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Sep16
Bug Repellent Guide for Families

Bug Repellent Guide for Families

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Our human mosquito magnet tested out several different bug repellents, from skin protectants (DEET and DEET-free options), to wristbands and insect traps. And we share our favorites repellents.

Sep07
School Locker Decoration Mania Trend

School Locker Decoration Mania Trend

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Back-to-school has always meant the purchase of new clothes and new supplies for our kids, but now there’s something else parents might be expected to buy: locker decorations.

Aug28
What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

What To Know About Taking Your Kids to Their First “Real” Concert

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There are obviously a lot of variables that go into when a kid is old enough for his first “real” concert, but in my opinion, 11 or 12 years-old is ideal. Not only are the children probably fans of the artist and know his or her songs by this age, but they’re able to sit still during the boring wait times and they won’t get too exhausted when the hour gets late.

Aug14
Bug Repellents for Kids: What Should I Be Thinking About?

Bug Repellents for Kids: What Should I Be Thinking About?

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There’s more to think about when it come to protection from insects, like mosquitoes and ticks, than just “let’s spray THIS.” We look at DEET and other considerations.

Jul24
An Open Letter To Milton Bradley Regarding The Game of Life

An Open Letter To Milton Bradley Regarding The Game of Life

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My sons and I love spending time playing The Game of Life. And, though obvious that they’ve updated LIFE through the decades, I’ve noticed that the board game still a bit behind the times on a few things. Therefore, I’ve put together some suggestions as to how to make The Game of Life current for 2013.

Jun06
It’s Okay to Tell Your Kid You’re Proud of Them, Just Don’t be LOUD About It

It’s Okay to Tell Your Kid You’re Proud of Them, Just Don’t be LOUD About It

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Every year at this time, our elementary school holds individual ceremonies for the third, fourth and fifth grades. Anyway, that part of the event is all fine and good and it’s great to see the kids get their little medals and certificates. But then? Then things take a very obnoxious turn. Because that’s when the principal thanks everyone for coming, makes some closing remarks and opens up the mic. To the audience. Of parents….

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