October 17, 2017

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Will Love NC’s Outer Banks

If you’re looking to take a fun beach vacation the whole family can enjoy, you may have considered the Outer Banks in North Carolina. With plenty of fun things to do and see, the area can make a great vacation spot for families. Here are eight reasons why your kids will love North Carolina’s Outer Banks: 1. See the history […]

10 Great KOA Campgrounds for Kids

I’ve mentioned several times that I am decidedly not a camper, at least not a “pitch your own tent” kind of camper. I don’t know how to pitch a tent, at least not yet, and I don’t own a sleeping bag. However, I do love a good campground. Three years, ago, we stayed in deluxe cabins at the Mystic KOA […]

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Movie-Loving Teens

Watching movies is popular in my house, especially on weekends and snow days. When we planned our big California road trip a few years ago, it was a must for our teens to spend the first few days in Hollywood. As luck would have it, our visit coincided with the red carpet premiere of Disney’s Brave.  We also enjoyed going […]

Fall Family Travel: 5 Places to Escape & Save Money

While most kids across the country have already gone back to school, mine go back next week. Back-to-School Night is this Thursday and with three kids in elementary school, I know I’m going to be overwhelmed with curriculum outlines, committee sign-up sheets and spirit wear order forms. It may be time for another vacation. Fortunately, September and October, also known […]

Top-10 Beaches for Families

At last, the official first day of summer is here and what better way to kick off summer than by thinking about spending long days at the beach, building sand castles and jumping in the waves. Recently, Family Vacation Critic named the 10 Best Beaches for Families. Take a look at their picks: Beach Haven (Beach Haven, NJ):  You and […]

Survey: Top 10 Perfect Parks in America

It’s been a bit hot this summer here in Washington, DC, I guess to make up for all the snow we didn’t get this year. We’ve had quite a few days at or above 90 degrees, which makes it hard to enjoy being outside. But when we do get cooler days, there’s nothing better than taking the kids to the […]

10 Children’s Museums for Olympics-Themed Fun

If you can’t make it to London for the Olympic Games (don’t worry, I can’t either), then head on over to your closest children’s museum. Children’s museums across the country have really gotten into the spirit of the games, and many are offering fun Olympics-themed events. Take a look to see if you live near any of these cities offering […]

Free Museum Entry All Weekend (Bank of America)

It’s that time of the month, time for Bank of America cardholders to get in free at 150 museums, zoos, science centers and botanical gardens across the country. Just head to any participating cultural institution this weekend (April 7-8) and show your Bank of America credit or debit card to get one free admission. Now in its 15th year, the Museums […]

Grab Your Lab Coats: 7 Fun Family Science Festivals

My kids love science. My eight-year-old is taking an after-school class called “Science & Magic,” focused on everyday science experiments, and this week they’re doing the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment, which I know the group will love. So naturally, I’m on the hunt for more activities to further their interest in science, and was excited to see the many […]

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, […]