35+ Fabulous Gifts–From $5 to $500-That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) • • […]

Our Picks: The New Ultimate Twister

Also Read: 25+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games Twister Ultimate I have loved Twister since I was 10 and remember playing it at sleepovers. Now, I have kids and they love it too. But as they have grown and their limbs have gotten longer, we just don’t fit on the mat anymore. As I was shopping this week, I […]

When Sitting on a Shelf…Isn’t Enough Anymore.

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some […]

10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess […]

Top Ten Reasons the Elves Didn’t Move

Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess at what might have happened. It […]

10 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about family, but sometimes the kids get lost in the shuffle. Here are a few ways to keep the kids busy so you can get busy in the kitchen and later, sit and enjoy your meal. 1. Get them ready to dress the part. Have tables ready with construction paper, glue and scissors […]

10 Books You Should Read with Your Preschooler

Melissa Saunders, Director of West Side Nursery School, shares her favorite books for preschoolers. Reading to or with your child is a special part of the day. While the ritual can provide calm before bedtime, it is always an opportunity to ignite conversation, observation and imagination.  I have tried to include both classics and newer stories on this […]

15+ Things to Keep Your Little One Occupied on the Plane

Also Read: 20+ Festive Cocktails...trust us, you’ll need one after the trip. I’ve become a pro at packing for the plane and have a few unusual items (scotch tape, address labels, string) that have saved me. Before our first trip with kids, I got some advice from a friend: “Pack extra clothes–not just for the baby, but for you.” On […]

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