Marilyn's sentiment perfectly carried the magic of summer to me: The feeling that you can do any crazy thing you want.
In this week's special summer issue, we're putting the spotlight on all the season's diverse offerings, with an emphasis on ways to enjoy the summer with less stress -- from guides to the best of entertainment, culture and lifestyle to tips and new twists on how to make the most of beloved summer pastimes.
I've been thinking that being a big kid mom is going to be different, but it doesn't have to be any less awesome.
What better way to make sure we squeeze every refreshing drop out of summer 2k12 than with some cool summertime gadgets? Here is a list of some of our favorites.
Have you noticed that the phrase "it'll be a day at the beach" is not "it'll be a day at the beach with kids"?
Guilt just feels fruitless, so I try with every fiber of my being not to succumb to it. Except in the summer.
In an age when we are constantly comparing ourselves (and our kids) to other people -- where prodigies of every stripe are just a YouTube video away -- it doesn't hurt to be reminded that we all do things when we're ready and not a second before.
Not every family vacation has to devolve into insanity. It's not repeatedly traveling that yields trauma; it's repeating the same bad habits while ignoring their outcomes.
Welcome to the official Foodie Underground Guide to Summer, with a list of everything you ever wanted to do when it comes to food, and a few things you never thought of.
A recent survey of every single person on the planet asked, "What's your greatest fear?" One hundred percent of respondents gave the same answer: Being seated next to a baby on a plane.
Give us a break, we're not doing this to ruin your day. Instead of an eye-roll, how about some sympathy? Or a drink. Make mine a margarita.
Sending the kids to camp is supposed to be this delightfully awesome time of freedom and reprieve, but it's not for me.