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Five Simple Ways to Make Music With Your Kids

Ah, the Christmas holidays. Sugar-high children freed from school and exclaiming their profound boredom, restless preschoolers careening the kitchen, toddlers emptying the cupboards, babies howling. Cabin Fever has the cure for these blues. It's time...

Travelling with Children? What to Pack in the Activity Bag

A couple of years ago, my husband and I flew with three children, ages 5, 4, and 14 months, to Nicaragua, one of the least-developed countries in the Americas. It is also stunningly beautiful, wild and friendly, its varied geography pock-marked by...

Independence Day Fun - Links We Love

The fourth of July is the perfect time for family fun. Image: ginnerobot/Flickr
Get out your vacuum cleaners! These indoor fireworks, aka confetti popper rockets, are sure to be a hit with the kids. -- Alpha Mom Spending your Fourth at the...

Father's Day Fun - Links We Love

It's time to get ready for Father's Day! Photo: sxc.hu
Got a stepfather to buy for this Father's Day? Or maybe an ex that your kids need to shop for? Here are some helpful hints when shopping for stepfamily. -- Divine Caroline
He makes a...

The Duggars Give Advice, Mr. Rogers Visits a Monkey, and More - Links We Love

A sock subscription for Father's Day?. Image: sxc.hu
The other reality TV family -- the Duggars -- tell The Washington Post that they're praying for Jon and Kate Gosselin. Oh, and they have advice for them too. -- LilSugar Koko the "talking"...

Hope for Craft-Challenged Moms

Over the years I've written books and countless articles about keeping kids creatively occupied in the summer. This being the case, people naturally assume that I'm an arts-and-crafts diva -- you know, the kind of mom who saves Styrofoam meat...

Reality TV, Crafts for Dad, and Heidi Klum's Pregnant Belly - Links We Love

Heidi Kium's Buddha belly. Photo: Getty Images.
Tired of giving the same old shower gift? Make the mom-to-be a basket of beauty booty. -- Babble
Make a family picnic easy by using stuff you have around the house (like those nine million...

Jon and Kate, Class Rings for Kindergartners and More - Links We Love

Is it a boy or a girl? A new at-home test might give you the answer. Photo courtesy sxc.hu. The latest in home pregnancy tests: Finding out if your baby is a boy or a girl. The test claims to be 90 percent effective. A good idea? Or wait for the...

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...

Kerri Walsh, Gross Moms, and May Day - Links We Love

Can't afford organics in today's economy? One mom explains why she stretches her food dollar to include healthy foods, but doesn't include organics. -- Babble Friday is May Day, a great time to teach your kids a new tradition. Share flowers...

St. Patrick's Day Fun - Links We Love

Get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day with shamrock shoes and silly glasses. Then ramp up the fun with leprechaun footprints and St. Paddy's cupcakes. -- Alpha Mom Kids need something green to wear but you aren't into shamrocks? Try this cute...

Mardi Gras With Your Family - Links We Love

The celebration of Mardi Gras-like celebrations can be traced all the way back to the time of the Romans, brought to America by French settlers who landed in Louisiana. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, marks the end of the Carnival...

Imagination Movers, Babies at Movies, and Olivia - Links We Love

Budget-minded cooks, here's your chance to get noticed. Join the Pantry Challenge and win one of ten prizes. Here's the catch, you've got to hop on over to The Motherhood and post in the Pantry Challenge circle today. -- The Motherhood Got a...

Valentine Crafts, DIY Candy Hearts, and More - Links We Love

Save your Xs and Os for kisses and hugs -- this Valentine-themed tic tac toe game uses colored hearts instead. And don't forget to check out these adorable and free printable valentines! -- AlphaMom Think you've got the cutest little love in town?...

Paris Hilton Gets Crafty

When you think of creative, crafty women with a talent for fashioning something beautiful out of almost nothing, who immediately comes to mind? Martha Stewart? Carol Duvall? Your mom? How about Paris Hilton? The self-described "iconic blond of...

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