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Peaceable Kingdom Quick Sticker Kits

Decorate cute animal purses with stickers. Credit: Peaceable Kingdom Whether you've got a road trip on the agenda, or just need a couple fun -- and affordable -- activities handy to keep the kids busy, stickers are always a welcome div...For $5 bucks, these sticker kits will keep kids entertained for hours.

Martha Stewart & AOL Launch 'Martha & Friends'

Martha and her friends are cooking up crafts, games and activities at marthaandfriends.com. Credit: Martha & Friends
Why should grown-ups have all the Martha Stewart fun?
It's time for kids to get in on the queen of craft action...
A 10-year-old animated Martha Stewart is here to help bring out creativity in your kids.

Doodle Roll

There are times, parent know, when you'd give just about anything for some paper and crayons. Maybe you're at a restaurant, or on an airplane, or at the soccer field. You could be in the car, at the dentist's office, or in your own kitchen. So...Paper and crayons stay put with this clever product.

10 Things You Never Thought of to Combat Summer Boredom

Beat the summertime blues with some fresh ideas. Credit: Getty Images
Ah, summertime. Those long, lazy days of sleeping in, lounging around and generally taking it easy. Who doesn't look forward to the end of the school year and the beginning o...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: Grown Ups Five friends reunite after the death of their belov...

Adjusting to the lazy days of summer

Ellie and I are in the second week of our first ever stay-at-home summer vacation. In the past, I worked full time outside of the house and Ellie attended pre-school or day care in the summer months. This year, we are hanging out together with all th...

What do you do for spring break?

When I was a child, spring break meant a week of sleeping late and playing outside all day. It was sort of a test-run for summer break. My mother didn't line up day camps and classes to keep us occupied and my family didn't take trips out of town or ...

Preschool field trip: Arts and Scraps

Today I went with my son's preschool to a very cool place, Arts and Scraps, which recycles discarded items into artistic creations. The center recycles 28 tons of material, sent to them from area businesses, annually. I'm not the most creative perso...

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