Here's a little food for thought...making homemade meals for your babe doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, thanks to the advanced features of baby food makers on the market these days, whipping up healthy meals, snacks and smoothies is a piece of cake for parents. With so many models to choose from, we've helped narrow it down to top-rated, dishwasher-safe designs that blend, chop, steam, mash and even warm bottles. Using a baby food maker is the perfect way to produce healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy even the pickiest palettes while transforming mom and dad into master chefs who can feel confident knowing all of the ingredients and healthy nutrients that are still in the foods that baby is consuming. Check out our roundup of fab food processors and accessories guaranteed to make your kid go bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
If your kids share a bathroom or if your home has just one toilet to go around, then you know things can get quite chaotic and messy. While you can make sharing a space into a teaching moment for your kids about taking turns and time management, there are still overflowing shampoos bottles, hairbrushes and other toiletries to deal with. To help, we've rounded up a few simple items from Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and more to keep the peace and tidy up the shared space.
Blackout curtains are great for families for a variety of reasons—they help preserve energy and regulate room temperature as well as block out light for fussy kids at bedtime and naptime. If you're in the market for the best blackout curtains for bedrooms, playrooms, living rooms and more, check out our round-up of great room-darkening curtain panels.
You might be planning some fun family vacations or even day trips to the beach this summer, but nothing beats playing in your very own backyard. And while we're not knocking a good old hose for some water fun (hey, that's how we grew up!), we know kids these days expect a bit more. Slip N' Slides are a great way to get your kids playing outside and staying active. And these slides totally beat a trip to the water park—no long lines or entrance fees! So slather on the sunscreen and get to slippin' and slidin' with these eight great backyard Slip 'N Slides and parents, don't forget to partake in the fun!
Finding extra storage space outside can be tricky, especially if you have a garage or basement already overflowing with lawn tools, outdoor games, sports gear and more. If you're looking for stylish, practical outdoor storage solutions made of durable materials, check out these awesome selections from Walmart.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Sun's Out, Fun's Out! Summer is heating up, which means it's time to chill out in the backyard by the pool, and what better way to sit pretty poolside than in a comfy lounger from Walmart's DIY & Done Collection? The perfect place to sip a refreshing drink while soaking up some rays, these relaxing styles will make you want to sit back in your bathing suit and kick up your feet for a while. Check out our cool roundup of fabulous, functional outdoor seating styles from Walmart that are sure to be a splash hit this season!
Liz works for Cam, an entrepreneur who owns businesses all over Australia. Usually Liz is cool and composed on the job, but this t...ime she's in trouble. The woman who was supposed to escort Cam to a party that night cancelled at the last minute! Cam... read more
The prequel to the number one bestselling Attack on Titan and winner of the Diamond Gem Award for best manga continues! KEEP YOUR ...FRIENDS CLOSE As the days dwindle before the Survey Corps' last chance at an expedition, the need to train with their new... read more
Et si Wonderland, le pays des merveilles, existait…Dans la réalité, Alice est une icône sex & drugs & rock n’roll, que ses excès o...nt menée où elle se trouve aujourd’hui, entre la vie et la mort, entre rêve et réalité... Au pays des merveilles, la... read more
Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-...part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER'S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by... read more
When an international role playing internet game becomes a conduit to world wide evil, it is up to Youngblood to pull the plug. Un...fortunately, Lady Photon's solution might be enough to endanger the team's continued existence! While Jeff gets closer to solving the case of a time-hopping serial killer, something is alive inside of the critically injured Badrock - something that wants out! read more
The ratings are through the roof and the critics have labeled it a smash hit! And it's all leading up to the big showdown: Youngbl...ood vs. Mayhem, Inc! Head-to-head combat! Who lives? Who dies? And who's sponsoring the whole thing? Celebrity superheroes like you've never seen them before! Plus, the return of a hero and a messenger from beyond the stars! read more
FIRST STRIKE BEGINS! While the new Obama appointed Youngblood team deals with the threat of a resurgent Cybernet, the White House ...is under attack! The President must work with a surprising figure from Youngblood's past in order to stay alive. Who is the member from Youngblood's past that is behind the assault on the First Family? read more
Youngblood is dead! Long live Youngblood! Introducing the all-new, all-different lineup - and they're more than ready for their fi...fteen minutes of fame! But how did this personnel shift take place? And will the viewing public actually stand for it? Meanwhile, the Televillain makes his violent return - and this time he's rockin' the power of Tivo! read more
The Televillain has delivered the highest ratings of his career! The new Youngblood chases the almighty dollar! But the real heroe...s are finally ready to take it all back! Also this issue: a mind-blowing, senses-shattering secret is finally revealed " and the consequences are staggering. read more
