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10 Truly Unique Sleepaway Camps for Kids

Check out these far-flung camps that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids. Dolphins, roller coasters, chefs, circus performers, zombies and more!

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8 Unique iPad Apps for Girls

Are your daughters obsessed with their iPads? My daughter sure is, which makes it important to choose the right apps. From art to fashion to learning to singing, the app world is a wonderful place to expose children to all kinds of skills and hobbies. In this article I’ve chosen my favorite eight apps that […]

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Best of San Francisco Bay Area 2014: Kids Camps and Classes

Congratulations to this years “Best of 2014″ winners!  These classes and summer camps and classes are parent favorites.   Abantey:The Roleplay Workshop, Oakland Art Bash Studios, San Jose ART-Smart Studios, Foster City, San Mateo Aviation Camp at Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Centro Armonia, Campbell Golden Gate Tutoring Center, San Anselmo Math Quest Discovery Camp, […]

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Fencing builds physical and mental strength for kids!

As parents, we want to give our children every advantage in life we can afford.  I love fencing because it can help your child build their strength on so many levels.  How many sports do you know of that can give your child a physical and mental challenge while building their confidence, social skills, and […]

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A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

Sometimes the idea of hosting the perfect soiree can put any mom into a tailspin.  In the era of Pinterest and the perfectly crafted birthday party, it’s a daunting task to try and create a memorable day without wanting to pull all your hair out.  So, how about this year you throw your unique girl […]

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Crafting Upcycled Home Décor with Kids

These days, it seems that “upcycled” is the new black in home décor. Yet if you go to thrift stores and swap meets without a clear idea of what you want, you can end up with items that really are junk. However, beginning a shopping trip with the end in mind can help you pick […]

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6 Simple Crafts to Enjoy With Your Child

Creativity and expression are important parts of a child’s development, and often the first things to come to mind when we think about creativity are drawing or painting. These are wonderful forms of expression for many kids, and can, by themselves, provide hours of enjoyment. But what if your child doesn’t enjoy them, or gets […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Swimming

One of the most profound activities during the summer is taking a dip in a swimming pool or other body of water. Aside from the break it can give you from the heat, there are other great benefits to encouraging your children to embrace swimming whenever possible. Some of them can follow the child into […]

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How to Prepare for Back to School

Getting your kids ready for a new school year can be a lot of hard work. As summer comes to a close it will soon be time for early alarms, a rush to get ready, tantrums and hectic school runs. If you want to ensure that both you and your kids have a smooth transition […]

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Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

by Lucy Daniel Whether at home or in the workplace, moms tend to be the busiest due to their multitasking nature. It is important to organize yourself and plan very beforehand if you are to achieve the set goals daily, weekly, and monthly. With a strictly followed guideline, you will be amazed at how you […]

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5 Date Night Ideas that Don’t Require A Babysitter

I’m a firm believer that new parents need to figure out a way to get out of the house and have some dates. Best case scenario, that’s only one night a week. More realistically, that’s one night a month. Or never. So, what about all those other nights? Here are five fun date-night ideas that […]

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Taking the Pain out of Birthday Party Planning

Kids birthdays can be so bittersweet. Our children grow up so quickly before our eyes, and every year we try to fit a year’s worth of accomplishments into just one day. As impossible as it ultimately seems, we have a few suggestions on how to take the pain out of planning and getting the most out of […]

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It’s Not Too Late for Gardening with Kids

Did your summer pass you by without giving you the time to garden with your kids? You haven’t absolutely missed your chance to garden with your kids! Time spent gardening is an excellent time to talk to your kids about life, to teach them about science and growing plants, personal responsibility, and it’s a fun […]

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5 Original (and FREE) Outdoor Activities for Kids

It can be tricky to plan activities with children–especially if they involve money or time. We all love to spend as much time as possible with children however, the washing and cleaning won’t do itself. The main summer holiday is fast approaching and therefore, these are activities that are free and children can be left […]

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Will You ‘Leave No Child Inside’?

Remember what summer in your neighborhood looked like? Kids everywhere, laughing and playing? That’s what I remember about my childhood – being outside from dawn ‘til dusk. Now I look around in the summer and find it eerily quiet. Where are all the children? The sad answer: inside. No longer do you see hoards of […]