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- Water PlayFun Water Games for Every AgeWhat'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
- Travel and VacationsBest Vacations for the Active FamilyDoes 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
- Best ToysTop 10 New Outdoor Toys for SummerIt'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
- Travel and VacationsBest Summer Traveling Tips With KidsSummer 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 ...
- Tick BitesHow to Check and Remove TicksSummer 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 CraftsHow to Make Beach Blanket Place CardsBeach 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...
- Summer Crafts and Activities11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at HomeKids 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
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- Skin, Hair and Nails4 Trendy Summer Hairstyles for Moms and KidsSchool 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 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
- Summer Crafts and ActivitiesThe 10 Best Beach-Themed Crafts and ActivitiesSand, 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
- 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
- SummerSummer Blockbusters for Kids and ParentsCheck 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 JulyFive Unique Recipes for 4th of July. Sure to be the Star of the PartyEveryone 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
- Outdoor GamesTop 10 Neighborhood Games for All AgesRemember 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 FinderBook FinderFind our top picks for the best books of the year!familyeducation editors
- Desserts and Baked Goods5 Refreshing and Easy No Bake DessertsWith 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