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  • First Time Dropping Your Child Off at School
    Mom's Corner
    Will You Survive Dropping Your Child at Daycare or Kindergarten for the First Time?
    The day I put my twins on a school bus for their first day of Kindergarten was wrenching. They couldn’t even see out the window they were so small. I got into my car, turned on the radio and heard the Fleetwood Mac song Landslide and burst into...
    Laura Richards
  • 5 Backyard Renovations
    Home Decorating
    5 Simple (and Cheap) Backyard Renovation Ideas
    Looking to spruce up your backyard? There are a whole bunch of ways to create an inviting oasis without breaking the bank—or your back. Here are five ways to update your yard so your family enjoys it all summer long. Build a Fire Pit Credi...
    Erin Ollila
  • Tent,Campsite
    Camping
    Camping Essentials
    Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground t...
    Erin Dower
  • Saving for College
    College
    How Waiting to Save for College Could Cost You in the End
    Confession: My oldest daughter is 4 and my youngest is 6 months old, and I’m already stressing about how I’m going to pay their college tuition. They’re not even in Kindergarten yet, so why the anxiety? Because when it comes to kids, time ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Outdoor Families on Instagram
    Family Life
    4 Outdoor Parents You Should Follow on Instagram
    Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. After a crazy-long winter, it's time to get the kids unplugged and outside. We've been getting some serious inspiration from some outdoor adventurers who take their kids, and their cameras, wherever ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Kids
    Family Life
    DIY Kids' Room Renovation Ideas
    A kid’s room is more than a place to sleep. It’s an oasis where kids can let their imaginations run wild. Your kid’s room is the perfect place to let yourself get a little creative with the design. That’s why we’ve sleuthed out some of ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Birthday Party Themes
    12 Simple but Special Traditions for Your Child's Birthday
    Planning a picture-perfect, creative, straight-off-of-Pinterest birthday for your child is so last year (not to mention LOTS of work). The most meaningful and lasting birthday memories can come from simple gestures you repeat each year to make ...
    Erin Dower
  • The Dad Bucket List
    Family Life
    The Dad Bucket List: What You Should Cross Off Before You're a Dad
    You’ve settled into bed for the night after a long day. In the gym by 5:00 AM, the office by 8:00. Gridlock on the drive home left just enough time to mow the lawn before sundown. Your phone buzzes. A text from your wife, who’s laying right n...
    Steven Auger
  • Freezing and Thawing Foods
    Food
    How to Freeze and Thaw Leftovers to Reduce Waste
    Have you ever been left with so many leftovers after a party or a big dinner that there's no way you'd ever be able to eat them all before they go bad? (Or before you got sick of eating the same thing over and over again?) You can greatly the ex...
    Jyl Steinbeck
  • The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dog Breeds
    Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. The trick is picking the right kind of dog; the one that will fit right in with your family's lifestyle. Not sure where to start? Check out our readers' reviews. We came up with the top 10 ...
    Erin Dower
  • Hygge in the Home
    Family Life
    9 Ways to Bring Hygge Into Your Home
    Does your home make you feel warm and cozy? When you come home at night, do you get a sense of peace and tranquility from your surroundings? Honestly, you should. Our homes are a personal extension of ourselves; so when you walk through the fron...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Top Family-Friendly Cars That Are Still Cool
    Presidents' Day
    Top 4 Family-Friendly Cars With Cool Gadgets
    President's Day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing...car sales! If you're in the market for a safe, practical car for you and your family, you have plenty to choose from.  But if you're looking for something that injects a little cool...
    Laurie Mega
  • How to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    Family Life
    6 Ways to Make Your Pregnant Partner Feel Sexy
    My wife and I have two sons — a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old. I’ve always joked with her that she needed me twice during her pregnancy: in the very beginning and then to get us to the hospital when it was Go Time. You can't drop the ball w...
    Steven Auger
  • couple arguing and potentially asking for a divorce
    Deciding On Divorce
    21 Things to Do Before Asking for a Divorce
    Before you move forward with divorce, the savviest attorneys would advise you to make some preparations. It might seem heartless, but if you plan to ask your spouse for a divorce, or if you think your spouse might want one from you, there are so...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Olympic Moms Making History
    Mom's Corner
    2018 Olympics: 2 Mom Athletes Making History Now
    We know all the blood, sweat and tears that go into being a mom. Now imagine you're also an Olympian. Yeah, we couldn't either. That's what makes these to women, one a trailblazing cross-country skiier and one a world champion snowboarder and par...
    Laurie Mega