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12 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 2019/2020

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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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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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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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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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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8 Best Water Bottle Brands 2020

by Diana Ballon

Water bottles are no longer simply items you buy for a sporting event or backcountry adventure. They’re a craze. We now carry them everywhere—in our…

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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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8 Best Baby Bottle Warmers 2020

by Keryn Means

When it comes to the best baby bottle warmer for travel or at home, there are a few things you want to think about before…

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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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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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14 Best Easter Gifts Ideas for Kids

by Tamekia Reece

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means. Easter is near… which leads us to Easter baskets. As fun as they are to make,…

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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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7 Best Apps That Block Social Media

by Cynthia J. Drake

An estimated 42 percent of American children under 8 years old own their own tablet, according to Common Sense Media. Giving children access to the…

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7 Best Bathing Suit Websites for Women 2020

by Cynthia J. Drake

In an era where anything can be ordered with a press of the “buy it now” button, trying on bathing suits in store fitting rooms…

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11 Best Developmental Toys for Babies 2020

by Megan Johnson

It’s tempting to buy the flashiest, most expensive toys for your baby; after all, those must be the best, right? In some cases, that may…

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Relive Your Vacation Memories: 11 Best Online Photo Printing Services

by Andrea Guthmann

Your vacation memories deserve a better home than your mobile phone. We’re giving some much needed exposure to the best online photo printing services that…

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11 Best Sippy Cups for Kids 2020

by Katja Gaskell

Making the transition from a bottle to a cup is a key step in your baby growing up. It’s an important milestone, but moving to…

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10 Best Books for Expecting and New Parents 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

If you’re packing for a babymoon before your first child arrives, or your newborn is already here and you’re starting to dream about that first…

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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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11 Best Purses for Moms 2020

by Keryn Means

The mom bag; it’s an institution. I remember rifling through my mom’s purse as a kid. It wasn’t the most attractive bag, but it got…

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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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