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Recently I received a question on Twitter: "Do you have any suggestions for teaching a preschooler appreciation for [a] gift given to him, even if he doesn't like it?" When a child says "please" and "thank you" during the early years (18 months to age...
From: LilSugar | By: Sharon-Silver | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Crisp, white-covered landscapes, begging for a child to burst onto the scene - freshly fallen snow is the perfect backdrop for a Winter photo session with your kids. But how to capture your children and the light and fluffy snow accurately? We turned...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The term "teacher gift" is often associated with apple-adorned trinkets or alphabet-themed accessories. But is that what she really wants? When you shop for your kids' teachers this holiday season, keep the person - not just her profession - at the top...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Protect your baby while she sleeps - FitPregnancy Olivia Wilde talks about "bizarre" new-mom expectations - Celebrity Baby Scoop Ryan Reynolds is ready to be a dad - People Moms & Babies Build your baby's language skills - The Bump Photographer turns...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Old Spice is proving that sometimes you have to be really strange to get your point across. The brand released a commercial titled "Momsong" last January, and now it has put out a sequel to the odd anthem: "Dadsong," naturally. The ad depicts mothers...
From: LilSugar | By: Macy-Williams | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The Everlane for ShopStyle Collection is finally here, and it's available only through ShopStyle! Known for delivering the ultimate in luxury at transparent prices, Everlane reinvented some of its most popular designs for this exclusive collaboration,...
From: BellaSugar | By: Stacy-Hersher | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It was only a matter of time before the bona fide hit song of this Fall was turned into a breastfeeding anthem. And while we wouldn't say there was a groundswell of action calling for an "All About That Breast" cover of Meghan Trainor's "All About That...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Winnie the Pooh has been in some sticky situations before, but nothing quite like this. A playground in Poland has banned A.A. Milne's beloved bear due to his "dubious sexuality" and "inappropriate" attire. The issue was brought up during a town meeting...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Monday, November 24, 2014
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During his morning bike ride, David Otte and a friend heard cries coming from a storm drain on the side of the road. When they pulled over to see the cause of the screams, they discovered a newborn baby bundled in blankets. "We actually thought it was...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Nothing breaks a child's heart more than losing their favorite stuffed animal. But for kids in Great Britain, these prized possessions may not be gone forever. British travel company First Great Western recently launched Teddy Rescue, a program that...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Hosting Thanksgiving (or any holiday, for that matter) with little ones in the house is a tricky task. Shopping, cooking, and cleaning are all made just a bit more difficult when you've got kids clamoring for your attention at the same time. Instead...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Monday, November 24, 2014
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We're happy to present this article by Rhona Berens from one of our favorite sites, YourTango. One of the biggest secrets of new parenthood is how much fighting it involves. You both dreamed of the day your little bundle of joy would enter your life,...
From: LilSugar | By: YourTango | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Peppermint eggnog, carmel apple cider, Nutella hot chocolate . . . yum! There's nothing like a festive drink to put you in the holiday spirit, and we've rounded up 17 delicious ones you can enjoy with your kids. Click through to whet your thirst!...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Because only the very best will do for your little ones, we've curated a list of the very best luxury gifts for the playground set. While we don't believe in around-the-clock spoiling, treating them to a little something special here and there (especially...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The following post was written by Courtney Bowden, who blogs at Bowdenisms and is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. Parenting is like an Ironman Triathlon. Stay with me on this . . . even though I've never competed in an Ironman (or any triathlon or even...
From: LilSugar | By: CourtneyBowden | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The American Music Awards took over LA's Nokia Theater on Sunday night, putting many of the music world's top entertainers under one roof. The night was, of course, jam-packed with incredible performances, but the fun didn't stop there. We've covered...
From: CasaSugar | By: Ryan-Roschke | Monday, November 24, 2014
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It's been a whirlwind of a year, but we're now counting down the days until we kick off the holidays! If you've got a little one on your list but don't know where to begin, don't fret! We've got you covered with age-specific gift ideas for everyone ranging...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The day my best friend's 5-year-old daughter showed up for her school Halloween costume contest, she was crushed. Lindsay had every intention of showing off how fierce she was as a girl Power Ranger, but came back crying that she didn't want to dress...
From: LilSugar | By: Patricia-Anne-Tom | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Following a divorce, single moms use all kinds of strategies to manage the difficult emotions that arise from the transition, from keeping busy to building a support network of other single moms. But as effective as these tactics often are, many still...
From: LilSugar | By: Mary-Beth-Sammons | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Finding the perfect gift for your favorite babysitter or nanny is no easy task. It has to be personal, original, and reflective of just how much she means to you. We've come up with 17 thoughtful gift ideas that do just that - and nothing comes in at...
From: LilSugar | By: Lisa-Horten | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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When you're busy working on being the best parent possible, it's easy to neglect your adult relationship. Ashley H., for instance, says that after being with her husband for nearly seven years, their "love life is almost like a routine, and sometimes...
From: LilSugar | By: Patricia-Anne-Tom | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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There is a sharing policy at my son's preschool. It's a parent-run co-op, so we have to have policies like this so that we will all handle situations relatively the same way. The policy is that a child can keep a toy as long as they want to. If another...
From: LilSugar | By: Very-Bloggy-Beth | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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We've still got a few weeks until it's officially the most wonderful time of the year, but be careful, because it can sneak up on you. Since the holiday season will be here before we know it, we've got you covered with our collection of 2014 gift guides....
From: LilSugar | By: Ryan-Roschke | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The 9-year-old on your list is precariously straddling the line between kid and tween. That's why we've rounded up our favorite toys to help him feel like he's making progress - but not leaving the toy world completely behind. From cozy socks that double...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Whether you leave the Thanksgiving table early to score on Black Friday or shop from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday, the days after (and even before) Thanksgiving are filled with deals, deals, and more deals. For moms looking to wow their...
From: LilSugar | By: Leah-Rocketto | Friday, November 21, 2014
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