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10 Things To Do With Your Kids Before School Starts

Laura Usky | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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
Peek

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.

50 Ways To Burn 50 Calories

Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The arrival of summer sparks our romance with the outdoors. Whether it's a simple stroll at dusk, or a bike ride to the beach for a picnic, this seaso...

9 Best Family-Friendly U.S. Campsites

Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty

Hit the great outdoors this summer with the best family-friendly campgrounds in the U.S. Happy National Camping Week! Grandparents.com is celebr...

Staying Home On The 4th Of July? Try Adding These To Your Party

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

They're great ways to soak up some sun.

8 Great Ways To Surprise Your Grandkids

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Bethany Kandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Guess Who! Every child loves a surprise, especially one that's filled with their grandparents' love. When they le...

Why There's More To Summer Than Just Sitting On Your Couch

Celeste Yim | Posted 08.10.2013 | Teen
Celeste Yim

The notion of learning, especially during the summer, seems to imply dullness or monotony, but throughout a number of my summers, it has simply implied discovery. I really believe summer is not only a time to relax, but also a time to learn.

The Most Outrageously Thorough, Ridicously Detailed College Shopping List You Will Ever See

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Use the suggestions to help you decide what to buy before you leave for college, bring from home and especially what you don't want to forget.

30 Practical Things Students Need to Know How to Do Before Heading Off to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I think you will be surprised, if not shocked, at the basic, simple, everyday things students don't know about or how to do.

Bullies and Cyberbullies Don't Take a Summer Vacation

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Bullying and cyberbullying are topics that won't grow old until they become extinct. We can't stand idly by until that day arrives.

Sunny And Smile-Worthy Events And Festivals

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

This weather is making me want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, so I've selected the top spring and summer events/festival sure to make your day is brighter than the sun.

Sophomore and Freshmen January -- June Admissions To Do

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There isn't a lot you need to do about college admissions during your freshman and sophomore years of high school. Nevertheless, this is a good time to start becoming informed about the process. It's never too early to do that.

10 Things Rising Freshmen Can Do to Be Totally Ready for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready this fall.