Fun Projects + Activities

Having fun with your kids is the whole point, really.

We've got lots of ideas, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

06 February 2014

In Praise of Store-Bought Valentines

A friendly reminder for those of you who just don't feel like making Valentines this year but are feeling slightly guilty about it.

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05 February 2014

Make this classroom Valentine box! NOM NOM NOM

This hilarious photo-enhanced shoebox makes classroom Valentines even more fun to collect!

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04 February 2014

06 December 2013

Best of Parent Hacks: Christmas

Not all of us celebrate Christmas, those who do can always use a season-simplifying tip. For you, I've collected the best Christmas hacks in one place. Here!

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21 November 2013

20 November 2013

Amazon deal RIGHT NOW: Scotch Laminator 73% off ($21.99)

One of my favorite tools in on big-time discount at Amazon right now. The Scotch Thermal Laminator is $21.99 which is the lowest price it's been at Amazon in the last six months.

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08 November 2013

The unexpected upside to "too much screen time" (sponsored)

My 14 year-old kid spends too much time in front of a screen, and yet we're choosing not to clamp down too hard with limits. Here's why.

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06 November 2013

Classroom birthday treats that include students with dietary restrictions? Talk amongst yourselves.

Most of us with school-aged kids have faced this dilemma in one form or another. Classroom birthdays, school holiday parties...when food is involved, things get complicated. What to do?

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05 November 2013

A foolproof system for sending birthday cards on time every year (sponsored)

I forget to send birthday cards. I could go the way of guilt and self-recrimination or I could take the brighter route and come up with a way to help myself remember. I choose the more productive path.

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04 November 2013

31 October 2013

A comforting Halloween reminder for exhausted parents

I'm hearing some angst from parents who are feeling like Halloween losers. They didn't carve pumpkins, they procrastinated on costumes, they can't find the decorations, and/or they're just not into it. They want their kids to have a fabulous Halloween but just aren't up to the holiday frenzy that seems...

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29 October 2013

Self-serve Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters: yes or no?

How do you "treat" trick-or-treaters when nobody's home to hand out candy? Self-serve or lights out?

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28 October 2013

"Are outdoor trampolines really that unsafe?" Talk amongst yourselves.

Is getting an outdoor trampoline is a brilliant idea...or a disastrous one? Let's help Ann figure it out.

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18 October 2013

18 September 2013

Opening birthday presents after the party? Capture the moment for the thank you note.

Best of both worlds: kid opens present after the party, and giver gets the pleasure of seeing the response.

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