Wendy Helfenbaum

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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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10 Best Books for Expecting and New Parents 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

If you’re anticipating the arrival of your first baby, or your newborn is already here and you’re starting to dream about that first family vacation…

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Splish Splash! 10 Best Rain Boots for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Wet feet are the quickest path to a mid-day meltdown. That’s why it’s important to find the best rain boots for kids—ones that keep tiny…

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9 Best Beach Wagons and Carts 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

What’s more relaxing than a day of sand and surf? The sea breeze, the warm sun, and best of all… the unimaginable amount of family…

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10 Cruise Excursions You Didn’t Know You Can Take

by Wendy Helfenbaum

One of the best reasons to take a cruise vacation with the family is the chance to explore multiple destinations during your trip. Every island…

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What to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Europe: 6 Essentials for Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Taking the family on a bucket-list trip to Europe this winter? If you want to be sure you save your energy for sightseeing, sampling delicious…

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10 Best Winter Mittens for Toddlers (That Will Actually Stay On)

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Tiny mittens are adorable, aren’t they? But finding ones that fit properly and actually stay on can be a frustrating task. Isn’t it funny how…

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7 Best Walkie Talkies for Cruises 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Traveling on a cruise with your extended family or a group of friends is a fantastic way to make new memories and explore exciting destinations…

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11 Best Waterproof Winter Boots for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Having fun while stomping through the snow is a terrific way for children to stay active in the fresh cold air. But dressing properly is…

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10 Best Haunted History Tours for Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

 Looking for a great way to weave in some history lessons while also giving your kids some frightful fun? Take your brood on an…

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10 Best Lightweight Jackets for Women

by Wendy Helfenbaum

From dashing between airport gates to hustling the family on a cruise ship excursion or hiking in the mountains, moms need lightweight, packable jackets that…

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11 Best Travel Jeans for Women

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Quick—name the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe. For many moms, jeans are a must-pack item since they can be dressed down with…

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9 Best Multi Pocket Travel Jackets

by Wendy Helfenbaum

No matter what kind of family vacation you’re heading out on, you’ll need a multi pocket travel jacket to corral the long list of must-have…

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The Best Staycation Idea Ever

by Wendy Helfenbaum

While you’re stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, why not create the ultimate vacation experience right in your own backyard?! We’ve compiled the…

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9 Best All Inclusive Resorts With Waterslides

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Staying at an all-inclusive resort offers many advantages, and when a property also features an onsite water park with waterslides, it’s time to book a…

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10 Best Travel-Inspired Books For Young Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

The best screen-free activity of all time, books–especially ones about travel–offer a great way to teach kids about a new destination or culture, either before,…

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Ride the Waves: 10 Best Places for Kids to Learn How to Surf

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Want to bring your active, water-loving family to the next level? Take surfing lessons together! Group classes and surf camps are a great way to…

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10 Beach-Themed Books to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Sun, sand and surf—the three must-have ingredients for an awesome vacation. Whether you’re ready to download or pack up some books for your next family…

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Blisters, Be Gone: 11 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Nothing beats a heart-pumping hike through a gorgeous national park, alongside a busy boardwalk or around a lake. If you want to prevent hours of…

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10 Best Maternity Swim Cover Ups for 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Whether you’re on a babymoon for one last kid-free jaunt before you become a mom, or you’re waddling after little ones at an all-inclusive resort,…

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Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items That Do Double-Duty on Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Want to save big bucks on baggage fees? Make everything you jam into your suitcase work twice as hard! Clothing and gear that does double-duty…

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11 Hacks for Hiding Your Valuables on Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

When planning family vacations, we spend so much time booking airline tickets, making hotel reservations, researching fun excursions, and corralling our kids’ stuff. Yet we…

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Beyond the Diaper Bag: 9 Best Daypacks for Traveling Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Chances are, your family vacation will include at least one day of adventure—think hiking, cycling, kayaking or horseback riding. That means your carry-on just won’t…

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10 Best Adventure Vacations for Families With Young Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Many parents assume that once they have children, adventure vacations must be put on the backburner. Think again! Active experiences while traveling–whether it’s kayaking, hiking,…

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8 Best Water Parks in Europe for 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Looking for the ultimate water park holiday once things go back to normal? These are the best water parks in Europe, with plenty of thrills…

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