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Hersheypark Halloween

Hersheypark Halloween: What to Know Before You Go

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Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania has been a fun family destination for over 100 years. Originally a place of leisure for the employees of the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, the amusement park now has plenty of rides, attractions, and events for all families to enjoy. What time of year could be sweeter than visiting Hersheypark at Halloween? […]

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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

10 Day Trips From Memphis

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If you are looking to get your family out of the Bluff City for a day and you would like to explore more of what the state of Tennessee or some surrounding states have to offer, there are some great day trips from Memphis. Here are some great destinations your family will love! Halls, TN […]

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Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom

Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom: Your New Halloween Tradition!

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Kentucky Kingdom is a theme park with attractions for kids of all ages. From bumper cars to river rapids, there’s a variety of rides your family will enjoy. But one of the best experiences at this amusement park is during the fall — particularly around Halloween, and this year, Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom makes its debut. […]

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Halloween at Kings Island: What to Expect

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Kings Island is a beloved family destination just 24 miles outside of Cincinnati. Located in Mason, Ohio, this 364-acre amusement park has more than 100 attractions for families, as well as a water park. There are plenty of special events throughout the year, including live entertainment. But Halloween at Kings Island is one of the […]

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Hilton Waikoloa Village

The Best Family-Friendly Resorts on Hawaii (The Big Island!) 

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Hawaii has become a favorite family vacation destination over the years. The state offers stunning beaches, warm weather, and plenty of activities for kids of all ages. If you want to take advantage of these benefits, you should consider visiting some of the best family-friendly resorts on Hawaii (The Big Island). There are hundreds of […]

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Epcot

Fall Break at Epcot: Your Easy Planning Guide

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When fall break rolls around and you need a classic place to take your family and have a good time, consider Epcot. This popular theme park is a part of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The park provides guests with a one-of-a-kind theme park experience by providing a wide selection of rides, attractions, and […]

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Legoland Florida Entrance

The Busiest Time of Year to Visit LEGOLAND

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LEGOLAND is a great amusement park with a popular location near Tampa, FL. Whether you’re a Florida resident or planning a trip to Florida, a day spent at LEGOLAND will be a memorable one for your whole family. But Florida tourism shifts throughout the year, and even if you plan on visiting during one of […]

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Holiday World Mascots during Halloween

Halloween at Holiday World

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If you love celebrating the holidays any time of year, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is the park for you. However, there are special times of the year — like Halloween at Holiday World that add an extra layer of fun. Here’s what to expect from the Happy Halloween weekends at this Santa Claus, Indiana […]

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Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor

8 Day Trips from Boston

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The beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts is located right in the heart of New England, just along the coast. That means that you can take a short drive and be in almost any other state, numerous other cities in Massachusetts, or at a variety of beaches and state parks in two hours or less. That […]

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Hula pie at Keoki's Paradise - one of the best restaurants for families on kauai

The 8 Best Restaurants for Families on Kauai

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The lush, dramatic environment of Kauai — also known as the “Garden Island” and the fourth-largest island in Hawaii, is characterized by emerald valleys, pointed mountains, and crooked cliffs. Swim in crystal-clear waters, take a helicopter ride along the Na Pali Coast, zipline above lush forests, and jump into waterfalls outside. Indeed, there is no […]

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Halloween at Legoland

Halloween at Legoland: What to Know Before You Go

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Legoland California’s “Brick-or-Treat Monster Party” is one of the most family-friendly Halloween events you’ll find anywhere. Geared toward kids 12 and under, including toddlers, there’s nothing particularly scary about Brick-or-Treat. It just has a lot of Halloween-themed decorations, kid-oriented activities, and rides that all of your little monsters will love! Take a look below to […]

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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida

Halloween at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Studios Florida in Orlando outdoes almost any other Halloween event with its Halloween Horror Nights that runs from Sept. 2 to Oct. 31. Since 2006, it has been named Best Halloween Event 12 times by Amusement Today – more than any other theme park! And Halloween Horror Nights in 2022 promises to be just […]

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Halloween decor at Universal Studios Hollywood

