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Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I have...

The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from my personal focus group of readers (and pre-readers), here's what made our shortlist of top new pictu...

Tobey Macguire to be a Dad Again

How cool would it be growing up knowing your dad is Spiderman? Or at least the guy who plays Spiderman on the big screen? Tobey Maguire's daughter Ruby Sweetheart, with wife Jennifer Meyer-Maguire, already knows. And she's about to get some company. ...

Travel with kids for less

With Spring here and Summer not too far behind, travel time for families is gearing up if not already upon us. Those of us not hitting the road for Spring Break are thinking ahead to that great American pastime, the family summer trip. I myself am...

The long goodbye

This time of year, I start meandering around my yard, looking for evidence that my spring bulbs are about to emerge. I loathe winter and it is the promise of spring that keeps me going during the long, cold months. Yesterday, I discovered that while ...

Easy May Day project for even the smallest of crafters

May Day was one of my favorite days of the year when I was a child. My mother and I would always find some random doilies or pretty paper and create a cone and then fill it with flowers or sweets. We lived out in the country and never had much in the...

Fun spring activity: Planting flowers

My daughter recently came home from school with a cup containing a pretty flower. She was so excited to have her very own plant that she couldn't even stand the thought of letting it leave her hands to go out in the yard. Inspired by her love of her...

Blogging Baby Size Six: last-minute Easter craft ideas

For those who procrastinate, or who just found out a bunch of kids are coming over for Easter, here are several quick crafty ideas that can be pulled off by tomorrow, or can be done by the kids themselves with few ingredients. And none involve dye! 1...

Handmade bobbie pins, barettes, and boutonnieres from ella posie

It's a delicious spring day in my part of the world, so I can't resist posting about these scrumptious, flowery hair treats from Ella Posie, a boutique here in Portland, Oregon. A pair would make any mama-daughter, or grandma-granddaugther, duo look ...

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