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Easter basket treats that won't rot your kids teeth


How about trying a new tradition, alongside your kids' favorite chocolate treats? More>>

Sneak peek at the Toy Fair 2014


The 111th American International Toy Fair is headed to New York City once again! More>>

The perfect stocking stuffers for kids of all ages


The big gifts are done, wrapped, and ready to be unwrapped come Christmas morning. But you just noticed those stockings and they're still empty! What do you fill them with? More>>

Dudetastic, lazy Sunday short ribs


So, this week, I actually bring to you a recipe from a wicked dudetastic, fit, foodie friend of mine – we'll call him "Meaty." More>>

Outwit the slippery slope of holiday indulgence


Thanksgiving was last week, HECK YEAH! There's nothing like the flavor combination perfection of turkey-gravy-potatoes-cranberry sauce-green bean casserole, etc. OMG, yes. More>>

Making holiday travel more enjoyable: Travel Mom


The Travel Mom has some suggestions for making your travels less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone. More>>

Stop being silly about silly myths


I feel like I need to counteract my childish complaining with some key information on why 99% of you SHOULD absolutely get the flu shot. More>>

Halloween tricks and treats from The Toy Insider Mom


Halloween is the biggest day of pretend play for kids young and old. It's a time of ghosts and goblins, and pumpkins and treats. And best of all, it's a great time for imaginative fun. More>>

The realities of 'clean eating'


Whenever I'm a little anxious about something in life, I tend to find myself at the grocery store, late at night, aimlessly wandering down aisles.

What's old is new again: Nostalgic and retro toys return


A walk down the toy aisle will bring back some favorite memories this holiday season. More>>

Healthy indulgence: Fit-N-Lazy Foodie


It's the freaking weekend, baby, and you "wanna have you some fun", am I right? Well, good for you! More>>

Food Challenge: Pick 1 thing to stop eating cold turkey


Let's put this out there. Some people in this world are elitist, judgemental, killers of fun and super huge jerks, especially when it comes to food. (And your first challenge is at the end of this post.) More>>

The Digital World: A look at some popular tablets


How exactly do a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old behave perfectly for a 3H5-hour dinner? The answer is simple, as it's practically a part of our DNA: technology. More>>

Back to school toys that teach


Many great toys and games on the market keep our kids sharp and thinking, but they are so much fun that kids don't even realize they are learning while they play. More>>

Must-see gadgets for Back-to-School


A few must-see gadgets for the kiddos who are heading back to the classroom. More>>

Making summer a vacation


Here are five tips to making the most out of a family vacation. More>>

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