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6 Fortnite Secrets Kids Know But You Don't
Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Any parent with a Fortnite fiend in their house knows the struggle: How do I keep up with the game's everchanging features, customs, and lingo? And -- even more importantly -- how do I keep kids safe... read more

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know Before Buying Google Home or Amazon Echo
Google Home and Amazon Echo -- the sleek, voice-activated home assistants that do everything from turn off your lights to read your kids a story -- are being touted as the smartest things since... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
19 Great Alexa Skills for Kids and Teens
"Alexa, entertain my kid with high-quality content." If you have an Echo device, you know this is a tall order. Not only is Alexa a finicky listener, but you need to launch specific "skills" to get... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Best Tween and Teen Books of 2018
From fantasy and sci-fi, romance, and historical novels to biographies, mysteries, and thrillers, the year's best books explore both everyday personal issues -- loss, grief, friendship drama, school... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Best Kids' Books of 2018
From an elephant-filled counting book, to a crazy detective romp with a monkey private eye chasing down clues, to poignant reflections on the immigrant experience, to a STEM-friendly early reader... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
9 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Buying Frenzy
Now that Black Friday starts at many stores on Thanksgiving night, holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season's strongest sales pitches... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
10 Ways to Pack More Gratitude into Your Life
It happens every holiday: You're so caught up in shopping, traveling, cooking, and planning that you forget to focus on the stuff that really counts. From honoring family traditions and treasuring... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Santa Spoiler Alerts!
Once, during the middle of a long drive, my then-preschooler hit me with an unexpected question: "Mommy, is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer real?" I tried skirting the issue -- "Well, honey, he lives... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Plugged-In Families Can Have a Device-Free(ish) Holiday
What's topping your kids' holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, Internet access, and games. With a little planning -- and kids' assistance -- you can balance your family's tech... read more
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