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A Kmart Back To School Fashion Show

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I remember back to school shopping with my mom. We would go out and do it all in one day so I sort of do the same thing with my kids. We went out last week and headed out to Kmart to get back to school clothes. Show More Summary

Back to School: Find Savings and Style at Kmart

Post by The Stir Bloggers. It feels like summer flew by and it's time to get the kids ready to head back to school. Every year our girls enjoy shopping for new clothes and supplies and although we replace things throughout the year the start of school is a great time to go through your kids’ closets. Show More Summary

Our Finds During Back to School Shopping at Kmart

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but in less than two weeks my children will be starting school again! Where did this summer go?  Sending two children back to school in new clothes can really break the bank. Show More Summary

For Kids That Keep On Growing - Shop Kmart

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Have your kids grown out of just about every stitch of clothing this summer? Mine too. My youngest, who turned seven last December, is growing non-stop and unless I wanted him to be wearing flood pants andShow More Summary

10 Imaginative Playdate Ideas to Inspire Kids to Play on Their Own

Post by Michele Zipp. It's not too much to ask: When it's time for a playdate, you want your kids to play with the other kid. Hey, it's not just a "date" for your child, but for you, too. Chatting with other parents over a cup of coffee while your kids are busy having fun is just the break you deserve. Show More Summary

8 Supplies You Have at Home to Make an Awesome Backyard Fort

Post by Caroline Olney. There's something about a good fort that's so magical and fun no matter who or where you are. Pillow and blanket forts are a winter staple, but since it's summer, we definitely have to talk about backyard forts. Show More Summary

10 Foods to Have Your Kids Make Themselves to Keep Them Busy (PHOTOS)

Post by Liz Alterman. Lots of kids love to help in the kitchen, and allowing them to create some of their own dishes is a great way to con them into motivate them to try new foods. But what if their culinary adventures also doubled as...Show More Summary

11 Tricked-Out Tree Houses Any Kid Would Covet (PHOTOS)

Post by Liz Alterman. Sure, tree houses are mainly considered treasured hideways for kids, but, really, don't they add a magical quality and sense of adventure to any backyard? We've found 11 amazing tree houses that'll make you want...Show More Summary

9 Best Creative Games for Kids (and How to Get Them Started)

Post by Megan Zander. We all love playing with our kids and helping them use their imaginations, but it's important for kids to learn to play without you too. The only thing better than relaxing while your children are playing on their...Show More Summary

10 Surprising Uses for a Hula Hoop

Post by Megan Zander. When you think of a hula hoop, you probably remember getting frustrated as a child while trying to keep it in motion, but with a little out-of-the-box thinking, this timeless toy has can do so much more than make a kid jealous of their older sister's effortless hip swivels. Show More Summary

7 Creative Ways to Take Your Kids' Favorite Activities Outside

Post by Wendy Robinson. Summer is a time of fresh air, lightning bugs, and getting the kids out of the darn house! Maybe it's because I live in Minnesota, where we only get so many warm days per year, but I am pretty adamant about my two kids (3 and 7) having outdoor time every day during the summer. Show More Summary

10 Easy-to-Forget Clothing Items Your Kid Will Need for School

Post by Judy Dutton. When it comes to school shopping, you know the basics your kids need --  backpacks, gym clothes, a new pair of jeans. Yet as any mom who's scrambled right before Crazy Sock Day or School Spirit Friday knows, kids also need a few other items that are easy to forget. Show More Summary

14 Kids Share How They Pick Their First-Day-of-School Outfits

Post by The Stir Bloggers. For those of us that don’t have uniforms dictating what our kids will wear, the selection of the first-day-of-school outfit requires careful thought and consideration – and shopping (at Kmart, of course)! But...Show More Summary

We Are 1 Step Closer to Discovering What Causes Autism (Spoilers: It's Not Vaccines)

Post by Aimee Ogden. In 2015, we know more about the causes of autism than we ever have before. Scientists know of about 1,000 genes involved in autism spectrum disorders, although until now, how those genes cause autism has been less clear. Show More Summary

Girl Catches the Plague at Popular Family Vacation Spot

Post by Adriana Velez. A family trip to Yosemite National Park turned into a nightmare when a girl became sick with the plague, experts suspect. The plague! This comes after two people in Colorado, including a 16-year-old boy, have died from the disease. Show More Summary

Police Officer Couldn't Handle Small Kids With ADHD So He Handcuffed Them

Post by Aimee Ogden. When a child with special needs is having a meltdown, it can be hard to know how to help him cope and to keep him from hurting himself or others. Or, instead of trying to do what you can to help an upset elementary schooler, you could do what one Kentucky cop did, and put that child in handcuffs. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Prep for Back to School Without Going Crazy

Post by Caroline Olney. You're nearing the end of summer, which means you're almost done with constant sunscreen slathering and 100 degree days (at least, we hope), and that's more than a relief. But the approach of fall comes with its...Show More Summary

This Lego Prosthetic Arm Helps Make Sure 'Everything Is Awesome' for Kids With Disabilities

Post by Aimee Ogden. Lego is a pretty great toy to begin with. But, to quote a certain movie, "everything is awesome" when a clever designer used Lego components to make "Iko": the ultimate prosthetic arm for children missing a hand or forearm. Show More Summary

Giveaway: 'Trollhunters' Prize Pack and $250 Visa Gift Card

Post by Caroline Olney. From Guillermo del Toro, the horror genius behind Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Hobbit, and Pacific Rim, comes Trollhunters, an exciting, monster-filled illustrated adventure novel for children. Trollhunters is the story of Jim Sturges, a typical teen in a suburban California town. Show More Summary

47 Creative (and Easy) Snack Ideas for Kids

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Snack time sounds fun, but it’s seriously mind-boggling trying to figure out what will keep everybody satisfied, energized, and well nourished. Junk food covered in cheese-like orange dust isn’t going to cut...Show More Summary

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