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May 2017

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

She’s been your best friend for her whole life, but now you’re pregnant, and you’re not sure how she’ll react to the baby. We’re not talking about your human bestie here—we’re talking about the family dog.   Introducing dog to baby can be hair-raising. We’ve all heard horror stories of family pets seriously injuring infants. Some of those stories are true. On the other hand, family dogs have been known to lay down their lives

Guide to the Best Bug Sprays for Kids

As spring progresses, the number of biting insects and mosquitos begins to climb, continuing into summer. Aside from itchy irritation, insect bites have the potential to spread several nasty diseases, including West Nile Virus, St. Louis encephalitis, and Lyme disease. Mosquitos capable of carrying the Zika virus are present in the US, and researchers believe it’s only a matter of time before the disease becomes a domestic issue.   It’s important to choose insect-repelling wipes

5 Tips for Stay-At-Home Moms Heading Back to Work

Whether you decide to go back to work after maternity leave or after years of caring for children, the transition from stay-at-home mom to member of the workforce can be jarring. You may be returning to your old job with the added responsibilities of parenthood, or you may be reentering a workplace that’s changed significantly in the years since you left. We’ve got some suggestions to help you rebalance work and life when you return

Patriotic Crafts for Memorial Day

Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May, and honors US service members who died in the line of duty. It’s a solemn holiday, but offers opportunity to teach older children about sacrifice and bravery. For younger kids, there are many patriotic crafts you can make to commemorate the occasion. We’ve collected three Memorial Day crafts for toddlers, one yummy recipe, and a way for children to support today’s troops.   Old Glory Place

Fun Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring art projects are perfect for those rainy spring days when the kids are convinced there’s nothing fun to do. We’ve collected five spring crafts we think your kids will love. Bottlecap Flowers These pretty bottlecap flower crafts will look great on your fridge or hung in the kid’s room. You’ll need Five bottlecaps of the same color Green, blue, and yellow craft paper The plastic lid of a small tin (almond tins work well)

3 Awesome Ideas Mother’s Day Crafts

Moms, please leave the room for a moment. We need to talk to that special someone in your life. Just for a sec. We’re not plotting anything, honest.   She’s gone? Good, because we are totally plotting something. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it falls to us, the spouses and kids of these wonderful women, to make their day as special as possible. That means breakfast in bed. It means relaxing shoulder and foot

Best Gifts for Grandma on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day gifts for Grandma should be personal, whether Gran lives across the street or across the country. This Mother’s Day, make Grandma’s day with these fun, lovely craft and gift ideas.   Coffee Mug Bird Feeders This bird feeder craft makes one of the most memorable Mother’s Day gifts for grandma we’ve ever seen. It’s so nice, in fact, you might want to make one for your own garden. You’ll need: E6000 adhesive Paint

Packing List for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is always an adventure—or a challenge, depending on how long you’ve been on the road and how the kids are behaving. Keep your travel plans on track with some careful preparation, and you’ll have more adventures and fewer headaches!   Traveling with Infants Pioneers crossed the Wild West with less provisioning than you need when traveling with infants. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but the list of items you need to get

Gifts Ideas for National Teacher’s Day

National Teacher’s Day is the first Tuesday of the first full week in May. On that day, teachers will be inundated with homemade crafts created by loving hands. While they treasure every one of those gifts, a person only has room for so many “best teacher” drawings, hand-print wreaths, mugs, and picture frames. This year, why not pick from our list of teacher’s gift ideas?   School Supplies Let’s face it, most teachers buy their