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WATCH: Make Project Kid’s Matilda-Approved Easter Egg Crafts

04/16/2014 at 03:51 PM ET

Project KidCourtesy Project Kid

Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda proves the power of imagination — so it’s no surprise such a sharp little girl would inspire an especially creative Easter craft.

Of course, there are eggs involved, but crafting expert Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, also draws upon the character’s love of reading for her spring holiday project.

In an exclusive video for PEOPLE, Kingloff and her little helpers — the four stars of the Broadway hit, Matilda the Musical — show you how to make pretty decoupage Easter eggs using recycled books!
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25 Easter Egg Designs to Dye For

04/14/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

25 Cool Easter Egg Designs People Great IdeasCOURTESY PINTEREST VIA POLKADOTPONIE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Good thing there’s no chicken shortage!

With so many creative Easter egg designs packed into this one story, you’ll be inspired to make more than your usual dozen.

DIYers used everything from rubber bands to melted crayons to Kool-Aid.

Be sure to hard-boil eggs or blow out contents before decorating, and then go nuts. The results are eggs-ceptional!

See more here at greatideas.people.com.

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4 Helpful Ways to Keep Your Child Safe Online

03/27/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Microsoft Online Safety Tips for Kids Jacqueline BeauchereGetty

Being a good digital citizen is vital to keeping your family safer online.

So imagine what a scary place the Internet can be for a child.

The good news is there are many simple things you can do to protect your brood on the Web according to Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety officer.

“People are making good use of technology tools to help keep them safer online – things like firewalls, anti-virus tools,” explains Beauchere.

“But they still need to incorporate some key safety habits into their daily digital routines.”

Don’t know where to start? Here are her helpful tips below:
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15 Helpful Products That Make Breastfeeding Easier

03/12/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Belly Armor Radiation Protection CoverCourtesy Belly Armor

Breastfeeding may just be the most unnatural natural thing a new mother can do.

There’s a steep learning curve with plenty of stumbling blocks along the way, and your little partner in the journey is pretty darn demanding.

And for those who return to work outside the home and want to continue nursing, there’s a whole new set of complicating factors.

Luckily, there are plenty of products out there to help moms along. Is it possible to breastfeed without such accessories? Of course.

But adding a few key pieces to your arsenal only makes things easier. And what new mom doesn’t like easy?

Check out my top picks below:
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Cool (and Handy!) On-the-Go Gear for New Moms

03/06/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Beco Soleil CarrierCourtesy Beco

When you first bring home that snuggly new addition to your family, it’s easy to feel like you’re never going to be able to leave.

With round-the-clock feedings, diaper changes and (futile) attempts at sleep, the idea of getting out of the house can seem like the most daunting task of all.

But as I bumble my way through first-time motherhood, I’ve discovered that resuming even a semblance of my pre-baby life and getting out and about with my little one in tow — whether just out for a walk or flying to Florida — is the key to my sanity. Or what’s left of it, anyway!

Here are some of my favorite products to help new moms brave the big, bad world outside the home.
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4 Ways to Keep Your Family Styling on Vacation

03/04/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Shanelle Rein-Olowokere Family Vacation Packing TipsGetty

These days, it’s rare that my family travels altogether.

Not only is it ridiculously expensive, but it takes a lot of preparation. It also involves my least favorite activity — packing.

So imagine my dread last summer when I was tasked to make sure that I and four other people had what they needed for a 10-day vacation to Florida that included a 3-day wedding weekend.

Luckily, I was able to tap my stylist alter-ego to get us all packed up and ensure we all looked good while there. Check out my tips below:

Make a list for each person. It may seem silly, but this really helps. About two weeks before leaving, I write down everything each person needs, including my husband, as a starting point.
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Sweet! 14 Valentine’s Day Treats Your Kids Will Love

02/05/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Minted Conversation Heart Valentine Party SetCourtesy Minted

You can’t buy their love — but it’s sure fun to try!

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, we’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for your little ones.

From sweet décor and heart-print jammies to D.I.Y cards they can make themselves, these goodies will warm their hearts Feb. 14 and beyond!

Check out our round-up below:

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Make your Valentine’s Day soirée one to remember with Minted’s chic banners, centerpieces and table signs ($66 – $129, left) that you can customize with your favorite photos.
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