ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas

By Kalli Verbecky

I hate myself a little for even putting this post together because it's only November 2nd and I HEARD CHRISTMAS MUSIC ON THE RADIO TODAY! I guess it's really happening, people. Christmas will be here before you know it. Here's me waving the white flag and as a peace offering I give you ABC Family... Read More

Most Fabulous Holiday Theme Park Attractions

By MiniTime

Family Travel Attractions For families, the holidays can be an emotional rollercoaster — which may be all the more reason to embrace the chaos and head to the land of live-action roller coasters. Indeed, a theme park is the last place you expect to a pass a Silent Night — but in the na... Read More

Kids XO Android Tablet Review

By Rachael Herrscher

Is it just us or have you noticed the wave of child friendly tablets hitting the market this year? There's practically an aisle dedicated to them at Toys R Us. We tried out the Kids XO Android Tablet designed and developed by One Laptop per Child. Here's the skinny: Some of the unique aspects of ... Read More

5 Easy Christmas DIY Projects

By Ana Connery

We just spent the weekend at my parent's house for Thanksgiving, and if your fam is anything like ours, there were definitely pockets of downtime for the kids. Now that it's December, we're scheduled to go back for another round of family visits, except this time, I'm coming armed with the goods to ... Read More

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

By Erica Fehrman

Don't throw the towel in on stocking stuffers. They can be more than dollar bin junk that will end up in the bottom of your kids' forgotten toy pile by New Year's. Here are 11 ideas to get your stockings stuffed -- for kids and adults. Handmade African keychains, bags and more that benefit... Read More

Christmas at the Zoo

By MiniTime

Want a surefire way to brighten your holiday season this year? Some of the best zoos around the country are upping the merrymaking ante with elaborate light displays, holiday shows, ice skating, visits with Santa and, most definitely, a candy cane or two. Here’s where to enjoy Christmas at the zoo... Read More

11 Gingerbread Recipes for the Holidays

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

Out with the turkey and in with the tinsel. Boom. It happened JUST LIKE THAT. The holiday clock is ticking. Get your stockings hung, your outdoor lights strung and your seasonal dessert in the oven. Houses covered in lights with a huge glowing Santa mounted on the roof should just smell like ging... Read More

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Future Scientist

By Erica Fehrman

Does your kid study how the toilet flushes, take things apart, tie the shop vac to the car bumper, love mixing and making food, and generally analyze how the world around him or her is made? There's a science gift just for your child, young or small, male or female, for baking or robotics or natu... Read More

All Aboard the Polar Express! Holiday Railway Tours

By MiniTime

This year, maybe it’s time to skip the mall Santa in favor of a fabulous new Christmas tradition. All around the country, railways are getting decked out for the season and offering families a great way to combine a visit with Santa and a fun family outing. Conductors donning Christmas caps and el... Read More

July 4th Coloring Pages

By Erin Oltmanns

Looking for something fun to keep the kiddos occupied while you get ready for your Independence Day festivities? How about our July 4th coloring pages? Just the ticket for keeping small fingers occupied and out of that red, white, and blue Jell-O situation that you’re planning on painstakingly ... Read More