Halloween at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles has one of the scariest Halloween events in southern California, and that’s saying a lot considering how many there are. This year, the world-famous movie studio is hosting Halloween Horror Nights from Sept. 8 to Oct. 31. Because Universal Studios is a master of producing horror movies, the quality […]

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Lego mini figures

The 3 Things You Must Buy at LEGOLAND Florida

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In a park like LEGOLAND Florida where all of the attractions are for kids, parents can enjoy shopping in the park. When you visit a theme park, you expect to leave with souvenirs and merchandise. But souvenirs can be expensive, and they often end up tossed out or lost anyways. So how can you decide […]

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Kihei Caffe — one of the best restaurants for families on maui

The Best Restaurants for Families on Maui

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Maui is known for its amazing beaches, sure. But there are also plenty of great places to eat on this tropical island paradise. From the best restaurants for families on the North Shore to the best family restaurants in Kihei, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of family favorites that offer pleasant ambiance […]

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Port Townshend is a great day trip from Seattle.

10 Day Trips From Seattle

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Seattle, WA, is a tourist attraction of its own. Residents who live here or nearby often prefer to take day trips that take them on short excursions about 2 1/2 hours away. Parents are often looking for fun day trips that their children will enjoy that are located within a few hours of Seattle. Read […]

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Knott's Scary Farm at Knott's Berry Farm

Halloween at Knott’s Berry Farm

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In the weeks before Halloween, Knott’s Berry Farm transforms at night into “Knott’s Scary Farm,” the largest and scariest Halloween event in southern California. It launched the Halloween theme park craze in 1973, and many say it is still the best. It’s so scary that it’s not recommended for kids under 13. Fortunately, there is […]

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Dollywood in the fall

Fall Break at Dollywood: Your Planning Guide

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Prepare to head to the Great Smoky Mountains and into the magical fall season at Dollywood. This is the time to enjoy the festivities of the Harvest Festival, featuring the best fall events, entertainment, and fun family activities. Dollywood and its stunning natural surroundings offer an incredible range of activities, so there’s a lot to […]

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Mary Poppins and child at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim

Fall Break at Disneyland: A Planning Guide

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The world-famous theme park Disneyland is renowned for its timeless attractions, breathtaking panoramas, and unforgettable experiences. The park also hosts must-see events during the fall. Don’t want to miss out? We’ve compiled an itinerary to set you on the way to all the fun and excitement of the season. Here is how to spend fall […]

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Disney World front entrance

Fall Break at Disney World: A Planning Guide 

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Going to Walt Disney World is definitely one of life’s greatest experiences. It’s just so magical! If you’re a fan of autumn, then you should absolutely spend fall break at Disney World. There are two massive special events during the autumn: the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Fall Break at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Planning Guide

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When fall break rolls around, it’s time to plan a vacation for the family. Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, whether they’re visiting for the first or 50th time. This massive theme park is home to over 100 rides, shows, restaurants, and attractions. In addition, the park has […]

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Poipu Beach

Things to Do With Kids on Kauai

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The idyllic island of Kauai provides a stunning setting for a memorable family trip. You can go swimming in pristine waters, stroll along undeveloped beaches, watch spectacular sunsets, and enjoy a rich culture, to name a few things. The island is a top travel destination for kids. From dolphin watching to witnessing the landscapes of […]

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Mount St. Helens

9 Day Trips From Portland, Oregon

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Portland is a fun, quirky city that can make for a wonderful family vacation, but it isn’t the only destination worth visiting in Oregon. Here are just a few day trips from Portland that can keep the good times rolling! Columbia River Gorge Located right along I-84, the Columbia River Gorge is a popular destination […]

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girl names that mean strong-willed

Girl Names That Mean Strong-Willed

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From Michiko to Alcina to Lenna, this list of girl names that mean strong-willed is filled with numerous unusual feminine monikers. Take a look at this impressive selection — complete with origins and meanings — and find the perfect name for your daughter! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Strength Ulima – The name Ulima is fun […]

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boy names that mean strong-willed

Baby Names That Mean Strong-Willed

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Baby names that mean strong-willed run the gamut — from Saffi to Cassidy to Gavi and beyond. Take a look at this list featuring names for both boys and girls and find the perfect fit for your son or daughter. RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Strength Saffi – The name Saffi means “wisdom.” It is […]

