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Spring Break

Survivor: Spring Break Edition

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I remember bursting with excitement to get a break from boring homework, cranky teachers, chaotic classrooms and sticky cafeteria floors. Those were glorious days because I was a kid. Now that I'm an adult, spring break looks a whole lot different.

How My Son's Dying iPhone Saved Our Vacation

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Instead of his usual plugged-in state, he spent much of the vacation reading books, playing silly games with his siblings and, wait for it... actually talking to us at dinner.

Your Daily Guide to an Awesome Spring Break Staycation

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Let's face it: Not everyone can go to Bermuda for spring break. But sometimes a "staycation" is just what the doctor ordered, because you can hang out with the kids and tackle spring cleaning.

Spring Break Is Here and the Littles Are Restless

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Wondering what to do to keep the little ones busy over spring break? There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Here are five suggestions.

Fox News Spring Break

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.10.2014 | Media
Jeff Danziger


Mountain Climbing On a Whim

Julia Musto | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Julia Musto

There's a Japanese proverb that states, "Fall down seven times; stand up eight." It's safe to say I fell at least 10 times during the climb up and down.

How to Survive Spring Break at Home

Lynn Perkins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

No plans for a family vacation this spring? No worries. Here are five strategies for surviving school-free days at home with the kids this Spring Break and having a fun, memorable time together without venturing far from home.

Alternative Breaks: An Experience That Lasts Past Spring Break's End

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 04.03.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

In the middle of Chelsea in the pouring rain. And, in the middle of volunteering at a soup kitchen in Lower Manhattan, I finally understood what it meant to really feel purposeful.

Spring Fever at School

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.03.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

It seems that, no matter how much I genuinely enjoy my classes, there is no place I would rather be than sprawled out on the president's lawn working on my tan.

My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

Dana Mark | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Earlier that day when I'd asked the kids what they were most looking forward to at home, I realized I couldn't think of anything myself other than my bed. As I stopped the baby from grabbing my son's headphones, I could feel a dark pit in my chest forming, tears pooling in my eyes.

Fox News Shocked By Spring Break 2014 | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy

So, APPARENTLY there’s this thing called “Spring Break.” It’s usually in Florida, and rowdy college students like it because they can get away...

Fly Away With a Deal This Spring Break | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

If you're looking to escape to somewhere warm in the coming weeks, here are our tips on where to book.

Recipe For A 45-Minute Vacation

Emma Brodie | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

While there's no actual substitute for the full sensory detox a of a week at the beach, you can still get a little bit of warm-weathery distance from the things that are stressing you out at home.

The Spring F-Word

Janelle Capra | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

Like many of you, my family has a rhythm, and spring forward rocks us to our core! I mean, I am just now returning to my old sleeping habits with a toddler who is finally sleeping through the night.

How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

Megan Morton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

we are sitting with our lounge chairs sinking into the tide. The sun is setting and we are sipping frosty Coronas. Two sun-kissed little boys run and dip into the waves, wielding their sand shovels. Our little boys. We have figured it out. How to vacation with kids.

POLL: Are You Getting Away For Spring Break This Year?

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

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It's Time To Throw Out Your 'Growing Up' Manual

Gabrielle Posard | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Gabrielle Posard

It's time we stop waiting for the formal invite and become independent thinkers. Don't feel silly, or worse, feel like you should be studying. Take the challenge, take that breather and indulge into spring happiness.

10 Reasons to Spring Break at The Blackberry Farm

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

As you consider a spring getaway, make sure to take note of one of the country's best-kept secrets, The Blackberry Farm located in East Tennessee. The 4,200-acre private estate is surrounded by lush green scenery, unparalleled luxury, Southern hospitality and gourmet cuisine.

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

Budget Travel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!

The 10 Best Spring Break Destinations, North America

Stephanie Be | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

It's spring break, and after a cold winter, countless exams, work and internships... you get a vacation from your vacation. Sorry guys, college is your life vacation. So party up while you can. Make it count, at one of these top 10 spring break destinations

Great Spring Weekend Getaways (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

We've planned easy weekend getaways from major U.S. cities to help you take advantage of the rising temperatures. Each itinerary includes suggestions for where to stay, eat, and play.

WATCH: Not Your Average College Spring Break

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

There are two weeks in the month of March that are usually known for copious amounts of sleeping, binge-drinking, and general debauchery. Of course, t...

Turns Out You CAN Take Spring Break In Your Mind

Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel

Today marks the official first day of spring, so naturally we're busy planning all the spring break trips that we're going to take... even if we're on...

How to Return to Teaching After Spring Break

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Without fail at the end of every academic break, the panic begins, like a crocheted scarf wrapping slowly around my throat. The mild anxiety creeps ...

College Cancels Spring Break, Holds A Hawaiian Themed Party On Campus Instead

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | College

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — When Northampton Community College canceled spring break to make up for excessive snow days, students decided to protest — b...