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Take the Pairs Out of Socks

If there’s one thing that makes folding laundry exponentially more time-consuming than it needs to be, it’s socks. These wily little creatures never come out of the dryer anywhere near their matching counterpart. What if there were an easier way?


We’re here to tell you that there is. From now on, whenever you need new socks, purchase them in only a single color. (We suggest white or black for convenience.) No matching required! In fact, you don’t even have to ball them up. Just toss them into drawers as singletons and get on with your life.

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School Choice in the Pandemic Era

The pandemic has changed education for everyone this year, but it hasn’t stopped the calendar from rolling along—and now, for many families, it’s time to choose a school for next year. How do you do that with so many unknowns?

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Tapas Night

How do you turn a boring dinner of leftovers into something everyone loves? Marketing! The dreaded…

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Citrus Spritzers

These are long days at home and I find I am punctuating my day with drinks…

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Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Chef and Mom

DINNER QUESTIONS

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You and your friends have to form a new superhero squad to protect the planet. Who's in your squad and what are their superpowers?

2

Sorry, but your hands have to be replaced. What would you replace them with, if robot hands, hooks, or claws aren't an option?

3

What's the best day of the week?

4

An epic feast is held in your honor. What’s on the table?

5

If magic was real, what spell would you try to learn first?

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Family Game Night

Our hours of daylight are gradually extending again, but they’re still too limited for after-dinner outdoor excursions. It’s tempting to return to screens for the evening downtime, but how about some family games instead? These three options make for a fun night for everyone—no special equipment required.

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20 Questions is a classic game that can be played at home, in the car, while you’re waiting in a long line for a Covid-19 test—wherever you happen to be. One person thinks of an object and the rest of the group has to figure out what it is, asking only up to 20 questions. But if you’ve been there and done that already, here are five other “thinking games” that you might not have tried before. PLAY

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You’ve played Charades, but have you heard of Fishbowl? If you’ve got 4 people or more, give this one a try. (You could even bring in extra family or friends on Zoom!) All you need is some scraps of paper, a pen, a bowl to put them in, and a timer. PLAY

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For a quieter “on paper” game for two, try Dots and Boxes. Here’s how to play. PLAY

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ADVENTURE OF THE WEEK

Blizzards + Heat Waves

Will you need a sun hat and water bottle today? Or wait…maybe snow boots and gloves? How about all of the above? Today it's gonna get really hot—and very cold—at Camp Kinda as we look into how extreme heat and snow can be both challenging and essential to our environment.

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HOURS OF LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR KIDS

For after school, holiday breaks, 
and the occasional tough morning at 
Kitchen Table Academy

Camp Kinda is a virtual learning experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp... kinda. When you sign up for The Kinda Guide, you’ll get access to all 13 weeks of our summer 2020 adventures—more than 260 hours of activities, from exploring the mysteries of history to taking a crash course in comic books—as well as exclusive new Camp Kinda content.

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Laugh So You Don't Cry

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