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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: My Scientific Valentine

DIY: My Scientific Valentine

Give store-bought Valentines the ol' heave-ho, and help your kids make these spinning disc illusion Valentines for their friends at school. Bonus: They'll learn a little about science along the way.

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.

Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Tips for Getting Tough Stains Out of Clothes

Handy, an on-demand home cleaning service, shares tips for getting tough stains—mud, tomato, juice, grass, crayon, and glue—out of your family's clothes.

Rock Frozen's Anna and Elsa Braids!

Rock Frozen's Anna and Elsa Braids!

Is your girl planning to trick or treat as Anna or Elsa this Halloween? Then you need hair help, stat. The beautiful braids of her favorite princesses are easier than they look, thanks to Disney Frozen Fever Hairstyles ($12.95). We picked our two favorites to share, but the book has plenty more.

How to Offer Support without Overparenting

How to Offer Support without Overparenting

Let’s face it: Lots of our kids are overextended. Studying past midnight after sports practice and juggling a full plate of extracurriculars aimed at bulking up an eventual college app. Here are eight tips to offer real-life support to your overextended kids without overparenting.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Create a Positive Relationship with My Nanny?

The nanny-parent relationship is different from other working relationships. Learn how, in a few easy steps, to create a positive relationship with your nanny built on trust and communication.

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

How to Make a Dragonfly on a Rainbow Loom

Give your Rainbow Loom new life by using it to make rubber band critters. Here are directions, from Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals, to make a dragonfly. Bonus: Turn this kids' craft into a hair accessory!

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

How to Tie-Dye with Food Coloring

Nothing evokes summer quite like tie-dyeing T-shirts with your kids. Here are directions for an Eco-friendly tie-dye option—tie-dye with food coloring—from "More Boredom Busters".

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

How to Foster Strong Sibling Bonds

Do your kids compete over everything as if they were rival sports teams? Here's how to stop the sibling rivalry, build better sibling relationships, and foster a strong sibling bond.

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

Books Clubs a Surprising Way Moms Can Bond with Daughters

When one mother started a mother-daughter book club with five other mothers, she just wanted to make reading cool for the tweens. Little did she know the book club would help her bond with her tween daughters and open the lines of communication. Plus, tips for starting your own mother-daughter book club.

Five Places to Look for High School Internship Opportunities

Five Places to Look for High School Internship Opportunities

Internships help students learn more about industries or fields of interest, meet professionals to whom they can turn as mentors in the future, and most importantly, gain real world experience. Use these five tips on where to start looking.

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

Want to nurture your child's creativity and get him to do some chores around the house at the same time? Here are 10 ways to make chores more fun for kids by letting them get creative with cleaning, cooking, and even feeding their pets.

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Tips to Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Why spend hours choosing the best toys if you leave your child with a caregiver who is not engaging? Here are tips to choosing a quality nanny, handling the nanny-parent relationship, and communicating your needs to your child's nanny.




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