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boy names that mean strong-willed

Boy Names That Mean Strong-Willed

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This list of boy names that mean strong-willed is filled with a vast selection of handsome options for your little boy. Unusual names like Pallas or Flavian are countered by more common names like Bryan and Liam. Take a look and see what name grabs you! RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Brave Cong-Min – The […]

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girl names that mean knowledge

Girl Names That Mean Knowledge

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What parent doesn’t envision having a smart and capable child? Having a knowledgeable daughter may just start by giving her one of these girl names that mean knowledge. Here is a nice selection of feminine options that lay the foundation for a lifetime of brightness and brilliance. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Knowledge Satomi – […]

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baby names that mean knowledge

Baby Names That Mean Knowledge

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They say knowledge is power, so give your child one of these baby names that mean knowledge, and they will have a powerful foundation from day one. Names like Beren, Sage, Athena and Sophia are just a few of the unique options on this list. Keep reading to find even more. RELATED: Baby Names That […]

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girl names that mean moon or stars

Girl Names That Mean Moon or Stars

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For a unique and inspiring take on a baby name, check out this selection of girl names that mean moon or stars. Each name is interesting and impactful. Explore the options and pick out the perfect name for your daughter! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Galaxy Celeste – From the Latin word caelestis or “heavenly,” this […]

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boy names that mean moon or stars

Boy Names That Mean Moon or Stars

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There is something mystical about these boy names that mean moon or stars. Each conjures the intrigue of silent night with dazzling stars above with everything lit up by the moon. Peruse these handsome baby names and find the perfect option for your little boy. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Moon or Stars Apollo […]

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baby names that mean moon or stars

Baby Names That Mean Moon or Stars

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Few things are as breathtaking as a clear night sky. Capture that brilliance and beauty by bestowing upon your little one any of these baby names that mean moon or stars. From Luna to Esther, each of the options is delightful and befitting your beautiful little one. Take a look! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean […]

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red rock formation at Coconino National Forest

10 Day Trips From Phoenix

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Phoenix is a beautiful city with much to offer, but there are times when you want to leave that city and see more of the state of Arizona. If you have already been to the botanical gardens and art museum in town, perhaps it’s time to round up the family and check out one of […]

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Fall break at Six Flags Great Adventure

How to Spend Fall Break at Six Flags Great Adventure

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If your family is ready for a break this fall, then consider a weekend trip to the giant Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, New Jersey. It’s close to midway between New York City and Philadelphia and offers a whole host of family-friendly rides and the biggest Halloween event in the state, Fright […]

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knott's scary farm at Knott's Berry Farm

Fall Break at Knott’s Berry Farm: A Planning Guide

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While chilly fall air starts to limit outdoor fun in much of the U.S., southern California is still warm and sunny. That’s what makes a fall trip to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Vista, California such a great option. And unlike most other amusement parks that are open only on weekends in the fall, Knott’s […]

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mom with baby stroller on Oahu beachwalk

6 Things to Do With Babies on Oahu

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Many parents often assume that there are no baby-friendly activities on Oahu, probably because it is so well known for its beaches and its surfing. But that would be a mistake! There is such a wide variety of things to do on Oahu that you can take the baby along on many of them. As […]

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Nashville TN skyline

10 Day Trips From Nashville, TN

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Nashvillians can find honky-tonks downtown, museums throughout the city, rivers, lakes, natural beauty, history, parks, restaurants, shopping and so many other things to do and experience within the city, but sometimes, exploring nearby areas can be fun, too. If you want a great adventure with the kids away outside of Music City, here are 10 […]

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Kentucky Kingdom Splash Zone

The Best Water Rides at Kentucky Kingdom

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If you’re ready to make a big splash this summer, look no further than Kentucky Kingdom: a 67-acre amusement park and waterpark in Louisville, KY. While amusement parks can make for the perfect summer day trip, they can also make for a ton of walking in the heat, especially with Kentucky’s summer temperatures. So if […]

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Kentucky Kingdom aerial shot

