Toddler (1-2 years)

Car Snacks: A Survival Guide

Car look like this? You're not alone. Photo © Raymond Forbes LLC/Stocksy United

By Anna Sachse Once upon a time, you swore you’d never feed your kids in the car. You were not going to be that person with raspberries smashed into the upholstery, milk crusting up your console, and granola ground into your floor mats. That was before you had to run a dozen weekend errands with

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The Destroyer: 8 Positive Strategies to Channel Big Feelings in a Better Way

"That's your sister's special picture!" Got a ripper? Teach him a better way to express his feelings.

Has this ever happened to you? You tell your sweet, reasonably well-behaved kiddo that it’s bedtime—but instead of taking your hand and heading up the stairs, he responds by tossing his little chair across the room. Boom! He’s been transformed into a stomping, swiping, throwing little destruct-asaur right before your eyes. The impulse to break,

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All About Drool: The Drippy, Droppy Facts

You may go through stacks of onesies and bibs during drool-filled months, but that drool is doing good things for your baby. Photo by © YinYang

Bibs aren’t just for meal time! By the time your baby is around two months old, you may find yourself with more and more soggy blankets, drool rags, and onesies. Sure, non-stop drool can be messy, but it’s not just a slick, slippery hassle—infant saliva serves some very important purposes in your little one’s development.

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Easy Pinecone-Stamped Ornaments


Nature makes its mark in this simple, fun project that turns air-dry clay into festive ornaments. They’ll make a great addition to your holiday décor, whether hanging from a Christmas tree or a garland above the fireplace! They also make great gifts for grandparents, favorite babysitters, and best buds.           What

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Get Cran-Crafty: Add These Ruby Beauties to Your Holiday Décor


We have nothing against that cylindrical wonderfood that is cran-in-a-can, but cranberries are best when fresh. With their lovely crimson color and their sweet-tart flavor, cranberries are a healthy (and gorgeous) holiday staple. A quick lesson: Cultivated in soft, marshy ground, often called a bog, cranberries grow on long-running vines; the bogs are flooded right

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