Egg-cellent Easter Tips

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My addiction to Pinterest might be considered “unhealthy” by some. I prefer to think of it as “optimistically obsessive.” But it’s not such a terrible thing, since it helped me have one of our family’s best Easters yet. One afternoon, while strolling through its pages, I came across some Easter Egg Hunt ideas. Now maybe […]

Snow Day Sanity

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In case you’ve missed it, New England has been buried in snow over the past few weeks. Many towns have had 4-5 snow days in the last week alone! To make matters even more exciting, the temperatures have been significantly below zero, which limits sledding and outdoor games. Even timing of the snow means that […]

Toddler-Sized Yoga

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My husband bought a yoga mat from an El Segundo-based company last year after hemming and hawing about the price, but we ultimately decided it was worth it. He practices yoga regularly and we figured we’d all get our money’s worth, so, now, we’re trying to get the whole family involved. I also hoped getting myself a new mat would […]

The Great Chocolate Caper

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The seconds creaked closer to bedtime like the seesaw motion of an old wooden ship. I sat hunkered in my 6-year-old’s bed reading the usual story time book when I heard it. THUNK… THUNK… THUNK… THUNK… I sat up in the bed and the look of the 6-year-old had trouble written all over it. “What […]

No-Sew Tiger Costume

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This Halloween may have already come and gone, but I discovered a neat little trick you’ll want to try next Halloween, next school pageant, or the next time your kiddo needs a costume fast: a no-sew tiger costume that anyone can make and won’t break your budget. All you need is an orange shirt or sweatshirt, […]

Music for the Mind

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My mother dragged me to piano lessons for 12 years. Every Tuesday, we hopped in the car and drove to the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where I had been taught by the same teacher since I was a 1st grader. And every week, because I would rather have been horsing around or watching TV, I […]

A Little Haunt Won’t Hurt

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I’m a big fan of Halloween. BIG. FAN. From the time I was a child, I loved every creepy little thing about it. A few little ghost stories never hurt anybody. If anything, it builds the imagination. Look at writers like Neil Gaiman, directors like Tim Burton, or composers like Danny Elfman. What do they […]

Time’s Up!

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I’ve often quoted our family therapist, who has fast become our parental guru, across all topics. Never mind that we see her primarily for my daughter’s anxiety – some days we go off-topic and I’m in for a whole new lesson in motherhood. One day the discussion at hand was: Kids and Days that are […]

Superman and Tinker Bell Have a Tea Party

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It’s possibly the cutest tea party you’ve ever seen – a tea party with water, that is! Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez shows us her kids at play for a little bit of Friday fun. Do your kids have tea parties?

Car Wash Kid

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Who said washing your car had to be a hassle? Although kids can sometimes make getting work done more difficult, sometimes we’re presented with the opportunity to include them in on the fun – and yes, they can even make chores fun! Check out how Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez spends her afternoons.