Kids

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Bed for Growing Kids

Child sleeping with her teddy bear

For health and development, children require nine to 12 hours of sleep each night, and it’s vital to their well-being that this biologic and emotional need be an ongoing priority. (If only grownups followed this same rule.) Selecting the right bed and mattress is key to ensuring little ones get the proper rest for brain function, immunity, growth, and even handling stress.

Here are four tips for selecting the best kids bed for a great night’s sleep:

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater DIY

So you’ve been invited to the holiday office party, and the invitation says to arrive in an ugly Christmas sweater. Ugh. No worries … you got this! (It’s better than having to bring the fruitcake, right?) In an afternoon, and under $20, you can transform an otherwise boring sweater into something legendary with the following steps:

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Phones for Kids: 5 Things to Consider

cute kid playing games on smartphone

Today, it’s not questions about the birds and the bees that stump parents, as much as the inevitable, “When can I get a cell phone?” The average age for kids to get their first phone is 10, up from age 12 just four years ago. And, as parents get tired of handing their own phones over, that age is likely to continue to get younger. The next question becomes which phone to choose. Here are five things to consider as you shop for your child’s first smartphone.

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5 Online Safety Tips for Kids


From laptop computers and smartphones to smart watches and TVs, our devices are designed to keep us connected at all times. And though that’s great for a lot of reasons, it can be confusing — and potentially dangerous — for kids. Here are five online safety tips for kids.Read Story

2 Stellar Halloween Costume DIYs for Kids

No need for your kiddos to cool their jets this year! Instead, craft a rocket-fueled jet pack from items found around the house (and a few inexpensive things from any hardware store). And what good is a Rocket Man without his Moon, baby? Craft a cutesy wearable moon out of an exercise or beach ball, primer spray paint, some duct tape, and a little imagination of your own for a coupled costume that’s truly out of this world.Read Story

Family Craft: An Easy DIY Gratitude Journal

It’s almost the time of year to celebrate friends, family, and all the other things that make your life rich and full. Why not create a concrete reminder of the love you share by compiling reflections in a handmade gratitude journal? This fun, family-oriented gratitude journal craft is a great way to bring everyone together to reflect on what they’re most thankful for this season, and to treasure memories of friends and family for years to come.Read Story