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Family Fun: Easy Summer Activity Ideas

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For many, summer is a time for family activities. Kids are out of school…, families have made time for vacations, and, of course, the weather has warmed up! This combination has many looking for easy and enjoyable things to do as a family. So here are a few

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Travel: Five Tips to Green Your Summer Vacation

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With warmer weather in full swing and Independence Day… just around the corner, you’ve likely already planned your family’s summer vacation. I know the to-do list is long, from stocking up on sunscreen and bug spray to bringing the sandals and bathing suits out of winter storage. This year, don’t

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Summer Travel Survival with Kids with Learning and Attention Issues

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Every season of the year gives us something special and unique. But there is no other season that can be compared to summer, really. The ice cold chill of the air conditioner when you first come inside from the new summer heat, the first time the sun kisses your skin,…

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Contest: Win a Family Vacation at Universal Orlando Resort


Win a Family Vacation to Universal Orlando Resort
Thanks to Southwest Airlines and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, now you can enter for a chance to win a family vacation at Universal Orlando Resort (click to go to the entry form…). Yes, that’s right. You can enter for a

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Las Vegas Family Travel—The Coolest of the Summer Hot Spots

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Las Vegas may not be the first place you think of when considering summer travel with the family…, but you may want to think again. Known for world-class service, luxurious hotels, divine dining, and superb entertainment, a few days in Vegas may be the perfect vacation for your family

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Reading: Five Ways to Incorporate Reading Into Vacation


Many families are looking to take a last minute vacation before the new school year starts. Going on a family vacation not only gives families the opportunity to spend quality time together, but it also provides excellent learning opportunities for children, including the chance to build stronger reading skills.

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Summer: How to Transition from School to Summer Routines

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The end of the school year is fast approaching and that means it’s time to change schedules, set new routines and ensure that everyone is taken care of for the summer…. It’s never easy and as kids get older, the routine changes constantly. Here are some my tried and

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Keepsakes: Three Low-cost, Fun Ideas for Preserving Summer Vacation Memories

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Preserving Memories—The following scenarios happens every August. Fresh from our family vacation, I have high hopes — “This will be the year I actually finish that scrapbook…, upload all my vacation photos to Picassa, and mail those postcards.”
And then life happens. The kids go back to

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Checklist: Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips

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Summer months mean family road trips and great driving weather. After a long winter, investing a little time and money in performing and recording routine car maintenance will pay off in peace of mind, cost savings, and your car’s longevity …and resale value. You don’t need a sophisticated understanding of

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Giveaway! PBS Kids Prize Pack With Summer Travel Gear for Kids


With summer vacation right around the corner, PBS Kids and Wilson & Ditch want to reward three lucky winners with a prize pack full of gear to entertain kids no matter where your journeys take you—close to home or across the country. (Approximate Retail Value: $100 each)
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