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The 20 Best Gifts for 1-Year-Olds 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. At 1-year-old, little ones officially transition from a baby to a toddler and, suddenly, a whole new world of fun gift ideas opens up. The downside is, all of those options can be a bit overwhelming to sort through to figure out what’s safe, what’s age-appropriate, and, not to mention, what will make them

The 20 Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds 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. On the surface, buying a gift for a 2-year-old shouldn’t be a big deal, but these little tots are more opinionated than you may think (and they’re definitely not shy when they don’t like something). Then you also have to decide if you want to get them a toy, a book, or something with a specific use. Suffi

Netflix 'You' Season 3: Love Quinn's Motherhood Journey is Painful — And Accurate —

When I settled in to watch season 3 of You, I expected 10 episodes of Joe Goldberg chronicling his and Love Quinn’s marriage and the violence that accompanied it. I wasn’t wrong, but I have to admit I was totally blindsided when I found myself genuinely relating to Love and a lot of her behaviors throughout the season. Unlike seasons 1 and 2, which mainly focused on Joe and his latest obsession, the theme throughout season 3 is parenthood. And, as a mom myself, I’d say the portrayal of Love’s t

From Buy To DIY, These Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas Are Beautiful

There is a lot that goes into hosting Thanksgiving dinner, but one of the more fun parts is getting the opportunity to decorate. Between colorful leaves, pumpkins, candles, and autumnal flowers, it’s not hard to come up with creative Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas. In fact, the most difficult part is narrowing down all of the options to avoid having too much going on. If you’re someone who enjoys a good craft, then consider a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece. There are a lot of great guides and tut

These Halloween Toys & Treats Are Even Better Than Candy

For kids, Halloween is pretty much synonymous with “candy,” but that’s kind of a bummer if they have any kind of food allergy. You can help make the holiday more fun (and much safer) for these kids by handing out alternatives to Halloween candy to your trick-or-treaters instead. Plus, not only will kids with food allergies feel included, but kids without any allergies will still enjoy the treats just as much. As someone with a nephew who has a life-threatening peanut allergy, I always stock up

10 Show-Stopping Mermaid Makeup Looks For All Skill Levels

At some point in childhood, most of us wondered what it would be like to be a mermaid, and now as adults, some of us carry a sliver of bitterness around with us over the fact that we never got to find out. While, no, we’ll never know what it’s like to be able to breathe underwater, we can learn some mermaid makeup looks to help us feel a little closer to that dream. Plus, as a consolation prize, we’ll look fabulous. If you aren’t already aware of the trend, mermaid makeup looks are simply beaut

If You're In Doubt, Here's What Positive Pregnancy Tests Look Like

At-home pregnancy tests are great because with just a quick trip to the bathroom they have the potential to tell you whether or not you have a baby growing inside you. As convenient as they are, they can also be somewhat difficult to read, so it’s sometimes useful to compare your test with other positive pregnancy test photos to help you figure out what exactly is going on. If nothing else, it sure beats squinting your eyes and questioning whether it’s a line you’re seeing or a figment of your i

These Ethereal Fairy Makeup Looks Will Turn Heads

For most of us, our everyday makeup looks are pretty minimal, but every now and then we find a good reason to liven things up a bit with some extra color, sparkles, and even fun accents. If you find yourself in this situation, then consider trying out a gorgeous fairy makeup look. You can add a lot of whimsy (and magic) to any outfit with this fantastic trend. Fairy makeup looks have continued to grow in popularity, both as costume makeup or just for fun events (or everyday life, really). In fa

The 8 Best Crib Mattresses 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. There is often so much emphasis put on finding the perfect crib for a baby that it’s easy to overlook the fact that you need a quality mattress to put inside of it. Picking out a mattress for your baby is just as important, though, and you want to ensure that you’re choosing one that will keep your baby s

10 *Really* Cute Gender-Neutral Clothing Brands For Kids

Kids' clothing is just downright cute, but oftentimes there is a clear line between the girls’ section and the boys.’ For kids and parents who aren’t interested in gendered clothes, there are some fantastic gender-neutral kids clothing brands to consider shopping that are filled with pieces in various colors, styles, and fits that would look great on anyone. Since most stores divide their kids’ clothing up, these brands can sometimes be difficult to find, so here are a few great options to check

Is Chris Pratt Really As Bad As The Internet Thinks? Let's Investigate.

