Kids Learn the Art of Comedy at Yuksters

Kids and tweens get tips on their comedy videos from professional comedians on this new kid-safe site. But that’s not all…The website allows wannabe kid comedians the opportunity to learn about comedy at Yuksters’ new fun and interactive online Comedy University; make comedy videos on the site’s toy-like video editor; collaborate with other kids online to make group comedy videos; and of course, they can even get tips, critiques, and encouragement from professionals.

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This is More Than I Signed Up For: How One Mom is Dealing with Crisis

The course of my life was constantly changing and I ended meeting the love of my life, who has now been my husband for 19 years. So when did the real crisis begin? When I gave birth to our first-born son who was a mere 1 lb. 15oz. Fast-forward nine weeks to when he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. This disability, throughout the milestones (or lack of), proved to be quite severe. Any mom of a special needs child understands the heartbreak, mourning, and readjustments that we go through when faced with having to raise these precious angels. Not to mention, the strain on marriage, finances, and our view of God.

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Taking Care of Your Child’s Eyes in Today’s Digitally Dependent World

It’s clear children’s use of digital technology continues to be an integral part of their lives in both the classroom and at home, and it’s predicted that by 2028 — the year in which kids entering kindergarten this fall will graduate high school — many schools will rely heavily on computer simulations for instruction and will even incorporate virtual worlds into curricula. While these advances in the classroom may enhance learning, many digital devices are still relatively new, and the long-term effects on young eyes are not yet fully known.

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Tips to Fill Your Day with Active Play

As the busy school year progresses, it can be challenging for families to find time to play and stay active together. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that kids participate in 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, but unfortunately this isn’t always what they are getting. Play is an important part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development, yet many external factors can quickly become barriers to active play. Don’t let barriers get in the way of keeping kids active during the school year. Instead, turn those barriers to play into opportunities to get active with the following tips.

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Things That Run My Day…and Ruin My Day

Every day that I have with my family is a blessing and a day worth living. I am a thankful gal and even in my darkest most stressful moments I remember that things could be so much worse. We don’t have to hide in caves, we are not persecuted for our beliefs, and we don’t drink out of the same watering holes as the local livestock…so yes things could be worse…waaaaaay worse. Now that we have established that the following ARE in fact first-world problems if there ever were any, here are my keys to life with littles. These things make or break me on a daily basis…

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Finding the Perfect Car Seat for Your Family

A car seat can ultimately save your child’s life, so it is very important to understand all the options available to you before you begin shopping. The best car seat is one that fits the child, that fits the vehicle, and that the parent can use correctly every ride. There are numerous categories of car seats available to parents and knowing about each type will help the decision making process easier when choosing the perfect seat for your precious cargo.

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Journaling: A Beautiful Way to Remember the “Little Things”

Children grow up quickly and all those cute little things they say and do as small children vanish from our memories, whether we think they will or not! So, I started a Journal for each of my daughters as soon as I knew I was pregnant. In the journal I told them about the pregnancy, how I told their father that “we” were pregnant, and many of the things they did — cute or not. I kept those journals going until they got married.

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Set Up a Nursery with Room to Grow

Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time in a couple’s lives. And while baby-proofing electrical outlets and cabinets might seem tedious, no one ever complains about designing a new nursery. If you love redecorating, you might want to change your child’s room as he or she grows. Here are five tips for decorating a nursery.

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