Was it Jerry Seinfeld who said, "There's no such thing as fun for the whole family?" I disagree, but I've hit on certain tips that do help keep things fun. I'm not sure they're universally helpful, but they've helped me. As always, the first step is to follow the Eighth .... read more
The national parks of the United States are among this country's greatest treasures. They celebrate the beauty of the land and honor the people and events that have shaped it.Our National Park Service comprises 398 national parks, monuments, preserves, historic sites, and more.... read more
Martin Luther King occupies a special place in American history for so many reasons—his stewardship of the civil rights movement, his advocacy for non-violent resistance, and his gift of oration, which produced some of the most famous and oft-quoted speeches of our time. The.... read more
Wherever you go, there you are. It's a saying that can be traced back to the late 15th century, and still over half a millennium later, we find truth and meaning in it. As we explore ways to nurture creative thinking in our selves and our children, we realize that it is not ju.... read more
Being required to sit in one spot for hours on end can be a difficult task. Ease that by providing children things to stimulate their brains and bodies. Provide the tools that turn getting to your destination into a creative venture. As you plan your travels, consider packin.... read more
I've been on one airplane with my kids so far this year. It was an East to West Coast trip, not an insignificant length of time to be on a plane with children. We've done the same trip more times than I can count, so at this point we pretty much know what to pack. And now that.... read more
Are you gearing up for a road trip next week? Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that almost inevitably requires a road trip. It's either that, or you're cooking for twenty. (I'll take the road trip.) It's usually a traffic-jammed road trip, as every other extended family i.... read more
Last summer my family flew up to Seattle for a family vacation. We had a lot of fun activities planned for the girls who were four and three at the time. In my head, I envisioned us clapping with glee as we saw Orca whales in their natural habitat, splashing through unexpected.... read more
"Summer time, and the livin' is easy..." Well, that is until your two children in the back seat of the car start fighting. Is there anything that drives a parent more nuts?Since it is not likely that your car arrived factory equipped with a chauffeur's screen, the one you flip.... read more
Many parents joke that taking a vacation with the kids is far more exhausting than daily life at home, and indeed, we’ve been there! Even so, family vacations are precious time. We cherish the memories, photos and mementos of those times, and after a few months of .... read more
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