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Early Childhood Memories Come and Go

Early childhood memories come and go until about the time kids hit their 10th birthdays. Credit: Getty Images
Ask your 9-year-old about his earliest memory, and he may talk about that bug he accidentally swallowed when he was 3.
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Your child's earliest memory? It depends on the day you ask him.

Make-and-Learn-Crafts: Lasting Summer Memories in a Shadow Box

Turn summer vacation memories into a hanging scrapbook page for all to see and enjoy. Credit: Gina Provenzano
When vacation euphoria is over and all that remains is sand embedded in the car seats and layers of mud caked in sneakers, stop and...

Chinese New Year, Alyson Hannigan, and a Smoking Toddler - Links we Love

Monday is the first day of the Chinese New Year (this year is the Year of the Ox). Get your kids in the spirit with these cute DIY lanterns. -- AlphaMom How is Alyson Hannigan staying fit during her first pregnancy? By doing Pilates, of course. --...

Five Ways to Make This Christmas More Memorable

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, the holiday has officially begun. Whether you're working today, anticipating tomorrow's fun, or you already have a houseful of company, Christmas Eve is the kick-off for what is probably your kids' (and...

In Defense of the Fake Christmas Tree

Growing up, if you'd ever asked me if I'd have a fake Christmas tree, I'd have laughed in your face. The fake trees I encountered as a child were tacky, cheap and, frankly, highly flammable. In fact, my grandparents had an artificial tree that...

Taking the Kids to see Santa

Will you be taking the kids to see Santa Claus this year? I know I will. My son will be about twenty months old this Christmas, which I think is about the right time to start in on an ages-old tradition. That tradition includes a lot of magic,...

The way we were

In preparation for our big move to New York, I have been cleaning out my closets. This Saturday, I spent all day sitting cross-legged on my bed, sorting through bins of paper. The bins have been stored on the top shelf of a closet since we moved into...

Memories from past holidays

What memories do you have from past holidays that make you smile? I have many, but every year I always remember my great-grandmother, who we called "Gran." When I was growing up, Gran lived 3 houses down from us. I would ride my bicycle down to her...

My memories of santa

I don't know if you celebrated Christmas in your household when you were a kid, or if you gave particular attention to Santa Claus, but I certainly did. I loved Christmas as a kid and still do, even though let's just say I've stopped listening for...

Summer camp memories

As the end of summer slowly approaches (and it would have to given the unbelievable heat), I find myself thinking about my favorite memories of summers past. The part of me that will always be a kid resurfaces every summer to reminisce about summer...

A new perspective

I stumbled across this essay about a different way of looking at things. The author and his wife attended a concert with their then one-year-old daughter. They had hoped she would sleep through the concert, but, naturally, that didn't work out. The...

Man finds baby book on ebay

Bill Mack's mother did what many mothers before her and many mothers since have done, back in February, 1941. She put together a baby book. She put congratulatory cards, hospital receipts, a list of birth gifts, and birth announcements from the local...

Blogging Baby Size Six: Six things I have rediscovered

When you're little, you think that there will never come a day when you won't play with dolls or spend most of the afternoon in imagination. But, things change and you become a grown-up and toys make way for mortgage payments and jobs. Now that my...

B is for Baby

I've always been a little envious of "crafty ladies." I admire Moms who sew sweet little costumes and create intricate mobiles that also sweep the floor and make toast. I was born without the creative gene. My brother's girlfriend once taught me how...

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