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New Poetry Collection 146 Poems to Benefit Love146 Charity Fighting Child Exploitation

New Poetry Collection 146 Poems to Benefit Love146 Charity Fighting Child Exploitation

A new poetry collection, over three years in the making, has been published to help benefit the charity Love146. Ninety percent of the proceeds for 146 : a collection of love stories will directly benefit Love146. Love146 works in countries around the world to provide care, support, and education to combat child exploitation and trafficking.

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Expert Advice for Parents and Young Equestrians from Pony Glam’s Founder Andrea Benavides Wise

We interviewed Andrea Benavides Wise, a lifelong equestrian and founder of the North Carolina-based business, Pony Glam, to find out about how her favorite after school activity has led to a flourishing business as an adult. She told us about her history with riding, her fabulous company, and all her young equestrian friends! Andrea also gave us great expert advice about choosing the right stable for your child and the life lessons children take away from working with horses and learning to ride.

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Coachella Kids: Girls’ Festival Fashion S/S 2014

Coachella Kids: Girls’ Festival Fashion S/S 2014

We’ve put together a girls’ festival fashion capsule, capturing the spirit of Coachella, featuring the happy hippie high style of Isabel Marant and Scotch & Soda. Go for natural fabrics that breathe like cotton and linen, soft light denim, and pile on the accessories! Flower garlands a la Lana del Rey are a must! Desert nights get cool so definitely have a tasseled multicolored scarf and embellished jacket.

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Rain, Rain, Come And Stay!: Rain Essentials for Kids

Rain, Rain, Come And Stay!: Rain Essentials for Kids

Spring is always a welcome sight, but perhaps never so more than this year! After a winter that blasted the country from the Upper Peninsula to the Gulf Coast, parents are relieved to finally put the wild weather and too many snow days behind them. Just because warm spring rains replace ice and snow, don’t think that kids are doomed to indoor boredom. A properly outfitted child can still be tossed outside to burn some energy!

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Jacadi Spring/Summer 2014

Jacadi Paris prides itself in being able to keep classic children’s design relevant in today’s trends and their Spring/Summer 2014 line does just that. Dresses that range from playful to elegant in styles reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy’s selections for her own children dominate this collection.

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PBS Kids Young Writers Contest 2014

PBS Kids Young Writers Contest 2014

While most writing contests for students open submission at 7th grade, the PBS Kids Writing Contest is a truly special showcase for even the youngest writers for students in Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. To enter this year, entries must be postmarked by tomorrow March 14!

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Petit Bateau Children’s Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Petit Bateau Children’s Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Petit Bateau’s pint-sized spring collection is out! After taking a look, the staff at Letters and Lullabies can’t stop dreaming about finally putting winter behind us, outfitting our kids in french stripes and setting sail from Marseilles.

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Japanese Temple and Shrine Charms (Omamori) for Children

Omamori (御守 or お守り) are Japanese charms sold at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan used for protection or to bring good luck for the year. Omamori for children are focused on protecting children from harm, helping children with their studies, blessing children with health and talent, etc. Nearly all temples and shrines have charms to protect families and children and omamori are a meaningful and interesting souvenir for children to remember Japan and to engage in Japanese culture.

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The Best Ecofriendly Water Bottles for Kids

The Best Ecofriendly Water Bottles for Kids

For many parents, incorporating eco-friendly practices in the household is not only a priority for their children, it’s a routine part of having them grow up in a healthy environment. In the U.S. alone, the amount of waste and pollution can be staggering, and it’s important to teach children from a young age how to take care of the planet and its resources. One way to bring the “Going Green” movement to your child is by, simply, handing him or her a re-usable water bottle.

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All That Sparkles Is Crystal in the Mischka Aoki x Swarovski Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Mischka Aoki has been a sensation in children’s luxury formal wear, with distinctly sophisticated and detail-oriented designs, since launching in 2009. As a runway darling, with show stopping pieces, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection has been featured in trunk shows and fashion shows like Kids Fashion Week in New York. The collection is a collaborative effort between Mischka Aoki and Swarovski, the legendary Austrian crystal brand.

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Focusing In on Fatherhood: A Look Through the Lens of Photographer Kristen Schmid

Focusing In on Fatherhood: A Look Through the Lens of Photographer Kristen Schmid
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Artist Parent Interviews

Kristen Schmid is an award-winning documentary photographer. Especially poignant is her ongoing work, Father To Son, which starts with the birth of her first child in 2006 and follows the evolving relationship between her son and his father. We spoke with Schmid about Father To Son, her upcoming Biological Clock project, and also got great tips on how to naturally photograph our own children.

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