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- Summer Vacation5 Staycation Ideas for Family VacationPlanning a family getaway? Well you don't always have to travel to a tropical resort. Sometimes, the best vacation is right near your home. Here are some staycation ideas for family vacation! 1. Make Your Yard an Oasis or Campground Whether y...Laura Richards
- Holiday TravelCenter for Cyber Safety and Education: Prepping for your Family VacationWe all know the drill before going on a long trip or vacation. Stop the mail and newspaper. Find someone to watch the house and pets and make sure that everyone has everything packed. Depending upon where you are going, you will undoubtedly doub...By Patrick Craven
- Outdoor ActivitiesTop 10 Wintertime Neighborhood GamesJust because it's cold and snowy, it doesn't mean you have to stay inside! Winter weather can be a great excuse to round up everyone in your neighborhood and get outside for some fresh air and exercise. So bundle up, and try these outdoor winter ...Lindsay Hutton
- Summer Crafts and ActivitiesTop Summer Games and Activities for KidsLooking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
- BeachesBest Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.Has this happened to you? You pack up the kids and drive for hours to the beach, only to be surrounded by college students, drinking, and crowded shorelines. Don't let this happen to you and your family. The next time you're planning a beach vaca...Kelly Sundstrom
- SummerTop 10 Summer Beach Reads for 2017Nothing says vacation like relaxing into soft, warm sand while being whisked away by an enthralling and timely book. Whether you love mystery or romance, make sure to bring along a few of these top summer beach reads on your next beachside trip.....Kelly Sundstrom
- Car GamesTop Toys for Traveling ToddlersIt can be tough to keep rambunctious rugrats entertained for long car trips or plane rides. Curb on-the-move melt-downs with these great travel toys and games for toddlers. ...
- AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be HealthyWhen it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.Curious World
- Family Life5 Best Cities for Family VacationPlanning a vacation is one activity your family is sure to enjoy as there are plenty of options to choose from. The surf or the slopes. Big city bustle or serenity of a mountain cabin. And then there's the manner of travel. Load up the car for a ...Steven Auger
- SummerTips to Pack for Summer Family VacationThe countdown is on until summer break arrives. Warm nights, ice cream trucks, and beach days will soon be here, and that makes me pretty darn excited. Every year we take a family vacation to Cape Cod, a trip I daydream about during cold New Engl...Courtney Key
- Entertainment and Activities12 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Your KidsTraveling with kids on a long car trip — we've all been there. Before you've even crossed town lines the, "Are we there yet?" starts getting asked or, "How long until we get there?" via GIPHY So how do you cope? Follow these tips to help ease...Laura Richards
- Outdoor ActivitiesWinter ActivitiesChilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back...Erin Dower
- Kids3 Essential Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride with Your ChildrenAirplane travel with kids can be easy and fun for the whole family. Not long ago, in the days before electronic devices were allowed to be used during takeoff and seat backs featured televisions with built-in video games, you had to pack a huge b...Cara J. Stevens
- Indoor ActivitiesTravel Activities: Road Trip MathTravel Activities: Road Trip Math Road trip math not only keeps your child occupied during a long trip, but itcan also practice some of his real-life math skills. From license plates to maps and meals, there are many ways to make your trip a li...
- Indoor ActivitiesBoredom Busters: Sixty-Second Word Family NamingBoredom Busters: Sixty-Second Word Family Naming The Sixty-Second Word Family Naming game is an easy game to play to keep your child occupied when you're standing on a line somewhere or in the car. Once you've introduced the game to your child a...
- Airplane SafetyHow Early Can Infants Fly on Planes?How early can an infant fly on a plane? Our expert gives you guidelines for flying with infants. ...
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- Traveling with Babies8 Tips for Flying with Babies & ToddlersAir travel with a baby or toddler is no easy task. What time should you travel? What should you pack? These simple tips can make your next journey a little more manageable. Do you have any advice to add? Please share it in the comments area below...Erin Dower