Here's what's coming to Hulu, Disney+, Netflix + HBO in July

Including season one of 'The Babysitters Club'! 🙌

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It's week number 59389583453 of the pandemic and you probably have enough shows and movies in your queue to last you until December. It's insane to think we're often too busy to sit back and relax with a move. We get it. And we're here to lend a hand and help prioritize what to watch.

Here are the movies and shows you should add to your queue—or watch right now—before it's too late:

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in July:

  • AnneFrank: Parallel Stories
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • A Thousand Words
  • A Touch of Green: Season 1
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Abby Hatcher: Season 1
  • Airplane!
  • Ali
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Cleo & Cuquin: Season 2
  • Cloud Atlas
  • David Foster: Off the Record
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Delta Farce
  • Donnie Brasco
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Frida
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Killing Hasselhoff
  • Kingdom: Season 1-3
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Mean Streets
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Schindler's List
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Spaceballs
  • Splice
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Stardust
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Sucker Punch
  • Swordfish
  • The Art of War
  • The Devil's Advocate
  • The F--k-It List
  • The Firm
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Karate Kid Part II
  • The Karate Kid Part III
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Town
  • The Witches
  • This Christmas
  • Total Recall
  • Trotro
  • Winchester
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 2 — Netflix Family
  • Deadwind: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Cable Girls: Final Season Part 2 — Netflix Original
  • Desperados — Netflix Film
  • JU-ON: Origins — Netflix Original
  • Southern Survival — Netflix Original
  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  • The Long Dumb Road
  • Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado — Netflix Documentary
  • Stateless: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • What Is Love? — Netflix Original
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Season 1
  • Japan Sinks: 2020 — Netflix Anime
  • The Protector: Season 4 — Netflix Original
  • The Claudia Kishi Club — Netflix Documentary
  • Down to Earth with Zac Efron — Netflix Original
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space — Netflix Family
  • Dating Around: Brazil — Netflix Original
  • The Old Guard — Netflix Film
  • The Twelve — Netflix Original
  • The Business of Drugs — Netflix Documentary
  • On est ensemble (We Are One) — Netflix Documentary
  • Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser — Netflix Comedy Special
  • Dark Desire — Netflix Original
  • Gli Infedeli (The Players) — Netflix Film
  • Skin Decisions: Before and After — Netflix Original
  • Sunny Bunnies: Season 1-2
  • Fatal Affair — Netflix Film
  • Indian Matchmaking — Netflix Original
  • MILF — Netflix Film
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Boca a Boca (Kissing Game) — Netflix Original
  • Cursed — Netflix Original
  • Gigantosaurus: Season 1
  • The Notebook
  • The Last Dance
  • Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love — Netflix Family
  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast): Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Ip Man 4: The Finale
  • Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking — Netflix Comedy Special
  • Street Food: Latin America — Netflix Documentary
  • 61
  • Fear City: New York vs The Mafia — Netflix Documentary
  • Love on the Spectrum — Netflix Documentary
  • Norsemen: Season 3 — Netflix Original
  • The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion
  • Signs — Netflix Original
  • Spotlight
  • The Larva Island Movie — Netflix Family
  • A Cantar (Sing On! Spain) — Netflix Original
  • Animal Crackers — Netflix Film
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing — Netflix Family
  • In the Dark: Season 2
  • The Kissing Booth 2 — Netflix Film
  • Ofrenda a la tormenta — Netflix Film
  • Banana Split
  • Shameless: Season 10
  • Jeopardy!: Collection 6
  • Last Chance U: Laney — Netflix Documentary
  • The Hater — Netflix Film
  • Inside the World's Toughest Prisons: Season 4 — Netflix Original
  • Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy — Netflix Anime
  • Get Even — Netflix Original
  • Latte and the Magic Waterstone — Netflix Family
  • Seriously Single — Netflix Film
  • The Speed Cubers — Netflix Documentary
  • Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet — Netflix Original
  • The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Vis a Vis: El Oasis (Locked Up) — Netflix Original

Here’s what's coming to Hulu in July:

