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Close Encounters: 7 Petting Farms & Zoos Your Kids Will Love

Don’t just visit with the animals; pet them! Meet rabbits, chickens, horses and more at these DC area petting zoos.

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Carve Out Fun! The Scoop on Seattle’s Best Pumpkin Patches

Celebrate the fall-idays with pony rides, barrel trains, corn mazes and more at one of our favorite pumpkin farms.

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21 Activities for a Fun-Filled Labor Day Weekend

Festivals, boat rides and animal encounters are just a few of the ways families can end summer on a high note.

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15 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

The end of summer never looked so fun! Grab your calendar.

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28 Farm Stays Every Family Should Experience

Gallivant with goats and cavort with chickens at these farms that welcome families to spend the night.

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27 Free (or Cheap) Things to Do with Kids in the Bay Area

Let yourself (and your day) be FREE! We bring you the ultimate guide to an admission-free day in the Bay Area. Put those wallets away!

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Take a Haycation! Local Farms That Welcome Families Overnight

These relaxing farm stays are the fresh take your family vacation needs.

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All Things Spring! 50+ Fantastic Activities to Put on Your Calendar

Spring has sprung! Here’s how to make the most of it.

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101 Must-Try Family Adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area

Boredom? Never! We’ve got 101 of our favorite Bay Area activities here. How many can you check off?

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Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunts & Activities for Seattle Families

Bring your little bunnies to enjoy these Easter events around the city!

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6 Feet of Separation: Socially Distance Like a Rock Star in Chicago

From long walks in an Arboretum to virtual classes at home, Chicago businesses & museums are working overtime to make COVID-19 shutdowns slightly less painful.

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13 Fantastic Road Trips to Take This Winter

From nearby spots just a short ferry ride away, to spectacularly snowy mountain towns that feel worlds away, these vacations destinations let you recharge mind, body and soul.

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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The 90 BEST Bedtime Stories of All Time

You can stop searching. We have the ultimate list of books ideal for bedtime.

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19 New Children’s Books Our Editors Love

From board books for baby to chapter books for older kids, here are some of our favorite new books recently published.

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The San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park Are Now Open

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are ready to welcome you back!

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Free (or Uber Cheap) Resources for Stay-at-Home Families

Chicago businesses and museums have stepped up to the plate to provide free or uber cheap resources. Here’s just a sample . . and also a little note on how to help them!

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10 Awkward Moments Only a Parent Can Experience

For me first came love, then came marriage, and then that really expensive all-terrain baby carriage. Along with awkward parenting moments that keep on coming yet keep me laughing.
IDEA: Keep a journal of your embarrassing parenting moments and then share them with…

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The Best Time of Year to Visit NYC

Here’s a season-by-season guide to making the most of a trip to The Big Apple!

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#DisneyTOTS Photo Challenge

We’ve teamed up with Disney Junior to host a photo challenge celebrating Disney Junior’s latest show! T.O.T.S., short for Tiny One Transportation Service, is an animated show sharing the adventures of Pip and Freddie as they deliver baby animals to…

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Join Our Disney Junior T.O.T.S. Shots Photo Challenge for a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Card

We’ve teamed up with Disney Junior to host a photo challenge celebrating Disney Junior’s latest show!

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The Best New Kids Books, March 2019

March means we are springing forward into a whole new season of books.

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Best of the Fests! 12 Can’t-Miss Spring Festivals

From crafts and music to flowers and farm animals, get ready to clear your calendars for these spectacular spring fests.

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Free Baby Shower Games for Your Next Celebration

You can have maximum fun for minimal cost with these super cheap or free baby shower games.

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10 Must-Do Activities in April

Spend your April days picnicing in the Presidio, exploring space and getting on two wheels at San Jose’s newest bike park.

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Tragedy and Joy: Life as a Small Child

There was a great tragedy in my family the other day. It came suddenly, while I was sitting at the kitchen table and my kids were playing outside. The idyllic quiet of early evening in the country was jarringly broken…

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Woof! Roar! Oink! 11 Animal-Themed Books Your Baby Will Love

Get ready for a roaring good time with our recommendations for the best animal-themed baby books.

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9 Awesome Preschool Shows Made by Early Learning Experts (So You’ll Love Them Too!)

Photo: Netflix
By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
When kids’ TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, quality research, and an understanding…

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Cute Animals Are the Answer to Everything, Including a Happy Relationship

Forget good communication. New research suggests photos of cute animals could be the key to a happy relationship.

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Cuteness Overload! Visit the New Baby Animals at San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

Get ready to coo and ahh your way through the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park while visiting the new, adorable baby animals on display.

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Meet the New Arrivals at the San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo is buzzing with activity as they welcome several new arrivals. And this year, that’s not just limited to animals!

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Give a Little Bit: 8 Ways for Families to Give Back

Use the holidays as a way to teach your kids that giving is just as rewarding as receiving.

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Today Is National Visit the #Zoo Day

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Today Is National Visit the #Zoo Day

Let’s not monkey around.

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Avoid a stampede and curb the cabin fever with a rad rhino mask you can bust out in no time.

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Even if you can’t get to…

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