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10 Day Care Safety Issues

As much as you'd love to be with your kids around the clock, it's not always feasible. So when you must leave your child in someone else's care, you want to make sure they're safe. Whether you choose a day care facility or an in-home day care... more

8 Outdoor Party Ideas

Planning a summer or warm weather birthday for your child? Get the party started with these awesome outdoor entertaining ideas. There's nothing like gorgeous weather to get you in the mood for entertaining outside, and there's no better place than the great outdoors for hosting a kid's... more

11 Ways To Celebrate The First Day Of Summer

Summer is most people's favorite time of the year. School is out, the weather is warm and it's time to relax and recharge. Jill Tipograph, an expert on summer and founder of Everything Summer, says that "summer is a fantastic time for families to reconnect and unplug together... more

101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

Try these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer and create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?"). Want help making your way through this list... more

10 Ways To Prepare Kids For A New Nanny Or Babysitter

Leaving children with a new babysitter or nanny can be stressful for parents, but it's also a big deal for kids. They don't know what to expect. Will the mean ole lady make them eat broccoli? (Blech!) Will she know that Mister Fluffy needs to be in the... more

8 Things Working Parents Wish Their Boss Would Say

Get inspiration from this list of ways companies can help working moms and dads.Do you seem to spend your entire day juggling the demands of your family with those of your job? You're not alone. The majority of today's workforce is made up of parents. Forward-thinking employers... more

8 Reasons You Need A Housekeeper

Your life is busy enough. Hire a cleaning service to help out.     If you've ever debated hiring a housekeeper, you might have come up with a list of reasons why you shouldn't: it's a luxury you can't afford or it's a sign of... more