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I'm a Dietitian and I Let My Kids Have Junk Food. Here's Why.

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

I hope for kids who understand that it's okay to have junk food occasionally, who don't worry that junk food will poison them, but who also understand that there's a reason we eat oatmeal WAY more often than Lucky Charms.

5 Classic Family Resorts for Relaxing & Reconnecting

Orbitz.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.

A Disney World Experience For The Whole Family

Findery | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Findery

Turns out, you don't need to be a kid to enjoy Mickey, Donald, and every other character. You just need to be a kid at heart.

How to Not Need a Vacation After a Family Vacation

Marva Soogrim | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Marva Soogrim

With a vacation ahead, parents and children are excited as they look forward to the day they depart for their new adventure. A family vacation is all about having fun, relaxing, and exploring new places and cultures.

7 European Beach Cities to Escape to This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether it's your first family vacation or your seventeenth trip with the tribe in tow, an escape to each of these beautiful beach cities of Europe promises to be especially sweet this summer.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Quebec Provence, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
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Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Moving among wildlife and experiencing the outdoors are favorite vacation motivators for me, and knowing this adventure would be special, I invited my 12-year old granddaughter to accompany me to make for a cross-generational experience.

Why Vacations Are Important

Pam Howard | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

With all these valid reasons to take vacations, it's amazing that we still don't always do it. Why is that? I've broken down a few of the typical reasons AND given you a different perspective to help you fight that urge to follow the crowd.

5 Reasons You Want To Take A Cruise Right Now

MiniTime | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Cruise lines sure know how to make life a breeze when sailing on the high seas. Family pools and supervised children's programs keep kids (and parents) happy while adults are pampered with spas, bars and pools that are off-limits to minors. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I Took Five Kids Tent Camping... And I'll do it Again

Gina Sampaio | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Gina Sampaio

When you see five children ages 4, 6, 8, 12 and 13 play together without toys or screens, you forget all about the rocks you've been sleeping on. When the hugging and giggling surpass the bickering and punching, it doesn't matter how badly you slept.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Disneyland

Supercompressor | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

By: Alex Bracetti Credit: Flickr/Andy Castro Walt Disney's vision of a real-life fantasy world brought magical animation to life when it opened its...

11 Tips For Making the Most of Your Family Vacation

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Vacations have always been important for creating lasting memories and building family bonds but they may be even more important today. The family vacation is one of the few opportunities where everyone in the family is doing the same thing, at the same time, without the pull of outside commitments.

10 Fun Things to Do at Home This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.

Affordable Family Vacation Payment Plans

Sally Black | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Sally Black

When most people think about layaway payment plans, they usually think about toys under a Christmas tree. The secret that most families don't realize is that vacation layaway payment options can also be a solution for trying to figure out how to pay for a family vacation.

The 12 Stages of a Road Trip With Kids

Meredith Hale | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

These tender moments are accompanied by another ritual: alternately entertaining and containing small children in what feels like a circus on wheels. While every road trip offers the promise of adventure (and the trauma of gas-station bathrooms), there are 12 stages we always must pass through before we truly earn the right to unwind.

Eat Well on the Road

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Photo Credit: © 2015 GRACE Communications Foundation I am a hockey mom through and through. Despite working full time (and related travel), bein...

Family Vacation Problems

Sally Black | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Sally Black

Ideally a family vacation means getting away, having fun and spending time with loved ones. If your family is far from those seen grinning in glossy travel brochures and more akin to gracing the cover of "Dysfunctional Weekly" then a family vacation can add yet another layer of crazy to the normal daily drama.

What Growing Up Traveling With My Family Taught Me

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I was brought up at home as well as abroad therefore learning that there is more to discover than just a city's history when traveling with family. You learn about your kin, your parent's past, and your sibling's dreams. You understand more about yourself, as well as where you came from.

Four Reasons To Take The Kids To Disneyland This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

This summer, spend a day or two at the Disneyland Resort with the kids during your family vacation to complete the experience. Here are a few great reasons why.

Catching Crabs: A Family Affair

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Eileen O'Connor

There is nothing I love more than hanging out and drinking with my family. It is my favorite thing. But drinking with my family on vacation takes it to a whole new level.

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person's decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

On A Tight Budget: 5 Disney World Alternatives That Are Just As Fun

MiniTime | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Some of these theme parks may be closer to where you live, so you can drive there or pay less for a flight, and others are more affordable for families and less crowded, but just as effective in showing kids a fun and unforgettable time.

13 Truths of RV Living

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

A week ago, my husband, my three boys, and I loaded all of our earthly belongings (well, it felt like it) into a rental RV and headed out for a 9-day cross-country road trip to see national parks and monuments. Almost every night we camped in a new spot, and every day we went sight-seeing. On the eighth and ninth days we drove home. As fast as we could.

5 Incredible Cartoon Hotel Rooms for Kids and Kids at Heart

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether your child wants to pretend they are on a pirate adventure, do indoor camping, sleep in a tree house or find themselves surrounded by characters from their favorite films and TV shows, they're in for a treat.

Five Fabulous National Parks to Visit This Summer

Findery | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

The summer is almost here and if you haven't booked any getaways yet, now is the time. Personally I choose my destinations based on a combination of three factors: things to see or do, places to stay at, and weather at the time of travel.

Family Vacations: Taking "Kidfluence" Into Account

AK Turner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
AK Turner

A recent survey from HomeAway looks at how much "kidfluence" comes into play when families plan their vacations.