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51 Most Thoughtful Baby Gifts Every New Parent Will Adore

The best new parents deserve the coolest baby gifts, don't they? Take a look at these adorable and useful items that will make everyone say, "Awww!"

25 End-of-Year Teacher Gifts They’ll Actually Love and Use

It can be tricky to find thoughtful and affordable end-of-year teacher gifts. Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect...


Our Readers Share Family Rules and Traditions That Shaped Their Parenting

Genes aren’t the only things we inherit. Readers share the family traits and traditions that made them the parents they...


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25 Father’s Day Activities Your Dad Will Appreciate

For every kind of dad, there's a perfect Father's Day activity to enjoy and remember forever. From golf to Go-Karts,...


40 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Ideas That Will Make the Day Extra Special

The best Mother's Day ideas give moms (and mother figures) what they want most of all: to spend time with...

60 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

Kids may be little, but they can make a big difference in the world by performing these simple acts of...


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30 Christmas Eve Traditions That Create Merry Memories

Liven up this merry holiday with new customs and fun twists on old favorites.

29 of the Best Kids’ Christmas Movies on Netflix

The holiday season is the perfect time for a family movie night with these kids' Christmas movies on Netflix!


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50 of the Best Christmas Movies for Kids

Here comes Santa Claus (and friends) with these awesome kids' Christmas movies that are just right for all different ages.


28 Christmas Movies on Disney+ the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Hot cocoa, cookies, and holiday movies? Sign us up!


45 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Keep Them Busy

These easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids won't just keep your little turkeys entertained—they'll also decorate your table for your family's...

20 Best Thanksgiving Games for the Whole Family to Play

Kids and grown-ups alike can get into these exciting, easy-to-play Thanksgiving games.


25 Gifts for Tween Boys That Are Cool and Unusual

Having a hard time finding the perfect present for the tween boy in your life? We’re about to make your...


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36 Teacher Quotes That Inspire a Love of Learning

These teacher quotes truly capture the priceless value of all educators and how their influence can touch lives.


I’ve Been to Every Disney Park in the World—and These Are My Favorites

Get the insider scoop on Disney parks around the globe from an expert who's visited them all.


The Best Pumpkin Patch in Every State

At the best pumpkin patches around the country, you can expect great photo ops, hot cider, and hay bales. And...

43 Fall Activities to Add to Your Bucket List

Enjoy every minute of the crisp autumn season with these must-do fall activities.


60+ Back-to-School Supplies Every Student Needs

You’ll need a lot more than three-ring binders and pencils to kick off the school year right—and lucky for you,...


40 Easy Halloween Crafts Your Kid Will Love to Make

Trick-or-treating is only half the fun. Pump your kids up for frightful night with these easy Halloween crafts your little...


The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


The Most Stylish and Fun Backpacks for School and Work

Zappos has the best selection of backpacks to tote your gear to work and school. Here are our favorites, from...


40 Best Back-to-School Sales Happening Right Now

Back-to-school sales are officially in full swing, and you're about to save big. Funnel your newfound cash into your kids’...


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40 Back to School Memes That’ll Crack You Up

Whether you're a longtime parent or brand new teacher, you'll be cackling at these memes before the big day.


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30 Funny Family Movies You and Your Kids Will Love

Throw the popcorn in the microwave and cue up these fun flicks for your next family movie night.

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The 25 Best Outdoor Games to Keep Kids Entertained All Summer

Outdoor games provide children with valuable learning experiences, social interaction, exercise, and, oh, a ton of fun!


Mitch Albom on What It Means to Be a Real Father to a Special Orphan

What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches ­­bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.


12 Kiddie Pools to Keep Children, Dogs, and Adults Cool This Summer

Who says kiddie pools are just for kids? These backyard must-haves are perfect for anyone who needs a break from...


15 Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family

There are lots of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day, even now when we're still trying to keep our distance...


50 Great Graduation Gifts to Celebrate This Milestone

These thoughtful graduation gift ideas are the perfect ways to say congratulations at every life stage.


50 Funny Parent Tweets That Perfectly Nail the Highs and Lows of Parenting

Even the best parents need somewhere to vent about their little angels.