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Summertime is here, which means one thing (at least to a former teacher): summer vacation! While we tend to plan all the things we want to do or see …Travel
<i>Some of you might remember a post I wrote several months ago about motherhood. In it, I encouraged all of us to identify the parts of motherhood that</i> …Kids
© Voiles en voiles<b>1. Museums Aren’t Boring</b>For most kids, a day at the museum doesn’t have the same cachet as, say, the promise of a water park. Let …Travel
<i>Looking for that perfect hike in Hawaii for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail</i> …Hiking
From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …Hiking
There's nothing quite like a Summer road trip. Planning your route and picking the sights and stops can be thrilling, and road trips can be a great bonding experience for families, creating memories your kids will have for the rest of their lives. But they also involve packing up the car with all …Kids
When Matt Villano sets out on the 560-mile road trip from his home in Healdsburg, Calif., to San Diego in July, his game plan will be carefully crafted. When you’re traveling with three kids under age 10, you have no choice.<p>Villano, a freelance writer who blogs about family travel at Wandering Pod, …Kids
Here’s the scene. The whole family is looking forward to vacation. You are going somewhere exciting and new! There will be sun! Sand! Surf! …
These road trip snack ideas for kids are great for keeping hunger at bay while providing lots of healthy options! Most of these leave very little …Kids
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Summer break will be here before we know it! The last day of school for most kids in the D.C. area is within the next couple of weeks. Are you …Kids
June brings graduations, Father’s Day, and, if the weather cooperates, the beginning of outdoor barbecue season. It also brings a list of reads as …Books
More by Ashley<p>Summer vacation is right around the corner, and what’s better than spending a hot day off with a hot new book? These are the top 25 …Books
The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>Books
Your kids won't even know they've got their thinking caps on during these fun adventures!
Explore space, learn how sake is made and see what it looks like under the Cable Cars at these museums that are FREE every day.
What are the best airplane snacks for toddlers? We tell you what to pack to keep those skies friendly and your child happy.
What’s not to love about aquariums? They not only give us a first-hand glimpse at some of the most colorful and eccentric animals on our planet, but …
Culture, food, playgrounds, and of course, dinosaurs. The truth is, it's hard to do it all in a day — but you can try!
(Image credit: Meghan Splawn)<p>Valentine's Day is my favorite small holiday as a parent. We don't make a big deal about celebrating it as grown-ups …
When I was growing up, my grandmother had a strict no-snacking-before-dinner rule, but there was one exception: Chinese New Year. Once a year, she'd …
4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies<p>Makes 10 cookies<p><i>For the cookies</i>: <br>1 large ripe banana <br>3/4 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut<p><i>For the</i> …
Jump to Recipe<p>These Lower Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes are light, fluffy, and moist. They also happen to have less sugar (and butter) than most …Dessert
Jump to Recipe<p>This healthy brownies recipe is delicious option when you want to share a healthier chocolate treat with your family. They are …Dessert
Jammy Shortbread Thumbprints<p>Makes 15 to 18 cookies<p>1 cup all-purpose flour <br>1/4 cup granulated sugar <br>1/4 teaspoon salt <br>8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold …
Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes<p>Serves 4<p>1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon) <br>2 tablespoons olive oil, divided <br>2 cloves …