popular topics in summer

  • Water games for all ages
    Water Play
    Fun Water Games for Every Age
    What's the best way to beat the boredom and distract your kids from the lure of video games? Play some water games, of course! And no, you don't even need a pool to beat the heat. Just head out into your backyard and get busy having fun. Even the...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Best Vacations for the Active Family
    Travel and Vacations
    Best Vacations for the Active Family
    Does your family love adventure? If so, there's nothing better than taking a vacation where you'll spend time in the great outdoors and get pushed out of your comfort zone, creating unbeatable family memories. Check out these best vacations for t...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • summer travel tips with kids
    Travel and Vacations
    Best Summer Traveling Tips With Kids
    Summer is the perfect time to take a family vacation, but sometimes traveling with little ones can more exhausting than relaxing. Whether you're heading over to the beach, or spending time at a theme park, keep your kiddos happy and well-behaved ...
  • doctor removes tick
    Tick Bites
    How to Check and Remove Ticks
    Summer is already in full swing, which means camp, ice cream, swimming pools, and ticks. Wait--what? Ticks?! Well, whether we like it or not, ticks--small arachnids, but I prefer to just call them bugs, thankyouverymuch, that feed on the blood of...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Activities and Crafts
    How to Make Beach Blanket Place Cards
    Beach blanket place cards are a fun way to assign seating at any big event, be it a baby shower, wedding, or summer barbecue. Materials: Blank business cards in various colors Tiki drink umbrellas Sand A large piece of cardboard A marker in...
  • kids on a bug hunt
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • trendy summer hairstyles
    Skin, Hair and Nails
    4 Trendy Summer Hairstyles for Moms and Kids
    School is officially out and that means plenty of time spent outdoors in the summertime heat. One thing about summer is that there's better no way to cramp your fun than having your hair constantly falling in your face and making you feel sticky ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • summer games and activities for kids
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking 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...
  • Best family friendly beaches
    Beaches
    Best 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
  • seashellwindchime
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    The 10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and Activities
    Sand, seashells, and stones can provide hours of family fun both on the beach and at home. Get some ideas for beach-related activities, games, and crafts to try with kids of any age. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Top 10 summer beach reads 2017
    Summer
    Top 10 Summer Beach Reads for 2017
    Nothing 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
  • Summer blockbusters for families
    Summer
    Summer Blockbusters for Kids and Parents
    Check out the latest summer blockbusters for kids that you can enjoy too! Heat of sumer got you down? Don't despair -- 2017 is the best summer movie list to hit theaters in years! So head into a cool A/C filled movie theater, grab some snacks an...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • fourth of july food
    Fourth of July
    Five Unique Recipes for 4th of July. Sure to be the Star of the Party
    Everyone looks forward to burgers, barbecue, and hot dogs on Independence Day, but you can really make a splash at your family's potluck by making one of these 5 unique recipes for Fourth of July. Get your taste buds ready! Fourth of July Firecr...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • NeighborhoodGames,Kickball,PlayingOutside
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Neighborhood Games for All Ages
    Remember when you were a child, and everyone in your neighborhood would gather for a rousing game of kickball or hide and seek? When the dog days of summer get boring, get outside and get everyone in the neighborhood involved with one of these fa...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert
    Desserts and Baked Goods
    5 Refreshing and Easy No Bake Desserts
    With the summer sun heating everything up, you don't want to fire up your oven in order to pull together an amazing dessert. Instead, try one of these refreshing and easy no bake desserts, which will surely be the hit of any summer party or get-t...
    Kelly Sundstrom