Can you taste those juicy apples you've just picked with the kids? See all the fall colors from a bicycle seat? Try to beat your kids out of the giant corn maze? You gotta love fall!
Sure you're busy with work and the kids' never-ending activities, but there are so many fun things to do! Make some time. Remember, the kids are only four or six ...Read more
Calling all wizards and princesses, ghouls, goblins and superheroes and heroines -- right now! If you thought you had weeks left to get those costumes ready, think again. That's because Halloween is now celebrated -- big time -- from theme parks to zoos, children's museums to hotels and resorts all October long. At least you will ...Read more
Not one complaint. "Truly I can't think of any cons, and the pros were numerous," said Tamar Halpern Zuydhoek after shepherding her family of 21, including more than a dozen grandkids, on trips to Alaska and Iceland.
Certainly, it's not easy to please everyone, ranging in age from preschoolers to teens to college students to grandparents, "of ...Read more
"Are you going to miss me?" my son asked. "Are you going to cry?"
We were flying across the country for his freshman year of college and the answer was more complicated than the "of course!" he expected -- and that I replied. Of course, I would miss him. But. Having two kids at home was going to be less complicated than three, I hoped -- one ...Read more
Surgeon explains at home fix for dark spots
and uneven skin tones on skin...
Imagine a place where kids are encouraged to play with toys that are for sale, try magic tricks and dress-up clothes, race down a four-story tube slide, navigate a multilevel play space and even get a haircut sitting in a kid-sized car, and you're only charged for what you buy.
Say hello to the Big Guy -- the Really Big Guy.
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CODY, Wyoming -- Looks certainly can be deceiving. We've driven more than an hour from Cody, Wyoming, and then up more than 10 miles on a rutted dirt road in the middle of nowhere -- a dusty, barren rocky landscape on a private ranch in the Big Horn Basin in north central Wyoming.
But this is what scientists have dubbed "The Jurassic Mile," for...Read more
True or false: The teddy bear was invented to honor President Theodore Roosevelt.
True! But how and where that occurred is another matter. Ask those at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where Roosevelt stayed on multiple bear hunts in the early years of the 20th century, and they'll ...Read more
Milwana "Sparky" Sparks, just a teenager, thought his life was over when he was sentenced to the notorious Robben Island Prison. "I never thought I'd leave," he said, showing visitors around the South African prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years, along with other anti-apartheid leaders, enduring the harshest conditions.
Today, Sparks is ...Read more
The At Home Fix That Is Like A Power Wash
For Your Gut Lining...
Is it safe? That's the first question parents -- and grandparents -- ask when a teen wants to zip line on vacation, a tween tries the resort's bungee trampoline or a preschooler enters the "junior" water play area.
Is it safe to take kids to developing nations? To fly with babies when they haven't yet been vaccinated for measles? To let them ...Read more
No need to fret! So what if it's pouring and you forgot the rain jackets. So what if you forgot the bag of beach towels for the beach ... the first aid kit ... the kids' flip-flops ... hiking socks ... bug spray.
Unless you are going to someplace like Outer Mongolia, you will be able to find what you need. Once, we forgot my middle daughter's ...Read more
What a birthday present! A 151-foot-tall, 225-ton statue that came disassembled from France in 214 crates.
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Get ready to thread the needle! In whitewater rafting parlance, that means aiming your raft between obstacles in a rushing river.
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