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6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in LA!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Angelenos can enjoy free Museum Admission at many LA museums this Saturday (1/25), and much more!

6 Kid-Friendly Amusement Parks to Visit in 2014

Claudine Williams | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Claudine Williams

It's not too early to start planning your family's summer vacation, and if you are looking for a little inspiration, I've got you covered. ...

Hidden Gems in Our Favorite City: Paul Hahn, Wildlife Learning Center

Cathy Weiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Are people born with an animal-loving gene? Paul Hahn, co-founder of the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar with his partner, David Rihern, thinks we are!

America's Coolest Indoor Water Parks

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Endless summer -- that's the promise of indoor water parks. And with it come surfing contests hundreds of miles from an ocean, waves lapping at pools the size of small lakes, and bright beach towels spread over lounge chairs as snow falls outside the windows.

Ghosts, Goblins and CosPlayers

Gail Nakada | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Tokyo Disneyland is spook central for all things Halloween right now. The decorations, parades, souvenirs, sweets and treats have made this one of the most popular (and profitable) times of the year for the Tokyo Disney Parks. But there's more to it than that.

Andrea Gargotta: 6 Ideas for Preserving Your Summer Memories

Red Room | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta Mama Mia--Where did the summer go? Wasn't it yesterday that I was planning my summer adventures to Carmel and Italy, beginning to ...

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."

The Question From My Toddler That Became the Blueprint for Our Lives

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

When Katie was little she asked me a question that quickly became our template for a successful day, which -- when added to the next day and the day after that -- makes a successful life: "What are we going to do fun today?"

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...

Family Activities For the Holidays, From Kelly Ripa (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Ripa told me that her family determines their holiday activities based on majority rule when she visited me on Mondays With Marlo. Kelly's famil...

The Importance of Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

While a good play environment and the right types of toys are important, the participatory role of parents is crucial.

How to Have the Best Weekend Ever!

Paul Lamb | Posted 04.28.2012 | Parents
Paul Lamb

My kids looked at me funny when I announced we would be having "the best weekend ever." I could practically see visions of Disneyland in their nine an...

Four Rainy Day Family Fun Activities

Anjali Varma | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Anjali Varma

No matter how much we love our kids, how creative we are, or how many play dates we arrange, parents are always looking for new and exciting activities to keep our little ones entertained indoors.

WATCH: Rainy Day Blues? Magic Tricks To Teach Your Kids

Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents

For kids who have waited all year long for the welcome release from school books and lesson plans, a rainy day can be the ultimate summer bummer. Eve...

WATCH: How To Be The Chillest Dad Ever

Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy

Sure, he might be quietly deciding to liquidate his kid's college fund, but we're pretty sure this is just the most laid-back dad we've seen. Being co...

The Healing Power of Family Play

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Many years ago I happened upon a magical island in the Mediterranean. Not understanding what the families around me were saying, I could only observe their interactions -- faces, movements, joy, laughter -- without the distraction of words.

6 Ways to Turn Chores Into Family Fun

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

For many families, the back-to-school rumpus is less than a month away. So why not use these last weeks of summer to combine family togetherness with ...

The Kids Off the Couch Guide for Families in LA

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Our favorite Mother's Day gift is to have a tree planted in our honor by TreePeople. It's a good, green way to express your enduring love -- any time of year.