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Read This Before You Make Your Summer Bucket List

By Erin Caserio

I love a good list. LOVE. THEM. A few years ago, I covered our kitchen chalkboard in this epic Summer Bucket List. That was two years ago and it was perfect for the sort of summer I wanted for my kids. They were the perfect age to go DO ALL THE THINGS! No more diaper bags. Everyone could make it ... Read More

This Kind of Summer Travel is NOT Kid Friendly (and we’re good with that)

By kara

For the last few weeks of school, all anyone can talk about is where your family is headed once that final bell rings. And, inevitably, you’ll answer with your plans to take the kids, uh, wherever the hell it is they’re dragging you this year. (How did they get put in charge of summer vacation a... Read More

Science Says: Your Pregnancy Can Predict the Future

By kara

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we obviously all have economics on the brain… Wait, that isn’t what you think of when you hear the word “mom”? Weird. Because it looks like motherhood is one of the best indicators of a healthy or lagging economy—here’s why. When people ... Read More

10 Things That Made 90s Summers All That (And a Bag of Chips)

By kara

It was 1996. School was out for the summer. And there we were, red Squeez-Its in hand, taking a much-deserved break from our latest MC Hammer trampoline choreography. I’d seen a million days like this—though we did throw some No Doubt, Will Smith, and Aqua into the dance mix for good measure—a... Read More

5 Rules I Don’t Enforce In The Summer

By Anna Shirley

It's time to start thinking about summer rules. Before you know it, school will be out for the summer and it's important to keep some structure for your kids. But before you start crafting your summer rules, think first about what rules you are willing to throw out the window during the summer break... Read More

Fortnite: The Video Game Craze You Don’t Need To Worry About

By Debbie Gisle

If you have a gamer in the house, chances are you're familiar with "Fortnite".  It's taking gaming households by storm.  Fortnite is the new video game craze capturing excitement of kids, and adults, everywhere. EPIC Games[... Read More

How Movies Can Cultivate Character in Your Kids (and Ones That Do It Well)

By Common Sense Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Has your kid ever misbehaved like Alvin from the Chipmunks movies? Or mean-girled her friends like the Bratz dolls? Don't feel bad. Kids pick up all kinds of things from movies. But they can just as easily absorb positi... Read More

6 Things Every Mom Needs to Remember

By Guest Post

My oldest child is heading to college this fall. That translates in mom talk to, “Friends beware. Spontaneous ugly cries may occur.” It also means I’ve gotten a little bit (okay… a lot bit) sentimental. While meandering down memory lane, I remembered two friends of mine. They were both older... Read More

Guilt-Free Ways to be a Less Distracted Parent

By Guest Post

My daughter loved the classic Curious George books when she was about two. Those stories are from another time when parents apparently had nothing to do. Each runs at least fifty pages. Fifty pages. To make matters worse, she had memorized the stories, which meant I couldn’t fudge it and skip over... Read More

The Ultimate Southwest Road Trip

By Guest Post

Pictures this: You head out on a road trip around the incomparable American Southwest. In just one week you can see some of the most gorgeous sights the U.S. has to offer. Here are 12 must-see places on your southwest road trip route from TravelPirates. You can easily start this trip from Los Angele... Read More