Fun Craft Trio for Winter

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Looking for a creative way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy or snowy winter day? We’ve found a trio of adorable crafts for kids that celebrate the season and may entertain you (or your sitter) as much as they do the kids. DIY Cut Leaf Cars Before the last leaf falls, grab your […]

Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween is an exciting holiday and especially fun for kids. If you’re having a trusted sitter celebrate the holiday with your family this year, you’ll want to share these important Halloween safety guidelines before sending her trick-or-treating. They’re also helpful reminders for you, even if you’ve led the candy collecting charge many times before. Practice Mindful […]

Tips for a Stress-Free Homework Routine

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Many parents dread their kids’ school homework as much, if not more than their kids do. It’s not easy to squeeze homework into schedules packed tight with after-school activities, family and work responsibilities, dinner and still get the kids to bed on time. Plus, it’s never easy to convince tired, hungry kids to tackle homework after […]

Boredom Busters to the Rescue!

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The blogosphere is abuzz with ideas for “boredom boxes” which are cleverly assembled collections of ideas and tools for kids to create and for parents to have at the ready for the inevitable cries of “Mom, I’m bored!” Boredom boxes, sometimes called boredom busters, include ideas for fun activities to entertain, occupy and sometimes educate kids – […]

6 No Fuss Activities to Share with Your Sitter

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There’s no need to resort to leaving the babysitter new toys or typically forbidden treats to feed your kids to ensure they are happy while you’re away. Instead, why not give your sitter a few no fuss, low mess activities she can do together with your kids. These fun activities are entertaining and take very […]

Join Us to Ban Bossy

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On March 10, we’re joining LeanIn.Org, Girl Scouts of the USA, and thought leaders from Michelle Obama to Beyoncé to launch Ban Bossy – a pledge that challenges us all to think twice before calling a little girl “bossy,” a word that discourages leadership in girls. When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a […]