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Feeling hopeful about a return to travel this year? We’ve found the seven best family…

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9 Best Travel Toys for Toddlers 2019

by Terry Ward

Any caregiver of a toddler knows exactly how active (as in nonstop, all over the…

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10 Best Smartwatches for Kids 2021

by Dave Parfitt

Looking for the best smartwatch for kids? As prices have come down, more and more…

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11 Best Ski and Snowsuits for Kids 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you're planning a family ski vacation or just want to…

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Road trips are a rite of passage, but the inevitable "Are we there yet?" from…

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12 Best U.S. Beach Resorts for Families 2021

by Candyce H. Stapen

The best beach resorts for families offer water sports such as boating, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking, as well as children’s programs that engage kids of…

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10 Best Beach Umbrellas for 2021

by Dave Parfitt

We were having a great time in Bethany Beach, Delaware, visiting the grandparents until “the incident.” A gust of wind picked up our beach umbrella, blew…

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10 Best Maternity Swimsuits 2021

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Pregnancy feels better when you just add water. And a dip in the ocean, pool or lake is all the more inviting when you can…

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14 Cute Booties for Fall 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for a new pair of booties for your fall vacation (or just everyday wear)? We’ve found this season’s cutest and most comfortable booties to…

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Your kids know this: a juice box is somehow just not the same when served at lukewarm temperature. And forget about a less-than-chilled cheese stick.…

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8 Road Trip Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Taking a road trip with kids means there will be messes: crumbs, spills, or worse, a diaper blowout or episode of car sickness. Unfortunately, it’s…

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11 Best Drones for Kids 2021

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Anyone who’s ever flown a drone will tell you that it’s the coolest six to eight minutes you can have on land! Thankfully, the prices…

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10 Best Cameras for Vacation 2021

by Jeff Bogle

Most of us have everything we need to take a decent photo already sitting in our purse or pocket. But when it comes to truly capturing…

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