The Best Spinning Rides at Kentucky Kingdom

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An amusement park wouldn’t be complete without a couple of crazy spinning rides, and Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, KY is no exception. From upside-down spinning to the classic teacup rides, Kentucky Kingdom offers just enough spins for everyone. So if you’re looking to get a little dizzy on your next visit, you can find a […]

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The Best Fast Rides at Kentucky Kingdom

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Got a need for speed? Kentucky Kingdom, located in Louisville, KY, is filled with some fantastic fast rides– especially when it comes to rollercoasters. Whether you’re looking for some high-intensity thrills or a classic speed run down a wooden coaster, you can find a few of our favorite Kentucky Kingdom fast rides below. Lightning Run […]

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Things to Do With Toddlers on Oahu

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Because Oahu is such a family-friendly destination, there’s a wide range of activities parents will find even for their little ones ages 1-3. The attractions below will capture and keep the short-lived attention of toddlers, and when they tire out, their parents will be happy that many of these places are suitable for strollers as […]

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Kentucky Kingdom aerial view

Fall Break at Kentucky Kingdom: A Planning Guide

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If your family is looking for a break early in the school year, then Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky may be your answer. When the Great Lakes region starts to cool down in September and October, Kentucky is still mild and generally has good weather, making it an ideal place to have fun outdoors. Although […]

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Legoland California front entrance

Plan Your Fall Break at Legoland

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Is your family looking for a break from the chilly fall air? Do you have Lego fans in your midst? Then look no further than Legoland California. Located in sunny Carlsbad, California between Los Angeles and San Diego, this 129-acre park was the first Legoland in North America. Since it opened in 1999, it has […]

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Hersheypark

Fall Break at Hersheypark: A Planning Guide

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Maybe your family didn’t get enough fun time over the summer. Or maybe you’re a month into the school year, and you’re ready for a break. Either way, Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania is a fun escape over any weekend in the fall. This candy theme park not only has a ton of family-friendly rides, it […]

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san jose california

10 Day Trips From San Jose

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Located in central California, San Jose is a wonderful travel destination that can also serve as a base of operations for more travel. It’s so centrally located that you’ll be within two hours of countless other towns, cities, beaches, state parks, and more. Here are just a few hot spots located within easy traveling distance […]

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The Spouting Horn is one of the unusual things to do on Kauai.

5 Unusual Things To Do on Kauai

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When many people think of Kauai — the “Garden Isle” — they think of tall, verdant cliffsides dotted with towering waterfalls or perhaps a tropical wilderness. Kauai is, after all, the least populated of Hawaii’s four principal islands. It also has the wettest place in the United States, with one location collecting over 400 inches […]

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Pirates Reef is one of the best water rides at Legoland in California

The Best Water Rides at LEGOLAND®

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LEGOLAND® is a famed theme park with attractions for adults and children. The park offers rides, shows, and other attractions that take the fun up a notch. If your child loves playing with water, then these are the best water rides at LEGOLAND® Water Park in California that you simply must ride! Read on, make […]

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Lydgate Beach

Kauai Vacation Planner: Everything You Need to Know

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If you’re looking for a fabulous vacation destination, look no further than the island of Kauai in Hawaii. From the best family resorts to the top beaches around the island, here’s everything you need to know about planning your Kauai vacation! The Best Beaches on Kauai If you’re looking for the island’s best surf and […]

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The 5 Best Beaches on Kauai

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If you’ve been to Oahu, you’ll notice Kauai’s beaches tend to be shorter and crescent-shaped, and often at one end of a sheltered cove. The coves and offshore reefs help to keep the waves smaller and the surf less rough than what you’d find on Oahu’s North Shore, for instance. Kauai’s beaches also tend to […]

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Indianapolis, Indiana

10 Day Trips From Indianapolis

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Indianapolis is a tourist destination in its own right. You can visit the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial downtown and spend some time in the restaurants located nearby. Speedway is not far away and is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which has a Hall of Fame dedicated to the people and teams who raced at […]

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Jacksonville, FL

10 Day Trips From Jacksonville, FL

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Jacksonville, FL, is one of the biggest cities in the country, which means there is always something to do, whether you want to spend a day soaking up the culture of the big city or a day on the beach soaking up the gorgeous Florida sunshine. But what’s even more awesome about Jacksonville is that […]