  • 1000-lb Sisters: Season 1
  • 90 Day Fiance: Season 3
  • 90 Day Fiance: Season 1
  • BBQ Rig Race Season 1
  • Beyond the Headlines: Season 1
  • Biography: Chris Farley - Anything for a Laugh
  • Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction: Special
  • Buddy vs. Duff: Season 1
  • Burgers, Brew & 'Que: Seasons 1-3, 5
  • Deadly Women: Season 13
  • Eat, Sleep, BBQ: Season 1
  • Family By the Ton: Season 2
  • Ghost Hunters: Season 1
  • Homicide Hunter: Season 9
  • House Hunters: Seasons 154 - 159
  • Intervention: Season 20
  • Jamie and Doug Plus One: Season 1
  • Kids BBQ Championship Seasons 1-2
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath:Season 3
  • Man vs. Master: Chef Battle:Season 1
  • Married at First Sight: Seasons 1-3
  • Psychic Kids: Season 1
  • Say Yes to the Nest: Season 1
  • Seven Year Switch: Seasons 1-2
  • Sex Sent Me to the ER: Season 3
  • Shark Week 2018
  • Shark Week 2019
  • The American Farm: Season 1
  • The Day I Picked My Parents: Season 1
  • The Grill Dads: Season 1
  • The Strongest Man in History: Season 1
  • The Toe Bro: Season 1
  • The UnXplained with William Shatner: Season 1
  • Twisted Sisters: Season 2
  • UFOs: Secret Alien Technology
  • UFOs: Secret Missions Exposed
  • Ultimate Summer Cook-Off: Season 1
  • Unexpected: Season 3
  • Unpolished: Season 1
  • Welcome to Plathville: Season 1
  • 12 and Holding
  • 2001 Maniacs
  • 52 Pick-Up
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • A Complete History of My Sexual Failures
  • A Kid Like Jake
  • A Mighty Wind
  • A Storks Journey
  • An Eye for a Eye
  • The Axe Murders of Villisca
  • The Bellboy
  • Beloved
  • Best In Show
  • Between Us
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • Birdwatchers
  • Boogie Woogie
  • The Bounty
  • Brokedown Palace
  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
  • Bug
  • Buried
  • Cadaver
  • California Dreamin'
  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
  • Catcher Was A Spy
  • The Catechism Cataclysm
  • Change of Plans
  • Cheech & Chong's Still Smokin'
  • Cinderfella
  • Citizen Soldier
  • The Client
  • Cold War
  • The Color Purple
  • Cortex
  • The Cured
  • Danger Close
  • Dark Touch
  • Day Night Day Night
  • The Devil's Candy
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Dheepan
  • Die Hard 4 (Live Free or Die Hard)
  • Downhill Racer
  • The Edukators
  • Eloise's Lover
  • Exorcismus
  • The Eye
  • The Eye 2
  • Father of My Children
  • Filth & Wisdom
  • Flashback
  • The Flat
  • Footloose
  • For Your Consideration
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • The Forgiveness of Blood
  • Freddy Vs Jason
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • Furlough
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Grizzly Man
  • Hateship, Loveship
  • Hornet's Nest
  • Hot Rod
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • The House That Jack Built
  • The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
  • Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
  • The Last Mistress
  • Len and Company
  • Liar, Liar
  • Love Songs
  • The Man from London
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death
  • March of the Penguins
  • Mary Shelley
  • Match
  • Moonstruck
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • The Necessities of Life
  • Nick Nolte: No Exit
  • Nights and Weekends
  • The Ninth Gate
  • Norma Rae
  • The Patsy
  • Phase IV
  • Polisse
  • Poseidon
  • Post Grad
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Rebel in the Rye
  • Right at Your Door
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Room of Death
  • Search for General Tso Chicken
  • The Shock Doctrine
  • The Shrine
  • Sliver
  • Speed 2: Cruise Control
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spiderhole
  • Spring Forward
  • Starting Out in the Evening
  • Sugar Hill
  • Sunset Strip
  • Tales From the Golden Age
  • Tank 432
  • The Tenant
  • Tetsuo III: The Bullet Man
  • Things to Come
  • This Christmas
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Three Musketeers
  • Trapped Model
  • The Trip
  • The Trip to Italy
  • The Trip to Spain
  • Trishna
  • Trivial
  • The Truth About Cats & Dogs
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • Waiting Room
  • We Are What We Are
  • We Have Pope
  • The Weather Man
  • The Wedding Planner
  • West Side Story
  • When A Man Comes Home
  • The Whistlers
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • To The Stars
  • Outcry: Season 1
  • Palm Springs
  • CMA: Best of Fest
  • Cake: Season 3
  • Smile Down the Runway: Season 1
  • China: The Panda Adventure
  • Horses
  • The Secret of Life on Earth
  • My Scientology Movie
  • The Rest Of Us
  • Diary of a Prosecutor: Season 1
  • Plunderer: Season 1
  • Promised Neverland: Season 1
  • Search: WWW: Season 1
  • The Weekend
  • Into the Dark: The Current Occupant: New Episode Premiere
  • We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
  • Bolt
  • Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On: Season 1
  • Good Deeds
  • Maxxx: Season 1
  • Infinite Dendrogram: Season 1
  • Ladhood: Season 1
  • In My Skin: Season 1
  • Bull
  • The Flood
  • Brassic: Season 1
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T: Season 3

Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ in July:

  • Animal ER: Seasons 1-2
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Ice Road Rescue: Seasons 1-4
  • Race to Witch Mountain
  • The Big Green
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Hamilton
  • Pixar in Real Life, Episode 109
  • Disney Family Sundays, Episode 135
  • One Day at Disney, Episode 131
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 108
  • Critter Fixers: Country Vets: Season 1
  • Gigantosaurus: Season 1
  • Secrets of the Zoo: Season 3
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Disney Family Sundays, Episode 136
  • One Day at Disney, Episode 132
  • A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Disney Junior Music Lullabies
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Seasons 1-2
  • The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World
  • Wild Chile: Season 1
  • Disney Family Sundays, Episode 137
  • One Day at Disney, Episode 133
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer, Episode 110
  • Wild Congo: Season 1
  • Wild Sri Lanka: Season 1
  • Rogue Trip: All Episodes 101-108
  • Disney Family Sundays, Episode 138
  • One Day at Disney, Episode 134
  • Alaska Animal Rescue: Season 1
  • Animal Showdown: Season 1
  • Best Job Ever: Season 1
  • Big Cat Games
  • Cradle of the Gods
  • Destination World: Season 1
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: Season 8
  • Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall: Season 1
  • Hidden Kingdoms of China
  • Hunt for the Abominable Snowman
  • India's Wild Leopards
  • Jungle Animal Rescue: Season 1
  • King Fishers: Season 1
  • Lost Temple of the Inca
  • Marvel Funko: Seasons 1-2
  • Surviving the Mount St. Helens Disaster
  • Weirdest, Bestest, Truest: Season 1
  • What Sam Sees: Season 1
  • Muppets Now, Episode 101

Here’s what’s coming to HBO in July:

