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8 Things Parents Should Never Buy Used

Nobody loves hand-me-downs more than me. In fact, a good chunk of my daughters’ clothes and furniture are secondhand treasures. But take it from me—there are some things parents should never buy used. Here’s a roundup of the kid-related gear that’s best bought new. Certain Toys Don’t get me wrong, my 4- and 5-year-old girls […]

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What to Pack for a Family Road Trip

  Heading off on a vacation this summer? For most families, skipping expensive airfare and opting to drive makes a lot more financial sense. In addition to keeping more cash in your pocket, road trips are also an opportunity to create new memories together as a family (while making pit stops at cool destinations along […]

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5 Fun Summer Activities for Children

Temperatures are up, barbeques are out, and beaches are packed—in other words, summer is in full swing. It also means that the kiddos are out of school and home all season long. Whether you”re a stay-at-home parent or you work full time, keeping your kids both entertained and stimulated during the summer months can be […]

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Soothing Pain in Children: 4 Reasons Stuffed Animals Help

A stuffed animal is often more than just an inanimate toy made of straw or cotton or bean; it becomes an item that has grave meaning and significance in our lives. The object acts as a companion for security, facilitated by a dependency learned from a young age, accompanying the owner from doctor’s office appointments […]

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20 Fun Dinosaur Facts for Kids

If you spend much time around young kids, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that a lot of them find dinosaurs absolutely fascinating. If you don’t spend much time around kids, just look at the massive success of The Land Before Time franchise (now on its 13th film, in addition to two sing-along albums, seven video games, and a […]

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3 Classic Bedtime Stories to Read to Your Kids

3 Classic Bedtime Stories to Read to Your Kids There are plenty of new children’s books on the market that are wonderful, well-illustrated, fun to read out-loud and great for bedtime stories. Some of the best bedtime stories, however, remain the same ones that today’s moms and dads might remember from their own childhoods. Here […]

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