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15 Nonfiction Children's Books On Your Kid's Favorite Topics

Most of us love reading cute fiction books with our kids on a regular basis, but every now and then it would be nice to slip in something a little different, wouldn't it? Adding a few nonfiction children’s books to your regular rotation of bedtime stories is a great way to sneak some educational content into the mix. These types of books are great because they are written specifically for kids so they’re engaging and easy to understand (and they don’t read like textbooks). Admittedly, when I in

Make Kids Feel Fancy With These Festive Mocktails

For a lot of kids, one of the best things about big gatherings and special occasions is getting to have a juice box (or two, or three) as a special treat. Juice boxes are great for when you need something easy, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, consider mixing up some mocktails for kids at your next event. A fancy cup, a colorful paper straw, and some fruit garnishes can make all the difference. At some point this past spring, I noticed we had some lemons in the house and I dec

15 Award-Winning Children’s Books That Deserve Their Recognition

All you have to do is a quick Google search to know that there is no shortage of kids' books out there, but how can you be sure which ones are the best? The easiest way to narrow down the list of options is to look specifically for award-winning children’s books because these stories really stand out. Sure, there are plenty of great kids' books without awards, too, but they’re a lot harder to distinguish from the rest. There are a handful of different awards a children’s book may win such as th

23 Puzzle Apps For Toddlers That Will Challenge Them Just Enough

Working on puzzles is a fun, challenging activity for little kids, but for parents, the meltdowns that occur when they realize they're short a few pieces are unpleasant (to put it lightly). Thankfully, it's the age of technology and there are some really great puzzle apps you can download for toddlers. Nothing can replace the hands-on experience of tactile pieces, of course, but there's something to be said for a puzzle that will always have all of its pieces, guaranteed. Puzzles aren't just fu

How To Throw A Festive Christmas-Themed Baby Shower To Remember

It’s not a requirement that every baby shower have some kind of theme, but if you’re going to do one, you should do it right. If you’re throwing the shower during the holiday season, then you might be on the hunt for some festive Christmas-themed baby shower ideas. Sure, one could argue that it’s one more event for people to attend during such a busy season, but if there’s anything that can make the most wonderful time of the year even more joyful, it’s celebrating a baby. There’s a lot to love

The 8 Best Humidifiers for Babies of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products, and articles are reviewed by healthcare professionals for medical accuracy. You can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. If you look at a baby registry, you’ll almost always find a humidifier somewhere on the list. This is because humidifiers are so essential to help babies, toddlers, and beyond to breathe easier during allergy and cold seasons. In

The 8 Best Places To Buy Glasses for Kids of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Whether you just found out your child needs glasses or you’re on the hunt for another pair, shopping for kids' frames can sometimes feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to consider with kids' frames, like whether the fit is right, what the lenses are made from, and whether or not the frames will be durable en

30 Iconic Quotes From 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' That'll Make You Laugh & Reflect

Every family has its own Christmas traditions, and one tradition in my home has always been to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. I know my family is just one of millions with this tradition, and I am by no means the only person who can sneak A Charlie Brown Christmas quotes off the top of my head in everyday conversation (whether it’s the holiday season or not). There is just something about Charlie, Sally, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang that is so endearing It’s wild to think tha

The 9 Best Baby Blankets of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Every baby needs a soft, comfortable blanket that will hold up long enough to last through the toddler and preschool years, and possibly even beyond. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), babies should not sleep with loose blankets however they can still play on them and start to form an

These Middle Names For Girls Have So Much Meaning

There are plenty of things about being a girl-parent that are frustrating and challenging, and a lot of times it starts with finding a middle name that flows well with their first name. Sure, struggling to come up with a list of middle names for girls is by no means the hardest thing you’ll deal with as a parent, but it’s still an incredibly irritating way to start the journey. For a task that should be pretty simple, it can be kind of a pain to deal with. When I was pregnant with my first daug

