Thanksgiving is over and you've got nearly a month until Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza with the kids' anticipation growing daily. When holiday school performances, holiday baking, holiday shopping are added to the daily grind, it's enough to make any parent scream.
The solution: an immediate break that will keep you in...Read more
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"If you're looking for a travel deal that will get you to a specific location during set dates, it's probably not going to happen!" says homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2298263">Read more
Have you done your homework?
"If you're looking for a travel deal that will get you to a specific location during set dates, it's probably not going to happen!" says homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2297949">Read more
The little water lily was so sad. She was born without any color and didn't think she was beautiful like the others.
"You are special and will do great things," her mother assured her. She revealed her little petal's very special power -- her ability "to visit anywhere in the world and pick the colors of your choosing for your petals."
All she...Read more
Really? No matter how many hours on the road, there's no whining or complaining from the two Dam kids -- Astra, 10, and her younger brother Carl, 8.
"Sometimes the kids forget we are driving at all," said their mom, Trine Dam, as Astra and Carl nod in agreement. And the two aren't glued to devices the entire time, either.
The secret to this ...Read more
Every year the four Houston grandkids look forward to their "confidential dinners" Thanksgiving week just with their grandfather.
"That's because anything they tell him he will never tell us," explains Jennifer Houston, whose father-in-law, John Houston, hosts the dinners with the four teens and the entire family ...Read more
There they go! At least seven nurse sharks, some 10-foot long, trailed by a baby. There's a giant Southern Ray moseying along, a school of horse-eyed jacks with their distinctive big eyes and the beautiful blue and black Tang fish.
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
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.
You'll find, Isak Heartstone, the new 15-foot-tall, not-scary troll on the newly constructed Trolstigen Trail in homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2267381">Read more
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