Category Archives: Inspiration

7 Audio Programs Kids Will Love!

As a kid, I have a vivid memory of carrying around my little, red, Sony tape recorder, listening to books on tape and radio theater programs. I loved it. I would clean my whole bedroom while listening to stories. Times have changed. There are tons of ways to access audio story times and programs for kids. Typically…
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Sweet dreams are made of this!

Reading a story to your children at snooze time is not only a good way to set down sleep patterns and calm them down, it will also encourage your child's speech and language development. Listening to stories can also improve social skills and empathy, especially if you aks questions like "What would you do?". For…
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Easy to make Tipi for Kids!

If you've been anywhere near Pinterest in the last few years, you'll have seen some of these fun teepee hideouts for kids.  With a few little kids running around, we thought this would make a great present but the price was a little more than I was thinking of. So we took a few dimensions and…
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Trending: peach covered baby bums!

Instagram is perfect for documenting your kid's lives and sharing it with the world. But this new trend in Japan has just upped the cuteness factor by adding peaches. Kodomono is a Japanese photo company who started the trend with a baby peach bum replacement photo contest. The peach hashtag took off with tons pictures…
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The 5 Best Apps For New Parents

Sometimes it's hard to admit as parents that we don't have it all together and that we need to rely on technology to raise our baby. But this is the world we are living in. That being said, there are tons of apps to help the new parent in their child raising journey. Here are 5 of our…
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Making Age Appropriate Chores A Game!

Kids don't learn how to become responsible adults all on their own. It takes learning from adults who have been there, done that and are willing to take the time to show by their example. One of those important lessons is how to do chores. Kids don't wake up on their 18th birthday and suddenly…
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Snail Mail Fun For Kids!

Everyone likes to get mail; as in an actual letter in the mail box. It feels so much more personal than those quick shot messages through the internet or by text. Here's a few ideas to include your kids in on this time honored tradition. Start them young, even before writing age by having them…
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Barbie’s New Look

For years now we heard people talking about Barbie and the idea that she promotes body image issues with her unrealistic proportions and 'perfection.' Barbie sales in the last years have reflected this mentality with steadily dropping numbers. Mattel has finally come up with a solution by diversifying Barbies body type, height and skin tones. She now…
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Inspiring Creativity With Paint

Creativity is a skill that is key in living a successful life no matter what area. Working to develop it in childhood gives a major advantage later in life. Here's one example in Aelita Andre, a little girl who's paint exhibitions have been featured in London and New York. Some of her paintings have been…
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Your Starry Imagination

Most ancient cultures from the Greeks to the Native Americans had traditions where they would look up at the night sky and associate stories with shapes they saw in the stars. Here's a sweet, evening activity to do with your kids ages two and up. You need binoculars or a telescope. Bring your little one…
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Make Your Own Water Xylophone

Need a quick distraction on a busy day? This is a fun project for kids about five years or older. Take a few different glass bottles and fill them to different levels with water. Put a little food coloring in each bottle to make it even more exciting. If you want, hang the bottles from…
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How To Workout When You Have A New Baby

Having a baby is obviously a life changing experience and for mama, a body changing experience as well. Getting back in shape after your baby is born can be difficult when so much of your time is spent holding, taking care of and getting to know your new little one. But why not multitask and use…
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This Dancing Principle Is Just The Begining

At the Ron Clark academy, learning is taking a different turn. A video of students dancing in sync with their principal has gone viral, putting this institution on the map but their nontypical form of education goes far beyond that. Not your typical educational facility, this school strives for it's students to reach standards of excellence…
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Facts About Sibling Age Gaps

It's said that siblings are the best presents a parent can give their child. Whether you think that is true or not, there are definite probabilities that come with having a sibling based on the number of years difference you are. Read the pros and cons to see if it applies to you and your…
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Awesome Baby Hair: Tips For First Haircut

A kids first haircut can be a pretty traumatic experience. Having a stranger come at you with a pair of scissors can be a terrifying experience if their aren't prepared. Here's a few quick tips: 1. Give them warning ahead of time. Let them watch you getting a trim or maybe play hairdresser in front…
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Boredom Is The Start Of Creativity

Kids should be allowed to be bored. Experts agree that constantly entertaining your kids is not necessarily a good thing. In an interview done by Dr Teresa Belton with a writer and an artist, she was told that their state of boredom often lead to them being creative in their youth and adulthood. "Lack of things…
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Kids Clothes: Then And Now

Do you remember when you were little, looking at old family pictures and thinking how funny your parents dressed when they were younger? Styles come in and go back out. I remember a pair of wedge shoes I wanted when I was a teenager that my mom really didn't like. She had some that were similar at…
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