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Slinky Dog Dash at Disney World

The Best Pixar Rides at Disney World

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Pixar movies have captivated audience members of all ages for several decades. At Disney World, you and your kids have the chance to get up close and personal with all your favorite characters through park attractions in the form of thrill rides as well as character experiences and stage shows. Walt Disney World is a […]

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LEGO® Ninjago® The Ride

The Best Dark Rides at LEGOLAND®

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The dark rides at LEGOLAND® provide some unique LEGO-themed experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Each of the three United States LEGOLAND® theme parks in California, Florida, and New York, has a different set of rides, so no matter which park you visit, you’re in for a fun time. This article will describe the dark […]

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8 Things to Do With Kids on Oahu

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One of the best things about Oahu is that it has such a great variety of things kids love to do, from building sandcastles and riding trains to exploring the settings from their favorite movies. There’s no shortage of ways to have fun in the water, either. Parents will be thrilled to see their kids […]

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Disney plush toys

The 9 Things You Must Buy at Disneyland

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Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is the perfect mixture of fun, adventure, and nostalgia. What better way to commemorate your epic day than purchasing something magical to take home with you? Not only do Disneyland’s themed trinkets make for great memorabilia, but they can also serve as thoughtful gifts for kids of all ages. Featuring many […]

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los angeles, california

10 Fun Day Trips From Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States and the world. Sojourners travel to America’s second-largest city to see celebrities, stand in the epicenter of the entertainment industry, and soak in the sun and typically warm temperatures. That said, however, some visitors might wish to leave the large […]

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How to Make Paper Mache

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Anyone for Paper Mache?Paper Mache, or papier Mache, either way to spell it, it is a fun family project! The answer to how to make paper mache is easier than you may think. What do you get when you add water, flour and news print? Almost anything you can imagine. These are the basic ingredients […]

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Dallas TX

9 Fun-Filled Day Trips From Dallas

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Dallas is one of the top tourist destinations in Texas, but it’s far from the only location that can offer food, fun, and festivities for travelers of all types. If you’re looking for fun alternatives around the Dallas area, check out these fun-filled day trips from Dallas your family will love! Fort Worth A popular […]

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pizza at Monkeypod Kitchen

The Best Restaurants for Families on Oahu

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Because Oahu caters to vacationing families from the mainland, there’s no shortage of family-friendly restaurants on the island. Oahu’s laid-back, casual vibe extends to many eateries, too, so parents with small children can relax. Many restaurants have kid-specific menus, which makes ordering a snap for even fussy eaters. But casual and family-friendly does not mean […]

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Serengeti Express at Busch Gardens

The Best Slow Rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a great amusement park for kids of all ages, and this family-friendly destination even has many attractions for parents. From the animal sightings to the award-winning shows, there’s never a shortage of things to see in the park. If you have smaller children or kids who don’t enjoy fast roller coasters, […]

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Disney World at Christmas - one of the busiest times of year to visit.

The Busiest Times to Visit Disney World

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Every year, more people visit Walt Disney World than any other vacation resort in the world. The average number in attendance is somewhere around 58 million visitors annually, which is nearly 159,000 people per day. The parks don’t see the same number in attendance every single day, of course — the exact size of the […]

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Legoland Florida Entrance

The Best Fast Rides at Legoland

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LEGOLAND® is home to many thrilling fast rides, where riders travel along twisting tracks and over steep hills. Each ride is designed to give guests a unique experience that no other park offers. Here are some of the best fast rides at LEGOLAND®. The Dragon The Dragon can be found in all three US LEGOLAND® […]

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Hanauma Bay in Oahu

8 Family-Friendly Attractions on Oahu

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Given that Oahu is Hawaii’s most populous island, it has by far the most attractions in the state. And because Hawaii is such a popular destination for families from the mainland, many of Oahu’s attractions are designed to appeal to everyone in the family – from the littlest ones to tweens and teenagers. Of course, […]

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Charlotte NC skyline

10 Day Trips From Charlotte, NC

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People come from all across the globe to visit Charlotte, NC, especially NASCAR fans. They can take in a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and then head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame as well as check out some of the pro race shops in the area. As much as you love the city, […]

