This Is the Easiest Way to Teach Your Kids About Primary Colors

Now’s when you can plop your littlest color king or queen into the game. Give her the found objects (being careful to monitor the smaller items in her hands) and let her try to match them with their respective colors. Feel free to help out — and don’t be dismayed if she doesn’t get the concept; most kids can’t name the basic colors until they’re two or three years old.

One of a Kind Valentines

All you need is love, and broken crayons for this fun craft. This easy DIY Valentine from The Nerd's Wife is perfect for using those old broken crayons and sharing the love. Crayons are melted into a silicone heart-shaped baking pan and then attached to a sweet printable, perfect for your valentine.

If Stay-at-Home Parents Were Paid, They'd Net $162K Per Year

Leaving your career to be a stay-at-home mom isn't always easy. And while forgoing your paycheck is never fun, recently researchers calculated how much stay-at-home parents would make each year if they were to be paid, and spoiler alert, it's a lot. According to new data from Salary.com, moms or dads who stayed home with the kids would earn $162,581. Researchers came up with this figure by asking thousands of stay-at-home moms how much of their time they dedicate to things like housework, driving the kids around, and generally, keeping everyone in the family alive. And to absolutely no parent's surprise, stay-at-home moms disclosed they work up to 96 hours a week. Although that salary may se

Surprise! Joanna Gaines Is Releasing a Children's Book.

Mom of five and Fixer Upper alum Joanna Gaines has obviously been very busy lately. Just seven months after giving birth to her son Crew, Joanna announced that she's been working on a children's book called We Are the Gardeners with her children. The book centers on "bunnies that eat everything" and is meant to inspire kiddos to cultivate their own green thumbs. She added that it's "our way of sharing what the garden means to us, and the many adventures we've had along the way!" According to Joanna, she's always been passionate about plants and gardening. She hoped to pass her hobby down to her own kiddos by starting a family garden. "The garden has always been a place that inspires me," she

Americans aren't making enough babies to replace ourselves

According to a new report from the CDC, American fertility rates are declining so much that we're not making enough babies to replace ourselves. The research - which is based on 2017 birth certificate information - determined that to replenish the current population, the "total fertility rate" needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women over their lifetime. As it stands, the current rate is 1,765.5 per 1,000 women. In layman's terms? We're about 16 percent behind pace. The fertility rate has been declining in the US for seven years; however, the numbers from 2017 represent the sharpest drop in recent history. Interestingly, the report also broke down the fertility rate by state. South Dakota ha

Are coats and covers safe to use in car seats?

During the winter, you might be tempted to use covers or inserts in your child’s car seat to keep them cozy and snug. But are these coats and covers safe to use in car seats? We asked Lorrie Walker, Safe Kids Worldwide training manager and technical advisor. Are car seat covers safe? The short answer is no. Car seat manufacturers advise parents not to use any product in the car seat if it isn’t made by the manufacturer. “There are a lot of aftermarket products that don’t meet flammability standards,” says Walker. Can my child wear a coat in the car seat? Walker says it is very difficult to secure your child if he is wearing a winter coat or lots of layers. “You can’t get a good fit in the ha

I see you: clever mirror play for baby

Little tots that have just started sitting up adore this clever mirror play tip that keeps them happy, develops cognitive skills and is all sorts of adorable to boot. And all it takes is four mirrors and some imagination. Once baby’s vision starts to develop they become fascinated by faces – particularly their own. Mirror play builds cognitive and physcial development and helps bub learn self-awareness. And this sit-up mirror play technique also boosts their muscles as they master sitting.

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

"Do you know how to make a resolution?" Squirrel asked Bear. "Is it like making a snack?" Bear laughed. "Resolutions are more important than snacks." "More important than snacks?" said Squirrel. "What is a resolution?" Squirrel knows that New Year's Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year's resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own...

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