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Tips to Teach Children Hard Work Pays Off

Post by The Stir Bloggers. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my kids because they grow up way too fast.  I want every possible second with them that I can.  I honestly don't care if we sit down for family move nightShow More Summary

23 Low-Cost and Super Fun Activities for Your Summer Family Bucket List

Post by Tanvier Peart. With the promise of summer finally here, families everywhere are looking to fill their calendars with fun things to do -- without breaking the bank! While it would be nice if we could all jet off to Europe every summer, there are plenty of things to do without stretching your budget. Show More Summary

Zootopia Inspired Recipe: Blueberry Paw-sicles

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Pursuing your dreams against all odds is not an easy thing. Ever since I was eight years old, I wanted to be a writer. Instead of pursuing that dream when I grew up, I took the "safe" path. I became an accountant and spent ten years in a job that made me miserable. Show More Summary

Giveaway: 'Rules of the House' Prize Pack and $100 Toys "R" Us Gift Card

Post by Alaisha Key. Every household has a set of rules. And those rules can be easily broken. They can also be a hastle to enforce -- but someone has to do it! Well, a new book by New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and illustrator Matt Meyers gives moms a new way to talk to kids about the consequences of not following the rules. Show More Summary

9 Ways I'm Raising 'Outdoorsy' Kids in the City

Post by Meredith Franco Meyers. I'm a city mom. Whenever I head to greener pastures (cue the Green Acres theme song), usually back near my hometown in Michigan, I am bombarded with the question, “How do you handle kids without a backyard?”...Show More Summary

6 Things My Kids Learn While Geocaching

Post by Karissa O'Reilly. My family discovered geocaching on a summer vacation in the mountains of Tahoe. At the time my daughter was 6 and my son only 4 years old. They were already novice hikers, having taken on some of the (flat, easy) trails near our home. Show More Summary

Mom's Gorgeous Braids for Her Daughter Put Our Ponytails to Shame (PHOTOS)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Most of us are lucky if we manage to get our kids' hair brushed in the morning before school, but Australian mom Shelley Gifford gives her 6-year-old daughter Grace such gorgeous and elaborate braids every...Show More Summary

How Wearing a 'Kate Middleton' Hat Helped Me Teach My Daughter Not to Care What Other People Think

Post by Diane Clehane. Up until fourth grade, my daughter was blissfully unconcerned with what she wore --- and, more importantly, with what other kids thought of her clothes. Madeline happily wore the Ralph Lauren gingham dresses and...Show More Summary

5 Things That Bug You About Your Kid, but Will Land Her a Corner Office

Post by Tanvier Peart. Parents with a headstrong child, listen up. No matter how much your son or daughter gives it to you, a new study says your kid's stubbornness could indicate future success. Published in the journal Developmental...Show More Summary

Perspectives: We're Cheating Our Kids If We Don't Teach Them Cursive

Post by Diane Clehane. In our house, we’re pretty old-school when it comes to our 11-year-old daughter’s education -- we’re all about reading the classics, memorizing multiplication tables, and sounding out words rather than relying on Google. Show More Summary

Little Girl's 'Sinus Infection' Was Actually a Safety Pin Stuck Up Her Nose for Months

Post by Eve Vawter. A 5-year-old named Khloe was suffering from a horrific runny nose that drained green green green on the reg. Doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with her and assumed little Khole Powell had a really, really long-lasting sinus infection. Show More Summary

Target's Female Superhero Action Figures Will Kick Butt in So Many Ways

Post by Tanvier Peart. Somewhere, there's a Spice Girls song playing -- because what I'm about to tell you is all about girl power. Coming this March to Target stores are "DC Super Hero Girls," a new collection that's generating a ton of buzz -- and will likely have parents lining up to get their hands on this awesome merchandise. Show More Summary

11 Moms' Hacks and Tricks for Taming the Morning Chaos

Post by Wendy Robinson. My children are 3 and 7, which means that I've had literal years of experience with having to get us out of the house on time in the morning. And yet we still scramble far too often, scarfing granola bars in the car and telling my son to comb his hair with his fingers. Show More Summary

Giveaway: 'The Nocturnals' Prize Pack and $100 Amazon Gift Card

Post by Alaisha Key. Moms know that there is nothing like spending time with their kids. Whether it's playing during a family game night or just simply reading a story before bedtime, that quality bonding is invaluable. And today's "May Is For Moms" giveaway provides one mom with the opportunity to create some more memories. Show More Summary

My 5-Year-Old Inspired Me to Start the Magazine I Want Her to Read

Post by The Stir Bloggers. My 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, likes to pretend she's from Saturn. In her mind, we're part of a "super-fast species," and we have the power to run faster than anyone on Earth. Of all the imagination games she...Show More Summary

How Wearing a 'Kate Middleton' Hat Helped Me Teach My Daughter Not to Care What Other People Think

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Up until fourth grade, my daughter was blissfully unconcerned with what she wore --- and more importantly what other kids thought of her clothes. Madeline happily wore the Ralph Lauren gingham dresses and plaid...Show More Summary

How Kids' Yoga Can De-Stress Your Crazy Mornings (Seriously): 10 Easy Poses to Try

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I know what you’re thinking: There’s no way I can squeeze in one more thing in the morning. But Mariam Gates, author of the brand-new picture book Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story, begs to differ. Show More Summary

Lessons About Love That Kids With Autism Can Teach All of Us

Post by Stephanie Booth. There are so many myths about autism -- how people on the spectrum "can't feel," or don't want friends, or are incapable of understanding others' emotions. None of these, of course, are true. And no one understands...Show More Summary

12 Awesome Books to Inspire Any Kid to Be Adventurous

Post by Wendy Robinson. There's nothing like the power of a good book to inspire kids. Lately, I've been loving books that help my kids feel a sense of adventure and exploration. I've gathered a small collection of books, both classics...Show More Summary

6 Reasons Your Kid Should Play Outside, According to Science

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. In decades past, the simple joys of playing outside were something most kids took for granted. But between increasingly busy extracurricular schedules and parents' safety concerns, today's kids spend less...Show More Summary

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