protective styles and what exactly qualifies as one. If you or your child has natural hair, a protective style can be your very best friend. Any style that keeps the hair’s ends secure, and can be left in for a week or longer with very little

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free-dinosaur-party-printables-featured
30 Jul 2014

Free Dinosaur Party Printables: Triangular Bunting, Cupcake Toppers, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Birthday Party Invitations

  If you’re looking for a cute and unique theme for your toddler’s birthday, why not do dinosaurs?! The possibilities are endless when it comes to throwing a dinosaur themed birthday party. You can turn pretzel sticks into “dinosaur bones” and grapes and melon balls into “dinosaur eggs”. Throw your

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child eating burger
11 Jul 2014

63 Restaurants Where Your Kid Can Eat for FREE (or Almost Free) [Infographic]

  We’re a family that’s on a budget; so I’m sure you can imagine that when we are able to scrape a few coins together to go out and enjoy a meal together as a family that I definitely want to get my money’s worth. With that being said, I

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allergies
17 Jun 2014

Kids and Summer Allergies: How to Help Them Cope

  Summer is less than a week away. You’ll soon be faced with the fact that not only did you give your child her looks, her charm, her brains and her athletic ability; but you also gave her those summer allergies that make her wheeze, sneeze, itch and twitch. The least

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african-american-baby-hair 2
30 May 2014

A Beginners Guide to Growing an African American Child’s Hair – Pt. 2: Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

After I wrote my third article on how to take care of an African American baby’s hair, I began to get inundated with questions regarding everything from whether or not my child sleeps on a satin pillowcase (she does) to what types of shampoos to use. But the main question

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