The internet has been trying to cancel Chris Pratt for a few years now, but so far the mission has been largely unsuccessful. But whether or not it’s because he truly doesn’t deserve the negative attention is a bit murky. As an actor, Pratt has been in a good number of TV shows and movies and, since he’s a comedian, most of his characters are fun, goofy, and easy to love. This is why a lot of people (myself included) may want to resist the notion that someone as sweet as Andy Dwyer or as heroic

From Classic To Unique, These Are The Best Witch Costumes For All Ages

As far as Halloween costumes go, it doesn’t get much more classic than a witch. Because of this, however, there are a lot of designs out there, so finding the best witch costumes for toddlers, kids, and adults means sorting through the many options. The silver lining to it being such a popular costume, though, is that whether you want something spooky, playful, or reminiscent of Victorian days, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Witch Halloween costumes have always been popular, but t

Breaking Down Dave Chappelle's Transphobic Netflix Special — And the Ensuing Fallout

Dave Chappelle’s comedy has always been offensive, but his new Netflix special The Closer is downright disgusting and dangerous. The special is a little over an hour long and he spends much of that time going after the LGBTQ community, particularly the Trans community. The special is so transphobic that one of Netflix’s employees, Terra Field, went on Twitter and posted a multi-tweet thread calling out Chappelle and Netflix, and explaining why the comedian’s rhetoric isn’t funny. The first tw

Introduce Your Kids To 'Harry Potter' With These Adorable Children's Books

For a lot of adults, the Harry Potter books are a comforting reminder of their childhood, but as ready as you may be to share the stories with your kids, it’s a lot to ask a child to sit through a 300+ page novel (without pictures). Not all hope is lost though, because you can still introduce your kids to the wizarding world with some age-appropriate Harry Potter children’s books, instead. Plus, this way, your kids' love for all things Hogwarts will already be well established by the time they’r

15 Adorable Books For Kids Who Love Pirates

Every kid has something whimsical that they love, and for many, it's pirates. Between treasure maps and braving the open sea, it’s easy to understand why they’re so loved, and why there are so many different children’s pirate books out there. And, honestly, what makes for a better bedtime story than a thrilling adventure? Adults already know how beneficial it is to read to and with kids, and by investing in books with themes and characters they’re genuinely interested in, you’re going to be muc

Literally Everything You Need To Know About At-Home Pregnancy Tests

If you walk down a store aisle or do a quick Google search for at-home pregnancy tests, you can easily become overwhelmed by the options in front of you. You’ll find digital tests, early detection tests, simple HCG strips, and even little tests that require the use of an eyedropper to collect and distribute your urine. Choosing the right test for you depends on a lot of different factors, like how much you want to spend or how far away you are from the first day of your missed period, and having

How To Dress Your Baby For Sleep, Because You're Totally Clueless

When it comes to babies and sleep, caregivers' top concerns are typically: how to keep them safe and how to get them to sleep through the night. As it turns out, knowing how to dress your baby for sleep is important for both. Not to mention, it’s much easier for you to get restful sleep when you’re confident your baby is safely doing the same (even if it's happening in three-hour increments). What Should Infants Wear For Sleep? In their first few months of life (until they are about two to fou

After Abuse Cover-Up, U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Are Demanding Change

After a massive cover-up, U.S. women’s soccer players are taking a stand against the sexual abuse they’ve endured for years. Following an exposé published by The Athletic in September, players in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) felt empowered to unite together to demand change. On October 6, at the six-minute mark of every NWSL game, each player stopped, with the game clock still ticking, and joined together at the center of the soccer field. They linked arms, held hands, and put the
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