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Our Daily Discovery: Today's Activity Pick for Kids

by Family Vacation Critic

Social distancing has taught us many lessons, one of them being that we can entertain…

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12 Best Family Board Games for 2020

by Jackie Perrin

When you have downtime and extra mental stamina, it's the perfect time to bond with…

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10 Best Puzzles for Kids and Families to…

by Courtney Elko

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Crafts, board games and puzzles are all…

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17 Quarantine Memes Only Parents Will Understand

by Family Vacation Critic

Need a good laugh? These memes (and wine—lots of wine) are getting us through quarantine…

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5 Multiplayer Video Games That Are EXACTLY What…

by Josh Roberts

As I type these words, it’s day 19 of our great social distancing experiment here…

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15 Best Travel-Inspired Subscription Boxes for Families

by Andrea Guthmann

Looking for a gift (or a good distraction while you're socially distancing) that'll bring a…

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Evenflo Chase vs. Evenflo Maestro: Which Evenflo Car Seat Is Best For Your Family?

by Terry Ward

Evenflo makes some of our favorite go-anywhere baby and kid products, from the brand’s vast range of bottles to the Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon,…

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8 Best Instant Cameras for Kids

by Karon Warren

Kids today love taking photos, especially selfies. But they also love taking photos with instant cameras, those cameras that immediately print out photos. These make…

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16 Best Resources for Free E-books Online

by Megan Johnson

Whether or not you’re working from home, the COVID-19 lockdown has given us all some extra time. No more dashing out the door for various…

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9 Best Lunch Boxes for Kids

by Diana Ballon

This is the era of the litter-less lunch box. Say goodbye to single-use plastics! Fortunately, there are some great options out there for reusuable lunch…

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10 Momcations We're Dreaming About Right Now

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Self-isolation. What we’re all living through right now is about as far from self-preservation as you can get. When you’re a busy mom working from…

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Develop Your Memories: A Snapshot of the 9 Best Portable Photo Printers

by Andrea Guthmann

How often are you out with the grandparents or on a playdate when a picture-perfect moment happens? Then it lives on your phone forever, or…

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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipes

by Courtney Elko

Why buy Play-Doh when you can easily make your own at home? Some playdough recipes are easier or faster to make than others, while other…

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19 Best Theme Parks in the World

by Megan duBois

Visiting a theme park is the quintessential vacation for many families, and there are dozens around the world showing off new cultures through rides, games,…

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