5 Tips for Protecting You and Your Child from UV Rays

Sand and sun, the summer has begun! It’s time to break out your swimsuits, but watch out because the warm sunny weather can also be dangerous to your skin. Recent research suggests that children who experience sunburn at an early age are more than twice as likely to develop melanoma later in life. Here are some tips to protect you and your little ones while splashing in the pool or wading in the ocean.

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Car Seat

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing an infant car seat. The process of purchasing and correctly installing one can often feel like an overwhelming task. To help give parents that extra layer of confidence they need before baby’s first car ride home from the hospital, the safety experts at Car Seats for the Littles offer these tips for proper car seat installation and car seat use.

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7 Tasty & Healthy Road Trip Snacks For Kids

Doesn’t it seem like every time you hop into the car for a long drive or road trip, the kids are suddenly hungry? It doesn’t matter that they just had lunch, they’re going to want a snack. Instead of falling into the trap of going through the drive-thru at the nearest fast food joint, do a little planning ahead. By doing so, you’ll ensure healthy and delicious snacks are on hand – and you can make sure they won’t ruin the upholstery!

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Still Waiting… (Part 3 of 3 in the “A Day in the Life of an IVF Patient’ series)

The wait for our miracles morphed into three years and hundreds of needles, monitoring appointments, a surgery, procedures, negative pregnancy tests, and finally one positive test. We spent what seems like years in waiting and exam rooms, staring at the posters of perfectly posed newborns decorating the walls, trying our best to make jokes and enjoy the time together.

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Sibling Competition, Quarreling and Clashing: What Gives?

My twins’ peculiar brand of competition gives way to nastiness, shoving and yes, even growling. This begs the question: What has created this insatiable desire among my sweet children to win at everything from the mundane (finishing a meal) to the ridiculous (who can produce the biggest spit bubbles)?

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Unicorn Easter Eggs: How to Dye Easter Eggs More Than 40 Custom Colors

What kid doesn’t love to dye Easter eggs?! This year, don’t stop at the basic colors, mix it up by creating Unicorn Easer eggs – an entire rainbow of colors you won’t find in any kit! Use this guide, along with food color, vinegar and hot water, to make more than 40 different colors.

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Toilet-Palooza & Things That Shouldn’t Be in the Laundry

I have an autistic 5-year-old son who recently completed potty training and is obsessed with H2O. Water is his boo, his jam, his passion. I know this because I have attended several impromptu Toliet-Palooza festivals and floods he has hosted inside our bathrooms and kitchen. As fun as they were, we now must keep these doors locked, which presents another problem.

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