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Best travel guides for families?

So, ParentDish readers, I have a question for you! I've been thinking about it and researching it, but I haven't been able to determine which (if any) of the travel guides is best for families. So I pose it to you--which is your favorite travel...

Akiane, child prodigy and inspiration

Akiane Kramarik is a 12-year-old girl who claims to have been visited by God at the age of three. She says this spiritual experience led her to begin drawing portraits at the age of four and by six, she was recreating her visions in stunning...

Would you hang your DNA on the wall?

As bloggers at a high-traffic parenting site, we receive a lot of email from PR and marketing people touting their product sand urging us to check it out and write about it (we also get a lot of emails from random people shrieking in caps locks, but...

Baroque painting found in second-hand sofa

It wasn't all that long ago that I was a college student, scraping change together to get cheap second-hand stuff to furnish the dilapidated apartments I could afford to live in. The vast majority of that stuff ended up in the hands of some other...

When did breasts become boobs?

I came across an interesting theory about the transformation of breasts from being primarily a food source for babies to being, well, titillation for men and women. Once upon a time, breastfeeding was not considered obscene. In fact, as the author,...

$300 fine for 6-year-old who colored on sidewalk with chalk

How many days did you spend making chalk drawings as child -- using the closest sidewalk as a canvas for your temporary art? Apparently with every scribble you were vandalizing public property. At least that's the opinion of one of Natalie Shea's...

Product Recall: Magnetic Travel Art Set Lap Desks

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Princess Magnetic Travel Art Set Lap Desks. I wonder, do I really need to tell you why they're being recalled? Or should...

Marla Olmstead: Little Picasso or pretender?

Back in 2004, when most 4-year-olds are playing with dolls and having teddy bear tea parties, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead was taking the art world by storm. With some comparing her to Picasso, her brightly colored abstract paintings were selling for...

Digital drawing tool means no more crayon on the walls

Shockingly, we've never had a drawing on the wall incident in our house (at least, not yet). However, Edan's only 3, I fear for the times ahead -- when, even though she knows that marking crayon all over the house isn't allowed, that she'll get mad...

Etsy: kid's gear is even cooler than I thought

Even though I write on the Internet for part of my living, I am completely unsavvy when it comes to web shopping. I've never bought anything on ebay, and I wouldn't know the first thing about selling, either. The only reason I even know about etsy is...

Fun craft: Rainbow salt crystals

I've seen several crafts recently that involved needing a form of powdered tempera paint, which we don't have. Since I'm currently on a "don't need it, don't buy it" kick, heading down to the local crafts store to buy said paint is out of the...

Easy activity: Old scrapbook supplies

I was recently cleaning out my scrapbooking supplies, trying to get it down to a more usable amount. While I was putting my papers and stickers into piles to give away on Freecycle, my daughter, who is almost three, walked into the room and started...

Unique ideas for Easter Eggs

Every year, come Easter time, I have high hopes of decorating eggs. If you could see into my mind, you'd see that I plan on having an egg that would make Monet proud. Instead, I end up with eggs that looked like they were created by a color-blind...

Very Meri Shirts

There are a lot of online stores where you can buy t-shirts for your kids. Here's one where you can buy t-shirts designed by kids. Very Meri "gives a voice to children of all ages, through whimsical and uplifting clothing, while promoting the arts...

Photojojo's Photoclips

What do you do if you have a whole lot of photos, but you can't screw things into the walls and you're terrified of magnets? You say picture frames are too passe for you? You want something more like an art installation, but you also don't want to...

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