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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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Great Ideas! 4 Simple Ways to Handle a Temper Tantrum

09/26/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Lawrence Rosen, MD: How to Handle a Toddler Temper TantrumGetty

Big pout! Crossed arms! Sad face! We all know the hallmarks of an impending toddler fit. Really, the question isn’t if, but when will you experience this always fun (not!) childhood stage.

According to Lawrence Rosen, MD, all children start having them around one year. It represents a struggle with authority and it’s their way of trying to make sense of the universe, which is a normal stage of development he says.

The tricky part is mastering how you handle it so that everyone — even the screaming tot on the floor — ends up happy in the long run.

So how can you maintain your sanity while coping with your kid’s meltdowns? The pediatrician and author (Treatment Alternatives for Children), who founded the Whole Child Center, shares some helpful tips that will help you create a healthy and balanced child. Check them out below:
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Great Ideas! 6 Ways to Safely Introduce Your Baby to Your Pet

09/11/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Helen Moon Tips: 6 Ways to Safely Introduce Your Baby to Your Pet
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Having a new child is a big transition for the whole family — including your pets.

That’s why it’s important to prepare your furry friends for the arrival of your little one to avoid an overwhelming and confusing time for everyone

Renowned baby care expert and author Helen Moon — whose celeb clients include Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and more — suggests coming up with a plan while you’re pregnant. It really helps make the baby-to-pet introduction a smooth one.

Don’t know where to start? She’s also offered up a few helpful tips. Check them out below:
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