I Spy… Fun! A Classic Invisible Ink Recipe for Little Amateur Agents

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This weekend, your mission is CLASSIFIED––should you choose to accept it, your family-fun objective is to whip up a batch of invisible ink and write thrillingly cryptic messages and spine-tingling secret codes to each other! Spies have used invisible ink to pass along covert communications for centuries—and your littles will love using a secret technique

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Bath-Time Fears: the Naked Truth

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Your little water baby absolutely loves the bath, every day gladly bounding into the tub and splashing and playing with glee. And then one day, seemingly out of nowhere, he refuses to go anywhere near the tub: “No bath! No, no, no, no, no!” A fear of baths and water, it turns out, is a

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Fresh & Fast: Make these Asian-inspired Summer Roll Bowls Your Busy Week Night Fix!

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Hot town, summer in the city…time to eat something healthy and pretty! These kid-friendly summer roll bowls (a.k.a. Asian-inspired noodle salads) are just the ticket. A stove-optional quick fix for busy weekday nights, they’re also infinitely versatile: Simply pile on any veggies you have on hand and mix up your herbs (you can add protein

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It’s Cinco de Mayo Time! 3 Colorful Crafts to Make Your Casa Fiesta-Ready

Ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Tissue-paper flowers make the perfect decoration. Photo by © akiyoko

While Cinco de Mayo is observed in Mexico, the holiday is also widely celebrated here in the United States, especially in areas with large Mexican-American populations. The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world actually takes place in Los Angeles, CA, with up to 300,000 people attending Fiesta Broadway every year. Commemorating Mexico’s underdog victory over French

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The Meyer Lemon: It’s a Real Spring Zinger

Meyer lemons: They make the best lemonade ever!

If you’re looking for a bright idea to put a little zest in your spring brunch, look no further than the Meyer lemon. Cookbook author and former pastry chef Ellen Jackson extolls the fruit in her forthcoming new book, The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal (available April 28 from Sasquatch Books).

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