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DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

Use a mathematics technique to create beautiful art.

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Activities for kids to help them practice mindfulness, awareness, calmness, kindness, and compassion

How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play

DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

How to make a set of stones that can help guide your imagination for story time

Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

How to get your children ready for the real world—while they're still young

DIY: Jar Terrariums

DIY: Jar Terrariums

A guide to making terrariums in Mason jars

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

Five DIY wintertime bird feeders

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

How to perform a trick that moves pieces of wood into a recognizable shape.

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

How to make a magic wand out of hot glue and paper—perfect for the finishing touch to a Halloween costume, or for imaginary play.

Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Drayton Michaels, award-winning dog trainer, shares tips to train your dog for the arrival of your newborn.

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, try making these pumpkin animals. Bonus: You can still cook the squash when you're done decorating with them.

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

Amanda Kingloff shares how to make a sail boat out of a laundry basket to promote your child's imaginary play.

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

On your next trip to the beach, collect shells to make this wind chime.

DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

A unique art project for kids using leaves and flowers collected on nature walks.

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Kids are at their most joyful when they are immersed in play--but can be hard to photograph when they're active like that. Here are tips for snapping the perfect photo.

DIY: Clothespin Art Display

DIY: Clothespin Art Display

This easy craft project for kids give them a new way to display photos or artwork using clothespins.

What Pet Should Your Family Get

What Pet Should Your Family Get

Nine great animals for families and tips on which one might be best for your family pet.

DIY: Watercolor Craft for Rainy Day Fun

DIY: Watercolor Craft for Rainy Day Fun

Learn to utilize the rain for a unique watercolor craft for kids.

DIY: Braided Headphones

DIY: Braided Headphones

Custom decorate your headphones using friendship bracelet techniques you learned at camp.

DIY: Dog and Cat Toys

DIY: Dog and Cat Toys

Step-by-step directions to make a T-shirt tug toy for your dog and cardboard play pals for your cat.

DIY: Snow Globes

DIY: Snow Globes

Easy step-by-step directions for kids to DIY a snow globe for the holidays, or any time of year.

DIY: Permanent Marker Mugs

DIY: Permanent Marker Mugs

Here's an easy craft for kids you can have on hand—just pick up permanent markers and white mugs at the dollar store, and have a DIY ready to go the next time your kids say, "I'm bored!"

5 Simple ways to Relax

5 Simple ways to Relax

Mom hack expert Ereka Vetrini shares her five favorite ways to relax.

DIY Reversible Felt Crown

DIY Reversible Felt Crown

Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid, shares her how-to for a reversible felt crown.




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