March 23, 2017

From the Road: California (Week Four)

We survived our fourth week on the road. I can’t believe it either. There have been ups, downs and I’ve come down with a small cold, but we’re still moving on. Every couple of days it’s a new city and it’s been a lot of driving, but it’s been pretty amazing, too. Day 22: Los Angeles, CA We made the […]

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

I’ve not yet taken my kids out west to San Francisco, but I’m really looking forward to doing so, particularly given how much there is to do (and how much there is to do that is free). Take a look at 20 fun, fabulous and free things to do with kids in San Francisco. Things to Do With Kids in […]

5 Must-See Life-Size Gingerbread Houses

We may have enjoyed making our little gingerbread house as a family on Sunday at Gaylord National outside Washington, DC, but what we created is nothing compared to these life-size gingerbread houses that have popped up at hotels across the country. Take a look at five worth checking out: River City Casino & Hotel (St. Louis, MO) Head over to […]

All About Animals: 4 Museums Your Kids Will Love

I love fun and quirky museums, and so do my kids. We also love animals, so it’s a perfect match to find fun museums dedicated to some of our favorite animals, like dogs and bunnies. Take a look at four museums all about animals that your kids will love. Fairview Farm Goat Museum (Dallas, OR) Adjacent to the Fairview Farm […]

Top-10 Family-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

Some days it can be tough to travel with kids in tow, particularly when having to deal with flight delays, or worse, flight cancellations. Fortunately, more and more airports are offering parents a respite by adding play areas, museums, aquariums, even nursing rooms, to the terminals. FlipKey, a popular vacation rental website, took a look at family-friendly amenities offered at […]

Explore a New City: Family Scavenger Hunts

What better way to explore a new city than by doing a scavenger hunt, particularly with kids. These days, visitors bureaus, private companies and even mobile app developers are getting in on the action to make city tours a whole lot of fun for the family. Take a look at a few great options: Chattanooga (TN): Enjoy a free Spring […]

6 Places for Kids to Learn About Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s Martin Luther King Day, and it’s a great time to teach your kids about this incredible civil rights leader. There are memorials and monuments across the country dedicated to Dr. King, providing you with wonderful learning opportunities to teach about the principles of freedom and equality. Here are six worth checking out as a family. Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

5 Ways to Get in Free at Your Favorite Museums

There’s no question that it can be expensive to provide your kids with educational experiences, even those as simple as spending the afternoon in a museum. Fortunately, there are easy ways to save big, even get in for free, so take a look. Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program: I’m a big fan of the Museums on Us program. […]

Baby Boom: 10 Zoos Welcoming Baby Animals

It’s spring and the baby zoo animals are out in full force. With so many baby animals starting to take their first steps and strokes, it’s a great time to take your kids to the zoo. Here’s a quick snapshot of just a few of the zoos across the country that have welcomed new baby animals so far this year. […]

7 Weird & Wacky Museums Your Kids Will Love

I love what my kids can learn from museums dedicated to art, history and science, but sometimes you just need to get off the beaten path and go to one of the weird and wacky museums that can be found in every corner of the country. Here are seven of my favorites that are worth checking out as a family. […]