  • Absolute Power
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio
  • The Amazing Panda Adventure
  • American Graffiti
  • American History X
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Angus
  • August Rush
  • The Bachelor
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
  • Batman and Harley Quinn
  • Batman vs. Two-Face
  • The Batman vs. Dracula
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham
  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Batman: Year One
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Beerfest
  • The Big Year (Extended Version)
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • Blade 2
  • Blade
  • Blade: Trinity
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Blood Work
  • Born to Be Wild
  • The Boy Who Could Fly
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Clara's Heart
  • The Conjuring
  • Cop Out
  • Creepshow
  • Death Becomes Her
  • The Departed
  • The Dirty
  • Doc Hollywood
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Dumb & Dumber
  • Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Enemy of the State
  • The English Patient
  • The Enforcer
  • The Exorcist
  • Fantastic Four
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Flushed Away
  • Four Christmases
  • Fred Claus
  • Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue
  • Free Willy
  • Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove
  • Freedom Fighters: The Ray
  • The Gauntlet
  • Get Smart
  • Good Girls Get High
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  • Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jeepers Creepers 2
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time
  • John Q
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Kill Bill: Volume 1
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • Kiss of the Dragon
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • The Last Emperor
  • Last Knights
  • The Last Samurai
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League
  • Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
  • Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High
  • Lego Justice League: Cosmic Clash
  • Lego Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
  • The Letter
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Little Big League
  • Little Manhattan
  • Little Nicky
  • The Longest Yard
  • Loser Leaves Town
  • Love Don't Cost a Thing
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Magnolia
  • Malibu's Most Wanted
  • Mars Attacks
  • Megamind
  • Message In A Bottle
  • Michael
  • Mickey Blue Eyes
  • Money Talks
  • Monkey Trouble
  • Moonwalk With Me
  • Mr. Nanny
  • Munich
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Nancy Drew
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics, (Documentary Premiere)
  • New Looney Tunes
  • Now and Then
  • Orphan
  • Osmosis Jones
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • The Polar Express
  • Pop Star
  • Power
  • The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone
  • Rich and Famous
  • The Right Stuff
  • Rumor Has It
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
  • Showgirls
  • Something to Talk About
  • Space Jam
  • Spies Like Us
  • Star Trek
  • Stay
  • Sudden Impact
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • Superman: Brainiac Attacks
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Superman: Unbound
  • Sweet November
  • Take the Lead
  • Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Thirteen Ghosts
  • Tightrope
  • Tom & Jerry: The Movie
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Troy
  • True Crime
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Unforgiven
  • Vegas Vacation
  • Watchmen
  • What's Your Number?
  • The Women
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Yogi Bear
  • Yours, Mine, and Ours
  • Zoetic, 2019 APAV Short
  • Los Futbolismos (Aka The Footballest)
  • Midway
  • Blue Exorcist: Seasons 1 & 2
  • Your Lie in April: Season 1
  • 91 Days: Season 1
  • Close Enough, Series Premiere
  • Expecting Amy
  • Sesame Street: Season 50 Finale
  • Last Christmas
  • Foodie Love, Series Premiere
  • Inuyasha: Season 1
  • Showbiz Kids, Documentary Premiere
  • Smurfs: Season 1
  • Harriet
  • Bungo Stray Dogs: Seasons 1-3
  • Tig n' Seek, Series Premiere
  • Room 104: Season 4
  • La Gallina Turuleca (Aka Turu, The Wacky Hen)
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • Aldnoah.Zero: Season 1
  • Mob Psycho: Season 1
  • Stockton On My Mind, Documentary Premiere
  • The Dog House
  • Frayed, Series Premiere
  • Los Lobos

Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in July:

  • Blue Valentine
  • The Fosters: Season 1-5
  • The Iron Lady
  • 47 Meters Down
  • A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
  • The Adderall Diaries
  • Enemy
  • Ginger & Rosa
  • Locke
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Under the Skin
  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  • Forks Over Knives
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Laggies
  • Life After Beth
  • Obvious Child
  • Room
  • Tusk
  • Bolt
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Dark Places
  • Ex Machina
  • Mississippi Grind
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Her
  • The Incredibles 2
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Casper
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Freedom Writers
  • Godzilla
  • Guess Who
  • Hancock
  • Hitch
  • Jarhead
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Jarhead 3: The Siege
  • Open Season
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 1
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Romeo Must Die
  • Salt
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Stuart Little
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The Interview
  • The Pianist
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Twister
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Here’s what’s leaving Hulu in July:

  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Batman Begins
  • Billy the Kid
  • The Chumscrubber
  • Constantine
  • The Dark Knight
  • Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Diary of a Hitman
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Freddy Vs Jason
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • The Graduate
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Lady in a Cage
  • Men With Brooms
  • Moll Flanders
  • Mutant Species
  • Planet 51
  • Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
  • The Skull
  • Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Soul Food
  • Sprung
  • Tamara
  • Tank Girl
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Universal Soldier
  • Wayne's World 2

Here’s what’s leaving HBO in July:

