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  • Discover: 10 Creative Websites for Modern Mini-Makers

    The temperature is (slowwww-ly) dropping, the days are getting shorter, and everything seems to be a reminder that winter is coming (full disclosure: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones).  So in preparation for the indoor season, we thought we would share a quick list of of our favorite websites for kids who like to create. […]

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  • barley and birch - 2016 - The Best Y Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family Discover: 30 Quick Homemade Costumes You and Your Kids will Love!

    October has arrived and its almost time to costume up the kids and get out for trick-or-treating! But, it doesn’t have to take tons of time, supplies, a sewing machine or expensive shopping trips to have the best costumes on the block. We scoured the webs to find 30 of our favorite easy, inexpensive or upcycled DIY costume ideas for […]

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  • Discover: Shinrin-Yoku with Kids

    Has anyone else suddenly been hearing people talk about Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) ? I google’d it the other morning after noticing it popping on the news and in my Instagram feed. Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice that translates as “forest bathing” with (sometimes frustratingly) simple directions: Find a forest. Walk through it slowly. Breathe. Sounds easy enough, […]

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  • Discover: 8 Ways to Help Kids Cope with Travel Anxiety

    I can. not. believe. Memorial Day weekend (a.k.a. the beginning of summer) is this weekend! As a kid, this was also the beginning of travel season. I grew up taking lots of summer road trips and always felt totally at-home traveling on the road. As an adult, I routinely take long, unplanned road trips, hop on cross-country trains, […]

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  • Discover: The Butterfly Joint

    The Butterfly Joint  (San Francisco) “The Butterfly Joint is a woodworking and design studio for children ages 18 months and up (and adult classes are offered as well!).  When students walk through the doors of the Butterfly Joint, they are transported into a woodworking studio designed just for them. They clock in with their very […]

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  • Ruby Red Tinted Lip Balm from Fat the Moon Discover: fat and the moon

    wow wow wow. we LOVE it when we come across a cool new company and we are DROOLING over the awesome products at Fat and the Moon. Fat and the Moon makes all natural, veggie-based, healthy beauty products with the obsession-over-ingredients of a witch doctor. Based out of Oakland, they are stocked in a bunch […]

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