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17 Tips to See if Basketball is Good for Your Child

About 8 years ago my world changed as we entered the unknown territory of Basketball.  It was totally unintentional, just a homeschooling Mom wanting to give her kids a chance to get some good cardio exercise and maybe a chance for me to catch a little break at the same time. From the moment my […]

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Indoor Gardening With Kids

It may be the end of January but the sun is shining in our neck of the woods, which is actually pretty unusual for this time of year.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and it is usually freezing in January! Whether the sun is shining in your area or not, this is the time […]

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Turning Kids Into Gardeners With Their First Private Plot

Springtime for gardeners is an exciting time, with seed catalogs coming in the mail and choices to be made about what to grow each year. Letting your kids help you in your garden is a great idea, but imagine how committed they’ll be when they have their own little plot of land to care for. […]

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Crafty Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originated in the Middle Ages and was named after Saint Valentine. There are varying opinions about the origins of Valentine’s Day (there were actually three saints named Valentine). But, today we have come to recognize February 14th as a day of love and romance. It is a day to show each other how […]

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Snow Day Snowmen for the Kids

With the temperatures still dropping and the snowstorms only just beginning, you and the kids are probably going to be spending some more quality bonding time inside. Instead of panicking when you see the school closures banner at the bottom of your TV, celebrate the idea of a snow day. You know the kids will […]

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Must-See Museums from the Midwest to the West Coast

When traveling with children, it is always fun to scout out interesting places to take them. Children love to learn and see new things. Museums offer an educational experience and a chance to form fond memories as a family. From the Midwest to the West coast here are some must-see museums for families: Chicago Museum […]

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Making Pizza: Teaching Kids Valuable Kitchen Skills

If you ask kids about their favorite foods, pizza will be near the top of almost everyone’s list. Topped with traditional pepperoni or healthy veggies, pizza isn’t just a Friday night treat for your kids; it’s the perfect way to teach a list of valuable cooking skills. If you start teaching your kids to cook […]

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5 Messy Activities for Outdoor Fun

Since as early as they could walk, your little one has probably made a mess at some point or another, such as a beautiful permanent marker portrait on the wall or a flour creation all over your living room floor. Or, how about how they clean up the room by stuffing towels down the toilet? […]

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We Heart Preschool Science: Valentine’s Day Edition

Here, 3 science projects for toddlers with a Valentine’s Day theme. Share some one-on-one time as you experiment with ice, water and an erupting volcano!

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Cooking With Kids: Getting Kids Familiar with the Kitchen

The dreaded dinnertime dilemma: You suddenly realize that it’s just after five o’clock and it’s time to make dinner…again! Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else to take over the dinner preparations, or at least lend a hand from time to time? Look no further than your own children. Your toddler might not be […]

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Beginning Competitive Swimming

Your child has incredible potential if they follow their heart in sports. Parents tend to struggle and put their children in a plethora of sports that aren’t a good fit before finding the one. As time goes on, kids start to weed out the sports that they’re either uninterested in, or that they might not […]

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Acting Classes For Kids: What You Need To Know

Acting Classes For Kids Many young people graduate high school with a passionate relief that they will never again have to participate in a pageant, exhibit, or production. But a few kids discover that standing in front of an adoring crowd belting out a solo or delivering a monologue is sheer heaven. They can’t get […]

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Help Bring a Woodworking Studio for Kids to San Francisco

The Butterfly Joint from key&kite on Vimeo. Woodshops for Kids Most of us grew up taking a woodshop class in school. We probably built a sweet little birdhouse or created a keepsake box for all of those notes we used to pass in class. In addition to learning how to safely hammer a nail and […]

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Fun and Active New Years Resolutions for the Family

Happy New Year! Top ways for your family to make the most of the coming year and stay active. My 5 year old son, Isaac, is the type of kid who can get stuck in his ways. Sometimes he is a little anxious about trying new things, so this year, we are resolving to be […]

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Finding the Perfect Activities for a 5-Year-Old

Is your little one restless? One mom shares her tips for finding affordable, practical activities for a 5-year-old. by Kristine Munroe Find Classes, Workshops & Camps for 5-Year-Olds Near You >> 5-Year-Olds Have Opinions I’m not a homebody. As soon as I could find activities for my son, Isaac, I signed us up. It started […]