How to Stop Worrying and Love the Catapult

Back before wars were fought with drones and bombs, only the cleverest of attackers would make it past high castle walls. Their weapon of choice? The good ol’ catapult. Throw whatever ya got in there (spears? Big rocks? cows?) and let ‘er rip. Sounds like it must have been a sight to see, I must […]

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5 Reasons Why ‘Baby Legs’ are Pretty Rad

Usually things kicking around the Internet with headlines like “Hollywood babies love them” aren’t really our thing, but this time we’ll let it slide. These baby legs (a.k.a. baby leggings or legwarmers) are just too friggin’ sweet to let the uber trendy kids have all the fun. As a matter of fact, I first saw […]

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5 Tips for Using Tablets With Kids

We live in an exciting time. I mean, I guess you could say that about any time ever. But really, now is a really neat time to be a kid. Technology is growing at a rapid pace, and our children will be the beneficiaries of a native technological literacy that we could only dream of. […]

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Play Kitchens that Cook Up Creativity

Thinking back to my own preschool days, I remember wanting to get there early so I could play with the most popular toy – the kid-sized kitchen. It was stocked with all of the pretend food, pots, pans and fake knives a four year old could dream of. Oddly, all of the kids in the […]

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Is ‘Diablo III’ Family-Friendly?

My husband sets his alarm two hours early every day. Is it so he can see the sunrise? No, although it is early enough to catch the first morning light. Is it to go for a jog? Nope. He sets his alarm early so he can play Diablo III before he has to go out […]

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How to Teach Kids About Weather

The weather’s been pretty strange lately. Snow in May? Heat waves in February? A drought in California? Frozen Great Lakes? Wherever you live, this year has probably been one of the most confusing weather years on record. Why not turn that confusion into a teachable moment for young ones? While they’re helping you dig out […]

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Tabletop Intrigue With ‘Spy Alley’

If ‘Guess Who’ and ‘Monopoly’ had a baby that grew up to be a spy working for the CIA, it would be ‘Spy Alley.’ In this board game from Spy Alley Partners, LLP, players are assigned one of six spy identities and are then challenged to collect all of their spy gear and get to […]

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Eating Up ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Ah, the kids’ book nostalgia canon. Of all the kids’ books that tug on your heart and bring the sound of Mom’s storytelling voice back, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ probably ranks pretty highly for most of us. At my baby shower, I got a lot of amazing gifts. I  mean, mega amazing. But the […]

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Amazing Spider-Man For Your Kids

We’re celebrating the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie with an awesome giveaway for lucky father and child t-shirt sponsored by TV Store Online. And moms, if you like the “mens” tee then you should enter as well. We’re just excited that they actually make good Spider-Man movies. The previous trilogy had us worried. Remember emo Peter […]

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What to Expect from the Simpsons LEGO Deal

A few months ago, we told you all the reasons why 2014 was going to be the year of the LEGO. As it turns out, we missed a major piece of this year’s LEGO domination: the Simpsons deal. Back in February, all of the LEGO hype came to a crescendo with the record-breaking LEGO Movie. […]