11 great family movies

We don’t watch a lot of TV in our home. For one, we live overseas, so there’s only so much we can comprehend. We’ve got BBC and CNN, but that’s about it in English. But we also don’t watch a lot because there’s so much more we’d rather do. I’ve got a stack of books (read more…)

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Classic toys that are worth the money

Reader Sarah asks, “I’ve been thinking about getting rid of some toys. … However, since this is our first child, I’m always challenged on what we should keep for future kids, or what we should go ahead and get rid of. I hate toy clutter! What toys do you keep around?” Great question, Sarah, and (read more…)

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Traveling during the holidays? 10 tips for making it easier with kids

The following is a guest article from Debbie Dubrow of Delicious Baby. With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays just around the corner, it seems like everyone I know is heading out of town. When I talk to parents, the thing that causes the most stress isn’t holiday gifts or basting the turkey, it’s the prospect (read more…)

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Nurture your kids’ creativity & independence with an art box

Amanda writes at Kiddio, where she writes about fun projects, ideas to bring the creative spirit into your home, links to neat stuff on the web, and ways to make daily life with your children more enjoyable. I admit it. I have an art supply habit. Pink marker gone missing? I’ll happily pick up a (read more…)

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The benefits of raising kids cross-culturally

We leave for the United States in two days. We’ll be there for four months – enough to settle in and establish a few routines, but not long enough to really unpack, mentally and otherwise. My kids are almost 4 and 9 months old. We’ve lived here for almost two years – this means that (read more…)

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