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- ChristmasThis Year's Top Holiday Gifts for Kick-Ass GirlsWondering what might be at the top of your daughter's holiday wish list? Check out some of this year's award-winning and most-wanted toys and gifts for girls ages 6 and up. Choose from games, sports, hands-on kits, ride-on toys and more! Plus, do...Colleen Hughes
- GiftsTop 10 Indulgent Holiday Gifts for TeachersLooking for the perfect last-minute gift for your kid's teacher? Forget the usual coffee mugs and Christmas ornaments! We've some great gift ideas to show that hard-working teacher you care. And don't forget a thank-you card for the teacher! The...Erin Dower
- Best Toys12 Classic Toys That Still RockStumped for gift ideas for your kids? Before you opt for the latest fad toy, consider one of these these 12 classic toys. Check your attic or grandma's basement before you buy these oldies but goodies! Mr. Potato Head When Mr. Potato Head debut...
- Best ToysBest Holiday Gifts for Boys in 2017Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn First Words Smart Puppy This puppy is not only adorable but he'll help kids learn. Babies and toddlers can take the puppy's blocks and place them on the toy to activate different learning activities including le...Corrie Kerr
- December HolidaysHow to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament...
- ChristmasThe 5 Worst Christmas Movies of All TimeWe can all rattle off the canon of classic Christmas movies, the ones you'll watch over and over. But what if you're in the mood for something absolutely awful, but wonderfully campy? We've come up with the five worst Christmas movies to enjoy wi...Amina Sharma
- Technology and LearningBest Tablets for KidsLooking for the perfect tablet for your technology-loving child? These nifty devices have tons of educational activities, games, books, and more to keep your curious little one busy for hours. ...Lindsay Hutton
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- Entertainment and Activitiestop 10 christmas music albums for familiesA Charlie Brown Christmas – The Vince Guaraldi Trio Visions of Peanuts characters will dance in your head as soon as you hear the first few jazzy notes of this must-have Christmas album. The album is a soundtrack to the 1965 Charlie Brown Ch...Erin Dower and FEN Staff
- Christmas10 Stocking-Stuffers Your Kids Will Actually WantWe know how it goes. You think you've got all the Christmas shopping done...until you look up from your laptop and see the stocking hanging by the chimney with care. Shoot. So, back online you go to grab anything cute, cheap and small enough to ...Laurie Mega
- ChristmasTop 10 Video Games for the 2017 Holiday SeasonEvery year sees a rush of new video game releases as the holidays approach, and 2017 is no different. From reboots of classics to the latest from the hottest franchises to newbies hoping to break through the pack, it can be hard to find just the ...Colleen Hughes
- Dealing With In-LawsDealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)Parents often don't realize the problems their married children experience as they try to balance loyalties to their own parents as well as to their in-laws and spouse during the holidays. If the older generation didn't experience the same stress...
- December HolidaysStaff Favorites: The Best Holiday Cookie RecipesWith holiday parties and cookie swaps looming in the forecast, it's time to make sure your arsenal of cookie recipes is complete and up-to-date. Check out our staff's favorite cookie recipes to fill any holes in your baking line-up. Ginger Snaps...
- Activities and CraftsTop 10 Christmas Crafts Using Washi TapeWashi tape is one of our favorite craft supplies. It comes in dozens of different colors and patterns, it's cheap, easy for little hands to use, and makes minimal mess — win! We've rounded up our favorite Christmas-themed washi tape ideas...Lindsay Hutton
- Holiday MoviesThe Top 10 Family Movies for the 2017 Holiday SeasonIt's finally here! The holiday movie season is upon us, and Hollywood has not disappointed. From super-heroes to the first Christmas in Bethlehem, there's something for every family headed to the movies this month. Check out these upcoming movies...Kelly Sundstrom
- Tabletop GamesTop 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for KidsAhh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and baseme...Erin Dower
- Book FinderBook FinderFind our top picks for the best books of the year!familyeducation editors
- ShoppingOnline Shopping Can Cost You MoreOnline shopping is one of the fastest growing forms of retail in the world. A Pew Research Center study showed that eight in ten Americans are online shoppers. Shopping at home is obviously super-convenient, and usually a great way to save. My wi...Patrick Craven, Director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education