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Let Your Child Be Wild: Bring Back the Magic of Outdoor Play

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I grew up on a mountain, in a development nestled deep in the woods of the Poconos.  Living in the woods, I spent an incredible amount of time outside. I climbed trees. I fell out of trees! I splashed through...Show More Summary

Tips For A Summer Inspired By Play

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Whatever happened to get outside and play? To go outside and be gone all for an all-day adventure? The kind that created bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes? Adventures that included stories and memories.  I had those memories growing up in the mountains. Show More Summary

5 Old-School Outdoor Adventures For Kids

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I'm serious about summer fun and I’ve joined the CLIF Kid challenge to get families outside and play every day with this sponsored post and 5 old school outdoor activities for kids. Can you feel it? It’s summer...Show More Summary

Kids Won't Remember Their Best Day of Television

Post by The Stir Bloggers. When I was a kid, I spent MOST of my time outside. I think that’s true for most of my generation and I want it to be true for the next. Do you remember your parents telling you to come home when the streetlights...Show More Summary

10 Reasons Parents Should Let Kids Go Play Outside Daily

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Do you remember being a child, going outside, and discovering the great outdoors?  I don’t know who I would be today if I hadn't spent so much time playing outside.  We would stay outside for hours, went on...Show More Summary

Get Outside and Play!

Post by The Stir Bloggers. A couple of weeks ago my sons each had over a friend for a playdate.  Oh, yes… 8 boys all within the ages of 6-10 years old.  It was a gorgeous day in Rhode Island, probably about 70 degrees.  All the “playdate”...Show More Summary

20 Brilliant Summertime Hacks to Survive the Heat with Kids

Post by Suzee Skwiot. School is out, the days are longer, and the sun is finally out. You know what time it is: Summertime! And while the kids are back home, enjoying their vacation, finding ways to keep them entertained, and safe during the summer is Mom's number one priority. Show More Summary

10 Incredible Images That Make You Look at Kids' Sidewalk Chalk in a Whole New Way (PHOTOS)

Post by Judy Dutton. Just about every parent under the sun breaks out sidewalk chalk for their kids at some point. But it was only about a year ago that BJ Wilkinson -- a kitchen repairman and dad of three living in Alabama -- decided to pick up the chalk himself. Show More Summary

'They Saved the Best for Last' -- 10 T-Shirts for the Youngest Child

Post by Suzee Skwiot. They're the baby of the family and (almost) always known to be the stereotypical spoiled sibling of the bunch. But they can't help it. You saved the best for last, right? So the only solution is to buy them these youngest child shirts to properly show off their status. Show More Summary

20 Ways Your Baby Is So Much Easier Than an Elementary Schooler

Post by Valerie Williams. When you’re in the trenches of life with babies and toddlers, it’s natural amid the dirty diaper haze to dream of a day when your kids will be a little easier to handle. You fantasize about a time when they will tie their own shoes, wipe their own bottoms and cut their own food. Show More Summary

Bringing Imagination to Life

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Toys have really changed since I was a child. I remember many of my favorite childhood toys and none of them were battery-powered. Now my kids play with many similar toys, but their toys are different. They all do a little more. Show More Summary

Bubble Games! Easy Ideas for Fun with Kids’ Bubble Machines

Post by The Stir Bloggers. If you have ever been the designated bubble blower for your kids, you know it's a workout for your lungs. Kids never get tired of popping bubbles! Mine would have me sit there blowing bubbles for hours (orShow More Summary

How Far Can Your Child's Imagination Go?

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Raising boys is one of the most fun jobs in the world, because a little boy’s world is full of fun and imaginative play.  As moms it is our focus to keep their imaginations going all the time to build confidence and creativity in all areas of their life. Show More Summary

Just Once, I Want to Be That Field Trip Parent

Post by The Stir Bloggers. He came around the corner, distraught, and found me in the family room. His face broke. Tears gathered and fell. “Mommy just told me you can’t come on the field trip.” Small sob. “I want you there,” he said. Show More Summary

11 Autistic Kids Explain 'What Autism Really Means'

Post by Suzee Skwiot. We often ask moms of children with autism what the spectrum diagnosis means to them. After all, with autism diagnoses now at one in 68 kids, a lot of moms are mulling the meaning of having a kid with ASD. But how...Show More Summary

8 Moms Confess: The Tragic Time I Forgot to Bring a Change of Clothes for My Kid

Post by The Stir Bloggers. There’s that old saying that goes something like, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” I always think about this as I shove an extra pair of Kiddo’s undies or a spare t-shirt for her in...Show More Summary

8 Summertime Clothing Hacks Every Mom Must Know

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Summer is the season that seems to make everyone smile. Who doesn't love vacations, picnics, longer days, and flip-flops? Of course, when you're a parent, summer also means daily sunscreen battles with squirmy...Show More Summary

11 Surprising Must-Haves for Your Kids’ Summer Wardrobe

Post by Amanda Bergman. Summer is here at last, and although your kids might prefer to honor the warm weather by wearing nothing but a bathing suit until after Labor Day, chances are they’ll need a few more items of clothing to get them through the months to come. Show More Summary

16 Ways to Turn a Kid-Friendly Wedding Into a Child's Paradise (PHOTOS)

Post by Caroline Olney. Kids are great. They are. Buuttt trying to get them to sit still for any amount of time is challenging, let alone for something as high-energy (and let's be honest -- long) as a wedding. But you also can't escape 'em -- in today's world, more and more parents are trying marriage after the baby carriage. Show More Summary

12 Tees for Kids Who Are Stuck in the Middle of the Family (PHOTOS)

Post by Suzee Skwiot. First is the worst, second is the best... you know how it goes. We've all heard it -- which is why it's no wonder that middle children (when followed by the classic, "third is the one with a hairy chest!") hold a special place every parent's heart. Show More Summary

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