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Fourth of July Events That Sparkle & Shine

Stars, stripes and so much fun. Soak it all up this Fourth of July, when our country turns 245 years young.

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Bike Trails You Need to Explore with Kids

From the popular White Lake Park Trail to Trinity Trails in Fort Worth, here are our favorite places to ride the day away.

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Pizza My Heart: 19 Silly Jokes for NYC Kids

There’s a comedian in every house. Share these corny quips, then come up with your own!

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A Holiday Shopping Trip That Checks All the Boxes

Looking for a fabulous family outing this holiday season? Make a day of it with something for everyone at Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont!

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Reel in Your Meal: 6 Local Spots to Catch Dinner

Venture outdoors for an afternoon of fun at these fishing holes near DC. Bonus: you might come home with dinner.

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How to Check If Your Local Toys”R”Us Store Is Closing

Here’s the complete list of the nearly 200 Toys”R”Stores scheduled to close nationwide.

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Chill Out! 4 Cool Movie Theaters With Cheap Seats

Keep cool as summer heats up with movie theaters that beat the heat and won’t burn a hole in your pocketbook.

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Interactive Public Art for the Whole Family

Prove to the kids once and for all that art can be fun (and free)!

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Cream of the Crops: Kid-Friendly Farms Near NYC

No matter what kind of country you’re after (local? petting zoo? organic?) we’ve found a spot to help you get back to the land.

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Rock This Way: A Must-See Music & Circus Extravaganza

This latest production in ZinZanni’s Big Top Rock series mixes a repertoire of classic rock songs with over-the-top circus arts, guaranteed to delight the kid in all of us.

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5 Indoor Shopping Centers Perfect for Rainy Weather

Don’t let El Niño keep you cooped up in the house. These indoor malls will keep families entertained and dry.

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Get Your Kicks: 8 Places to Score Cool Summer Shoes

Whether you have bike riding, playground playing or beach combing on your summer agenda, your little adventurers will need the appropriate footwear. Here’s where to score some cool kicks for summer.

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat: 6 Places to Get Soaked

Check out where to get wet and keep your cool this season.

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Best Off-Leash Areas for Pooches & Kids

From beaches to wooded trails to big grassy fields, we’ve rounded up the best off-leash areas for your furry and non-furry family members.

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Doze-thru: Where to Drive or Park With a Sleepy Kid

The little one fell asleep in the car again. Transfer her to the crib? Yeah, right. So what to do with the next hour or two? Check out our ideas for ways to give yourself a much-needed break during car-based naps.

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Just Opened: A Finger Lickin’ Good Restaurant

Located just a few minutes from Southcenter Mall, this new hot spot is becoming a fave family hangout. Read on for the mouthwatering scoop.

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Lords of the Dance: Irish Dancing for Little Leprechauns

We rounded up four, in-town spots where little leprechauns can learn to jig.

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A New Popcorn Shop You’ll Go Crazy For

A dad-owned snack haven has opened in Lakeview. We show you what’s popping.

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3 Places to See Fantastic Fall Foliage

From near to far, from easy to adventurous, we’ve focused in on three spots to see the fall colors. But hurry, autumn in Atlanta doesn’t last nearly as long as we would like. Leaves usually peak during mid to late October.

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Fair Play! A Guide To State Fairs For The Small Set

School is back in session, football’s on the brain and you have an inexplicable hankerin’ to ride a Tilt-a-whirl. That’s right, folks, it’s Fall. Step right up and head to the fair!

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The Kid-Friendliest San Diego Shopping Centers

There are times when we want to take our kids to a water park, zoo or museum for a fun day out. Then there are times when we want to forgo the amusement parks and opt for the shopping malls…

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Suit Up: The Best Ways to Get Wet and Stay Cool in the ‘Burbs

As the mercury rises in town, we are always looking for ways to chill out with the kids. There are plenty of splash parks in town, and even more spots to splash OTP. So whether you live in one of…

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Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Bay Ridge, Baby!

You’ve perused Park Slope, done a day in DUMBO, cruised through Carroll Gardens and spent an afternoon in Brooklyn Heights. But don’t think you’ve conquered Brooklyn if you haven’t explored Bay Ridge yet? While it’s a little further from Manhattan…

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Our Favorite Movie Theaters That Cater to Kids

Sometimes we feel like having kids means resigning ourselves to a lifetime of Netflix and Redbox rentals or worse — watching the Academy Awards and having no idea about the nominated films (gasp!). We think you deserve a night out…

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Your Guide to a Great Day in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights, the (once) quiet, neighborhood defined by landmark brownstone blocks and family businesses, is ready for its close-up. The Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets, brings hype and business to the neighborhood’s southern edge. But, despite the big…

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A Dazzling (and Free!) Train Ride with Over 50,000 Christmas Lights

Editor’s Note, November 13, 2013: Due to 2013 budget cuts, the Holiday Toy Express will not run this year. 
Fasten the kiddos into their car seats and zoom on over to the one of the best Christmas lights displays around.…

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6 Must-Visit Museums for Free Museum Day

Residents of Washington DC are lucky. They get to visit any Smithsonian Museum free of charge anytime. Well, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, New Yorkers can experience for themselves what that’s like when Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day offers free…

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A Garden Gem In Bustling Brooklyn

There might be no better place to get the kids away from the bustle of city streets than the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, especially in Spring. With over fifty acres of lush gardens, bright lawns, and shady paths there’s plenty of…

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A World Class (and Kid-Friendly) Museum in the Outer Boroughs

Sure, you can’t throw a stone in Manhattan without hitting a world-class art collection, but as with everything else in Brooklyn right now, the hot borough’s signature museum is giving art-lovers a reason to cross the bridge. And because it’s…

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Point Pinole: Fishing, Hiking, and Biking With Kids

Residents of West Contra Costa County are lucky enough to have this waterfront park in their backyard, but unless you live nearby, you’ve probably never been to Point Pinole. It’s time to visit this sprawling promontory, which sticks out into…

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Swing Around at Sabre Springs Park in San Diego

We can’t imagine a better way to enjoy the warm Southern California sun than with a trip to the park to monkey around on the playground and have a picnic. So if you’re in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area, plan…

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Bright Horizons at Bothell Hard Hat Tours and Open House

Hard Hat Tours and Open House July 19th and July 20th

Come join us for a sneak peek at the center’s current renovation project.  Tour renovated classrooms, new Movement Matters Zone, new Art Studio and new Media Center, experience our…

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Kids Eat Free: East Bay Restaurants

From a family-owned brewery offering award winning ales to favorite local chain restaurants like Pasta Pomodoro, you can find a free kid’s meal everyday in the East Bay!  Below are the places to take the whole family where kids can…

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Downtown Redmond and Redmond Town Center

Santa isn’t the only one multi-tasking this time of year. With all the gift-buying, card-mailing and house-decorating to do, the holidays feel more like a holi-daze. Which is why you should pack up the kiddos and head to Redmond Town…

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