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Family Travel Gear

10 Best Ski and Snowsuits for Kids 2021

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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Best Face Masks for Kids and Toddlers

by Megan Johnson

It is hard to believe another school year is here, and Covid-19 is still as prevalent as ever. Some school districts have made mask-wearing mandatory…

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The Best Academic Planners for the 2021-2022 School Year

by Megan Johnson

It hardly seems possible, but it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. The past year and a half has been a bit…

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The 5 Best Chromebooks for Kids

by Adele Chapin

It used to be that back-to-school shopping lists focused on pencils, highlighters, and Trapper Keepers. These days, a laptop is at the top of the…

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The 6 Best Sand Sleds

by Adele Chapin

Sleds aren’t only for snowy days and freezing weather. Towering sand dunes are just calling out for kids (and kids at heart) to slide down,…

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Etekcity ESF551 Smart Fitness Scale Review

by Megan Johnson

Since 2012, Etekcity has been an innovator of all things smart, including smart plugs, smart bulbs, smart kitchen scales, luggage scales, and body scales.   What…

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9 Squishmallows Every Kid Will Love

by Megan Johnson

If you have an older child or tween, chances are they have begged for a Squishmallow in the past few months. Squishmallows are insanely soft…

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4 Travel Strollers We Love

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for a stroller for your next family vacation? Here, we share our favorite travel strollers for comfort, compactness and convenience. UPPAbaby G-Luxe This stroller…

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10 Best Packable Beach Chairs for the Whole Family

by Liz Alterman

When you’re headed to the beach, lake, or pool with your family, you probably already have plenty to transport. So when it comes to beach…

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The 5 Best Babywearing Shirts

by Megan Johnson

While baby carriers are super convenient, they sometimes can be cumbersome and bulky to carry around for times you aren’t using them but want them…

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The 8 Best Portable Potties and Toilets

by Megan Johnson

Summer is here, and with it comes road trips and day trips, and when you have kids, it means that, almost inevitably, at least once…

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8 Best Beach Towels (That Are Also Multifunctional)

by Cortney Fries

Do you have the same faded beach towels you’ve been using for several years now? Ready to invest in a new set for the family?…

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The 12 Best Convertible Purses That Turn Into Backpacks

by Adele Chapin

Looking for a new bag that’s made for a multi-tasking mom? These 12 versatile bags do double-duty, easily transforming from a purse into a backpack.…

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The Best Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

by Lauren Dana

With summer right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to stock up on a new pair of sunglasses. However, finding the best pair for…

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The Incredible Amazon Prime Perk That Can Improve Your Next Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

Amazon Prime is a useful subscription for a lot of things, but it can be a lifesaver for families on vacation. The $119-per-year subscription grants…

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9 Best Maternity Swim Cover Ups for 2021

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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10 Best Packable Women’s Sun Hats for Travel 2021

by Katja Gaskell

Whether you’re packing for a family vacation, a romantic city break for two, or a weekend away with the girls, you don’t want to forget…

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8 Best Swim Floaties for Kids 2021

by Courtney Elko

Whether you have an infant, toddler or a young swimmer, floaties for kids are a fun and a safe staple for any day in the…

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The Best Roof Racks and Rooftop Cargo Carriers for 2021

by Megan Johnson

Summer road trips are upon us, and if you’re worried about space in the car, you may need to invest in a cargo carrier. Cargo…

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Best Beach Gear 2021: 9 Must-Haves for Families

by Courtney Elko

The days of conveniently carrying one beach chair, a towel and a cute beach bag to the beach are mere memories of your time before…

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11 Swimsuit Cover Ups You Need in Your Closet Now

by Cynthia J. Drake

Let’s be real: for some of us, anything related to bathing suits can be an event on par with, say, a root canal. But once…

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7 Summer Dresses You Won’t Want to Take Off All Season

by Megan Johnson

Summer is upon us, and the best way to stay stylish while still keeping cool is to wear a dress. Dresses are versatile, hold up…

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The 7 Best Beach Cruiser Bikes for the Whole Family

by Megan Johnson

Biking is a great way to get around while you are on vacation. Beach cruiser bikes are lightweight, and allow you to ride on a…

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11 Best Sunglasses for Babies and Toddlers in 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Looking for a pair of sunglasses for baby? We recommend these baby and toddler sunglasses for their durability, comfort, and protection from the elements (and…

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13 Father’s Day Picks for the Always-Hard-To-Shop-For Dad

by Jeff Bogle

He may say that he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day, but every dad loves to receive a sweet gift from his children. So here’s…

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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 essentials…

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