age 5

  1. Family Activities

    Tips for taking kids to the movie theater

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    Movie theaters can be intimidating for kids. It's loud, the screen is huge, it's dark and they must stay seated for a period of...
  2. Mom & Dad

    No, life is not fair

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    The other day, I overheard my five-year-old son tell my seven-year-old daughter that, “Life is not fair.” While the heated...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Mom, where do babies come from?

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    There’s a part of me that thought the day I would have to cross this conversational bridge was years down the road, like thinking...
  4. School Age Kids

    How to help your soon-to-be first grader read this summer

    Your soon-to-be first grader was just learning to read when school ended. Don’t let that knowledge slip! Here’s how to give your...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Aromatherapy for kids

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    If you are dedicated to green living, you've probably heard of essential oils, but have you tapped into their potential? Essential...
  6. Toys and Play

    Top travel toys for kids

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    Travel toys are a must when traveling with kids. Whether you are traveling by car, airplane, train or boat, check out our pick of...
  7. Family Activities

    8 Backyard games to keep kids entertained

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    This season, your backyard may be an alternative to theme parks and mega-resorts, or as the place to decompress after one of these...
  8. Crafts

    4 Summer crafts and activities kids will love

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    Back in March, when camp prices seemed exorbitant, you declared your independence. "I'm staying home with the kids," you said....
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    8 Ways to make cleaning fun for your kids

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    Who couldn't use a hand with all the cleaning that needs to be done around the house? And why do we have children, if not to make...
  10. Age by Age

    10 Simple ways to bond with kids

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    Between work, school and extracurricular activities, you may feel disconnected from your family and kids. If you feel like you are...
  11. Child Development & Health

    Why teach responsibility?

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    As a parent, aren’t you amazed by the fact that kids are able to easily absorb some lessons while others take a little…prodding?...
  12. Family Activities

    Fun letter learning games

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    Before your child learns to read, they need to know all their letters. Help your wee one learn their alphabet (and have some fun...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    "I'm not here to be your friend."

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    Growing up, I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "I'm not here to be your friend, I'm here to be your father!" Anytime I...
  14. Family Activities

    9 Experiences your family should have this summer

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    From watching fireworks to jumping in puddles, these easy (and mostly free!) summer activities are sure to make lasting good...
  15. Children's School & Education

    Are homeschooled kids really lacking in socialization?

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    With the growing numbers of homeschooled kids getting into Ivy League universities, most people would now agree that homeschooling...
  16. Age by Age

    Does this growing up business have to go so fast?

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    Listen to Your Mothers is a space to come together with the ones who understand the maternal struggle and joy best -- in the hopes...
  17. Babysitters and Childcare

    Top 5 Interview questions to ask a potential nanny

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    Once you’ve decided that a nanny is right for your family and you have potential candidates, it’s time to get down to the business...
  18. Family Activities

    Fun (and messy!) activities with your kids

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    When’s the last time you and your kids had some good, messy fun together? Set aside an afternoon for the entire family to wear their...
  19. Crafts

    Creating a birthday scrapbook

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    Keeping a scrapbook for your children is a great way to keep the birthday memories alive! If you need some inspiration for birthday...
  20. Family Activities

    10 Family fun nights under $20

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    In the age of texting, tweeting, blogging and skyping, families can go days without face-to-face conversations. That's why planning...