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Save on Alex Toys! Exclusive Discount Code

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Attention discount-loving Parents readers! Alex Toys is offering you a special promo code in honor of this year’s Parents Best Toy Guide. Check out their Stretchy Sandwich (pictured here), which was named one of our best baby toys of 2011. To help you save 15% on your entire purchase, visit from November 1 until December 31, and enter the exclusive promo code: PARENTS15 at check out. Happy holiday shopping!


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Costume Couture

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Halloween is only a few days away and its time to prep your kids for everyone’s Rapunzel Costumefavorite fright night. In order to help your kids get dressed up and decked out the Disney Store has rolled out its largest costume collection ever with a little something for everyone. You’re entire family can join in on the fun and dress up as everyone’s favorite characters – they’ve released tons of designs that range from Spiderman to Simba. One of the most unique costumes is a limited edition Rapunzel costume – it features many of the same details found on the beloved characters dress. Visit the Disney Store online to see more from the collection.

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Enter the Parents Family Vacation Photo Contest!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Photo Contest

Say so long to summer, and hello to Parents’  third annual Family Vacation Photo Contest! There’s still time to submit your best vacation snapshots for a chance to win an incredible trip to Jamaica for a family of four – including round trip air-fare, transportation in Jamaica, a 7-day/6-night stay at hotel accommodations of your choice, and two fun-filled family tours – provided by the Jamaica Tourist Board and Delta Vacations.

Visit to enter by uploading up to 6 of your favorite family vacation pics now through October 15th! No matter if they’re from your favorite vacation destination or a summer staycation – we want to see them! Need some photo inspiration? Take a peak at the 2010 contest’s finalists here.

To learn more about traveling to Jamaica, go to and visit for more about their travel packages.


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Best Baby Carriers

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Ever found yourself wandering aimlessly down aisles of baby carriers wondering which one will be best for you and your child? Well, the PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) has your go to guide. The company had moms from all over test a variety of carriers. Recently PTPA just reviewed two of the top Baby Carriers on the market: the BRITAX Baby Carrier and the Baby Hip Hugger. Each product review comes with a product description, as well as a star rating, and a few Parent testimonials for you check out and make sure the product is perfect for you. You can also check out the PTPA blog, or even just look for the PTPA seal in store on products.

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Green Your School Lunch Routine!

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Tgreen-schoolhis time of year, moms ask environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo how to “green up” their lunch routine. Here are Danny’s tips on packing a waste- and hassle-free, organic lunch for kids.

1. Pack Self Wrapped Fruits

Apples, bananas, and pears are good, fresh fruits to pack whole in kids’ lunches. They don’t need wrappers or extra containers to hold up well in a lunch box. If you do pack cut fruit, consider making a pouch using aluminum foil. The foil can be crumpled and tossed into the recycling bin.

2.  Low Impact Lunch Bags

Moms have a few options when it comes to how they pack lunch. They can invest in a cute reusable lunch bag. (Make sure it’s machine washable since food-borne germs can build up over time.) They can also save clean used Ziploc bags and recycle them at any grocery store that accepts plastic shopping bags.

3.  Going Green Can Save You Green

Danny’s favorite website is, a free online community where mom can learn lots of great ways to go green each day. As an added bonus, when families pledge to be more sustainable, the site rewards you with points which can be traded in for coupons.

Visit Danny’s eco-friendly blog, Daily Danny, for more tips on creatively living green.

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Freaky Friday

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Happy Friday the 13th Parents readers. In honor of this dastardly day, we’re unveiling the newest student at Mattel’s Monster High as well as some other awesome Monster-filled entertainment you can share with your girls this fright-filled Friday.

Monster High was launched to encourage girls to celebrate themselves for who they are, and they kicked off a week long celebration to tell everyone “to be yourself, be unique, and be a monster.” The doll featured to the left is Spectra, the newest ghoul in school. Like other Monster High characters she’s got a distinct personality, and has things she loves and hates about herself.  To celebrate the 13th with the monster high crew, you and your kids can log on to the Monster High Facebook page, and monsterfy yourselves. For other fun filled Monster High news, check out more stuff on their Monster High webpage, and enjoy Mattel’s fabulously freaky Friday the 13th.

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Calling All Moms!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Looking to try out some of the newest beauty products on the market? Perhaps give a new product a try? Parents is looking formoms to test out beauty products in the following categories: facial skin care, body skin care, hair, and makeup. If you’re a mom with kids ten and under send an e-mail to by  March 21, 2011 that includes the following:

  1. Your Name
  2. E-mail Address
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Age
  5. Your Hair Type (Curly, Wavy, or Straight)
  6. Whether or not you color your hair (highlights count!)

Parents is looking forward to hearing from you!

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Date Night Makeover!

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Want to look fabulous for your next date night? Could your significant other use some help in the hair and wardrobe department too? Parents is looking for couples with kids who live in the tri-state area who are up for a major change. We’d need you in NYC for a full day during the week in late March. Interested? Then send an e-mail to by 2/25/11 that includes the following:

* A picture of the two of you that demonstrates your need for a makeover (along with a short written description).
* Your ages, as well as the age of your children
* Your city and state

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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