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Merry Go Round At Zoo Atlanta

    The Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel takes zoo guests for a whimsical spin upon 38 hand-carved wooden animal figures. The ride also features a series of hand-painted murals depicting endangered mothers and babies in their natural habitats. The carousel is located in the Children’s Zoo, and is housed under a colorful pavilion that protects […]

Pregnant: 6 Ways to Avoid Getting All Hot and Bothered This Summer…

Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, being pregnant in the middle of summer is never a huge laugh. Not only have you had to give up drinking, late nights, blue cheeses and your job (basically, fun), but your much-longed-for baby is taking up a huge amount of space behind your ribcage. Some days, […]

The Top 5 Places to Meet Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World

One of the best parts of a Disney vacation is meeting the main mouse himself—but Mickey can be hard to find if you don’t know where (and when) to look. Walt Disney World offers several different ways that you can meet Mickey, so you can choose the location that best suits your schedule—or visit them […]

The Advantages of Summer Camp

Camp is one of those words that is closely related to summer as are the words fun, vacation, and swimming. Summer camp for many is synonymous with the full summer experience. As we get older and become adults, we long for the days of summer camp and the relationships developed and the fun had at […]

3 Great & Affordable Summer Activities for Kids

A pair of working parents, hectic school and activity schedules and a chronic shortage of cash are challenges that most families face these days. Fortunately, the beautiful weather and lazy days of summer make it especially easy to dedicate time to togetherness. Try these affordable ideas to keep bored kids busy while making memories that […]

Building a Kid-Friendly Backyard

One of the joys of childhood is being able to run around in the backyard. It can be a place for adventure, imaginative play, and a child’s first introduction to sports. Whether you just moved into a new home or you’re simply preparing your yard for a new arrival, there are certain steps you can […]

Five Important Summer Tasks to Finish With Kids

Summer is a great time to spend with kids, away from the hustle and bustle of the school year. Even though the schedule is more relaxed, there are five important tasks that need to be considered during these warm, sunny days. A Summer Schedule Tweet Guest Author

Last-Minute Summer Reading Guide for Kids

If the summer has slipped by and there’s been no summer reading, don’t worry! These helpful tips make it easy for you and your kids to begin a reading program and help get them ready for school. Play with Words Tweet admin

5 Tips to Win the Crowd at Your Fourth of July Celebration!

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so now’s a great time to start planning your holiday festivities. With everyone off work and the kids out of school, this event is the highlight of the summer. As you’re planning your Independence Day bash, here are a few tips that will help make sure […]

5 Sure-fire Ways to Make Your Child’s Summer Birthday Party Sparkle

Kids’ birthdays are a time of celebration and fond memories. Here are five tips to make your child’s special day fun, safe and affordable. Start with a Great Theme A theme gives you a focus point for everything else: the invitations, decorations, types of food, crafts and games and party favors. Encourage your child to […]