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Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large

When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter's life is very different.

Adorable Dutch Urchins Wearing Garbage, By Ed Van Der Elsken

Halloween costume production has kicked into high gear around the DTHQ; ideas were locked down weeks ago, followed by concept, design and shopping, and this weekend, sewing/construction. [Legolas and a poofy ballerina witch, btw.] But the point is, this is not a competition, and you still have plenty of time to pull a rockin' costume together. Show More Summary

Objects in mirror

12 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

What? No cop approaching my car? And I call this a mommyblog.

Kate Spade N.Y. & Jack Spade for Gapkids team up

Kate Spade New York & Jack Spade for GapKids are joining forces for the first time to launch a limited-edition line.

Children’s iPad App, Miximal

Children’s iPad App, Miximal by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com A while ago, I saw that Miximal, a variation of the flip-book game we used to play as kids, was free for a time. So I downloaded it to see if it was something I could recommend here at The Book Chook. Show More Summary

Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were the...

Night sky sensory tub

This night sky sensory tub is great for sensory play and comes with ideas for hands-on math games. Night sky sensory tub There are many ways you can make a sensory tub but today’s version is based on rice. Uncooked rice has a nice texture for children to explore and if you store... ? Read More: Night sky sensory tub The post Night sky sensory tub appeared first on NurtureStore.

We Are Amused: Princess Victoria Baby Tooth Brooch

Wow, as if the royals weren't weird enough. Here is a brooch made in 1847 from the baby tooth of Princess Victoria, the 7-yo daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The princess's dad pulled the tooth during a trip to Scotland, so they made it into a gold & enamel thistle. Show More Summary

The napping house

12 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

Hey! Get off his lawn so that he can nap right in the middle of it.

‘Constantine,’ TV review

Comic books are supposed to be funny. They aren’t supposed to be just plain silly.

Creating with Kids and Apps

Creating with Kids and Apps by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I love to find ways for children to think creatively and express themselves. If I can find an activity that combines technology with creating something, I’m also pleased. Show More Summary

This Is Not Your Mother’s Marijuana Talk. So What Should We Say?

Marijuana is legal in some states and under some circumstances, and can now be munched and drunk as well as smoked. How does that change the way we talk about it with our kids?

Diwali Rangoli Pattern

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on Thursday 23rd October 2014. Celebrate it with the children by making a traditional Indian rangoli pattern.   Divali rangoli patterns Rangoli are traditional patterns used to decorate homes on special occasions. Show More Summary

'We Do Not Accept Immunized Children': @LosFelizDayCare

Tweeters who liked @HonestToddler and @JennyHolzerMom also liked @LosFelizDayCare: We always practice mindfulness, especially when some of the kids' Amazon pilots get picked up and others' don't. — Los Feliz Day Care (@LosFelizDayCare) October 17, 2014 We NEVER overpraise. Show More Summary

By: JT Haelterman

I am very impressed with Armin and what he is doing for fathers all over the world. I am a dad to a beautiful 4year old little girl and have just completed my first book called "Daddy, You're my Best Friend." The book is about the relationship of the little girl and her father. Show More Summary

On Antelope Island

12 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

I guess this place is okay. Could use a little more drama, maybe.

Star Jones is finding 'The View' a little dim

Former “The View” host Star Jones hasn’t been keeping an eye on the show’s new cast because “real women” don’t have time for that kind of thing.

The ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figure Outrage-O-Rama

“Breaking Bad” action figures probably don't belong in your 6-year-old’s toy box. But you knew that, right?

Children Who Go to School in Pain

Imagine pain like an ice pick through your head, vertigo, and nausea. Imagine that a cat's footpad sounds so loud your eardrums felt like they are being sandpapered and the overhead lights feel like a harsh flashlight in your eyes when you've been hiding in the dark. Now imagine yourself in the middle of a high school corridor when classes are changing. read more

Halloween math activities

Before you eat, let’s count, measure, estimate and graph using trick-or-teat candy for some fun Halloween math activities. Halloween math activities When we add some fun, hands-on play using interesting materials the whole atmosphere of our math learning changes. Show More Summary

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