Travel & Vacation

Schools out for summer! Yep, it’s that time of year. Vacations and travel don’t have to be anything massively large, expensive, and time-consuming. Almost anywhere you live, there are interesting things you can drive to for a day trip. For the many millions living in big cities, when is the last time your family went to the big tourist spots there? (If your answer is “never”, you aren’t alone.)

If you are short on funds, take a day-trip or maybe a family road trip. Some of the best places are ones you see on a highway sign or find in the brochures at a highway rest stop. Take a chance and try something new! You never know how great a memory seeing that giant ball of twine might be.

Staycation: Pro Level
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Travel & Vacation

Staycation: Pro Level

Staycations (a vacation where your home is your home base, not a hotel) are a great way to save money and most of us have great touristy things near us that we’ve never done or visited. There are lists of which cities are “best” for staycations, but my personal opinion is that you can have […]

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How To Have Cheap, Fast, Easy Romantic Staycation
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Mom & Mother's Day
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Travel & Vacation
Your Wife

How To Have Cheap, Fast, Easy Romantic Staycation

It’s no secret, getting away with kids can be so much work (and luggage) that it’s easier to just stay home, and getting away for a romantic weekend with your beloved can be twice that much work. The simple (and affordable) answer is a romantic staycation. You won’t even need a babysitter. Getting Ready Do […]

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Stranger Danger: Who to Ask for Help
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Little Kids
Preschool
Quick Tips
Short Reads
Travel & Vacation

Stranger Danger: Who to Ask For Help

We all know to teach kids about “stranger danger” when they are little, but do they really know what to do if they need help and they can’t find someone they know and trust? Telling them to “find help” is really easy, but actually talking to an adult and asking them for help is not […]

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Flying with a Toddler
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Fun and Games
Little Kids
Preschool
Travel
Travel & Vacation

Flying with a Toddler

Flying with a toddler is hard! There are no two ways about it, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Other passengers will always run the gamut from understanding, even helpful, to complete jerks. No one thinks it’s fun to fly with a cranky or crying little person, whether it’s your own or someone […]

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When was the last time you ate something new?
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Cooking and Diet
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Health and Wellness
Travel & Vacation

When was the last time you ate something new?

Kids aren’t the most experimental eaters, generally speaking. Sure, if it’s sugar-coated they’ll go for it, but they tend to stick to their favorites and it’s hard to get them to experiment. But when was the last time you tried something really different? I make a point of eating different foods just to push myself, and […]

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National Parks Rock!
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Citizenship
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Fun and Games
Museums
Outdoors
Outdoors
Travel & Vacation

National Parks ROCK!

What do you and your family like to do? There’s a National Park for that! Your specific answer really doesn’t matter because there are hundreds of national parks for every possible interest, and they each have special events that cater to even more special interests. I grew up going to national parks and historical sites […]

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