The new adventures of the world's most infamous celebrity superhero team continues! Is the new Youngblood a bona fide force for go...od... or just another marketing scheme cooked up by the U.S. government? Either way, it's time for the team to go head-to-head with their focus-tested adversaries: MAYHEM, INC! The Palms Las Vegas will never be the same! read more
The new Youngblood experiences its first trial by fire! Meanwhile, the Televillain continues his reign of terror - and it will be ...televised! The question is, which heroes will get to him first? Plus, Badrock faces the challenge of his life! The new media onslaught continues! read more
The party will be televised! It's the Televillain's last stand he's not through making his pop cultural point yet! And speaking of... last stands... the all-new, all-different Youngblood meets the greatest foe they never knew, live in prime time! read more
Familiar Youngblood faces return just in time! There is a traitor within as the team is challenged by their greatest nemesis! LORD... CHAPEL RISES AGAIN. The destruction of Youngblood sets the stage for EXTREME 2013's biggest event. read more
Death hits like a motherf***er!! It was bound to happen... It's all fun and games until someone dies!! And how will this tragedy a...ffect ratings? Meanwhile, Badrock's condition worsens as Die Hard engages in a life-and-death, virtual combat mission. And who is Youngblood's newly appointed, focus-tested leader?! The relaunch you've been waiting for continues here! read more
THE BLOOD IS BACK! Beginning an all-new MONTHLY series starring the original celebrity superheroes in their greatest adventures ev...er! All your favorites are back: Shaft! Die Hard! Badrock! Cougar! Doc Rocket! Johnny Panic! A new administration demands a new Youngblood team, but there are darker forces at work. Is it just another shot at the fame game... or is there a greater destiny involved? Before The Authority... before The Ultimates... there was YOUNGBLOOD. The media blitz begins here! read more
The U.S. Military is honoring Die Hard for over half a century of service to his country - and Youngblood is there to celebrate. W...hich is fortunate, because an army of dead soldiers has risen from Arlington Cemetery, armed with an arsenal of otherworldly weapons! All this, and F.B.I. Agent Jeff Terrell (formerly known as Shaft) is one step closer to solving a series of murder that threaten to shake Youngblood to its core! read more
They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas... but when what happens is a pan-dimensional alien who wins all of Sin CIty i...n a bet, then it is up to Youngblood to go all in. It's double or nothing for Shaft, Die Hard, Lady Phantom, Vogue and Cougar, with the fate of several million people hanging in the balance. (No pressure!) Also, FBI Agent Jeff Terrell is one step closer to solving the mystery of a serial killer who moves through time. All this takes place on the eve of the 75th issue of YOUNGBLOOD! read more
It's been twenty years in the making, but YOUNGBLOOD reaches its 75th issue with an oversized story! And who can blame them?! In t...his issue Jeff Terrell returns to the team, Cougar realizes that as impossible as it seems, he might actually be in love. We get one more clue as to the fate of Badrock, and Die Hard and Vogue discover there is more "there" there than they every suspected. All this and a battle worthy of the world's greatest superhero team! read more
At long last... the untold story of Badrock and how he was critically wounded trying to save the rest of Team Youngblood. For ever...yone who has been wondering why the Original Shaft felt the need to step away from the team... this is the issue that tells everything! read more
ROB LIEFELD's YOUNGBLOOD returns bigger and better than ever with an all-new look at the next generation of superheroes, courtesy ...of screenwriter JOHN McLAUGHLIN (Black Swan, Parker), up-and-coming artist JON MALIN and YOUNGBLOOD creator and Image founder ROB LIEFELD! In this first issue, a young reporter is embedded in the Youngblood team. Her assignment is to gather enough information for a humiliating puff piece, but she quickly discovers Shaft, Vogue, Lady Photon, Die Hard and Cougar are a team to be reckoned with. Badrock would be part of the group too... if he wasn't in a coma with wounds that have nearly pulverized his otherwise rock-hard hide. read more
“REINFORCEMENTS," Part OneWhen a forgotten small town suddenly reappears in Middle America, the man responsible for its return dem...ands an audience with Youngbloods past, present…and FUTURE? read more
"THE BLOOD WAR," Part One Youngblood versus Brigade. What else do you need to know?
“YOUNGBLOOD REBORN,” Part One DEBUT ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! 25 years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comic...s world on its head! Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission! When a young hero goes missing, his friend’s search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him…even if it means resurrecting the world’s most infamous super-team. Gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics’ most extreme universe with creators CHAD BOWERS (X-Men ‘92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and newcomer JIM TOWE! read more
“REBORN,” Part Four Danger. Most people run from it. Shaft rides a motorcycle straight at it. When the world's most extreme bowman... goes rogue, it's up to the new Youngblood to stop him before he ruins everything. Or worse, gets them all killed. read more
END OF STORY ARC “REBORN,” Conclusion This is it: the pulse-pounding finale of REBORN! They had a plan: exploit the Youngblood nam...e for media attention. But what began as a shrewd publicity stunt ends in catastrophe, with Youngbloods old and new fighting for their lives against an enemy none of them were prepared for and the American public waiting outside with stones in hand. read more
“TEAM YOUNGBLOOD,” Part One Mission accomplished. Now what? Following the events of “Reborn,” the team begins to reevaluate its pu...rpose while lying low in Japan. Elsewhere, a new threat approaches in the form of a Youngblood-obsessed serial killer. read more