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10 Important things to know before taking your baby to the beach

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Summer is here and taking your baby to the beach for the first time is a memorable milestone. As fun as the trip may seem, it can also be equally as stressful for first-time parents. You want to make sure your baby is protected and has everything he or she needs to peacefully soak their feet in the sand. We crafted the ultimate hassle-free guide to taking your baby to beach--because you should soak up as much fun with your little one and leave the worrying at home.  

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20 Signs that you were raised by Latino parents

Growing up Latino is a point of pride for us--and we wouldn't change that experience for the world. I always knew there was something different about my parents (you either pick up on it early on or later, when you meet people who were not raised by Latino parents).

We may roll our eyes at some of the things our parents did (and do), but you have to admit, growing up Latino is an amazing experience. So check out our list of ways to tell if you were raised Latino.

If you recognize three or more of the following scenarios, you were undoubtedly raised by Latino parents:

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10 Times Thalia has shown her adorable mom side

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I've been a Thalia fan for years, but what I love most about the Mexican star is that she's all about family. As a celebrity, it must be incredibly difficult to keep your kids' lives private, but Thalia has managed to gracefully accomplish that with her son Matthew and daughter Sabrina. She hardly ever posts photos of them on social media and is never seen getting hounded by paparazzi in their presence. There are those rare moments when Thalia opens the door and lets fans into her world as a mother, which I admire dearly. After looking at these photos, you will be convinced she's just a mom like the rest of us. 

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6 Fun winter activities perfect for your kids!

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If you haven't already heard, we're supposed to have another long, snowy winter. I'm all for braving the weather to get in some outdoor fun, but sometimes it's just not possible. There are only so many days that digging your hands into the freezing cold snow can be fun, but I'm sure you also don't really want to be stuck inside and bored out of your mind with a small child for days on end.

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'Tis the season for familia

7 Ways to make holidays extra special for your kids

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Kids are almost always excited about the approaching holidays, but a lot of the time all of the focus is on one day. Our seven awesome ideas will keep the festivities going from Thanksgiving all the way through to Christmas morning. From small unexpected gifts to fabulous family outings, you'll find ways to celebrate each and every week of the holiday season.

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10 Super cute ways to track your baby's growth

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Argh!!! I could kick myself for not being better at documenting my childrens' growth and milestones. I had every intention of being one of those moms that took regular photos of her child especially during the first year in order to document their growth, but I have failed miserably. This is an area where I want you to do as I say and not as I have done, okay? I have some great ideas for tracking your baby's growth.

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We can tell you how to get to Sesame Street!

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Ever since we were kids, we've been asking for directions to Sesame Street, but never actually stopped to consider where is this famous spot? The show's producers have dropped hints and recognizable scenes in its settings, but they've never come out and said where the curious can go for a stroll down Sesame Street. While clues gathered from watching the show place the fictional neighborhood in New York City, the Huffington Post has a gathered a few of the likely locations for this muppet wonderland.

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5 Ideas for building your own indoor camping tents

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If you want to help your kids keep boredom at bay and get their creative juices flowing during rainy summer days, setting up an indoor tent provides opportunity for hours and hours of imaginative fun, family bonding and relaxation. There are so many ways you can do this--homemade or not, theme or no theme, individual or group, etc.

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5 Best apps for toddlers

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We know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends zero screen time for kids under 2 years old, and I totally respect that -- though I admit to not always following that rule ourselves -- electronics can be a a great tool for parents who need a few undistracted minutes to get something important done or for just about anyone traveling more than a couple of hours with a child in tow.

Personally, as a work-at-home mom to a two-year-old, there have been many instances in which I wouldn't have met deadline without breaking out the iPad. That said, I do try to limit usage to a maximum of twice a week and never for more than an hour at a time, and I try to stick with really high-quality apps that have an educational component. 

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4 Fun scavenger hunt ideas for the perfect outdoors adventure

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Still desperate for ways to keep your kiddos occupied during the last long, muggy days of summer? Not to worry, we still have some awesome ideas for outdoor fun to share with you. Today, we're talking scavenger hunts. And if that sounds too exhausting, feel free to pour yourslef up a nice glass of lemonade and while the children search the backyard (or even the neighborhood) high and low. 

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