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It’s the birthday issue! We’ve got 66 totally awesome cake hacks that you’ve got to try. Plus, your guide to a stress-free first birthday party. And the must-read: 7 car seat mistakes you might be making.

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New + Now What we love Story time: Kids can create their own tall tales with a giant storytelling puzzle.

This month The best new books, plus the latest toys, apps, gear and entertainment.

DIY Pipe queen: Turn a hairband and some pipe cleaners into three different tiaras.


Travel This misty mountains of Tofino, BC, cast a spell over Lauren Ferranti-Ballen and her band of city dwellers.

Party time Pizza party: Looking for a cheesy good time? Invite all your little pizza lovers over for a slice of fun.

Happy + Healthy New study A new online tool can help you identify whether or not your child's motor development is lagging.

Need to know New health products, the latest studies and surprising stats.

Checkup The rate of childhood obesity has never been higher. Diets and policing the pantry don't work, experts say. So what can you do if you think your kid's sporting a little extra puppy fat.


Pretty simple Fake it till you nab a solid night's sleep with these colour correctors.

Advice + Real Life Help and hacks Baby's asleep, now what? How to transfer your newborn to a crib—without waking him up.

Quick fixes How to…make cleaning your toddler's potty less disgusting, store bedsheets, organize Lego and give your kid eye drops.

Confession I hate Earth Day.

Relationships When your friend can't get pregnant...and you can.


Birthdays How to throw your baby's first birthday party without all the stress.

Ian Mendes Is your kid hitting the diamond this season? Ian Mendes has some dos and don'ts—for you.

Steps + Stages Pregnancy Placenta pills

Baby Failure to thrive

Toddler What should your toddler drink?


Preschool Is my kid a racist?

School age Hygiene help

Features Piece of cake 66 cake hacks that will change your baking life.

7 car seat mistakes you're probably making

The new divorce How to have a kinder, gentler and cheaper breakup (yes, it's possible).


Food + Family Quick recipe Homemade granola

Food news Check out our handy guide to what serving really looks like.

Easy meals Breakfast: It's what's for dinner.

In the pantry T9 unexpected toast toppers.

Just for you The debate Shou;ld you use the phrase "We're pregnant?"


This is your life Games you can play while hardly moving or speaking

This article was originally published on Mar 31, 2016

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