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For the Birds: Where to Go Birding With Kids in NYC

This fun, safe and almost free activity has everyone looking up these days. Here’s why it’s a great time to gather the flock and go!

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18 Ways to Cook with Spaghetti You Haven’t Tried Yet

Give your standard noodle recipe a new twist.

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Featured Creatures: 7 Incredible Animal Encounters

If you need a new adventure your wild things will love, it doesn’t get better than diving with sharks, training rats and cuddling with playful otters.

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American Girl Reveals 2021 Girl of the Year

She takes fans down under to explore wildlife protection and climate change.

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Atlanta’s Best Free (& Cheap) Events for Kids & Families in November

This November, you don’t have to spend a bundle for a heap of fun.

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Must-Have Mother’s Day Gifts from DC Mom (& Pop) Shops

Mom is going to love one of these unique and affordable gifts. Bonus: your purchase will support a local DC business.

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Fall Day Trips You Still Have Time to Take

Get out of town this autumn for foliage, art, hikes, bikes and more at one of these spots near NYC!

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Fun for All: Baha Mar in The Bahamas Has Options for Every Age & Stage

Crystal blue waters, deluxe accommodations, and 11 pools—plus up-close encounters with animals of all kinds!

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Valentine’s Date Night Drop Offs (Cause Love Is in the Air)

Drop the kids off at one of these fun, supervised spots so you can have a Valentine’s date night to remember.

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Indulge from Head to Toe at The Spa at Four Seasons This Fall

Treat yourself to a day of mindfulness and head-to-toe bliss with the brand-new Pampered Parents spa package at downtown Seattle’s premier spa.

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The Secret Garden That Will Make Your Kid’s Love of Nature Bloom

We thought places like this only existed in storybooks…

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16 Fuss-Free Recipes for Picky Eaters

Looking to make a picky eater in your life a little happier (and fuller) at mealtime? Try these parent-tested, kid-approved recipes.

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Call of the Wild: Wide Open Zoo Alternatives for Little Animal Lovers

Local parks and sanctuaries are making conservation of a full range of native fauna and their habitats a bigger part of our daily lives through opportunities for close encounters with wildlife.

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Road Trip! Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel

Tide pools, sand for days and more sun that you can imagine—all are part of your next road trip south.

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Oh You Know, Just Some Elephants Recycling Christmas Trees

Instead of tossing your Christmas tree out on the curb, consider donating it to an animal sanctuary.

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The Best Winter Vacations For Every Family Personality

Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean winter is right around the corner. Is your family itching to get away after the holidays? Before you get your passports ready, take a moment to consider which vacation best suits your family’s needs.…

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Warm Up at These Nearby Hot Springs

Warm up at these nearby, family-friendly hot springs.

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Farm Animals Are Teaching These Kids How to Read

At this animal sanctuary, kids are developing their reading skills thanks to some four-legged study buddies.

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Pick Fruit in the City: Stoneview Nature Center Is Now Open

This sanctuary in the city is for fruit picking, quail egg plucking and having a family farm experience without leaving the urban jungle.

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The Sanctuary at Soledad Has the Cutest Kids (Except Yours)

Discover the animal sanctuary in Mojave where you can meet everyone from Petunia the pig to loads of the cutest baby goats you’ll ever see!

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The Butterflies Have Arrived! See Thousands of Monarchs in Pacific Grove

Did you know there is a place just a day trip away where hundreds of butterflies congregate during the chilly winter months?

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Creating a Homework Haven at Home

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Back-to-school season can be a distressing for so many kids. While some of the angst around this return to routine makes sense – after all, days get colder and shorter and we get back to tighter schedules and…

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The Best Boardwalks to Stroll This Summer

There’s no better place to enjoy summer than these eight beach promenades.

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12 Ways To Show Your Kids How Much You Love Them

Our gift to you for Valentine’s Day is a bouquet of a dozen only-in-LA ways to show your little Valentines how much you love them!

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Slow Down & Make Friends at This Sloth Sanctuary

Encounter sloths, lemurs, monkeys and more up close in an educational environment just a couple hours from Portland.

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I Spy: Where to See Wildlife in the DMV

Calling all nature lovers! Take out those binoculars and witness a few furry or slimy friends in their natural habitats (er, the D.C. area).

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Take Flight to Del Mar’s Exotic Bird Sanctuary

Feed two birds with one visit (well, at least one visit) to the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary where you’ll find lush grounds filled with exotic birds.

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Your New Secret Place for Picnics, Walks & Birdwatching

Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is an awesome slice of nature that’s tucked out of sight. With wildflowers, rugged trails and surprises around every turn, it’s a stroll your family needs to take.

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The Wildlife Refuge to Scamper to Now

Give yourself a break and road trip it to this peaceful animal refuge.

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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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11 Ideas for Spring Break Drop-In Play

Want to turn spring break into an adventure close to home? We found a bunch of ways to do it — and they require little to no planning.

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An Oceanside Discovery Center For Your Mini Marine Scientists

Maybe the kiddos’ obsession with Discovery Channel ocean shows is getting out of hand (we already pulled one too many mini colossal squids out of the bathtub drain), but we’re not one to discourage our Jacques Cousteau wannabes from exploring…

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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

Ready to charm your flock with some fresh air, gorgeous northwest green space, a creek to follow, and many a bird to watch? Grab your mud boots and head on over to the Audubon Society of Portland’s sanctuary for a…

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