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Nun
  • The Defiant Ones
  • Blindspotting
  • A Christmas Story
  • Analyze This
  • Aquamarine
  • Blood Diamond
  • Bowling For Columbine
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Casino Royale
  • Casino Royale
  • Crimson Peak
  • Final Destination
  • For Love Of The Game
  • Friday the 13th
  • Hairspray
  • Hairspray
  • Happy Feet
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • King Arthur (Director's Cut)
  • Long Shot
  • Look Away
  • Mamartuile
  • Man Of The House
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Now, Voyager
  • Once Upon A Crime
  • Pet Sematary
  • Presumed Innocent
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Polar Express
  • Quantum Of Solace
  • Recreo
  • Rio
  • Rock The Kasbah
  • Season Of The Witch
  • She's Funny That Way
  • The Goonies
  • The Honeymooners
  • The Island
  • The Merchant Of Venice
  • The Neverending Story
  • The Predator
  • The Sun Is Also A Star
  • The Take
  • TMNT
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • X-Men

When you ask any two mamas to share their experience with breastfeeding, you are bound to get very unique answers. That's because while the act of breastfeeding is both wonderful and natural, it also comes with a learning curve for both mothers and babies.

In some cases, breastfeeding won't be the right path for everyone. But with the right tools, resources and social support systems, we can make progress toward the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation to continue breastfeeding through the first year of a child's life. After all, breastfeeding helps nourish infants, protects them against illnesses, develops their immune systems and more. Not to mention that mothers who breastfeed experience reduced risk for breast and ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

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7 hacks for simplifying after-school snacks

Prepping delicious and nutritious foods shouldn't take all day.

When you're in the middle of the school year and managing a family, each minute of time becomes very precious. Sometimes that means healthy food choices in the household can take a backseat. But don't stress it, mama. Prepping delicious and nutritious choices for the kids to munch on doesn't need to take all day.

Remember to keep it fun, simple and interactive! Here are tips for simplifying after-school snacks once and for all:

1. Prep snacks on Sunday

This simple trick can make the rest of the week a breeze. Tupperware is your friend here, you can even write different days of the week on each container to give the kids a little surprise every day. I really like storage with compartments for snack prep. Personally, I slice apples, carrots or cucumbers to pair with almond butter and hummus—all great to grab and go for when you're out all day and need some fresh variety.

2. When in doubt, go for fruit

Fruit is always a quick and easy option. I suggest blueberries, clementine oranges, apples, frozen grapes or even unsweetened apple sauce and dried fruit, like mixed fruit. It's fun to put together a fruit salad, too. Simply cut up all the fruit options and let the kids decide how they'd like to compile. Prepped fruit is also great to have on hand for smoothies, especially when it's been sitting in the fridge for a few days—throw it in the blender with some nut milk and voila.

3. Pair snacks with a dip

Hummus is a great dip to keep on hand with lots of versatility or you can grab a yogurt-based dip. Easy and healthy dippers include pre-sliced veggies, baby carrots and multigrain tortilla chips. Plain hummus is a great way to introduce seasonings and spices too—shake a little turmeric, add fresh basil and you'd be surprised what your kids will take to.

4. Have high-protein options readily available

Snacks with high protein, like cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs and jerky will fuel kids for hours. One of my favorites is a turkey stick, which is a fun addition to the hummus platter. Just slice into bite-sized pieces. I love cottage cheese because it can go savory or sweet, use as a dip with your prepped veggies, or drizzle pure maple syrup and sprinkle with berries.

5. Always keep the pantry stocked

Monthly deliveries keeps the pantry updated without a trip to grocery store. Many kids are big fans of popcorn, granola and pretzels. We like to DIY our own snack packs with a little popcorn, pretzels, nuts and whatever else is in the pantry so there's always something different!

6. Make cracker tartines

I love the idea of replicating popular restaurant dishes for kids. Here are some of my favorite snack-sized tartines using any crisp bread, or favorite flat cracker of your choice as the base. There are no rules and kids love adding toppings and finding new combinations they love.

  • Avocado crackers: Use a cracker and then layer with thinly sliced avocado, a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese topped with roasted pepitas or sunflower seeds.
  • Tacos: The base for this is a black bean spread—just drain a can of black beans, rinse and place into a wide bowl. With a fork or potato masher, lightly smush the beans until chunky. Spread onto your cracker and top with tomato, cheddar cheese and black olives. Try out a dollop of super mild salsa or some lime zest to introduce some new flavor profiles.
  • A play on PB&J: Smear peanut butter, almond or a favorite sun butter on the cracker. I like to get a mix it up a bit and put fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries and tiny diced apples) and a little bit of dried fruit sprinkled on top.

