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4 Ways to Keep Your Family Styling on Vacation

03/04/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

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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:

DIVINE DECOR
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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It’s About Time! 9 Handy Products for Busy Parents

02/03/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

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As every mom and dad knows, it’s hard to get things done when you have a baby at home.

Luckily, there are plenty of new (and updated) gadgets that make things a lot easier.

Because all parents really want is more time to spend cuddling with their little ones. Right?

From space-age vacuum cleaners to programmable coffee makers, check out our roundup of items built for busy parents with a need for speed below.
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5 Ways to Make Your Kids Look Their Best in Holiday Photos

11/21/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Holiday Photo Tips for Kids: Melissa Keswin Gilt Baby & Kids DirectorCourtesy GILT

If you’re anything like the Kardashians, holiday family photos are serious business.

Not only do you want to have fun, but you want to make sure everyone (big and small) looks their best.

So we chatted with Melissa Keswin, Gilt’s Baby & Kids director, to get her thoughts on styling your kids to perfection.

From sticking to simple yet festive hues to keeping things natural, check out what the mom-of-two suggests below.

Accessorize — but don’t overdo it. A cute headband, sparkly shoes, a bow tie or vest are all you really need to add some pop to your little’s one attire.
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6 Winter Must-Haves For Your Stylish Kid

10/17/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Boden Mini Retro Cosy SweaterCourtesy Boden

Now that it’s getting colder, it’s time to add cozier pieces to your little one’s closet.

But when you’re on a budget, it’s hard to determine what you really, really need.

So we tapped Boden style consultant Zanna Roberts Rassi for her thoughts on the winter-proof items she thinks every kid should own this season.

And the Marie Claire senior fashion editor didn’t disappoint.  Below she shares her top picks and explains why they’re a must-have for your well-dressed tot. Check them out.

RETRO SWEATER Every child needs one of these sweaters! They’re adorable and easy to throw on — especially when the struggle with the coat is just too much.
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Great Ideas: How to Throw a Ghoulishy-Good Halloween Kids Party

10/10/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays. Not only is it frightfully-fun, but it’s the one time of the year where we can let it all hang out … literally. But as a full-time event marketing executive and busy mom of three kids aged 10, 6 and almost 4, I’m always on the lookout for cool, easy-to-create holiday ideas.

In the weeks leading up to the spooky day, the kids and I like to decorate the house with pumpkins, cobwebs, tombstones and skeletons, buy tons of candy to give away and scour sites for the perfect costume (we typically get ours from buycostumes.com). But this year, I’ve decided to throw a boo-tastic bash that my children and their friends can enjoy. Below are my fave kid-friendly ideas. Check them out.

Candace Montgomery, chicbusymom.com

Lacquer and Linen PumpkinsCourtesy Lacquer and Linen

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Great Ideas! Hilaria Baldwin Shares 5 Pregnancy Yoga Moves You Have to Try

10/03/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Hilaria Baldwin Pregnancy Yoga DVD Alec BaldwinAcacia/Arthur Cohen

Before welcoming daughter Carmen last August, Hilaria Baldwin decided to put her fitness expertise to good use.

The longtime yoga instructor and cofounder of Yoga Vida created her first ever pregnancy exercising DVD titled Fit Mommy-to-Be: Prenatal Yoga ($17) — and used herself as the model.

The glowing mom-to-be (she was 7 months pregnant at the time!) filmed three simple and effective workouts for each trimester to help expectant women gain more flexibility and more strength before giving birth.

“[The program] I’ve designed helped keep me fit and feeling great throughout my pregnancy,” says the EXTRA special correspondent.

Added bonus: Husband Alec Baldwin makes a cute cameo during the stretching session.
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