Family Fun

You may be a busy mom, but it's important to carve out some family bonding time (or some kid-free me-time) in your schedule. Whether you're looking for holiday ideas, travel tips or book and game reviews, look no further.

Amazon Prime Day 2018

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backyard bbq

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Family Fun

Our Favorite Songs for 4th of July

Throw the burgers on the grill, put the dog in a red-white-and-blue bandana, create your playlist, and crank these tunes ...

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iRobot Braava Jet 240

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Home

Our Favorite Smart Home Products That Make Your Life Easier

Remember when we thought video phone calls were a thing of the distant future? Now technology is deeply engrained in our ...

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Pets

The Lifetime Costs of Owning Dogs, Cats, Hamsters, Birds and More

Thinking of getting a pet but not sure what you can realistically afford? The Penny Hoarder looked at some of the most c...

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balto the dog

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Pets

Canine Monuments

Meet four dogs so remarkable statues have been built to celebrate them.

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H2OGO! Slime & Splash Water Slide

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Family Fun

Summer Playtime

Summer is made for fun and games—including some splashing around, squishing slime and, perhaps, soaring in the sky. Toy ...

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Parenting

Face It: Parents Deserve a Graduation Gift Just as Much as Their Graduates

Opinion: Yes, seeing your teen graduate high school is a gift in itself, but this mom says it's OK for parents to give t...

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mom getting some self-care on the porch

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Family Fun

Why It's OK—Even Good—to Skip Your Teen's Recital or Soccer Game Sometimes

When mom practices self-care, it's good for her and the whole family.

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UpUpAway

Videos

Up, Up & Away

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht and Lifestyle Editor Suzanne Rust are flying high with three creative drones. For more in...

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Role Play

Videos

10 Days of Toys: Role Play

Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo and Lifestyle Editor Suzanne Rust have three great toys that are sure to spa...

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Family Fun

This Is Why Moms Lose It When They Mess Up the Schedule

It may seem like a small mistake to others, but for moms certain scheduling glitches can lead to meltdowns.

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Outdoor Fun

Videos

10 Days of Toys: Outdoor Fun

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht and Lifestyle Editor Suzanne Rust preview their favorite toys of the season for outdoor p...

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