7. Pre-make smoothie pops

The easy part about meal prep is the prep itself, but knowing exactly how much to make ahead is tricky. Freeze a smoothie in popsicle molds to have a healthy treat ready-to-go snack. They're super simple to make: Add any fruit (I like apples, berries, pineapples and mangoes) and veggies (carrots, steamed beet and wilted kale) to a blender with your favorite nut milk until you have consistency just a bit thinner than a smoothie. Pour into your trusty reusable popsicle molds and then into the freezer to make an ice pop so good they could eat them for breakfast.

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15 toys that will keep your kids entertained inside *and* outside

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

Keeping kids entertained is a battle for all seasons. When it's warm and sunny, the options seem endless. Get them outside and get them moving. When it's cold or rainy, it gets a little tricker.

So with that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best toys for toddlers and kids that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play. Even better, many are Montessori-friendly and largely open-ended so your kids can get a ton of use out of them.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these indoor outdoor toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Stomp Racers

As longtime fans of Stomp Rockets, we're pretty excited about their latest launch–Stomp Racers. Honestly, the thrill of sending things flying through the air never gets old. Parents and kids alike can spend hours launching these kid-powered cars which take off via a stompable pad and hose.


Step2 Up and Down Rollercoaster

Step2 Up and Down Rollercoaster

Tiny thrill-seekers will love this kid-powered coaster which will send them (safely) sailing across the backyard or play space. The durable set comes with a high back coaster car and 10.75 feet of track, providing endless opportunities for developing gross motor skills, balance and learning to take turns. The track is made up of three separate pieces which are easy to assemble and take apart for storage (but we don't think it will be put away too often!)


Secret Agent play set


This set has everything your little secret agent needs to solve whatever case they might encounter: an ID badge, finger scanner, walkie-talkie handset, L-shaped scale and coloring comic (a printable file is also available for online download) along with a handy belt to carry it all along. Neighborhood watch? Watch out.


Stepping Stones


Kiddos can jump, stretch, climb and balance with these non-slip stepping stones. The 20-piece set can be arranged in countless configurations to create obstacle courses, games or whatever they can dream up.


Sand play set

B. toys Wagon & Beach Playset - Wavy-Wagon Red

For the littlest ones, it's easy to keep it simple. Take their sand box toys and use them in the bath! This 12-piece set includes a variety of scoops, molds and sifters that can all be stored in sweet little wagon.


Sensory play set


Filled with sand or water, this compact-sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.


Foam pogo stick


Designed for ages 3 and up, My First Flybar offers kiddos who are too young for a pogo stick a frustration-free way to get their jump on. The wide foam base and stretchy bungee cord "stick" is sturdy enough to withstand indoor and outdoor use and makes a super fun addition to driveway obstacle courses and backyard races. Full disclosure—it squeaks when they bounce, but don't let that be a deterrent. One clever reviewer noted that with a pair of needle-nose pliers, you can surgically remove that sucker without damaging the base.




Whether they're digging up sand in the backyard or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? It's made from recycled plastic milk cartons.


Hopper ball

Hopper ball

Burn off all that extra energy hippity hopping across the lawn or the living room! This hopper ball is one of the top rated versions on Amazon as it's thicker and more durable than most. It also comes with a hand pump to make inflation quick and easy.


Pull-along ducks


There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.


Rocking chair seesaw


This built-to-last rocking seesaw is a fun way to get the wiggles out in the grass or in the playroom. The sturdy design can support up to 77 pounds, so even older kiddos can get in on the action.


Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.


Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


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Even 5 hours of screen time per day is OK for school-aged kids, says new study

Researchers found screen time contributes to stronger peer relationships and had no effect on depression and anxiety. So maybe it isn't as bad as we thought?

