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10 Reasons to have a Dog as a Family Pet

There’s nothing like the unconditional love of a dog! When our kids have had a bad day—or when I have, for that matter—hugging our dog and receiving love back can be just the thing needed to turn the day around. Dogs have a calming effect, despite how hyper they may

Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween’s coming up fast, and the stores are filling with pre-made children’s costumes. You’ve got zombies, ghouls, and monsters to pick from—choices which many parents understandably shy away from. You’ve also got an abundance of outfits based on whatever Hollywood franchise is hot this year, whether or not it’s appropriate

7 Imagination Activities for Kids

Imaginative children are generally more creative, better problem-solvers, and more confident than their peers, so child psychologists emphasize the need for imaginative play. Unfortunately, the modern world’s fixation on television, video games, and highly structured activities tends to stifle, rather than encourage, imagination. We’d like to suggest seven imagination activities

3 Keepsake Gifts for Babies

New parents receive plenty of advice. Family, friends, neighbors, doctors, and yes, complete strangers all have their opinions on parenting newborn babies, whether you asked for advice or not. At I See Me, we believe one piece of advice is absolutely indispensable: enjoy your new baby. Those first few months

5 Unique Gifts for Kids

Kids are hardwired to explore their environment and discover new things—it’s an important and exciting part of growing up. At a young age, everything’s new; to an adult a stuffed toy is just one among millions, but to a child it’s magically unique. As kids get older, of course, some

Set Your Children Up for Success with Reading

America has a reading problem. According to the National Institute of Literacy, 14 percent of Americans cannot read and 21 percent of adults read below a grade five level. considering that reading is vital to academic and business success, these statistics are appalling. Given these numbers, it’s more important than ever

Best First Birthday Gifts

A baby’s first birthday party is an important milestone, even if the guest of honor needs a nap halfway through the celebration. A new person has lived on this planet for a whole year! if that isn’t worth celebrating, what is? Chances are, the little one won’t know why the

Find the Perfect Personalized Gift Idea

Every child is different, and grows up with their own set of special interests. Some interests are almost universal to childhood—dinosaurs, fairies, pirates, and princesses all fascinate children, and it’s easy to find presents that reflect such interests. Other interests are less common, but it’s still possible to create personalized

12 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special

When a child first starts to learn new things, they look to their parents for a reaction, so that they can learn how to respond to a given stimuli. That look of complete confusion is something every parent is familiar with, and knowing that even a smile is teaching the