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How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

Zero-waste living has become a lifestyle movement. There are now hundreds of books, blogs, and videos about it, and even a number of zero-waste stores opening in New York City. For a beginner, becoming a zero-waste household looks time consuming an...

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DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

DIY for Kids: Make Your Own Superhero Cape

Is your little one obsessed with Superman? Are you raising the next Wonder Woman? We’ve got just the craft for you! Kids can design their ideal costumes, perfect for a day of dramatic play. Can’t decide on just one design? Well, like any good hero ...

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This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

Experiment with chemistry, astronomy, and art with this out-of-this-world Starry Slime craft for kids! Slime is huge these days—what kid doesn’t have a can full of this stuff to squish, pull, and shape? Your kids may already have a batch slime or t...

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How to Prepare Your Child to Become a Big Brother or Big Sister

How to Prepare Your Child to Become a Big Brother or Big Sister

If you're expecting your second or third child, you may be wondering how to prepare your older kids for the new baby. We spoke to experts and parents who have been there to get advice for preparing your child to become a big brother or big sister.

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Why It's Important to Have a Will and How to Write One

Why It's Important to Have a Will and How to Write One

Do you know who would have legal guardianship of your children if something were to happen to you or your partner? Do you know for certain your estate would be quickly and indisputably transferred to your heirs? On that note, have you selected your...

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Is It Time for Your Family to Move to a New Home, Town, or Neighborhood?

Is It Time for Your Family to Move to a New Home, Town, or Neighborhood?

The signs might be right in front of you: Maybe you and your family are feeling totally squished into a too-small apartment or perhaps your children are getting ready to start school and you aren’t sure your local school district is right for your ...

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How to Save Money When Shopping for Holiday Gifts

How to Save Money When Shopping for Holiday Gifts

It's the most wonderful time of year, when everyone is in good spirits and generous in giving. But it's also a time of year when we spend a lot of money on holiday gifts for our children, our family, our kids' teachers, and colleagues. With all the...

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How to Speed Clean Your House Before the Holiday Guests Arrive

How to Speed Clean Your House Before the Holiday Guests Arrive

If you have guests coming over but don't have time for a deep clean of the whole house, take these experts' tips into consideration to speed clean your home. These quick cleaning tips focusing on often-used areas will get your home ready for guests...

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How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

When you're shopping online, especially for gifts on Cyber Monday when the deals are out of this world, it's important to know how to recognize cyberscams, phishing attempts, and more to keep your information safe—and get what you paid for. Experts...

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5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teens Politically Active

With the current political environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your tweens and teens understand what’s going on nationally and globally—and that their voice matters in elections. Whether you take your children to marches or prot...

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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Children

Going to bed alone can be scary for children, especially those who tend to have nightmares or difficulty getting settled down for the night. One thing that can help relieve bedtime anxiety is the reassurance that a dream catcher can provide. Becaus...

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Low-Mess Pom Pom Hand Puppet Craft for Kids

Low-Mess Pom Pom Hand Puppet Craft for Kids

Pull out the pipe cleaners and hot glue gun to make these hand puppets—a project featured in Debbie Chapman’s Low-Mess Crafts for Kids—and then have the kids write and perform a show for you! This DIY is perfect for those summer days when it’s just...

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Try Out This Cool Way to Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Try Out This Cool Way to Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Use frozen dye to design your own tie-dye T-shirt.

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10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

10 Screen-Free Activities to Do with Your Children for Old School Fun

So often we turn to technology for fun, whether it’s a show, a game, an app, or connecting with friends, but we find that we’re missing the good ol’ days of playing four-square, freeze tag, or drawing with sidewalk chalk. And with screens and techn...

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10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

10 Improvements to Make in Your New Home in the First Year of Homeownership

You've found the perfect house for your family to call a home for years to come, but did you know there are a few more things for you do to? Experts share the top 10 home improvements new homeowners can and should do in the first year in a new house.

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How to Make Your Own Bubble Wand

How to Make Your Own Bubble Wand

Now that it's a gearing up to be warmer outside, you'll want to spend more time outdoors—or at least kick your kids out of the house to run around outside and burn off some energy. So why not make a giant bubble wand and a batch of bubbles to keep ...

