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Need a Snow Day Activity? Make Snow Ice Cream!

If you live in the Midwest, you might be home with the kids today, since much of this part of the country is having a blast of snowy weather and some parts are under blizzard warnings. Who doesn't love snow days? It's fun to be indoors, warm and c...Snow ice cream adds yummy fun to a day spent at home.

Child's Play: Efforts Building to Bring Back the Fun

The sandbox is so, so lonely. Credit: Getty
Remember the good ol' days when Mom opened up the cabinets and let you play rock band with the pots and pans? Or all those afternoons you spent creating castles in the backyard sandbox?
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What happened to good, old-fashioned play time? It's rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Kids Can Help Create Your Family Tree

Let the kids help create your family tree project. Credit: joebeone, Flickr Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a fam...Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a family tree project?

If You Build It, They Will Play: Fantasy Playhouses

With a castle in their backyard, the Budge home is a popular spot for play dates. Credit: Lisa Budge
Barbara Butler has been helping parents make their kids' dreams come true for more than two decades, conjuring up castles for little princesses, ...

How Many Extracurricular Activities Are Too Many?

Ballet, tennis, Mandarin, pottery ... where do you draw the line? Credit: Getty Images
You daughter has Little League, your son has band practice and you have a doctor's appointment. All at the same time. In three different towns. What's an a...

Earth Day: Everyday Activities for Kids

Earth Day comes only once a year, but in our neighbourhood many families are making small changes to honour the Earth every day. If your family is looking for inspiration and practical ideas to bring Earth Day home, every day, look no further than ...

How Young Is Too Young For Beer, Cell Phones and Piercings?

What age is the right age to let kids have things like cell phones and see R-rated movies? Credit: Getty Images Have a beer with Mom or Dad? No way! How about an after-school part-time job? Sure, no problem! So says a new ABC News/Good Morning...

Snow Day! 15 Fun Activities to Entertain When Class is Canceled

Plan fun activities to make the most of a snow day. Credit: MGShelton, Flickr
Snow days are a cause of celebration for kids, but can pose problems for parents. There's no need to worry: When classes are canceled, a little creativity and smart pla...

How to Shake the Winter Blues With Your Toddler

There's just no delicate way to say it: When you have toddler twins, winter sucks. At age two-and-a-half, my children feel the need to run wild, be warm and wear as few items of clothing as possible, and winter just throws a wrench into everything. ...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...

Sports Traditions as Important During Holidays as Turkey, Gifts Under the Tree

The annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. Credit: Gary Becher
Thanksgiving means family gatherings for some and pumpkin pie for others. For Scott Becher, it means the annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. "It started in 1991 with seven of us playing a...

Treasure Hunt

A treasure hunt is a great way for kids to have fun at a birthday party or playgroup. When planning your treasure hunt you will need to consider where to hide your treasure and, more importantly, what treasure your children will enjoying hunting for....

Children's Face Paint Recalled Due to Contamination

Contaminated face paints are recalled by FDA. Image: sxc.hu
Memorial Day is a solemn holiday to be sure. The last Monday in May is a time to remember the men and women who have died while in military service. But in true American style, we will c...

Mother's Day Gifts, Crafts and Fun - Links We Love

Sentimental and one-of-a-kind, personalized jewelry is always makes a great Mother's Day gift. Celebrity Baby Blog has some cute and trendy choices. Daughters and sons look up to their moms, and with these Mommy and Me gifts, they can look like t...

Weekend Fun and Games

It's Friday again and time to make some plans for the weekend. Here are some ideas for family-friendly fun as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. At the Movies This movie may be ...

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