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"We turned to psychologist and family sleep coach Sasha Carr, Ph.D. to help us bust three myths about sleep challenges related to growing children."
You may be past the days of coaxing your newborn to sleep through the night, or convincing your toddler to get in bed while his older siblings are still awake. But, sleep challenges don’t always disappear when your little one graduates to the big kid bed! This month, we turned to Psychologist and Certified Child and Family Sleep Coach Sasha Carr, P.h.D. (www.offtodreamland.com) to help us bust three myths about sleep challenges relate...
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"These decorative plant hangers are easy to bead together—think of them as macramé without the fuss."
Bring some nature inside for you and the kids to nurture and enjoy, with these pretty decorative plant hangers are easy to bead together. So fun we challenge you to make just one!
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Parents get honest with UrbanSitter about having the kids home for summer. 
How do you really feel about summer break?
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"We look at our friends, our loved ones, young and old, and we see them slouched over... That’s not how we want our children to be."
We want our children to be able to move, to walk, to sit and stand with comfort, ease, and grace. Here are some tips for parents to help them do just that, without nagging or becoming irritated ourselves. 
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"To help you limit your children’s exposure to toxins, we’ve rounded up 11 all-natural products you can feel good about using on precious skin, hair and teeth—both your kids’ and your own."
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"Summer reading doesn't have to be a hard-sell for kids, especially when it involves playfully engaging books like the ones we've rounded up here."
Summer reading doesn't have to be a hard-sell for kids, especially when it involves playfully engaging books like the ones we've rounded up here. 
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It’s been drilled into our heads that allowing our kids to watch too much television or play apps and games will rot their growing brains. But is that really true?
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"To get ready for the hauls of books you and your kids will bring home from libraries and bookstores craft up a slew of these beautiful, classically marbleized bookmarks from our friends at Crafting Community."
Get ready for the hauls of books you and your kids will bring home from libraries and bookstores by crafting up a slew of these beautiful, classically marbleized bookmarks from our friends at Crafting Community.
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Embrace the great outdoors with this fun craft for kids of all ages!
Embracing the great outdoors—with a tepee!
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Sweet books the whole family can enjoy together!
There was probably a fair amount of kicking and screaming earlier this month at your house, as the whole family headed back to work and school after the winter holidays. Dramatic as that transition can be, you can extend the bygone cozy feelings of home and friends and family with these eight lovely read-alouds for kids (and parents!) of all ages.  
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UrbanSitter on The Parents Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park website!
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Beyond Mom founder Randi Zinn and her husband Marquise Stillwell, on how they stay grounded and enjoy parenthood. 
Part of the Zinn/Stillwell's coping strategy is to keep 3-1/2-year-old Micah active. And on this day, they’re making their way down to Gansevoort Street’s Seravalli playground, one of several outdoor spaces on the weekend rotation of what Ohio native Marquise refers to as New York’s all-important “park ecosystem.” Read on to find out what else makes Chelsea the perfect home base for this little family.
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Founded by three Bay Area moms, UrbanSitter is a new website that leverages the social graph to help parents find sitters through people they know. An online booking engine allow parents to hire the sitters in real time.
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