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Snails leaning in. Photo (c) Vyacheslav Mishchenko

Snails, Leaning In

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What conjures up beauty the way that seeing the world the way you did as a child, even for a moment, does? It’s the magical experience that taking care of children — or spending just a few hours or minutes in their world — can bring you. It’s why we gasp in pleasure and delight… Read More »

‘Where Children Sleep’ Shows Gap Between Rich and Poor

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Bedtime routines are an important part of parent-child bonding. We know that there are many discrepancies in what Canadian children have access to, from food security to drinking water to the take-it-for-granted-when-you-have-them resources that a stable family income provides, but we tend to assume that when a child goes to bed at night, they’re in… Read More »

Hot Dads with Kids on Long Boards

Millennials Destined To Be Funnest Parents Ever

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Can I just say? #howtolive Time to update our Fun Inventions for Parents list. The Dutch design firm Studio Peter Van Riet has partnered with Quinny to produce this thing of utter beauty. Come to mama. Oh my god, yes please. Yes, it’s a Longboard Stroller. We know. It’s only a prototype. All prototype and no… Read More »

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Six-Year-Old B-Girl Will Destroy Your Case of the Mondays

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Got a case of the Mondays? This’ll fix that. These images come from a newly-posted Vimeo video of incredibly talented B-GIRL TERRA (click here) who routinely tears it up in international competition. She’s a member of London, UK-based breakdancing crew Soul Mavericks. Here, she holds it down to ‘Platoon’ by Jungle. Watch the whole video here. And if… Read More »

Mr. Rogers Breakdancing

Mr. Rogers Breakdancing

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Is there anything that could brighten a gloomy morning more than this clip of Mr. Rogers busting out some serious moves with the help of his breakin’ neighbour Jermaine Vaughn? We think not. He doesn’t quite get the moonwalk, but check him doing the wave. While you’re feeling it, here are six truly awesome facts about Mr.… Read More »

Gender Surprise for Girls! is a new send-up of a really sexist Kinder marketing campaign

Gender Surprise – For Girls!

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If you’ve turned on a television recently, you’ve probably been confronted by new marketing from the people who make Kinder Eggs: Kinder Surprise For Girls! Here’s the icky-sweet original commercial. As many have noted, from time immemorial the toys and marketing of Kinder Eggs has been decidedly gender-neutral. The introduction of Kinder Surprise for Girls has already… Read More »

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Grandmothers and Food Around The World

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Maybe Food Is Love or maybe it isn’t, but we’re pretty sure that your Gramma, Babi or Bubbe or Baba, Abuela, Tita, Teta, Lola, Jadda, Dādī and Nānī,  Nana or Nonna or Oma or Gran have some thoughts on the matter. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti, whom you might recall from his ‘Kids and Their Toys’ series, portrayed grandmothers from 58… Read More »

Secret Kids’ Hideout in Hall Closet

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Noticed this morning on Apartment Therapy: a family in Cleveland Heights, Ohio discovered they had some unused space underneath the stairs in their front hall. So they installed a magical kids hideout — a SECRET ROOM complete with its own tiny secret door just visible behind clothes in the hall closet. Check it out. The… Read More »

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Toronto Goes Googly-Eyes for Aiden Glynn

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Toronto animator Aiden Glynn has been making the streets of his city a little friendlier – by seeing the monster potential of simple street fixtures. His monster-garbage-can (pictured above) caused a bit of a stir when it appeared at the Air Canada Centre a while back. But since then he’s been busy. As he explained… Read More »

Adorable Korean Toddler Skypes with Dad

Toddler Skyping With Dad Basically The Cutest Thing Ever

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Do you know Yerin? She’s an insanely cute and cheerful toddler whose dad Kwanyoung Park posts regular video updates to youtube and to the family blog, and we’re just warning you: you are about to fall in love. Jezebel posted this clip of the Korean toddler skyping with Papa last night. Her parents also call her by the… Read More »

Kids and Their Toys Around the World

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Just yesterday, I found myself driving home from a big box toy store with a trunk full of plastic junk for my toddler. I was feeling mostly okay about it, since it was the first time in almost two years that I’d bought brand-new. Just being in that store made me dizzy, and it wasn’t… Read More »

Living Sculptures - A woman made of flowers and grass

Living Sculptures Tranform Montreal

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There is something magical happening in Montreal. Last month the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal opened at the Montréal Botanical Garden. Over 200 artists from around the world have made sculptures of out of grasses, flowers and trees and it is like nothing you have ever seen. Living Sculptures fill the park with otherworldly scenes. I am blown… Read More »

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