Parenting

Dining Out With Toddlers: Why, Oh Why?

1 Comment 3 November 2014

So you’ve decided to treat the family to dinner out. What a terrible idea. From The Honest Toddler.

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Holidays

Our Favorite Literary Witches

2 Comments 31 October 2014

Many of us grew up with Little Women, but just as many of us were raised with Little Witch, Dorrie the witch with striped stockings, and the magical stories of Ruth Chew, such as Wednesday Witch, who rides a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom. Whether you prefer your witches sweet, sassy, young, old, wise or wicked, here are some of our favorite magic makers for the very youngest readers on up.

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Holidays

Is Your Halloween Plan a Fright? Get Organized and Reduce the Fear Factor

0 Comments 30 October 2014

As a child, the whole concept of Halloween seems too good to be true. You get to wear a costume, knock on strangers’ doors, and ask them for candy. Then you pretty much eat as much candy as you want for an entire night. As a parent, Halloween can be downright scary. Your pre-schooler changes […]

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Holidays

Horror Directors with a Poison Pen: 5 Ghastly Reads

0 Comments 29 October 2014

When someone who's known for their haunting horror films turns to novel-writing, the results are often just as disturbing, visceral, and unforgettable. In his first novel Consumed, David Cronenberg, who's written and directed such classics of the genre as Scanners, Dead Ringers, and They Came From Within, spins a mesmerizing tale of murder, obsession, and dark conspiracy, all informed by the knowledge that the human body can be the scariest thing of all

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