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Five Kid-Made, DIY Valentine’s Kitchen Projects to Warm All the Hearts

Let’s face it, kids can find Valentine’s Day baffling. An armed, flying baby assaults people, who then fall in love? Everyone in class is exchanging cards conveying vague affection? Once again—as always!—there’s tons of candy around, but we’re not supposed to eat too much? But while this quasi-holiday’s more romantic aspects may remain a mystery …

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Holiday Cookies From Around the World

Baking with our families makes some of best holiday memories—but why stop with the familiar? This holiday baking season, make a few new family memories by exploring cookie recipes from around the world, making the most of your spice cabinet, and experimenting with new textures and tools. Havreflarn (oat crisp cookies from Sweden) We love …

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Why Cooking With Kids Is Worth It

My universe of friends with kids is pretty evenly divided between two groups: those who embrace cooking with their children—and those who categorically don’t. Before I get any further, let me just say this: I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way here—it’s whatever works for you. For me, the idea of spending a …

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Tiebing Zhang, cofounder and CTO of Circle Media, stands with Oregon's Mount Hood in the background.

Clutch Tools to Curb Screentime? Dumplings, Popcorn, and Conversation

Tiebing Zhang is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Circle, the Portland-based company created to help families manage kids’ use of screens and technology. (The Circle Home Plus product and app allow parents to monitor screentime and content consumption on a full range of devices.) He’s also a father of two, with a distinct …

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