Editor's Picks
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30 Activities to Put On Your Summer Bucket List

School’s out and the summer activities are endless. Here are 30 for you to try, one for every day of the month!

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Creative & Tech-Free Ways to Keep in Touch This Summer

Friendships don’t have to grind to a halt now that school’s out. Carve out time for one of these great ways to keep kids in touch until September.

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15 Playhouses Cooler Than Your Own Home

Take a peek at these miniature homes that wow.

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Take A Ride Down The World’s Most Amazing Slides

Head face first down the trunk of an Elephant or take the slippery route instead of the stairs. Whatever thrill you seek, the world’s most amazing slides will have an answer.

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Run, Skip, Hop: 14 Top Shoes for the Playground

Your active tyke needs a shoe that can do it all—from hitting the splash pads to climbing ropes and playing tag. These 14 styles are stylishly playground perfect.

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Blast Off! Inspiring Cardboard Spaceships You Can Make at Home

From oversized rocket ships to photo booths, we’ve got the best ways to blast off to planet fun. All you need is a cardboard box and your imagination.

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Play-by-Play: All the Hacks You Need for a Perfect Playground Day

A playground MacGyver? That’s you. Make the most of your outdoor adventure with easy DIY fixes for everything from splinters to slippery shoes.

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Chart a Course for Planet Awesome With These 11 Kid Spaces

Time to power up the rocket and chart a course for a far-off galaxy. These 11 spaced-themed decor ideas will have your kids running for their flight suits before you can say blast off!

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How to Plan an Out-of-This-World Star Gazing Adventure

Spend the night under the starry sky and learn about all the twinkling lights above.

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Off The Beaten Path: 14 of THE Wackiest Summer Festivals for Families

Look beyond the County Fair with these wacky festivals where you can build sculptures out of duct tape, watch internet cat videos or create art out of mashed potatoes.

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Rock Out! The Newest Kid-Friendly Albums to Put on Repeat This Summer

If your kid-friendly playlist needs a major overhaul, you’ll get plenty of tunes with 11 hot new releases from the kindie rock music scene. Let the road trippin’ begin!

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Flora and Fauna: Clever Ideas for a Nature-Themed Afternoon

Did you know that wildflowers can be so much more than yummy-smelling vase fillers? Click through to see what cool ideas we’ve found for your next afternoon project.

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Flower Power: Our Picks for Sassy Spring Style

Drape your darlings in floral prints this spring for a fashion-forward style that’s pretty as a posy. From headgear to dresses and shoes, these are our favorite must-have looks.

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Hilarious Memes That Moms Will Love

Tears from laughter…or a deep sigh of being able to relate, these mom memes will really make you do both.

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4 New & Cool Things Our Editor is Digging Right Now

Want to know what’s new to the kids and family scene? Check out these noteworthy picks from our Editorial Director.

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