My daughter came home from her summer day camp and was thrilled to show me the “God’s Eye” she had made from yarn. I remember loving to make them when I was younger, too. They are the perfect little craft and seem to be popular again this summer.
Following the birth of your child you NEED TO EAT. And you need to eat well, and regularly. Here are our fave postpartum healthy snacks.
Need an idea for Crazy Hair Day? We've been coming up with a whole bunch of each ones. This time, it's a gazelle. Easy peasy.
A mom is seriously feeling like her once-cool ear piercings from the 90s are out-of-date today.
Who knew that helping my pack rat kid dig out her room before college would actually make me laugh?
Looking for a fun and easy summer craft? Teach the kid(s) to decorate flip flops. Easy peasy.
Potty training can be a challenge for many parents but the Pull-Ups Potty Partnership can make all the difference because it's individualized for each child.
Need a look for Crazy Hair Day? How about a unicorn? We'll help you put that look together in no time.
Expectant reader writes in to ask advice on how to respond to her co-workers who are making inappropriate and rude comments about her pregnant belly size.
A teacher is at home full-time this summer with a toddler and an infant, and each morning dreads the super long intensive daylight parenting hours ahead of her. Is there more to this than just the new summer schedule? Amalah thinks maybe.
Find out if your kid is ready to potty train! There are key signs. If yes, then just grab a box of Pull-Ups Training Pants and you're ready to start.
In our high tech world, kids can FaceTime, text message, and constantly feel connected to their friends. But things get lonely when a best friend is tech free for the summer.
Pretend Bugs-in-a-Jar are great party favors for Bug-themed party or as a summer craft to keep little hands busy.
Time for summer camp. But summer camp can come with a pretty hefty price tag. Especially if you are sending more than one child. But there are ways to save some money. And, you still have time to enroll your kids.
A great summer doesn't have to mean big or epic summer road or beach trips . Sometimes, you can find its essence in small and unexpected places.
The decision to own a pool is not one to be taken lightly, so I have a few simple questions to help you figure out if it's right for your family.
Spend more time yelling, "Whee!" and less time planning your day with our handy dandy list of Universal Orlando must-dos and secret tips.
The idea of sleep away camp can become a very thorny issue in a marriage when one parent loves the idea and one definitely does not.
This reading tent is a super simple sewing project with the end result a lovely indoor or outdoor quiet reading space for kids' required homework reading.
These Friendship Bracelet Cards are perfect for back to school and handing out to new friends and older ones that we missed dearly over the summer.
Amalah shares her favorites sunscreen choices for sensitive skin, just in time for summer.
Now that we know what to look for in a sunscreen, let’s talk about the products that are the best choice for your family.
Sunscreen. The simple thing we use to protect our kids and ourselves from sun damage has suddenly become very complicated.
How to keep everyone's scalp safe and sunburn free this summer.
Can you keep the sun's rays AND the grease clogs out of your child's pores?
Diapers and sunscreen and gimmicks and gear. What works and what doesn't, down by the shore.
Summertime laundry drama! Help from laundry ninjas needed.
When every product you own brags about SPF coverage, is it too much? Or still not enough?
How to take care of your skin -- and your wallet -- during tough times.
Got new Liver Spots? Amalah has tested out a product for you.
Is Philosophy's Hope in a Jar SPF 20 an all-in-one Dream Cream or a Dud in a Tub?
Amy, I noticed that in your latest column about dandruff, you never mentioned that it might not be dandruff at all, but a sunburned scalp. I don’t know about other people, but I know that if I don’t cover up where my hair is parted,...
Is there any better time than summer to dive into a good book or two (or ten)? I say no. Here's what my teens are reading, and what I hope they'll read.
Summer means outdoor fun, water play, and of course, reading time. Here are some great books and book series that are very popular with girls (and I'm sure boys, too!)
A summer recommended book reading list from my teenagers; they love sci-fi, fantasy, coming-of-age teen drama, and (of course) manga.
What parts of summer are true for your family every year?
Get your boys reading this summer with our awesome list of Books Boys Love! (And we're pretty sure girls will love it, too!)
Here are some free bookmarks for you and your family to use. It's a gift from us to you to celebrate Drop Everything And Read Day.
With summer coming, it's not too soon to think about making reading an activity that you and your family will look forward to...
With summer in full swing, it's time for the kids to get busy with summer reading. We've got some great resources and a fun printable for your child to keep track of her reading accomplishments.
It seems like there are camps that specialize in almost any interest a child might have. Here are just a few of the kids summer camps I wish actually existed.
Get your kids thinking and writing during summer vacation with fill-in-the-blank word games inspired by Mad Libs! It's also perfect for your young camper to send from sleepaway camp.
Maybe you're not sending your kids off to summer camp but that doesn't mean they need to stay inside and watch tv all day. How about hosting a summer camp right in your own home? Or just pretend to. Here's a fun banner you and your kids can make that will bring the fun of summer camp right into your own home!
Instead of overscheduling, having more free time built into our summer days makes all the difference.
Because ten seconds in, the kids are wrestling over a Pokémon card, it’s 112 degrees outside and I’m screaming my lungs out in the shower because it’s the only room in our house with a lock on it.
Summer camp. The butt of many jokes, the setting for many horror movies, the rite of passage that marks the period of childhood when one is old enough to be away from home, yet not old enough to have any responsibilities. How do you know when the time is right?
Yes, of course you will get a list from your summer sleep-away camp telling you that you should pack sheets, sunscreen and bug spray. Plus lots more I'm sure. But on THIS list are the extras that can make your child's experience just a little sweeter while away from home.
With kids in activities and sports every single day of the week, there's something to be said about just playing and being together.
This is a perfect and easy craft to keep kids entertained on your family nature walks.
Looking for an easy-peasy craft to make for all those rocks you and your kids collect on the beach this summer? Here's our tutorial on how to whip up some Pet Rocks, a blast from our childhood past.
Gardening can be a great family activity, and it's an awesome way to expand your child's food horizons, too!
Making giant, life-size parasols from paper is easy-peasy. Just follow our tutorial.
Snowy Days call for fun with Snow Paint. Learn how to make your own. Easy-Peasy.
If you find yourself at a sandy beach this summer sand candles are the perfect craft! This is a surprisingly easy craft to make with the family.
Orlando is known for being a vacation destination, and alongside all of the theme parks, Central Florida is home to amazing kid-friendly activities. From the nature trails to water parks to professional sports and art classes to sweet treats, Orlando has a never-ending list of fun things for families and kids to do.
Summer's not over yet and if you're still itching for activities to keep the kids busy, we have everything you need right here to open the coolest Lemonade Stand on the block.
Kicking off the BBQ season, Hebrew National is hosting open-to-the-public picnics around the country. I co-hosted one in NYC and it was a blast. They had me at mechanical bull.