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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Backyard: Swings, Climbing Walls and More

If you want to get your kids outside, away from their Xbox or Wii, and interested in some of your backyard garden projects, you’ll probably need to be somewhat inventive with your gardening ideas. Pulling weeds and planting flowerbeds just won’t cut it for most of children. Think incentive here.

We have some ideas.

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Dad Turns Kids’ Sandwich Bags Into Artistic Masterpieces


A Massachusetts father gives his children a reason, beyond the possibility of string cheese, to look forward to lunch. David Laferriere of Attleboro has been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags for the past five years, posting pics of each doodle to his flickr account.

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Should The U.S. Adopt Finland’s ‘Baby Box’ For New Parents?

When it comes to maternity leave, The United States earns a pretty dismal ranking when compared to other countries, being the only first-world country, and one of only three countries (the others being Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea) that does not offer paid maternity leaves. Not only do other countries have better systems in place for maternity leave, but they have some pretty great welcoming gifts for their newest citizens. In Finland, for example, new parents can choose between receiving the above maternity package filled with essentials for baby's first few months or a tax-free lump sum of 140 euros as a maternity grant.

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Watch This Father’s Greatest Achievement

Who's ready for 52 seconds of cute? Good, then watch on.

In this recent video -- featuring a father duetting with his daughter to the popular 'Mahna Mahna' tune from 'The Muppets' -- YouTube user Jesse Teeters claims this to be his greatest achievement in the two-and-a-half years he's been a parent. What that says about his fathering skills, we don't know, but our guess is that the guy is being hyperbolic... we hope.

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Watch a 9-Year-Old Boy Score an Incredible Winning Hockey Goal

Talk about your net winnings.

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Restaurant Receipt Includes Discount For Well-Behaved Kids

As every parent knows, it's tough to get little kids to behave in a restaurant. Being in a new environment will excite the youngsters and many of their typically inoffensive meal time antics, such as loud talking, hyperactivity and the occasional food play, become amplified into something less adorable and more annoying when strangers are watching.

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Little Girl Is the Fastest Boxer in Kazakhstan

Watch your backs people! Actually, watch the back of your knees because this little girl proves to be the fastest boxer in Kazakhstan and maybe the world.

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Judge Tells Deadbeat Dad Who Owes $96K in Child Support He Can’t Have Kids For 5 Years

You know when Judge Judy gets all angry and yells at a defendant for his inability to take care of the six kids he has with seven different women? Well, this story is so much better than that.

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Kia Introduces Space Babies and ‘Babylandia’ in Their Super Bowl 2013 Commercial

We wish our parents had been as imaginative as this guy when we were growing up. When we asked where babies come from, we were usually answered with a suspicious look, or, if we were really lucky, an admonishment to eat all of our dinner.

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Toddler Helps Dad Teach You the Fundamentals of Fighting

If you can get past the initial nose picking in this video, you're in for a pretty good time. We don't think that repeatedly karate chopping the back of someone's hand is necessarily the best way to disarm a person with a knife, but it's funny because it's a baby who is dressed up like a mugger.

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Safe Kids of Central Wyoming Winter Safety Day

The cold weather in Wyoming does little to keep winter sports enthusiasts inside – especially children.  Children ages 14 and under are at a high risk for winter sports injuries.  Safe Kids of Central Wyoming along with Kohl's are taking steps to keep kids safe on Mar. 2, 2013 for Winter Safety Day at Hogadon Ski Area.

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Adorable Kid Goes Wild on Xylophone in Class Concert

If only something this entertaining happened at every primary school band concert. Usually it's just kids blowing half-heartedly into recorders while the audience longs for the sweet release of death. But not this time. This time there is a xylophone bashing maniac onstage, and it is the most glorious thing we've ever seen.

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