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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

By Savings.com

Boden. OshKosh. Carter’s. Oh my! Pick up some of the hottest names in kids’ fashion this week – at up to half the price off!

 

  1. Boden.  25% Off All Orders + Free Shipping (No code needed). Expires 12/13/2013.
  2. OshKosh B’gosh. 50% Off All Orders (No code needed). Expires 12/01/2013.
  3. Carter’s. Black Friday Sale: 50% Off Online & In-Store Orders (No code needed) Expires 12/01/2013.
  4. Kids Footlocker. 15% Off All Orders (Coupon code: LKS1NM46). Expires 11/30/2013.
  5. Kohl’sGet $15 Kohl’s Cash For Every $50 Spent (No code needed). Expires 12/01/2013.

 

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Kendra Wilkinson Expecting Second Child

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Reality star and former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson is pregnant with baby #2! She and husband Hank Baskett, a former NFL player, are parents to Hank Basket IV, who turns four in December. In August, the couple told Us Weekly they were trying for another baby. Kendra is around eight weeks pregnant, according to the magazine. 

Image via Shutterstock

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Red Tricycle Announces Totally Awesome Awards Winners!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Red Tricycle announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Totally Awesome Awards, a reader-driven awards program recognizing the best parenting brands, products, neighborhood services and resources for families with children ages 0-10. Urbansitter Team at Bay ARe Discovery Museum

The Totally Awesome Awards included 64 national Baby & Kids Essentials categories and 31 Local categories in 12 U.S. cities.

Parents from across the nation picked their favorite family-friendly businesses throughout a 12-week period. More than 236,777 votes were cast and the results for the Totally Awesome Awards Essentials winners are listed below. The local winners can be found at awards.redtri.com

Red Tricycle celebrated the winners and Top 10 finalists of the Totally Awesome Awards with 9 parties in 9 U.S. cities (Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.). Sponsored by Zulily, Zevia, Urbansitter and Smartypants, the Totally Awesome Awards parties brought together all the winners, finalists and local influencers in each market.

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Download the Child Health Guide App

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Our partners at Child Health Guide recently launched their mobile app featuring children’s health videos sorted by topic. It includes videos, not simulations, of what children look like during different stages of illness. You can even see hundreds of recordings of healthy children, and use the app to follow your child’s development. 

Before you pick up the phone to call your pediatrician about your baby’s cough, rash, or other ailment, take a look at the Symptoms Checker. This tool helps parents determine whether their child needs to see a doctor immediately, or to wait and see how the symptoms evolve. You can also read articles on common injuries and illnesses in children written by Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School physicians.

Click here to download the Child Health Guide app and prepare to be amazed!

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Celebs React to the Royal Baby’s Name on Twitter

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Vote for Parents.com to Win Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Award!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is in full swing with over 50,000 votes cast in the past week! Parents.com is a  finalist in Parenting Sites category. The voting will end on August 15 and the winners and Top 10 finalists in each category will be announced on September 1. red tricycle

Red Tricycle’s mission is to help parents have more fun with their kids. Each weekday, the team delivers newsletters with recommendations for parents ranging from food trucks, to kid-friendly festivals, and more.

Click here to vote for Parents, and thanks for voting!

Image: Red tricycle, via Shutterstock

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Villains: The New Hero?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This is a guest post by Vinnie Penn, whose show, The Vinnie Penn Project, airs on Connecticut radio station 960/WELI.  He’s wondering why his son’s friends prefer villains instead of heroes. Times have changed since Vinnie was a kid, and it looks like not everyone wants to be the good guy anymore. boy in superhero costume

My 6-year-old son came home from school in a bad mood one day. This is not commonplace. It seems he and his friends were playing “The Avengers” during recess and he didn’t get to be Hawkeye, his favorite superhero in the group. (“The Avengers” was the game du jour for the majority of the Fall of 2012, thanks to the blockbuster summer film based on the much-loved Marvel Comic series.) He was relegated to Thor, which you’d think would be considered a score, what with this particular character having a franchise all his own, and even a sequel due this coming Fall. But, no, my son prefers the archer Hawkeye, a hero with zero super-powers, just a sharp eye and an arrow for every occasion. He kept getting bounced between Thor and Hulk, both dead last picks on this elementary school playground, Iron Man, Captain America and Hawkeye being the most-coveted. With – get this – villain Loki right up there with that trio.

By Spring 2013 life got better at school. My little guy came home beaming one day that he “got to be” Luke Skywalker during recess. (The whole thing begs the question of who was doling out the roles; what is the process – could it be the time-honored rock, paper, scissor? I never inquired.) I suggested maybe he landed the plum gig of Luke because that’s his name. He shook his head no, still waving an imaginary light-saber, off, ostensibly, to destroy the Death Star. As of a few weeks ago he was Batman almost every day for a stretch, opting for Robin one day just to mix things up. Life was good.   

Then, one night at dinner, he brought up Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Recess again; he was curious as to why any of his classmates would want to be the bad guy at all, basically inferring that being the bad guy was the stuff of short straw-drawing. “Daddy,” he began, “how come they all fought over who got to be Darth Vader?” I suggested it could perhaps be the voice, the “I am your father,” and so on and so forth. But when he pressed, moving on to The Joker, Batman’s ultimate nemesis, and wondering why everyone wanted to be him – “Even Matthew!!” – I drew a real blank. The Joker of my youth bordered on buffoon and got very little screen time. Today’s Joker is, arguably, the star of the show. In the Tim Burton film version Jack Nicholson is billed before Michael Keaton, the former playing the villain and the latter the hero! When did the villain become the star?

“They all say The Joker’s cool,” my Luke added, incredulous. He went on: “I’m like, cool? He’s the bad guy!” Then, after a pause, a gulp of milk, a bit of thought, he said softly, “But whatever. I love being Batman.” He’s a rare breed nowadays, I thought to myself. Not necessarily my son – the hero.  

Image: boy in superhero costume, via Shutterstock

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Submit Your Child’s Birthday Party!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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CALLING ALL PARENTS: We want to see your most creative birthday parties.

If you threw a stellar party for your child’s birthday, here’s your chance to show it off.
Send photos of your cake, DIY décor, and kids’ activities to party@parents.com for a chance to be featured in a future issue of Parents and/or on parents.com.

Don’t forget to include your full name and contact information, a link to your blog or website, and a brief description of the party, and why you chose the theme.

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