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Boxes, Bins & Goodbyes

Please tell me that one of the losses from this pandemic is not the loss of my holiday spirit.

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20 Must-Read Children’s Books by Chicago Authors

Add local talent to your bookshelves with these Chicago-based authors. . . you might even be surprised by one very well-known name.

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A Remarkable Education Comes from the Heart

As parents, we highly value education. While on the hunt for a school with exceptional academics it can be easy to forget one crucial component: emotional learning, otherwise known as “EQ”. For 145 years, Sacred Heart Schools has been instilling…

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DC Metro Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

Kick off fall at a near-by pumpkin patch or ride a pony on Lincoln’s lawn. It’s a mixed bag of weekend fun!

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The Best Places to See Fall Colors with Kids This Year

Your next adventure should involve warm cider, your family and a camera ready to capture the beautiful colors of autumn.

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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

Cotton candy, corn dogs, and kids. This weekend is going to rock.

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Seattle Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

Sail through the end of summer with a free museum day, skating at a pop-up roller rink and farm fest that’s one of the best.

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Bay Area Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

This weekend’s events will give you all the reason to celebrate – choose one or four and get ready for your family to eat, drink and dance away!

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Top Seeds: The Best Apple Picking Near NYC

Heads up: this season starts earlier than you think. (And you might need a reservation to secure your spot at these popular orchards!)

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Themed Restaurants Every Chicago Family Should Try

From rainforests to hot dogs, we’ve covered the themes that’ll speak to your kids.

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NYC Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

It’s a jam-packed weekend full of fun!

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Fall Bucket List! 36 Autumn Activities for Families

Apple orchards, haunted aquariums, festive events, and the best donuts and hot cocoa … we’ve got all the details that’ll make you fall for autumn.

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San Diego Kids Weekend Events: Sept.17-19

Surf tournaments, music fests and inspiring street art —get stoked, this weekend is going to be epic.

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Your Guide to Seattle’s Free (& Cheap) Museum Days

Seattle is home to some of the finest museums in the country, and we’ve got the scoop on how to see them for free or next to nothing.

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17 Places Parents Should Plan a Date in Seattle

From cruising the streets of Ballard in search of the city’s best breweries to cooking alongside some of Seattle’s top chefs, get the sparks flying at one of these fun experiences for couples.

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Let’s Party! 15 Places to Host an Indoor Birthday Party

Get the best of both worlds when you book a birthday party at one of these spots that let kids play while parents sit back.

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Florham Park Roller Rink skating

Roll in to the Best Roller Rinks for Seattle Families

Kiss the rainy season blues goodbye when you take the kids roller skating.

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Calling All Train Lovers! 28 Bay Area Train Adventures to Check Out Now

It’s all about trains at these museums, rides and miniature railway experiences!

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Pint-Sized Fun! Our Favorite Fall Classes for Toddlers (& Babies)

While the big kids are away, it’s time for the toddlers to play!

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18 Trips in the USA That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

These vacations offer major perks for kids beyond just memories.

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The Best Kids’ Books Featuring Awesome Latinx Characters

These stories are kid-tested and perfect for getting back into the reading groove.

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Your Kids Need Rest. Here Are 7 Ways Creativity & Art Can Help

How to change the strange twilight zone of getting all the rest we ever wanted and not getting enough rest at all.

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Keeping the Holidays Simple & Festive

A few ideas that acknowledge the past, express gratitude and incorporates silly fun to make this holiday season just as fun as previous years.

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5 Clever Ways to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

You can help reduce your kid’s stress about returning to school with these creative ideas—one of which may involve performing some epic dance moves.

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Candid Confessions of a Pinterest-Challenged Mom

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I have a theory that cupcakes are a form of feminine oppression. No joke. Allow me to explain.
Your cupcakes for the second grade class are due to the teacher Monday at 8 a.m. sharp. You remember on…

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The Best Way to Celebrate the Holidays at Disneyland? This New Event

The new special-ticketed event means more merry fun.

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All Aboard! Fall Train Rides for the Family

Wild west adventures, pumpkin rides and more.

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Hikes with Tykes: The Best Stroller-Friendly Trails Near NYC

No need to slow your roll. Whether you want a leisurely amble, scenic walk or stress-busting run, we found a path for you!

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Why Kids Need to Spend Time with Grandparents (According to Studies)

PSA: It’s not just so they can eat all the junk food and sweets their hearts desire.

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18 Cool Alarm Clocks to Kickstart Your Morning Routine

Make your daily rise and shine routine more fun and less stressful.

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This Cool New Toy Lets Your Little One Join in on Indoor Cycling Fun!

Kids have a lot of energy to burn. And beelining it to the snack cabinet or swiping their tablets doesn’t quite cut it. Get your kiddo moving and grooving on their very own stationary bike— The Little Tikes Pelican Explore…

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¡VIVA! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Atlanta

You’ll find storytimes and mask-making, coffee tastings and salsa dancing.

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Best of the Fests! Your Guide to Seattle’s Returning Fall Festivals

Ring in the fall-iday season with outdoor festivals that feature a little something for everyone.

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Teaching Children to Be a Spark of Good

Fostering conversations with children about real-life scenarios, along with modeling acts of kindness and selflessness, will help children prioritize empathy in their own lives.

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Building a Bilingual Global Future at the German International School

Ever wish you mastered another language as a child? When kids have a bilingual education, they’re challenged daily to step out of their comfort zone and connect language to the world around them. Becoming bilingual gives children the tools to…

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