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If you've internalized some parental guilt about your own child's screen time usage, you're not alone. Numerous studies have shown that exposure to significant amounts of screen time in children leads to an increased risk of depression and behavioral issues, poor sleep and obesity, among other outcomes. Knowing all this can mean you're swallowing a big gulp of guilt every time you unlock the iPad or turn on the TV for your kiddo.

But is screen time really that bad? New research says maybe not. A study published in September 2021 of 12,000 9- and 10-year-olds found that even when school-aged kids spend up to 5 hours per day on screens (watching TV, texting or playing video games), it doesn't appear to be that harmful to their mental health.

Researchers found no association between screen usage and depression or anxiety in children at this age.

In fact, kids who had more access to screen time tended to have more friends and stronger peer relationships, most likely thanks to the social nature of video gaming, social media and texting.

The correlations between screen time and children's health

But those big social benefits come with a caveat. The researchers also noted that kids who used screens more frequently were in fact more likely to have attention problems, impacted sleep, poorer academic performance and were more likely to show aggressive behavior.

Without a randomized controlled trial, it's hard to nail down these effects as being caused directly by screens. The study's authors analyzed data from a nationwide study known as the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD Study), the largest long-term study of brain development and children's health in the country. They relied on self-reported levels of screen time from both children and adults (it's funny to note that those reported numbers differed slightly depending on who was asked… ).

It's important to remember that these outcomes are just correlations—not causations. "We can't say screen time causes the symptoms; instead, maybe more aggressive children are given screen devices as an attempt to distract them and calm their behavior," says Katie Paulich, lead author of the study and a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Also worth noting is that a child's socioeconomic status has a 2.5-times-bigger impact on behavior than screens.

Weighing the benefits with the risks will be up to you as the parent, who knows your child best. And because we live in a digital world, screens are here to stay, meaning parents often have little choice in the matter. It's impossible to say whether recreational screen time is fully "good" or "bad" for kids. It's maybe both.

"When looking at the strength of the correlations, we see only very modest associations," says Paulich. "That is, any association between screen time and the various outcomes, whether good or bad, is so small it's unlikely to be important at a clinical level." It's all just part of the overall picture.

A novel look at screen time in adolescents

The researchers cite a lack of studies examining the relationship between screen time and health outcomes in this specific early-adolescence age group, which is one of the reasons why this study is so groundbreaking. The findings don't apply to younger children—or older adolescents, who may be starting to go through puberty.

Screen time guidelines do exist for toddlers up to older kids, but up to 1.5 hours per day seems unattainable for many young adolescents, who often have their own smartphones and laptops, or at least regular access to one.

Of course, more research is needed, but that's where this study can be helpful. The ABCD study will follow the 12,000 participants for another 10 years, following up with annual check-ins. It'll be interesting to see how the findings change over time: Will depression and anxiety as a result of screen time be more prevalent as kids age? We'll have to wait and see.

The bottom line? Parents should still be the gatekeepers of their child's screen time in terms of access and age-appropriateness, but, "our early research suggests lengthy time on screen is not likely to yield dire consequences," says Paulich.

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Mom and gorilla bond over their babies at the zoo: ‘It was so beautiful’

The new mothers shared a special moment at a Boston zoo.

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Motherhood knows no bounds.

When Kiki the gorilla spotted a new mom and baby visiting her habitat at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, she immediately took a liking to the pair. Emmelina Austin held her five-week-old son Canyon to the glass so Kiki could get a better look.

The gorilla spent nearly five minutes happily pointing and staring at baby Canyon.

Emmelina's husband captured the sweet moment on his phone, in a video that's now gone viral.

Mother shares unique maternal bond with gorilla (FULL VIDEO)

Why was Kiki so interested in her tiny visitor? Possibly because Kiki's a new mom herself. Her fifth baby, Pablo, was born in October.

Near the end of the video, Kiki scooped up Pablo and held him close. The new moms held their baby boys to the glass and shared a special moment together: just a couple of mothers, showing off their little ones.

"When I walked into the zoo that day, I never could've imagined that we would have had that experience," Austin told ABC News. "It was so beautiful, and we walked out just over the moon."

We can't get enough of the sweet exchange. There's something special about sharing your little one with the world. Mothers of all ages, races–and it turns out, species–understand.

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