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11 Ways Kids Birthday Parties Are Like Childbirth

11 Ways Kids Birthday Parties Are Like Childbirth

    Once you got that baby out of your belly, I bet you thought that level of stressful craziness was behind you. Not so, bucko! The first five years (at least!) of birthday celebrations are so bad, you’ll find yourself wishing for an epidural all over again. Don’t believe me? Here are eleven ways birthday parties are just like childbirth: They cost a fortune and you spend weeks preparing for them – between the party favors, custom cake, professionally printed invites and the[...]

Want to Impress? Forget SNAP, Do a WIC Challenge

Want to Impress? Forget SNAP, Do a WIC Challenge

Back when I was a new mom and on unpaid maternity leave from my job, I was able to qualify for WIC, the health-focused government program that supports mothers, infants, and young children. The program offers grocery store vouchers for free grains, eggs, cereal, milk, juice, and baby formula. At the time, they also provided a small farmer’s market credit for fresh fruits and vegetables. As a single mom who had exhausted most of my paid sick leave and vacation pay[...]

A New Parent’s Guide to Social Media

A New Parent's Guide to Social Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media editor Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundle of joy, you may be wondering: Is it safe to post pictures of baby? What's OK to share and what's TMI? What are the easiest tech tools to preserve those precious moments, without broadcasting to the world? These tips can help. Safely share photos of baby online. You may never have given[...]

4 Ways for Kids to Go Green

4 Ways for Kids to Go Green

4 WAYS FOR KIDS TO GO GREEN With Earth Day around the corner - we're thinking of ways for kids to go green this year. Simple things that you and the kids can do that will help the planet and teach them about the Earth and Climate Change. As a conservationist, prior to becoming a teacher and mum, the earth and our effect on it was a HUGE part of my life and it was something that I wanted to learn about[...]

Earth Day Play Dough for Tots

Earth Day Play Dough for Tots

Are you interested in making your own Earth dough? We think our Earth models turned out so cute. The colors were wonderful, the texture was perfect, and they played with them all day. Every day can be Earth Day with this play dough. I hope you have the chance to make up a batch of Earth dough. Recipe: 1 cups flour 1/2 cup salt 1 cup water 1 Tbsp cream of Tartar 2 Tbsp oil (any cooking oil) Wilton Gel coloring blue and green The easy way is to make[...]

10 Reasons I Know Your Kid Isn’t Your First

10 Reasons I Know Your Kid Isn't Your First

      Before I start this post, let me say that I'm not making fun of you, New Moms. Well. I am making fun of you, but I'm making fun of me too. I was you. Anyone who has kids was you, whether they remember it now or are willing to admit it. Anyone who tells you they weren't terrified when they became a parent is a liar. New parents are freshmen, stepping into a whole new world with trepidation and wide eyes and seemingly heightened senses.[...]

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