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8 alternatives to trick-or-treating that kids will love

Here are 8 fun alternatives to trick-or-treating this year.
A mom and her kids dressed up for Halloween.

7 easy last-minute Halloween costume ideas for kids

Halloween costumes are sometimes needed immediately. This guide helps you put one together with things from home.
A mother and son carve a Halloween pumpkin

How to carve a pumpkin with 6 easy designs

Learn how to carve a pumpkin, plus get easy design ideas
Preschooler wearing headphones

The best headphones under $25 to protect your preschooler from fireworks

We list the best headphones for preschoolers you need on the Fourth of July.
Child making Fourth of July DIY decorations

4 patriotic crafts tweens can make for Independence Day

Decorate your Fourth of July with these DIY crafts your tweens can make.
Two little girls making July Fourth crafts

6 easy 4th of July crafts for toddlers that won’t make a mess

These Fourth of July crafts are so easy, toddlers can do them.
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8 best tips to keep your toddler calm during fireworks

This is how to help a toddler who's afraid of fireworks.
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How to throw an amazing Fourth of July party with your family

Make your family's Fourth of July party super fun with these 9 ideas.
Couple watching a movie on the Fourth of July

5 kid-friendly movies to watch as a family on the 4th of July

These movies are great to watch as a family on July 4th.
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5 useful tips to keep your family safe this Fourth of July

Sparklers and fireworks can be dangerous. Here's what you need to know.
Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky

4 best apps to make your family’s Fourth of July better

Use these apps to help ensure you and your family have a great Fourth of July.
Students surprise teacher with gifts

5 end-of-the-year gifts under $25 elementary school teachers will love

Elementary school teachers will really appreciate these end-of-the-year gifts.
Gifts set out for Father's Day

6 incredible DIY Father’s Day gift ideas a 10-year-old can make

Kids can make these amazing DIY Father's Day gifts.
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8 Father’s Day gifts for dads excited to hit the road

If Dad has the travel bug, we have Father's Day gifts that will inspire him to hit the road.
A little girl with a service member near American flags in the ground

5 great ways to teach your kids about Memorial Day

Here are some great ways to teach kids about the significance of Memorial Day.
Smiling high school graduate with his parents

3 practical graduation gifts seniors can actually use

These high school graduation gifts will really come in handy.
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Picture perfect: 8 adorable ideas for your baby’s milestone photos

With these baby-milestone picture ideas, your baby will be camera-ready.
Mother's Day gifts with a card

5 best Mother’s Day gifts you can pick up same day

If you need a last-minute Mother's Day gift, try these great options.
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7 heartwarming movies on Hulu to watch on Mother’s Day

These are the best movies to stream with Mom for a relaxing Mother's Day at home.
Mom hugging daughter after getting homemade gift for Mother's Day

4 incredible Mother’s Day gifts kids can make themselves

Any mom would love to receive these DIY gifts on Mother's Day, which kids can easily make.
Teens at graduation in their caps and gowns.

8 amazing ways to make graduation in quarantine special for your teen

Graduation is an important moment. Here's how to make it memorable for your high schooler.
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10 creative ways kids can celebrate Mother’s Day

Help your kids create a special Mother's Day surprise. We have 10 creative ideas.
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Expedia’s new tool makes it easy to find a family vacation spot

Expedia has a tool to check COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here’s how it works.
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8 simple ways kids can help the planet on Earth Day (and beyond)

Earth Day is the perfect time to teach your kids about sustainability. Here are easy ways they can help protect the environment.
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How to throw a great graduation party in your backyard

When your teen graduates high school, you'll want to throw a party. Our tips will help you throw a memorable backyard bash.
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9 amazing DIY Easter decorations your third grader can make

Easter is a great time for your kids to make homemade decorations. Our DIY craft ideas will help them create fun Easter decor.
A family with moving boxes

4 simple steps to get your kids excited about moving

Moving into a new home can be difficult for kids. We list four healthy ways to make things easier -- and exciting -- for them.
An Easter basket decorated as a pink bunny