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apple pie Image: Steven Bridges http://stevenbridges.com for Dollywood

The 9 Things You Must Eat at Dollywood

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A big part of any amusement park visit is the food, and the wildly popular Dollywood is no different. If you’re looking to sample some tasty treats and snacks during your visit to this Tennessee amusement park, look no further — this guide will explore nine things you must eat at Dollywood! Fried Chicken – […]

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Kilauea Point

5 Sights You’ve Got To See on Kauai

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The most amazing sights on Kauai are natural ones. Towering cliffs with 1,000-foot waterfalls. Crescent-shaped beaches at the end of narrow coves. Tropical rain forests showered with more than 400 inches of rain per year. And Kauai’s small size makes it relatively easy to see most, if not all, of the “must-see” sites listed below […]

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The Best Dark Rides at Carowinds

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While Carowinds is all about family fun and adventure, the park also has some dark and thrilling attractions as well! These will more than likely be more suited toward your adrenaline junkies and not the youngest members of your pack, but there are some more family friendly options on this list as well. Let’s take […]

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Disney World front entrance

The Best Days to Visit Disney World

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With operating hours running 365 days a year, there is no bad time to visit Walt Disney World. However, some days are surely better than others. What makes some park days better might come down to your personal preferences and the kind of experience you want to have. Here are a few things to consider […]

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Luau Kalamaku dancer

5 Things To Do as a Couple on Kauai

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If tropical gardens, stunning waterfalls, and fewer crowds sound romantic, then the Garden Isle is the place for you and your sweetheart. You can still stroll hand-in-hand along some of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, but Kauai has many other resplendent attractions that will have you falling in love with your other half all […]

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5 Things You Must Eat at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Some people go to theme parks to ride on roller coasters or enjoy the entertainment. But at a park like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the food is another big draw. If you’re visiting this Florida theme park, there are some restaurants and cafes you won’t want to miss during your time there. Here are the things […]

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Mickey Mouse glasses

The 6 Things You Must Buy at Disney World

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If you plan it right, your trip to Walt Disney World should be a whirlwind of fun, excitement, and magic that you never want to end. But, as all good things do, your Disney vacation will conclude, and you’ll pack up your belongings and your family and head for home. There’s one way to get […]

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Banyan tree in Lahaina

The Sights You’ve Got to See in Maui

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Maui is a magical place filled with beauty, adventure, and some of the most beautiful places in the world. If you’re planning a trip to this tropical island paradise, make the most of your time there by exploring exotic destinations. Here are the sights you’ve got to see in Maui. The Road to Hana The […]

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Fury coaster at Six Flags Great America

The Best Fast Rides at Carowinds

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Carowinds is all about a day jam-packed full of family fun! Adrenaline pumping, memory making, and tons of laughs, smiles, and giggles are sure to come when you bring the family for a day at Carowinds. Now, kids like to be daredevils and these rides are all about pure speed! These are 10 of the […]

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The Best Fast Rides at Six Flags Great America

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Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Illinois, is known for its family-friendly mix of nostalgic kids’ rides and super-thrilling roller coasters. So which ones should be at the top of your list to experience? It’s quite a challenge to narrow your options down because the park boasts over 100 rides, attractions, and shows, making it […]

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six flags great america great american scenic railway

The Best Slow Rides at Six Flags Great America

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Six Flags Great America’s name has become inextricably linked with roller coasters – and the park’s standing as one of the most popular amusement parks in the United States is well-deserved. The amusement park features over one hundred rides, ranging from traditional wooden roller coasters to cutting-edge modern thrill attractions. But terrifyingly fast roller coasters […]

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Dollywood sign

The 9 Things You Must Buy at Dollywood

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Theme parks are well-known for stocking a variety of unique and high-quality merchandise, and Dollywood is no exception. With a range of custom-made jewelry, classic souvenirs, home decor accessories, and more, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a parent planning on visiting Dollywood this season, check out our list of must-buy items. We cover nine […]

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Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club

Top 5 Resorts for Families on Kauai

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Even though Kauai is known for its spectacular cliffs, rain forests, and waterfalls, that doesn’t mean you and family have to do without the amenities and activities of world-class resorts. In fact, Kauai has everything you’ve come to expect for relaxation and entertainment options for everyone in your family, from the littlest ones to teenagers […]

