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At-Home Activities

26 Things to Do at Home with Kids…

by Megan Johnson

With schools closing across the country in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves…

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How to Play Games Online with Friends and…

by Courtney Elko

Yes, you can play board games and card games with extended family and friends, even…

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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipes

by Courtney Elko

Why buy Play-Doh when you can easily make your own at home? Some playdough recipes…

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14 Best Family Card Games 2021

by Jackie Perrin

Card games are a great family diversion, whether you're at home or on the road.…

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Hunkered down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some new TV shows and…

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16 Best Resources for Free E-books Online

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Whether or not you're working from home, the COVID-19 lockdown has given us all some…

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The 24 Best Christmas Books Your Kids (and You) Will Love

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Whether you are building your Christmas library, or are planning on creating your own book advent calendar, it’s time to start stocking up for the…

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8 Patio Heaters That Will Keep You Warm This Fall

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6 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids 2021

by Dave Parfitt

Activity tracker watches help kids develop healthy habits and keep moving in technologically fun ways. Parents already using them might want to get a kids…

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Make Your Life Easier With These At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

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by Megan Johnson

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Best Face Masks for Kids and Toddlers

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The Best Academic Planners for the 2021-2022 School Year

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It hardly seems possible, but it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. The past year and a half has been a bit…

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Since 2012, Etekcity has been an innovator of all things smart, including smart plugs, smart bulbs, smart kitchen scales, luggage scales, and body scales.   What…

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With the unofficial start of summer behind us, it’s time to start planning for those long, hot summer days with the kids. A kiddie pool…

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Happy Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day is held June 21 through June 22, 2021. Prime members will have access to great deals on everything from…

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If the thought of Spring Break fills you with dread (so much time to fill while stuck at home), Intrepid Urban Adventures, (the day tour…

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It’s tempting to buy the flashiest, most expensive toys for your baby; after all, those must be the best, right? In some cases, that may…

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We all know that self-care is important, especially for us busy parents and in uncertain times. Self-care that’s delivered right to your front door makes…

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