Five Best Obscure YouTube Videos for Kids

Bethany Hardy knows how to beat the heat. Quality time with the kiddos and good old YouTube videos. Here are here picks.
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Bethany Hardy knows how to beat the heat. Quality time with the kiddos and good old YouTube videos. Here are here picks:

Residents of the nation’s capital are no strangers to hot and sticky summers. This year has been no different, with the humidity arriving even earlier than usual. Last week – and for many days last month – we saw temps in the 100s, which meant no one could do anything other than sit inside in the air conditioning and pray for some relief. (As for those poor souls without A/C, well, we shudder to think how they managed.)

Now we are dealing with some much-needed rain, but the problem remains the same: we’re confined indoors for yet another day.

When I’m stuck inside with my kid on a summer day (grumbling over the irony of it all), I tend to do one of two things:

a) go through as many scenarios of imaginary play as humanly possible (playing “Mommy’s Rocket Ship Bed” for the 27th time is sanity-stretching, to say the least)


b) look to my all-time best friend, YouTube, for relief.




Best Summer Reading Sites for Kids

Bethany Hardy: Going to the library with a 3 year old is a feat for only the bravest of soldiers.  For the first, say, two minutes, things are just peachy.  Then all hell breaks loose.

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Best Music of 2008

Got an iTunes gift certificate burning a hole in your pocket? We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite songs that we discovered this year – along with our favorite Staff Pick album reviews from the Mama’s Mix section.

TodaysMama Holiday Gift Guide: Kids Edition #2

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we can all officially move into the gift-giving holiday season without feeling like we’re jumping the gun. But whether you’ve put up your tree or not, the kiddos in your life are surely counting down to the day they get to tear into their gifts. Once again, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite items for kids. Good Luck!


Growing Pains

Jen Price shares her sweet take on the growing pains of family life, both for children and parents alike.


The Greatest Reward

Shelly Knight confesses: It has been pretty busy - and that makes me crave a road trip, if just for the time in the car on the way to the campground, to talk with each other, play silly games, and listen to good music.