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How to Play: Blind Man's Bluff

No peeking! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A blindfold and a spacious area (outdoors or a large room).
How to play: Designate one person as "it." Put a blindfold on "it," spin the person around, and send him or her out into the...
All you need is a blindfold and a spacious area (outdoors or a large room).
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Food Pyramid Out, 'My Plate' in For Healthy Eating

A sample plate of the new food icon My Plate, is unveiled at the Agriculture Department. Credit: Susan Walsh, AP WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new U.S. symbol for healthful eating: The Agriculture Department unveiled "My Plate" on Thursd...There's a new U.S. symbol for healthful eating: The Agriculture Department unveiled "My Plate" on Thursday, abandoning the food pyramid that had guided many Americans but merely confused others.
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How to Play: Cakewalk

Cakewalks are popular at fundraisers. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: A path of up to 20 numbered squares, music to play during the game and prizes (typically a cake, but other treats or items can also serve as the prize).
How t...
This game of chance has a sweet prize!
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How to Play: Forcing the City Gates

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this Red Rover-like game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is enough children to form two teams of at least four people each.
How to play: In this Chinese New Year variation of Red Rov...
This is the Chinese New Year variation of Red Rover.
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Meant to Be: A Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

Long ago, before there was you, when Daddy was not yet Daddy and I was not yet Papa, he and I promised each other that someday we would be parents. We had a wedding and bought a house, but then let more than a decade pass while we waited to be "ready...The doubters didn't stop us: Our course was set.
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How to Play: Knocking the Stick

Knock the stick over the line to win. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two sticks and chalk for drawing lines.
How to play: Draw two lines with chalk on the ground 8 feet apart. On one of the lines, place one of the sticks. The o...
Throwing sticks? What is there not to like about that?
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How to Play: Hearts

Do you heart hearts? Credit: Getty Images What you need: Four players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: All the cards are dealt to each player, so players have 13 cards. During the first round of pl...Don't get stuck with the hearts or the ace of spades.
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My Little One Was So Excited About Being a Big Brother ... But Not Anymore!

Dear AdviceMama, During my pregnancy, my 3-year old could not have been more excited about having a little brother or sister. He told everyone he was going to be a big brother and couldn't wait for "his" little baby to be born. He was ...
Be patient with your son, and help him cry whenever he's upset.
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