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Crafts, Outings, and Events for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something special to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day? Here’s a roundup of our favorite crafts with photos and instructions, along with many ideas for where to go and events that will celebrate love this season.   Crafts Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers   Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts   Valentine Surprise Cups   Events and…

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Book Review: Imagine a City by Elise Hurst

Imagine a City invites children to explore a fantastical world where they could catch a ride on a flying fish or sip tea with a gargoyle. The rhyming text is minimal, taking a backseat to gorgeous black-and-white illustrations. The scenery infuses nostalgic settings with flights of fancy: butterflies cascade from the pages in an old-fashioned bookshop, while tree branches spill out of the paintings in…


The Teal Pumpkin Project and Other Allergy-Friendly Halloween Ideas

As a first-time mom of a trick-or-treater with a peanut allergy, I’ve been feeling spooked about Halloween. This year, he’s young enough that he won’t notice Dad sneaking his Reese’s, but what about next year? My friends have older kids with food allergies, too, and I want to be an allergy-friendly Halloween stop on their route. So I reached out to Food Allergy…


The Best Caramel Apple Recipe

Okay, you could melt Kraft caramels and dip apples in them or buy caramel apples at your local school fundraiser (both are great options), but how about making really homemade, from scratch caramel apples… Mmmmmm. There’s nothing like it. And your kids can get involved by rolling the apples in toppings before they set up! My family has tried so…