age 5

  1. Family Fun

    How to make a handprint plaque for dad

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    Looking for a sweet way to memorialize your little one's growth for dad? Try a hand-print plaque craft. This craft can be as simple...
  2. Super Moms Guide

    Make a summer bucket list with your kids

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    Hot, lazy days spent lounging and playing are great -- but they shouldn't be the only kind of days you and your kids have this...
  3. K-12

    How to talk to your kids about natural disasters

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    When natural disasters -- like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes -- happen you can’t shield kids from the news and they...
  4. K-12

    How to help your child manage simple fears

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    It’s that shriek you know well. “Mommy, I’m scared!” What is it this time, you wonder and groan? A dog? A dust bunny? Something else...
  5. K-12

    Talking careers with your younger children

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    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a ubiquitous question. And it’s the way we start, at a very early age, to introduce...
  6. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Make your own educational printables

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    Keeping a preschooler occupied is difficult. Her short attention span means you need an arsenal of activities at your disposal. Try...
  7. K-12

    School safety measures every parent should take

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    It has happened to every parent at one time or another -- you're late to school to pick up your child (and of course your cell phone...
  8. K-12

    Why is one child a risk taker and the other a couch potato?

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    Every day mothers across the country and across the world marvel: How can two children from the same home be so different?! Same...
  9. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Educational TV for preschoolers

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    While setting your preschooler in front of the television all day long isn't a good idea, a couple hours each day actually may be...
  10. School & Education

    What is unschooling?

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    To those brought up in a strict school environment, the idea of unschooling seems almost unfathomable. But this growing movement...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Skechers Shape-ups for girls: Cute or inappropriate?

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    Skechers recently introduced its apparently not-so-functional and previously adult-sizes only Shape-up shoes for young girls, and...
  12. K-12

    Small changes: Improve your family’s eating habits

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    We constantly hear about the obesity rate in the United States -- how children today are far heavier than they should be and how...
  13. Toddler & Preschoolers

    How to prep your child for bridal party duties

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    Every couple wants a memorable wedding, but sometimes the inclusion of miniature brides, flower girls or ring bearers of a certain...
  14. School & Education

    Homeschool: Why are so many parents choosing it?

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    What is behind this growing movement in home education? With over two million students being homeschooled in the United States,...
  15. School & Education

    Fun ways to teach your child sign language

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    The popularity of teaching sign language to babies has exploded over the past several years. Who wouldn’t want their wee ones to be...
  16. Family Fun

    7 Kid-friendly outdoor activities

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    With spring fast approaching, it's time to get the kids back into nature. Exposing them to a wide range of outdoor activities at a...
  17. K-12

    Is the iconic Barbie bad news?

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    Barbie might be an icon, but she’s also a hot button topic for controversy. Some say the blond bombshell is all in good fun, while...
  18. Tips & Advice

    Dreaming of daughters-in-law

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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...
  19. Family Fun

    Sunshine prints: Make art from the sun

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    If you have sun and have kids, here's a cool craft project to try (though if you just want to get a set just for yourself, we won't...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Define your family traditions

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    Routine. Kids tend to thrive on it -- and adults find comfort in it, too. Whether it’s the rhythm of a morning as the house rouses...