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7 Family-Friendly Ideas for Quick Weekend Getaways

Post by CafeMom Contributors. Even if you’ve already got a major vacation on your calendar for this summer, don’t forget about all the other weekends just waiting to be filled with quick jaunts to fun places in the family car. Here are seven ideas to inspire mini-getaways that will create lasting memories. Show More Summary

Letting My Daughter Be Her Own Person Means Letting Go of My Favorite Way to Say 'I Love You'

Post by Holly Raychelle Hughes. When I was 8 years old, no one helped me get ready for school. I’d get up, and dressed, and do own my hair. I made myself breakfast by filling a bowl until the cereal swelled to an inch below the rim,Show More Summary

9 Back-to-School Essentials That Are Worth a Splurge

Post by CafeMom Contributors. When it comes to buying school supplies, we all love a good deal (anyone else do the equivalent of a touchdown dance at the checkout counter?), but we also know that you get what you pay for, so there are some things you shouldn’t skimp on. Show More Summary

15 Important Life Lessons Girls Learn From Playing Sports

Post by Wendy Robinson. When I was a young girl, there was nothing I wanted more than to be a part of a team. I really wanted to play soccer or volleyball, but tight family finances made that impossible, and I still feel a little sad about not getting that chance.  I did finally get to join a team in high school. Show More Summary

12 Creative Ideas for Memorable Day Trips With Your Kid

Post by Michele Zipp. We believe taking a quick day trip with your child is a must. This one-on-one experience will allow you to connect in a powerful way, without all the distractions of being at home or with anyone else. For moms with...Show More Summary

This Viral Photo Will Make You Wish Your Kid Went to Kindergarten in the 1950s

Post by Maressa Brown. If you could take yourself and your family back in time, the 1950s likely wouldn't be your first choice destination. (Let's be real: It wasn't exactly the most enlightened time in our country's history.) But apparently,...Show More Summary

My Daughter Is Terrified of Being Unpopular and I Don't Know How to Help

Post by Holly Raychelle Hughes. My 9-year-old daughter is convinced that her popularity has been declining since kindergarten. Recently, while I was driving her to her last day of Minecraft day camp, we were listening to Chris Young and Cassadee Pope's "Think of You." We both sang along with the words: We used to be the life of the party. Show More Summary

5 Truly Creative First Day of School Photo Ideas That Are Perfect for Instagram

Post by Genny Glassman. Your child's first day back to school is a special occasion. But between back-to-school shopping and summer reading lists, it's hard to find the time to come up with creative picture ideas to mark the special day. Show More Summary

7 Fun Ways to Stay Active on Vacation

Post by CafeMom Contributors. Taking a break shouldn't mean abandoning an active lifestyle, or settling for a boring workout in a hotel gym. These pursuits are a great way to make any trip more physically engaging. Some are free, but...Show More Summary

8 Vacation Ideas That Make Kids of Different Ages Happy (Yep, Even Teens and Toddlers)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Planning a family vacation is always challenging (to put it mildly), but choosing the right getaway when your kids are a wide range of ages is especially tricky. Toddlers and teens don't have many interests...Show More Summary

15 Fun Activities for Kids Who Don't Love Team Sports

Post by Wendy Robinson. According to the Center for Disease Control, most kids need at least 60 minutes of aerobic exercise a day for best health. For some kids, hitting this number is easy thanks to being on a soccer or swim team. But...Show More Summary

12 Amazing 'Water Parks' You'll Want to Create in Your Backyard

Post by Julie Ryan Evans. What's better than a trip to a water park in the heat of summer? Well, how about a trip to the water park in your own backyard without the pricey tickets, traffic jams, and long lines? Parents across the country have gotten creative in constructing some amazing backyard water play spaces. Show More Summary

How to Spend a Fun Day Outside in Any Weather

Post by CafeMom Contributors. This time of year, heading outdoors with the kids can feel like tempting fate. A sudden freak snowstorm interrupts a sparkling spring day, and then a downpour comes along to wash it all away. But don’t let fast-changing weather patterns trap you indoors, where even the mellowest children get stir crazy after a while. Show More Summary

The Top 25 Family Vacation Spots in the US, Ranked

Post by Julie Ryan Evans. When it comes to childhood memories and the stories told over and and over throughout our lives, family vacations often play a starring role. Stepping outside daily life to explore the world is a chance for learning, bonding, relaxation, and fun. Show More Summary

Family Movie Night with The Boss Baby

Post by CafeMom Contributors. I used to hate watching movies and you'd never find me sitting down for a kids movie. I would fold laundry, pick up the room we were in, thumb through a magazine, or scroll social media. At the time I believed...Show More Summary

Check Out These Boss Baby Viewing Party Ideas

Post by CafeMom Contributors. The perfect anecdote to busy days and hot summer weather is a little chill time with the fresh and funny family movie. Get comfy, snuggle up, and get ready to nibble secret-recipe cookies, the perfect viewing...Show More Summary

How to Make Team Sister T-Shirts

Post by CafeMom Contributors. Sisters.  Best of friends and worst enemies- almost in the same breath.  Right? Seriously in our house, our girls are just 18 months apart and they are giggling like crazy one minute and screaming the next. ...Show More Summary

15 Easy Science Experiments You and Your Kid Can Make With Food

Post by Kelly Ladd. Science is fun. It's even more fun when it tastes good. Whether you homeschool your kids or you just want to learn (and eat) something together, we found 15 science experiments that will excite kids' minds and tickle...Show More Summary

13 Creative Kids’ Portraits Made Amazingly Cool With Sidewalk Chalk

Post by Kelly Ladd. Tired of the same ol’ family portraits you get at the mall where everyone is staring at the camera smiling? Us too. Luckily, you can get creative with your family photos by creating a fun sidewalk chalk backdrop for them. Show More Summary

The Extremely Contagious Kid Stomach Bug No One's Talking About

Post by CafeMom Contributors. I used to think the worst thing I'd hear screamed from the bathroom was "come wipe me, Mommy!" Now it's "Mommy, there's something on my toilet paper, and it's moving!" This is how I was introduced to pinworms,...Show More Summary

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