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  • Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Travel and Vacations
    5 Reasons Why Disney's New Toy Story Land Is Everything
    Courtesy Disney The much anticipated Toy Story Land is finally open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL! Woody and Buzz fans have been dying to see what Disney would pull out of their magic sleeves for this park, and no one is disappoi...
  • Fourth of July
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Family Pics From the 4th of July
    Independence Day is the perfect time to get together with family and celebrate this great country. And our favorite celebrities were no exception! Here are our favorite 4th of July family pics! Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore captured this fun mom...
    Laurie Mega
  • woman standing on scale
    Weight Management
    Weight, BMI and Percent Body Fat Explained
    Trying to lose weight post-baby and not sure how? Or maybe you just need someone to tell you once and for all what the hell BMI is and how it affects your health? Look no further. The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook breaks it all dow...
  • Give Your Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    Home Decorating
    4 Parents Who Gave Their Kids the Room of Their Dreams
    The idea of allowing a child to design the bedroom of their dreams may sound scary to some, but for other parents, handing over the design idea presents a fun challenge. Here are four parents who transformed their children’s rooms based on prec...
    Erin Ollila
  • When Kids Play Their Divorced Parents
    How Divorce Affects Children
    Life After Divorce: What Do You Do When Your Kid Is Playing You and Your Ex?
    Fernando had always been a well-behaved kid. He was kind, well mannered and obedient–always offering to help around the house and follow his parents’ rules.   That all began to change soon after his parents divorced. Fernando discovered he...
    Julia Ries
  • 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
  • Young girl eating a oatmeal with berries after a workout
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Counting the calories in each morsel of food that you eat is not the way to go. But you can get a general idea of how many total calories you should eat each day, to either maintain or lose weight, with the following formula: First find your BM...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
  • 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