Good, better, best: Easter baskets you can reuse year after year

Your child will be excited about what's inside their Easter basket no matter what. We list three great baskets you can reuse year after year.
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April Fools’ pranks that make you the cool parent, not a terrible one 

April Fools' Day is right around the corner. We list several fun and innocent pranks for your kids that will make them laugh.
Women's History Month sign

8 books about inspirational women for your kids

These eight books about influential women will inspire any kid.
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7 creative ways to show the Easter Bunny paid a visit

Kids really love it when the Easter Bunny delivers treats to them. We show seven creative ways to show how he paid a visit.
Chalkboard sign saying "spring break" on a beach

3 fun, affordable spring break trips for families

Are you not sure where to go on spring break with your kids? We list three fun, affordable and family-friendly trip ideas.
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5 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family

Valentine's Day is all about couples, but with kids it can be hard to get away. Here are five fun ideas to celebrate as a family — and with your community.
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Give your kids the gift of Disney+ this Valentine’s Day

Kids will love getting Disney+ for Valentine's Day this year. We list the numerous benefits of getting this awesome service.
Young girl with Kwanzaa sign on a playground

Fun Kwanzaa games for every toddler

Kwanzaa is a beautifully celebrated holiday for African-American families. Get your child involved with these fun and interactive games.
Teenager holding a teddy bear in front of a Christmas tree and lights

6 great gifts to get your teen this holiday season

Are you looking for a good holiday gift for the teen in your life? We list six gift ideas that your teen just might like.
Family at a table playing a board game.

Both boys and girls will love these 5 board games

Enjoying family game night is a great tradition. We've listed five fun board games that boys and girls of all ages will love.
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6 great gifts to get your preteen this holiday season

Looking for a good gift for the preteen in your life? Here are our six top picks that will be enjoyed by every type of tween.
Toddler boy holding a sparkler at a party

Ringing in the new year with toddlers: What you can do to pass the time

New Year's Eve seems geared more toward the adults than your little ones. We list fun, kid-friendly activities that include them.
Teenagers looking at a smartphone

Why you should (and shouldn’t) get your teen a smartphone this Christmas

Your teen has asked you for a smartphone for Christmas. Do you cave? We look at the benefits and downsides of this big step.
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Make numbers fun with logical mathematical learning — here’s how

Children learn in diverse ways every day. Our guide will help you understand more about your kids and how they learn things, such as math.
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9 adorable Christmas-themed PJs for toddlers

Need outfits for cute Christmas morning photos? We've got your tot covered.
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Stream TV free all weekend with Sling’s incredible Black Friday promo

Looking for the year's best Black Friday deals? You can stream Sling's incredible Black Friday promos for free all weekend.
Toddler with cake

6 non-toy gift ideas for toddlers they’ll really love

What do you pick when shopping for a toddler gift while simultaneously steering clear of the toy aisle? You may want to consider one of these six options. 
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What to buy the kid who has everything

If you’re currently shopping for a kid who already has it all, here are a few gift ideas to consider, each sure to please both parent and child.
A mother and son carve a Halloween pumpkin

Here’s how you and your kids can safely carve your pumpkins this Halloween

Halloween pumpkin-carving is an annual tradition, but it can also be a dangerous one. We've compiled ways to make sure you and your kids stay safe and have fun.
Couple makes bread for Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with your kids and these amazing party ideas

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that's celebrated the world over. Here are some fun and delicious ways for families to enjoy this meaningful holiday.
Girl trick or treating in Halloween street

Help your children have a healthy Halloween with these ideas

You're still raising healthy children, even during Halloween. Here's how you can make it easier, from candy alternatives to safer practices on the big night.
Two boys wear DIY Halloween costumes.

Looking for a last-minute kids’ costume? Here are our top picks

Make the most of your time and money with these adorable costume ideas you can get in a pinch. Here also are several options for making your own costume.
Family of four dressed in Halloween costumes.

How old is too old for trick or treating?

Experts agree that as long as kids follow the social guidelines and observe the holiday respectfully, there’s no harm in trick or treating at any age.