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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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10 Best Travel Pants for Women and Moms…

by Tamara Gruber

Moms have special needs when it comes to travel pants. We need pockets to carry…

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11 Best Winter Coats for Kids for 2020/21

by Tamekia Reece

Whether you’re flying to the Alps, renting a cabin in Ontario, or staying somewhere closer…

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Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Want to save big bucks on baggage fees? Make everything you jam into your suitcase…

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The Best Personalized Kids’ Luggage: 9 Great Options

by Cynthia J. Drake

Parents know all too well the horrors that await you in the event your child…

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The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Courtney Elko

Finding the best carry-on bag for any type of travel can be challenging. But when…

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14 Best Holiday Gifts for Little Travelers 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Have or know kids who crave new adventures and experiences (or simply want to instill a love of travel in them from a young age)?…

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12 Best Snow Sleds For Kids 2020/2021

by Jeff Bogle

Skiing and snowboarding are cool and all, but both wintertime activities require pricey gear and expensive lift tickets. Sledding, on the other hand, requires little…

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12 Best Family Board Games

by Jackie Perrin

When you have downtime and extra mental stamina, it’s the perfect time to bond with the family over a board game. Put down the phones,…

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10 Best Smartwatches for Kids 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Looking for the best smartwatch for kids? As prices have come down, more and more parents are trying to find that perfect smartwatch for kids,…

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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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12 Best Shoes for Babies Learning to Walk

by Jackie Perrin

Babies learning to stand and walk need lightweight shoes with support and flexibility, so they can grip and balance, and the shoes should have no-slip…

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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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15 Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids 2020

by Tamekia Reece

One of the most fun parts of the holidays is the stocking. Kids can’t wait to get their hands on the sweets and little gifts.…

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The 11 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids

by Caroline Morse Teel

If you get to light up with joy every time the UPS truck drops off your Amazon package, shouldn’t your kids get in on the…

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Our 10 Favorite Children's Books of 2020

by Josh Roberts

This year, my favorite books for kids ages eight and up featured ghosts, witches, myths, plagues, boarding school mysteries, and middle school hijinks. You’ll find…

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11 Best Road Trips Movies of All Time

by Katja Gaskell

Want to keep the kids quiet while they’re trapped next to one another in the back of the car? These movies will appeal to all…

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16 Travel-Inspired Books Dads Will Love

by Jeff Bogle

Not only do travel-inspired books make great gifts, but they also give dad inspiration to explore new places (with his kids, of course). Below is…

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23 Best Holiday Gifts for Parents 2020

by Cynthia J. Drake

Buying gifts for the grown-ups on your list can be a challenge—particularly for the adult who’s always on the go and traveling across the globe.…

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1 Best Kids Travel Shoes (That Do Double Duty)

by Cortney Fries

There’s only so much room in your suitcase, so when packing for family vacations, you usually have to choose only a pair or two of shoes…

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9 Best Cozy Pajamas for Moms and Women

by Diana Ballon

Looking for a cozy pair of pajamas to gift mom (or better yet, buy for yourself)? These comfy pajamas for moms and women pair best with a…

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What to Pack for Your Vacation Rental: 62 Essential Items to Bring (and What You Can Leave at Home)

by Cynthia J. Drake

Vacation rentals (found on sites such as VRBO, AirBnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, and TripAdvisorRentals) can be a wonderful option for family vacations, as they typically allow…

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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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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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14 Cute Booties for Fall 2020

by Amanda Norcross

We’ve found this season’s cutest and most comfortable booties to wear (while you’re inevitably chasing the kids around). These are the best booties for fall…

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10 Most Purchased Travel Gadgets on Family Vacation Critic

by Courtney Elko

We love to provide our readers with recommendations for gear, and our readers love to shop for products that make travel with kids just a…

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31 Spooky Scary Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens

by Family Vacation Critic

The Best Spooky Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens Spooky middle-grade fiction aimed at children ages eight and up has seen a creative renaissance in…

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10 Best Kid-Proof Water Bottles for Travel

by Dave Parfitt

A solid reusable water bottle is essential for everyone in the family—kids included. Stainless steel water bottles have gained popularity as parents look to avoid…

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7 Best Fall Jackets for Kids 2020

by Courtney Elko

Fall weather can be unpredictable; one minute there’s a crisp breeze in the air, the next it’s snowing. So fall jackets for kids need to…

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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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Roshambo Baby and Toddler Sunglasses Review: The Unbreakable Kid Sunglasses

by Courtney Elko

The Roshambo Baby and Toddler Sunglasses are kid-sized, fashionable and UV protective. They protect from the sun’s harmful rays, while also allowing kids to look…

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