The 8 Best Snow Boots of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Once the flurries start falling, it’s near impossible to keep your kid from wanting to go outside and play in the snow. When those flurries start to accumulate, your little one will need to bundle up to stay warm and dry, and that includes their feet. Winter snow boots are essential if you live somewhere

The 8 Best Alarm Clocks of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. While you might rely on your phone or smart-home device to serve as your alarm clock, that’s not always an option for kids, especially when they’re younger. Putting a clock in your child’s room can help them learn how to read time, signal when it’s okay to get out of bed for the day, wake them up for scho

25 Christmas Movie Quotes You'll Love Using All Season Long

There is a lot to love about Christmas, but one of the best parts is that it’s one of only a few holidays that has inspired hundreds of movies (thousands, if you count all of those cheesy made-for-tv romantic movies… which I do). Given the sheer volume of holiday movies out there, there is no shortage of Christmas movie quotes that can easily be slipped into everyday conversation. I mean, hasn’t everyone wanted to call someone a “cotton-headed ninny muggins” at some point in their life? My husb

The 9 Best Kids Activity Books to Keep Kids Busy

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Activity books are great for kids because they’re usually not only entertaining but also educational in some way. An activity book is good to have for long car rides, screen-free entertainment while eating out, or even just to have around the house for a rainy day. However, finding one that is both age an

The 8 Best Toddler Beds of 2021

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Once your baby starts trying to climb out of the crib, it’s usually time to transition them into a toddler bed. Picking the right one isn’t always easy though, especially with so many options on the market. The materials it’s made from, its design, and its safety are all things to consider when shopping f

'The Challenge': Leroy Reveals the Real Reason He Retired — And It's Heartbreaking —

Trigger warning: the following article discusses racial violence and contains emotionally disturbing content Leroy Garrett has been a fan-favorite ever since he first appeared on MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals in 2011. So when he announced his retirement this year, many were shocked that he would leave while still in his prime. But now Leroy is speaking out about the real reason he’s leaving and he’s not holding back. In a video posted to Instagram, Leroy explained that he actually wanted to qui

Mickey Mouse's Birthday Should Basically Be A National Holiday

Mickey Mouse has spent nearly a century making kids laugh with his distinctive voice and silly shenanigans. He's been an icon practically forever, but when is Mickey Mouse's birthday? Disney’s mousey mascot turns 93 this year, and here’s how his special day was chosen. On Nov. 18, 1928, Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie debuted, introducing Mickey to the world for the first time, and the date has been considered his birthday ever since. After his debut, it didn’t take long for his appeal to catch

'The Challenge': Leroy Garrett Calls Out MTV For Enabling Camila Nakagawa's Racism —

Trigger warning: the following article discusses racial violence and contains emotionally disturbing content Leroy Garrett has been a fan-favorite ever since he first appeared on MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals in 2011. So when he announced his retirement this year, many were shocked that he would leave while still in his prime. But now Leroy is speaking out about the real reason he’s leaving and he’s not holding back. In a video posted to Instagram, Leroy explained that he actually wanted to qui

17 Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Memes To Get You Through The Final Stretch

Every year, it seems like more and more families are "adopting" their very own Elf on the Shelf. Kids tend to get pretty excited whenever their family's elf comes back to town after spending much of the rest of the year at the North Pole, but when it comes to parents, it appears most either love it or hate it. Regardless of if you happily trot that elf out every year and plan all kinds of hijinks for it or think it's terrifying and won't let one in your home, you can appreciate these funny Elf o

20 Quick & Simple Elf On The Shelf Ideas Because You're Over It

Many parents have, at one time or another, woken up in a panic because they forgot to stage their Elf on the Shelf before going to bed the night before. This year, you may want some simple Elf on the Shelf ideas to have in your back pocket, just in case it happens again. Your kids won't care if their elf isn't decked out with playful props just as long as it's not in the same spot as it was yesterday. Even if you didn't forget to pose your scout, sometimes you just want a quick and easy idea be
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