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At-Home Activities

26 Things to Do at Home with Kids…

by Megan Johnson

With schools closing across the country in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves…

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At-Home Activities

How to Play Games Online with Friends and…

by Courtney Elko

Yes, you can play board games and card games with extended family and friends, even…

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At-Home Activities

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipes

by Courtney Elko

Why buy Play-Doh when you can easily make your own at home? Some playdough recipes…

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14 Best Family Card Games 2020

by Jackie Perrin

Card games are a great family diversion, whether you're at home or on the road.…

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The Best Family TV Shows and Movies to…

by Amanda Norcross

Hunkered down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some new TV shows and…

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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…

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What to Read After Harry Potter: More Magical Books for Kids and Teens

by Josh Roberts

By now you’ve probably seen hundreds of lists like this one—books to read after you or your kids finish the Harry Potter series. These lists…

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7 Ways to Help Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Courtney Elko

Small businesses have been hit hard in the wake of this global pandemic. Restaurants, local shops, family-owned contractor businesses and others continue to lose money…

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Homemade Mask Patterns Kids Will Love

by Courtney Elko

The newest fashion statement and recommended way to protect yourself from the spread of COVID-19 is the medical facial mask. Seeing masks across faces while…

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7 Disney Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

by Amanda Norcross

When it comes to Disney, everything is magical—especially the food served at the parks. Craving a creamy Dole Whip or wishing you were starting your…

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24 Best Trolls World Tour Toys & Accessories

by Amanda Norcross

Have kids who are obsessed with the new Trolls World Tour, which is now available to rent at home? Surprise them with these Trolls World…

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13 Best Snacks for Your Quarantine

by Megan Johnson

Many of us are quarantined at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, if you’re like me, you’re trying to limit, if not completely eliminate, trips…

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How #GoLater Is Helping Us Improve Our Future Travels

by Family Vacation Critic

Were your travel plans dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. For the moment, the world needs to focus on staying safe. That includes…

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Self Care for the Whole Family: 10 Ways to Spark Joy During Your Quarantine

by Amanda Norcross

Many of us are experiencing a range of negative emotions in the midst of COVID-19—from the stress of trying to homeschool kids while simultaneously working…

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21 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 with kids (for now). Send help. Truth. Us, after this…

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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 ourselves and our kids in ways we never considered. That’s…

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5 Multiplayer Video Games That Are EXACTLY What Your Family Needs Right Now

by Josh Roberts

As I type these words, it’s day 19 of our great social distancing experiment here in Massachusetts. My kids have been out of school due…

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The 9 Best Meal Kits

by Caroline Morse Teel

With plenty of time on our hands to cook and a good reason to avoid the grocery store, meal kits are exactly what we need…

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10 Best Puzzles for Kids and Families to Create Together

by Courtney Elko

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Crafts, board games and puzzles are all excellent alternatives to screen time. When buying a puzzle, also…

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15 Best Fart Jokes and Gifts for Kids

by Jeff Bogle

There are few things in the life of a child more hilarious than hearing someone fart unexpectedly. Thankfully (or not, depending on your point of…

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How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party

by Megan Johnson

My son’s first birthday is coming up, and we had been planning a big party. A couple of weeks ago, we decided to invite just…

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9 Best Cheap Gaming Laptops Under $200

by Jeff Bogle

Every kid loves a fun computer game, but parents often don’t want to buy, or can’t afford to spend the money on, a fancy new…

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A Complete List of All the Virtual Rides at Disney Theme Parks

by Amanda Norcross

If you had to cancel your Disney vacation plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here to say we feel your pain. We’re also here…

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How to Stream Broadway Shows at Home

by Amanda Norcross

The curtain has closed on Broadway—for now—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite story lines and show tunes. The following streaming services allow…

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12 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes 2020

by Beth Luberecki

We all know that self-care is important, especially for us busy parents and in uncertain times. Self-care that’s delivered right to your front door makes…

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COVID-19: What to Know About Travel and Things to Do at Home

by Family Vacation Critic

Things are changing daily (sometimes hourly) in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. You can find all of our ongoing coronavirus coverage here,…

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Stream These New Family Movies That Are Being Released Early

by Megan Johnson

We’re all having to adapt to a new lifestyle in light of COVID-19: telecommuting, homeschooling, events getting canceled, not being able to go out to…

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14 Best Early Release Movies for Families with Teens

by Courtney Elko

With movie theaters temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several new release movies will be available to stream at home for a fee. These…

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10 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Activity tracker watches help kids develop healthy habits and keep moving in technologically fun ways. Parents already using them might want to get a kids…

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How to Reschedule Your Family Vacation Without Losing Money

by Deanne Revel

As of March 16, 2020, you can’t step inside a single Disney theme park anywhere in the world. In many communities across the U.S., events…

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COVID-19 Refund Policies by Vacation Rental Website

by Amanda Norcross

Need to change your vacation rental plans due to COVID-19? Similar to airlines, hotels, and third-party online travel agents (OTAs), refund policies vary by company.…

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