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32 Gorgeous Photos Of Kids Having Fun Without The Internet

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents

Since 2012, Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak has been taking pictures of her children and their cousins playing outdoors during their su...

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

Liftopia | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel

Dig deeper and you'll find extreme adventures ranging from caving to whitewater rafting. All of these activities will get your heart rate up.

These Extraordinary Sandcastles Are Pure Wizardry

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Every summer when the beach beckons, most of us head out with visions of building the most enchanted, magnificent sand castle in all the land. A castl...

Design Your Down Time

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Gerber

Design Your Life If you didn't know any better, you might say that sounds hard, right? I use the word "design" to describe how a person can plan an...

5 Ways to Reawaken Healthy Habits This Summer

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

In my humble opinion, summer is the perfect time to start mastering some healthy habits. Whether you're looking for adventures or a few delicious recipes, summer is the perfect time to kick new life into your daily habits.

We're Not Doing Anything This Summer -- And I'm Totally OK With That

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

We are one week into summer vacation, and I've joined forces with a few other working moms who have semi-flexible schedules to give our kids one of those old-school, no-agenda, bike-riding, running-through-sprinklers, free-for-all, popsicle-eating-'til-there's-a-ring-of-red-around-your-mouth summer vacations.

School's Out, Structure's In: How to Plan Your Child's Summer "Work Week"

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

While kids are counting down the days till "school's out forever!," many parents are secretly dreading the final bell. They love the thought of not having to wake up at the crack of dawn and get kids off to school, but they are anticipating being on the losing side of an endless game of keep away from electronics.

10 Ways to Survive Mud Season

Liftopia | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel

Here are 10 ways to survive mud season. This should help you cope until summer is fully upon us, when you can deal with the loss of skiing and fully embrace the sweet, short days of not-winter.

School's Out, But Learning Is Still IN!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

There are some great opportunities for kids to have fun in the sun this summer, all while keeping their minds active and ready for the school year ahead.

Thoughts on the Last Week of School

Melissa Fenton | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

I'm fully aware that six weeks from now, I will be begging for a routine and just a few hours alone, but right now, I just want to enjoy several days with my kids with no "to-do list.

How To Entertain Your Kids For Free This Summer

Shari Medini | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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.

10 Things To Do With Your Kids Before School Starts

Laura Usky | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Even though your kids probably ride their bikes everyday and with friends, there's something different about loading up everyone's bike and riding along with them. Pack snacks and water so you can stop along the trails and refuel.

All Those Summer Feels That Make Life Worth Living, In 80 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

Summer is upon us -- the season jam-packed with outdoor fun, bare skin and bliss. When the childhood nostalgia of having two entire months off fro...

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Maybe It's "Berry-ness"?

Erica Wides | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Down here in the Foodiness Fallout Shelter, we really enjoy thrift. As an avowed thrift lover and general cheapskate, I'm always looking for free stuf...

A Music Festival That's So Much More Than The Music

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.09.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

There aren't many festivals quite as unique as the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

5 Dreadful Things That Happened to My Daughters at Summer Camp

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I did something that totally pissed my kids off. I sent them to summer sports camp so I could work and try to make money to pay for their braces and college. That's right, I'm an a**hole.

31 Days Of Summer Fun With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Summer days can be looong when you have kids at home, so I did a bit of research on Pinterest and came up with a 31-day plan to keep us occupied.

Summers of Content

Bushra Alvi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

We didn't have television and internet to vie with. Social interaction was our entertainment. And hordes of indoor games. Hot summer afternoons would be spent lazing about the house, playing cards and ludo.

These Are the People Who Stop at Lemonade Stands

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

The neighbor we rarely see whose kids are grown and gone but still come home to pass footballs in the cul de sac. Whenever I see him and his wife I feel like we offer each other a trade of sorts -- a look at their past for a peek at our future.

Summer Activities for Kids Are no Vacation for Their Parents

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

Most children have parents who work. It is time we wake up to the realities of the 21st century and adopt a version of year-round schooling.

4 Activities College-Bound Students Should NOT Do This Summer

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
J.D. Rothman

It is no secret that the admissions committees are very concerned about what you do with your spare time -- be it volunteering with lepers in India or interning as a trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil.

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 8 Surefire Ways to Energize Your Summer Weekends

Red Room | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Sizzling summer temperatures can put the brakes on the best-laid plans to remain active. When heat and humidity spike, much of our energy is used to c...

Smarter Summers: Keeping Kids Engaged During Crucial Summer Months

Anna M. Babin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Anna M. Babin

When school doors close for the summer months, studies show the learning gap widens drastically for kids from low-income families compared to their more advantaged peers.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

6 Terrific Pieces of Advice for Writing College Application Essays

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Personally, I am always looking for that magic piece of advice another writer has that will get me through predictable writing blocks. So, here is what different writers have shared with me about how to spend more time loving rather than hating writing.