Throwing a Patio Painting Party

When you want to throw an awesome birthday bash for your child, take it outside and host a patio painting party! No, it’s not what you think. This is not a party where you get the neighborhood kids to...

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10 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

It's summer! The time of year where fun and freedom reigns! It also seems to be the time of year when parents hear "I'm bored" and "What are we doing next?" a couple dozen times a day. I don't...

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Five Rainy Day Activities

Whether you’re staring down the barrel of summer vacation or a rainy weekend, you’ll want new ways to keep the kids entertained and out of your hair. While holidays and weekends are a great time to get things done,...

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Best Toys to Keep Kids Active

Do your kids spend more time exercising their thumbs on their favorite video games than actually going outside and playing? A lot of our children are spending more time on the couch playing games on phones, tablets, and video...

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A Kid’s Guide to Birthday Party Etiquette

Birthday parties are always a lot of fun. It is a time for kids to connect with each other outside of the classroom or adult family functions. It is a space that is designed just for them to relax...

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Encouraging Creative Play

If you want to see creativity and imagination, then watch a child play for an hour. It always amazes me how interesting lifeless toys and objects can be to a child. My children are toddlers: Santi a 3-year-old and...

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A Pixies & Pampering Spa-Themed Birthday Party for a 6-Year-Old

For my niece’s sixth birthday, I wanted to host something as special and as girly as she is! I planned for a spa day but thanks to Disney on Ice, my petite princess is currently obsessed with Tinker Bell...

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Tips on Hosting a First Birthday Party for Your Second Child

I remember flipping through my childhood photo album and noticing that I had far less birthday pictures than my older sister. My mother jokingly said, “things happen when the second child comes along” and that’s when I vowed to...

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How to Host a Party for Kids with Food Allergies

As the mom to a daughter with food allergies, I’m especially sensitive to planning birthday parties that are allergy-friendly. While I do think that the onus of the child’s safety is primarily on the allergic child’s parents, there are...

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A Paris-Themed Birthday Party for a 1-year-old

(Photo by Kelly Lorenz Imagery) Planning a first birthday party felt like a lot of pressure. I had certainly done a good job of building it up in my mind. After all, we not only survived this first year of...

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