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Lauren is Chief Editor of Famlii bringing nearly 15 years of experience in child development, early learning, and non-profit advocacy supporting parents. She lives on the West Coast with her husband, dog, and four rambunctious kids. She is still utterly perplexed by parenthood.
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Foolproof Steps for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds at Home

As Halloween approaches, you're probably ready to carve jack-o’-lanterns. Over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin are sold each year, and most are just thrown away. Don’t just carve your pumpkin and discard the good stuff — eat it too! Get...

Sonnet 116: Marriage of True Minds Love Poem By Shakespeare

Ah, a marriage of true minds.  According to Shakespeare's famous love Sonnet 116, love is ever-fixed, unwavering, even in the bleakest times. Written in 1609, here's the complete verse to one of the most famous...

What is a Frunk, and Why Does My Family Need One?

What is a Tesla Frunk? A frunk is a front-loading trunk, or trunk in the front.  A front trunk. Basically, extra storage space right under the front hood of a car.  It's not huge, but it's...
Family loading up their Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X : The Future of Family Cars is Already Here

The Tesla Model X is a technological piece of wizardry that even non-car enthusiasts can love. Tesla's take on an SUV is luxury-priced and has high-end features along with its spectacular all-electrical engine and...

Fortnite Christmas Music Videos for the Holidays

It's not the holidays without a little Fortnite music! Here's the Fortnite Christmas 2018 theme music and some nostalgic clips of holiday songs from previous years. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a new set of holiday...

What is a Chromosome? Simple definitions for understanding human genetics

From cancer risk to eye color, human genetics determines who you are, based on the DNA you inherit from your parents. But what is a chromosome, what is DNA, and what are genes? Here's some...

Fun National Days Every Family Should Celebrate

This list of unofficial National Days is guaranteed to provide a year's worth of family fun. From Star Wars Day to Doughnut Day, even pi Day to Kindness Day -- every kid and parent can...
Edward Lear's Nonsense Botany

The Nonsense Botany of Edward Lear

Edward Lear drew several illustrations of imaginary plants, which he termed Nonsense Botany. Here is Lear's complete collection of botanical drawings of silly plants and flowers. Lear's Nonsense Plants and Flowers Armchairia comfortabilis Bluebottlia Buzztilentia Bubblia Blowpipia A Bassia Palealensis Tigerlillia Terribilis Washtubbia...

Celebrate Cousinship: Cousin Quotes, Poems, and Fun Ideas for Honoring Cousins

Celebrate your cousins with these cousin quotes, funny sayings, and poems. Remember, National Cousins Day is on July 24th, and we've included some fun ideas for celebrating cousin's day, too!! Reach out to your family...

Good Ship Lollipop: The Vintage Candyland Song

A yummy song of traveling to candy land, On the Good Ship Lollipop, is sweet little lullaby for your child.  Here are the printable lyrics for Good Ship Lollipop, including the classic video by...