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The Water Circus is Coming to Town

Party Earth | Posted 06.13.2016 | Chicago
Party Earth

Chicago is about to dive into the magical world of Cirque Italia, the first ever Italian water circus, when it returns to town with a brand new show J...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Spring as a Family

Rebecca Green | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Green

You don't have to be that person to find ways to get into the season and have fun with your family. In fact, it's always the simplest of items on our list (e.g., play in the rain) that lead to the most creative and fun activities (as opposed to the "bungee jumping" my son insists I add to almost every list). So without further adieu, here are ten easy ways to connect with your family this spring.

Avoiding End of the School Year Anxiety: 5 Tips to Plan (Or Not) for Your Kids' Summer

Rebecca Green | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Green

Wait, summer? Didn't spring just start!? It did, but for many families, planning for their kids' summer begins long before school gets out and the ine...

It's 2016: A New Year

Ellen Fischer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Ellen Fischer

January is a great time to set goals, but February through December is when acting on them really counts. This year, I'd like to challenge you to consider some steps towards the goal of improving the lives of our children.

Essential Disney Hacks To Make The Magic Kingdom More Magical

Thrillist | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel

Let's be honest, Disney World is pretty insane. Where else is it socially acceptable -- encouraged, even -- for a fully grown adult to wear animal ears and eat their weight in junk food shaped like a cartoon character? But, even with supreme excellence comes room for improvement.

7 Festive DIY Projects To Try With Your Family This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

After you're fully stuffed from the Turkey Day feast, unwind with a DIY that's good enough for the entire family to enjoy. Curl up by the fire, turn o...

Fall Family Bonding Activities

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

With schools back in session and cooler temperatures moving in, here are a few simple fall child-centered activities that require active listening and help you take time to be present with your child.

What Do You Do With Small Pockets of Time?

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
Tajci Cameron

I met Anne Armstrong through an online business course we both took, and her My Gnome on the Roam project really spoke to me. At the time, I was looking for ways to better balance my new career path with my kids' growing needs to connect and have my attention, so that I wouldn't feel that exhausting "guilty" feeling of missing out and not doing "enough."

How To Entertain Your Kids For Free This Summer

Shari Medini | Posted 05.28.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

To save your summer and your sanity, I've rounded up a few free (or almost free) activities that you can do with your children over the next few months.

Local Places Moms Love

Findery | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel

Anyone can Google top tourist attractions, but we really wanted to uncover true city gems. Where's the best place to grab a burger? A great park to let the kids run wild? The roof top terrace that has the best view of the city?

5 Ways to Unlock Art for Kids

Sarah Virginia White | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Sarah Virginia White

What parent hasn't watched their kid come alive during a single joyful session of finger painting on butcher paper? Enjoyment-wise, it's a no brainer, plus art participation boosts a child's development in terms of visual communication, creativity, and self-expression.

Spidey's Tighty Whities

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win?

Resorts Encourage Kids to Get to the Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

Liftopia | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.

10 Things To Do on Labor Day Weekend

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Jeanette Pavini

While many kids are already back in school, this three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate before it's really back to the grind. Here are 10 things you can do this weekend. It's your last hurrah, so go for it!

Learning Los Angeles: Irma Colen, Venice Family Clinic and Art Walk

Cathy Weiss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

We set out to interview people we consider to be local heroes behind our favorite places and events, and bring you stories of those who contribute beauty, steward nature, share their culture and inspire us.

The Great List of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Sons

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

It is cool for girls to like Spider Man. It is trendy for them to wear blue. Parents love watching girls try out for traditionally male sports. But, while I don't think it is right, there seems to be a short list of activities for my boys that, as yet, are not so socially acceptable.

6 Family Activities to Do in LA This Month

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Want to start the New Year with a dose of fun and participatory culture? Check out with these picks for every age group in your household.

New York's Math Museum Turns 1

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Nachman

The National Museum of Math, located in the Flatiron District, just celebrated its first birthday. And as a museum of math, it did so with its own uni...

Play Hooky at Shoreline Lake | Posted 11.06.2013 | San Francisco

School may be back in, but the weather is fine. If you're not quite ready to be kept inside on a beautiful day, let's play a little hooky. For a day o...

31 Days of Family Summertime Fun

Kerri Zane | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Kerri Zane

It's time to amp up your fun quotient. Why? Because August has officially been dubbed "Family Fun Month."

How Pinterest Saved My Summer Parenting Plan

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

Pinterest is helping me parent this summer. To put it more emphatically, Pinterest is my parenting save this summer.

Indoor Mini Golf, Backyard BBQ In Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.31.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Summer is mini golf season but when it's sweltering outside, who wants to sweat it out on the (miniature) links? The National Building M...

Six Picks for This Week From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

From March Madness and the Asics L.A. Marathon to three remarkably stimulating visual painting, photography and fashion shows, this upcoming weekend is a great chance to celebrate the multifaceted perks of being an Angeleno.

Kids Can Learn How to (Literally) Build Bridges

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Sherrie Nachman

Is it possible to teach a slightly esoteric topic, such as architecture, to a young child? A little-known museum in New York City is doing a just that by offering hands-on school and family programs.

Finding the Right Health and Wellness Programs For Corporate America (PART 3)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.