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How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that s...

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How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

With green living being as popular as ever—especially with more and more eco-friendly, toxin-free products hitting the shelves—you may be wondering what you can do in your home to reduce toxins and make it a healthier place for your family. We spok...

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How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

How Do I Create A Monthly Budget?

Whether you're saving money to have a child, buy a house, pay for your children's college educations, or just want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, a budget is necessary to achieve these financial goals. Three experts share their tips to creati...

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How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

How Can I Pay Down My Debt Faster?

In the Northeast, 75.4 percent of families currently have debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, which was released in October 2017. If you’re one of those families, it may feel like you will be paying off those debts...

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Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Spending Habits

If you're in the process of creating a monthly budget so you can save money for big goals or pay off debt faster, you may be looking for easy ways to trim your monthly spending habits. Experts share tips on how you can save more money each month to...

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How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

How to Make Your Own Faux Fur Pompom

With faux fur pompoms being all the rage these days for fashion-forward tweens, teens, and adults, we decided to find out how you can make your own. You can customize these faux fur pompoms and add them to your shoes, keychains, or even hair access...

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27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

27 Places in Your Home You Might Be Forgetting to Clean

Now that winter is (seemingly) on it's way out, there are a handful of tasks we commonly associate with spring—namely spring cleaning. Though it seems like you hit every nook and cranny in your home during your mega cleaning session, there are quit...

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How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

How to Make Valentine's Day Pompom Critters

This year, instead of buying Valentine's Day cards for your kids' classes—ones they're likely to receive multiples of—make these pompom critters with your kids! Michaels shares an easy craft for kids that will keep your little ones busy for an afte...

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What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

What to Do to Prepare Your House or Apartment for the Cold Winter Months

Winter. It’s here in full force—hey, snow; nice to see you—and we’re buttoning up our coats to protect us from the frigid temperatures when we’re outside. But did you know it’s important to button up your home, too? Jason Cameron, a licensed home i...

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4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

Getting your kid to put her toys away. Convincing your toddler to stay in his big-kid bed when it’s time to go to sleep. Figuring out what’s causing the meltdown in the grocery store and fixing the problem. There are a lot of situations with raisin...

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How to Make a Dinner Table Conversation Jar

How to Make a Dinner Table Conversation Jar

Ever feel like you only get one-word answers to any questions you ask your kids at the dinner table? You're not alone. So why not help your child make a dinner table conversation jar—a perfect craft for kids—filled with conversation prompts to get ...

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8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

A roundup of DIY kits to give to crafty kids for the holidays. All kits either come with the necessary materials or use common household supplies.

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This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

This is Why You Shouldn't Sneeze into Your Hands

Your kids will love this gross health experiment!

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Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Conquering Bake Sales: Baking Allergen-Free Treats

Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan—with variety of dietary needs becoming more common, baking treats for your kid’s class can be a minefield. Here’s how to win the battle.

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How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

Step-by-step directions to make a cardboard ring toss for your child's next birthday party

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Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

We know your kids have asked—now they can learn the why the sky is blue by doing this science experiment.

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10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

Follow these 10 tips for meal planning, and you'll save time, stress, and money when it comes to cooking your family dinners during the week.

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8 Hacks for Home Organization

8 Hacks for Home Organization

One mom's tips for taming the mess

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DIY Projects for Your Home

DIY Projects for Your Home

How to make your home more uniquely you, including how to remove pencil and crayon marks from walls, a message board, a braided rug, and a canopy tent hiding space

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Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

A step-by-step guide from "Sunshine Spaces"

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Home DIY: Message Board

Home DIY: Message Board

A step-by-step guide from Yellow Owl Workshop's "Make It Yours"

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Home DIY: Braided Rug

Home DIY: Braided Rug

Step-by-step directions from "Rag Rugs, Pillows, & More"

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How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

Tips from an early childhood educator to get young kids to pick up their toys

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use.

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Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Chef John Stage shares his top do's and don'ts for grilling.

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Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

How to make bath bombs at home

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DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

Use a mathematics technique to create beautiful art.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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DIY: Jar Terrariums

DIY: Jar Terrariums

A guide to making terrariums in Mason jars

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DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

Five DIY wintertime bird feeders

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DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

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

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