Kids

4 Cheap Make-Ahead Snacks for the Whole Family

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What do apple slices, baby carrots, and (yawn) boiled eggs have in common? They’re cheap and healthy, but also boring. If you and your family are tired of the same old grub or you want to add variety to the kids’ after school snacks, then check out these four easy make-ahead snack recipes that’ll add spice to your weekly meal prep. These aren’t your average cheap healthy snacks!

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Top Cell Phone Rules for Teens Heading Back to School

Close Up Of A Line Of High School Students Using Mobile Phones

As your kid blossoms into a teenager, they may ask for (or demand) more liberties, including a later curfew, car privileges, and a cell phone!

While a cell phone can give your teen a lifeline to you, emergency services, and friends, it can also be a gateway that leads to distractions from schoolwork, security concerns, exposure to inappropriate content, and even social media cyberbullying. Help your soon-to-be adult strike a healthy balance this back-to-school season with these eight cell phone rules for teenagers.Read Story

8 Cool Car Games for Kids Who Love Technology

girl playing with tablet while strapped into her car seatTech gadget – ON. Brain – OFF? Help your kids do things differently this summer. We’ve researched the top on-the-go games for kids who can’t get enough of their tablet, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch—just in time for your next family road trip.

Keep in mind that some of these games are for younger kids, while others are for big kids and pre-teens. Also, some games are specific to certain devices like Asus and Lenovo tablets, Apple or Android smartphones, or the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn about kid-friendly car games, their recommended age ranges, and device compatibility!Read Story

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with the Whole Family

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Memorial Day is an important day for our nation. It marks a time to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many of us, the day also marks the beginning of summer, making it a perfect weekend to relax with friends and family. Here are a few Memorial Day activities to help you respectfully observe the true meaning behind the holiday, enjoy the freedom that our veterans fought for, and make treasured memories with your loved ones!Read Story

Trundle, Loft, or Bunk? How to Pick the Best Bed for Kids

Young girl sleeping with teddy bear, with morning light streaming in behind herThey’ve outgrown tummy time, the vegetable choo-choo train, and nighttime lullabies. Your little one is growing up and ready to transition from a toddler bed to a big-kid bed!

Before you put your youngster in a larger bed, though, weigh all of your options. We’ll walk you through various bed types, how to choose the best bed for your child’s needs, and introduce you to several Ashley bedroom furniture alternatives.Read Story

Which Is Better: Xbox One X or PS4 Pro or Nintendo Switch?

Father and Son Playing Video GamesA battle royale doesn’t get much bigger than this: a head to head (to head!) matchup of the three most popular video game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4), and Microsoft Xbox One X.

For the next six rounds, these fierce competitors will face off over games, backward compatibility, specs, software, accessories, and “heat,” or how much excitement exists around the system right now.Read Story

7 Helpful Back-to-School Tips for Parents

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Like the changing of the seasons, back-to-school returns with inevitable regularity every year. Although parents often welcome the return to schedules and routine, there’s no doubt the move from summer to school can be tricky. Here are seven tips to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your kids.

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