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Meet the New Han Solo

By Erin Oltmanns

Surely you've heard that a Star Wars movie devoted to exploring the origins of your very favorite scoundrel, Han Solo, is in the works!  This new film in the Star Wars cinematic universe will chronicle the adventure-filled past of the iconic pilot and everyone’s favorite Wookiee... Read More

Book Recommendations: Black History Month

By Anna Shirley

February is Black History Month and I have a list of book recommendations for your family. Starting with picture books for younger kids leading up to books for teens, take a look at the books we recommend reading during Black History Month. These books are great for teaching your children many lesso... Read More

5 Reminders for Raising Helpful Kids in the Kitchen

By Erin Oltmanns

I take my responsibility to eventually toss my two kiddos out of the nest pretty seriously. One day they will need to take care of themselves and SO HELP ME, they will not live on microwave noodles or be stumped by anything in the produce section of the grocery store or be the roommate that never co... Read More

Science Shows How A Trip To The Beach Actually Changes Your Brain

By YourTango

by Rebecca Jane Stokes Get there, ASAP. The ocean. A lake. A babbling creek.  Each body of water conjures a feeling inside of us even as we read the words.  You don't have to be an outdoor girl to acknowledge that spending time by the water can leave you feeling rested, rec... Read More

Best Things to Do in Budapest with Kids

By MiniTime

Visiting Hungary with kids may be the most interesting city break you’ll ever take. The country is vast and extremely welcoming to young tourists. Sitting along the Danube River, the Hungarian capital is truly one of the world’s most visual cities. Art nouveau architecture fills the large boulev... Read More

The SING Special Edition is Coming to Digital, DVD, and Blu-Ray in March

By Melanie Donahoo

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment If you and your kids loved watching SING in the theaters, then prepare yourself to get super excited for what I'm about to say. Are you ready? Ok, here goes . . . THE SING SPECIAL EDITION IS COMING OUT ON DIGITAL HD ON MARCH 3rd... Read More

Mardi Gras for Families Beyond New Orleans

By MiniTime

Mardi Gras typically brings to mind drinking in the streets and wild parties. However, there are many family-friendly Mardi Gras events around the country. Mardi Gras—French for "Fat Tuesday”—reflects the practice of the last night of eating rich foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten s... Read More

Why I Don’t Want My Kids To Be Happy

By YourTango

By Mia Von Scha (And why having kids who are always happy is actually a sign of bad parenting.) It seems obvious that we would want our kids to be happy always. We go out of our way to protect them from negativity, disappointment, sadness, and anger. We try to create peaceful home... Read More

SNL’s Kate McKinnon is Ms. Frizzle On The Netflix Magic School Bus Re-Boot

By Kalli Verbecky

What goodness is this? SNL and Ghostbuster's star, Kate McKinnon, will bring life to Ms. Frizzle of Magic School Bus fame in "The Magic School Bus:Rides Again", scheduled to debut on Netflix later this year. Could the casting be any more spot on? Kate is the perfect mix of quirky, smart an... Read More

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

By Erin Oltmanns

Some of my very favorite trips have been to our national parks. I was SO PUMPED when my kids were old enough to haul them to my favorite places. Do you know that there are several free entrance days in the national parks each year? A... Read More