Sweet Sensation: Grilling Fruit Turns the Everyday into Awesome

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Move over, burgers and hot dogs—it’s time to share the grill with summer’s abundant fresh fruit! Grilling caramelizes fruit’s natural sugars, giving your produce decadent flavor and a unique flair that will delight wee ones and grown-up gourmands alike. Use grilled fruit to add a sweet and healthy sizzle to sunny-season salads, side dishes, and

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Go for the Gold with Your Own Backyard Games

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When school’s out, kid boredom can creep in. We have the perfect solution: Hold your own backyard games competition! These five games all use kid-size objects (like Hula-Hoops and bouncing balls) so everybody can get in on the fun. Have a competition with an awards ceremony if you like, or skip the medals altogether and

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Get Your Veg On: Basil-Almond Pesto Is a Great Way to Go Green

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With summer in full swing, supermarkets, farmers markets, and at-home container gardens are bursting with fresh, fragrant basil. Toss these verdant greens in the blender with a handful of other ingredients and you’ll have an aren’t-you-fancy pesto in five minutes max. Even better? Most kids love pesto’s cheesy, nutty flavor, so go ahead and layer

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Be a Picnic Pro With These Yummy Pinwheel Roll-Ups

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Want an easy way to blow your child’s mind? Have a picnic! Dining outdoors on a blanket or at a picnic table in this-isn’t-my-house-or-school! settings like a park, by the lake, or your own backyard can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary for the kid set. From classic PB&J sammies to leftover casserole, any cuisine will

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Give More Hugs! 10 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love ‘Em Through the Power of Touch

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Multiple studies and articles have shown that skin-to-skin contact between moms and their babies immediately after birth has positive impacts on newborns. But a parent’s loving touch is just as powerful as children grow up. Let’s be clear: We’re not talking about everyday physical contact, like zipping up a pair of fuzzy footie pajamas or

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4 Ways to Teach Your Child to Ask for Attention (Without Driving You Nuts)

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“Daddy, Daddy, Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddy… Just one more book? I want another hug… Can I have two more songs and a hug? …And a kiss, too?” Wanting your focused attention—and a lot of it—is perfectly natural for pre-K kiddos, and it’s a good thing! “Children thrive on consistent, loving connections with their parents and they learn to

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