5 Best (and Weirdest) Car Games I Ever Made Up

by ParentCo.

The following games were made up on the spot – usually to interrupt yet another argument in the back seat over whose stuff is on the wrong side.

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6 Awesome Podcasts To Enjoy While You're Cooking Dinner

by ParentCo.

When I'm dying for a break, I gather my ingredients, make myself a drink (coffee or wine), and catch up on podcasts while I chop and sauté. It's lovely.

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I Let My Kids Play with Knives

by ParentCo.

When did we become so preoccupied with safety that we forgot to let our kids live in the real world? Or are we simply focused on the perception of safety?

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5 Ways to Go Beyond the Birthday Party

by Jessica Graham

The modern kid birthday party has become painfully complicated. Still, every parent wants their child to feel special. They'll only be that age once.

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Cherish the Last Month of School With This Spotify Playlist

by ParentCo.

Cherish the last month of school with a School Playlist that will have you wishing you could go back to homeroom.

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Why Kids Watch the Strangest Things on YouTube

by ParentCo.

Why do kids choose such strange videos on YouTube, like unboxing videos, movies of people playing Minecraft, or clips of YouTube celebrities shopping?

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Gender Neutral Toys on the Rise, Thanks to the Internet

by ParentCo.

Products marketed to children are more divided than ever, but the Internet is increasingly offering alternatives to Hot Wheels and Barbies.

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The Music That Eases Us Through the Tangle of Our Years

by ParentCo.

"Some musicians are passed down like spirit guides." A beautiful personal essay about the power of Prince's music through many phases of life.

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7 Nature Documentaries on Netflix to Watch With Your Kids

7 Nature Documentaries on Netflix to Watch With Your Kids

by ParentCo.

Spending time in nature is one of the best things you can do as a family. But sometimes the better thing is piling on the couch and watching a nature doc.

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Do People Still Make Prank Phone Calls?

by ParentCo.

Is your refrigerator running?

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Making the Case For Vacationing With Another Family

by Jessica Graham

Everyone knows that vacationing with kids is all the work of home, away from home. Here's how to make it relaxing: bring more kids (and their parents).

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I Kinda Hate Kids' Toys

by ParentCo.

Like seagulls flying over a slag heap and diving for shiny trash, my kids prefer to play with the things they see lying discarded around the house.

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Family Playlist: Sunshine

by ParentCo.

Here's your sunshine-themed, family-friendly weekend soundtrack. Rock on, fam.

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School Vacations - An Exercise in Endurance

by Laura Richards

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The Minecraft Generation

by ParentCo.

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My Love/Hate Relationship With T-Ball

by Kimberly Yavorski

When my daughter wanted to join a T-ball team, it sounded like fun.Then I discovered that I was expected to watch.

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Things You Notice When You Have a Large Transracial Family

by ParentCo.

Sometimes I see a picture of us and think, “Shit, that’s a lot of kids. No wonder people do double takes when they see us.” Yes, I notice the double takes.

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I'm Not Hovering, I'm Playing

by Julia Pelly

While my son is little and wants to be as close to me as I want to be to him, I’ll savor every moment of our play - even if others see it as hovering.

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Outtakes From Our #Webby Video

by ParentCo.

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Family Playlist: Dream Big!

by ParentCo.

Dream big! Reach for the stars! Never give up! (And hey, vote for us? Our dream is to win a Webby!)

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A Few of Our Picks for the 20th Annual Webby Awards

by ParentCo.

We're not the only ones hoping to win a Webby! Here are our picks out of the hundreds of other nominees seeking to claim the internet's top honor.

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Adult colouring book craze prompts global pencil shortage

by ParentCo.

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10 Outside-the-Kit Ideas for all Those LEGOs Scattered Everywhere

by Jessica Graham

Legos are also a great source for creativity, imagination, and independent play. Here are a few outside-the-kit ideas for doing more with Legos.

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Family Playlist: April Fools' Day Version

by ParentCo.

Fool-themed music for the whole fam! No KidzBop, no rick-rolling. We promise.

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