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2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is a great way to spend quality time in the outdoors with your kids. Before you head out, consider these tips to make your trip successful.

Super Cute DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

Super Cute DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

We love everything about fall; breaking out cozy accessories, seeing bright colors in nature, and tasting the sweet flavors of harvest time. Fall is also a great time to decorate your home to get ready for hosting friends and making family memories. These super cute decorating ideas can be customized to fit any style and available space!

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5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

Fall is the time for cozy sweatshirts and pumpkin patch visits, but it can also be the time for allergies. Learn how to treat these five things that could be triggering your kids’ runny noses and itchy eyes.

Foolproof Ways To Deal With A Child Scared Of The Dentist

Foolproof Ways To Deal With A Child Scared Of The Dentist

It’s important to keep kids teeth healthy! Data from the CDC says that 20% of children ages of 5 to 11 have at least one decayed tooth that’s going untreated. Be proactive to avoid this potentially becoming a costly and painful issue.

Teen Parenting Tips That Could Be A Lifesaver

Teen Parenting Tips That Could Be A Lifesaver

Parenting is difficult whether you have a toddler or a teenager. The difference is that both require different types of attention and can create different types of issues. A toddler is hands-on but much easier to manage. A teenager can take care of themselves but can also cause stress. Parenting tips for teens differ for each teen as they are all individuals. Some teenagers have a rebellious streak while others are a little more peaceful. The best thing you can do as a parent is teach your teen and allow them to learn from their mistakes along the way. These tips for parenting teens can help lessen the problem of trying to tame the untamable teen.
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Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ended

Fall Favorites for the Family Giveaway – Ended

Start this fall off with a bang with these fun fall family favorites! We are excited to collaborate with US Japan Fam to bring you this awesome giveaway packed with gear for babies, toddlers, big kids and parents.

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Many teenagers are excited to receive their driver’s license. If you’re getting ready to allow your 16-year-old to travel the roads unsupervised, here are eight things to do before handing over the keys.

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. You turn your back for one second and all of a sudden there’s a big stain on your rug or couch. We take all sorts of measures to try and prevent these stains from happening — cups with lids, keeping food in the kitchen, etc. — but it’s not always enough. Once that stain appears in your home, your next question is almost immediately “how do I get rid of it?” To help you out, here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.
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“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Are you looking for an ultimate family destination this summer? You can find many hidden gems on the West Coast; the perfect place to create unforgettable family memories!

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Some of the best things are inspired by childhood; twirling in a dress, eating strawberries and playing in the sunshine. Matilda Jane Clothing transforms these happy ideas into adorable clothing designs for girls and women, whimsical accessories, lunch gear and even bedroom decor. We had a chance to catch up with Matilda Jane Clothing CAD Artist Maggie Szott. Her sketches and watercolor designs are used to make fabrics for twirly dresses and ruffle tops for happy and adventurous little girls.
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Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

Streamlined Diapering Solution & Summer Basics

DiaperQuick is a streamlined bag that provides a clean spot to change a diaper AND holds a few essentials such as 2 to 3 diapers, wipes, a tube of diaper cream and even an extra shirt for my little man. Family adventures just got easier!

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Prom is an important high school milestone and opportunity to make memories. For many teens, it’s also important to find the perfect dress. These styles and colors were most popular for prom dresses this year.

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea  at The Arch London

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea at The Arch London

Few things make many little girls (or moms) more delighted than a tea party. It’s also fun for moms to take their daughters out for tea to enjoy some delicious treats and practice their etiquette. Next time you are in London, don’t miss the opportunity to experience The Arch London’s sumptuous afternoon tea.
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