Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

Waste Not! 15 Things You Can do With Pumpkin Seeds

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If you haven’t carved your pumpkin, when you clean out the messy insides, trust us when we say: Hold on to the seeds. They might feel slimy and look like a gross shredded mess but they are nutritious and tasty. As Chef, Ingrid Hoffmann,…

Play Together, Stay Together: 10 Reasons Why Couples Should Seek Hobbies Together

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UPDATED: August 1st, 2016 Everyone knows someone who met their significant other while participating in a sport or hobby. Common interests are one of the things that draws couples together. Years later with kids and jobs and household chores…

Trend Setting: 10 Halloween Activities to Try Instead of Trick-or-Treating

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Are you desperate for some Halloween activities for kids that aren't trick-or-treating? Depending on where you live, letting your kids go trick-or-treating at night might be scarier than all those goblins and monsters running around on Halloween.…

After School Cool: 15 Out-of-the-Box Activities for Your Kid to Try This Year

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At a young age we learn much of what guides us through life and children are magnets—their brains attract and hold onto new information without even trying. That’s why in this age of video games and TV babysitters, it’s crucial to give…

Cultivate & Activate: 10 Tips on Helping Kids with Finding a Passion

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Whether you like it or not (and whether it’s coming from you or elsewhere), there is tremendous pressure on kids today for finding a passion—as early as possible. Part of that is only natural since we, as a species, tend to want to find…

Play Date Patrol: 15 Tips on the Art of Scheduling Plans for your Kids

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If there is one thing the modern mother must master, it’s scheduling the play date. Okay, so there are actually lots of things we need to figure out in early parenthood but knowing how to arrange plans for your kids requires a special finesse…

Do Stuff: 14 Reasons Why Finding Hobbies is Great for Your Relationship

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A happy and successful relationship has many facets, which include finding hobbies. One of the things that makes a great relationship is maintaining a sense of individuality—each party contributing their uniqueness to the shared experience,…

Hotter than July: 12 Things to Do in the Shade Today

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July equals blazing temperatures. This means lots of sweat, plenty of humidity and a strong dose of sun in our faces—and not all of us around here have air conditioning. According to the CDC’s Extreme Heat Prevention Guide, “Heat-related…

11 Reasons Why the Etch A Sketch is Still Awesome Today

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Yep, we said Etch A Sketch. Humble and entertaining, the classic Etch A Sketch debuted in 1960. Designed by a French electrician who sold his idea for $25,000, the Etch A Sketch is one of those toys that everyone owned. Along with the Hula…