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Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

09/18/14

Tennessee Law Prevents Parents from Giving Child a Hybrid Last Name

Carl Abramson and Kim Sarubbi mashed together their surnames for their first two kids, but Tennessee law says they can't use the last name 'Sabr' for baby No. 3.

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Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

09/18/14

Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Book Offers Easy Bow Making How-To

Sophie Maletsky's new guide, published by Zest Books, is packed with fun crafts and DIY ideas kids and families can make out of colorful duct tape.

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Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

09/16/14

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

This versatile craft material transforms into an acorn fall creation, decorative ribbon, cute Japanese critters and cool dividers for your kid's closet.

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Michigan Kids Fest in Canterbury Village in Lake Orion

09/15/14

Michigan Kids Fest in Canterbury Village in Lake Orion

Children are invited to enjoy plenty of pint-sized fun, games, karaoke, arts, crafts, monster trucks and more Sept. 20-21, 2014 at this third annual festival.

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Romulus Pumpkin Festival

09/15/14

Romulus Pumpkin Festival

Can you believe autumn is here? Celebrate the changing season with the kids at this Wayne County fall event that returns Sept. 19-21, 2014.

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How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

09/15/14

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

Mealtime can turn from pleasant to panic in a matter of seconds. Protect your child from this mishap with our list of dos and don’ts.

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YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

09/12/14

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

The rapper's had the hit of the summer, but these clever mothers made it their own, riffing on pregnancy and motherhood in some pretty funny viral videos.

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Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

09/12/14

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

September is National Biscuit Month, but you can bake these any time! These recipes, including classic biscuits from Betty Crocker and cornmeal biscuits from Martha Stewart, will have you reaching for the rolling pin.

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Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

09/11/14

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

Check out a new title that promises lots of sewing projects you can make for kids. Also, for the skilled seamstress, try one of its cool play-oriented patterns.

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Talking to Kids About 9/11

09/11/14

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Do you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001 when you got news of this tragedy? Here are nine tips to calm, educate and understand it 13 years later.

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