Animal Instincts: The Day I Lost My Cool


Childbirth has a way of breaking us down to our most basic evolutionary DNA. Women become nurturers and nest-builders, men become flinty-eyed protectors, and the whole family morphs into some sort of insular tribe. And while we’ve long-since traded in our spears and loin clothes for blue jeans and smart phones, the urge to guarantee

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5 Ridiculously Cute Ornaments Your Kids Can Help Make

An oldy but a goody: yarn-wrapped stars. Photo © Pixel Stories/Stocksy United

Holiday ornaments are such a joy to bring out each winter. Whether you’re the sort that carefully wraps each one in a sheet of tissue paper or more of the “just-chuck-‘em-back-in-the-box” type, ornaments have a way of triggering good memories. Homemade ornaments especially evoke feelings of warmth and togetherness, which is why we love to

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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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8 Easy-Peasy Edible Gifts You Can Make in One Night

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Friends, family, teachers, co-workers, even your beloved mailman who delivers with a smile, rain or shine: Everyone on your “give list” would love a heartfelt, handmade holiday gift that’s good enough to eat. Your favorite cookies, made with the assistance of your little elf are always a great go-to of course. But if the holiday

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Posh Your Pinecone Two Ways!


Versatile and plentiful this time of year (depending on where you live of course), pinecones are the perfect material for kid-friendly holiday craft projects. Whether you gather them on a nature walk or from the wilds of a craft store, poshed-up pinecone décor brings a charming, rustic feel to your tree, mantelpiece, dining room table,

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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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