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Six Flags Great America

The Best Water Rides at Six Flags Great America

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Six Flags Great America opened its doors in 1964 and has since grown into one of the largest theme parks in the United States. Today, the park attracts nearly 4 million visitors each year. If you are visiting during the hot summer, there are several water rides to help you beat the heat. To add […]

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carowinds theme park in Charlotte, NC

The Best Spinning Rides at Carowinds

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Families flock to Carowinds during those warm Carolina summers for a day full of family fun! And what’s more thrilling than gathering the whole family for a twisting and turning trip on one of Carowinds’ 10 best spinning rides! While you may get a little dizzy, there is no shortage of fun and entertainment on […]

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The Best Dark Rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is one of the best places to go in the area if you’re looking for an exciting day in the Florida sun. This amusement park has the roller coasters and attractions of a larger park, while still being affordable and easy enough to get around in. Whether you’re visiting or you […]

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Fairmont Kea Lani

The Best Resorts for Families in Maui

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Heading to Hawaii for some family fun? Lush landscapes, beautiful beaches, and crystal clear waters make Maui a dream destination for many families. One of the key factors in planning your family vacation to Maui is picking a fantastic, family-friendly resort. From waterparks to kids clubs, there are a ton of Maui resorts ready for the […]

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Maui Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands Compared: Which Hawaiian Island Should I Visit?

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Have you been wanting to visit the Hawaiian Islands and you’re just not sure which Hawaiian Island to visit?  It’s the dilemma of many, as each island has such different things to offer. We have traveled a lot in the last several years, but the Hawaiian Islands remain one of my favorite travel destinations! What’s […]

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Hawaii Tips: What I Wish I Had Known Before Our Hawaii Vacation

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If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, then you’re likely looking for all the information you can gather to make the most of your time and money. Having traveled there several times, there are a few lessons I’ve learned and plenty of pointers I’ve compiled. Here is what I wish I had known before our […]

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Things to Do As a Couple in Maui

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So you and your significant other have chosen Maui as your next vacation destination, and now you’re ready to get planning. With so much to see and do, there can be a lot of pressure to put together the perfect itinerary, but don’t worry — that’s why we’re here. Whether you’re looking to spend your […]

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The Best Water Rides at Disneyland

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Disneyland is a staple Disney-themed amusement park in the heart of Anaheim, CA, where families from all over the globe flock to experience the exciting array of rides and indulgences the magical wonderland has to offer.  Disneyland highlights your favorite Disney, Pixar, and Superhero storylines and interweaves them within interactive rides and attractions, with a […]

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The Least Busy Times to Go to Dollywood

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Dollywood is the ideal destination for a holiday filled with laughter and good times for the whole family. Of course, Dollywood is a fantastic destination to go to any time of the year because it offers rides and activities suitable for everyone. On the other hand, there are certain times of the year when there […]

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Crafts with Common Household Items

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Craft Ideas Using Paper, Glue, Tape, Crayons and Markers Craft projects for kids are a lot of fun.  You can create lots of things by using simple items such as paper, some crayons and some glue.  Items ranging from hats, to books, greeting cards and bookmarks are just some of the many examples. Simple craft […]

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Incredicoaster

The Best Fast Rides at Disneyland

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If you or your children have a thirst for thrill rides, Anaheim, California’s Disneyland amusement park has no shortage of fast-paced, suspenseful attractions to provide you with a surge of adrenaline. Families with the itch for excitement can choose from rides with insane drops, turns, jerks, and accelerations. But with nearly 30 rides scattered throughout […]

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Best Days to Visit Dollywood

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Do you want to visit the best theme park in the country? Well, then you need to check out Dollywood! This amazing amusement park is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and it’s home to some of the world’s most exciting rides and attractions. But when is the best time to visit Dollywood? That’s a question […]

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Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith

The Best Fast Rides at Disney World

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The rush of a roller coaster is a thrill for all ages. Disney World offers endless attractions that allow kids to be kids and adults to feel like kids again. There are so many options to choose from to fill your day spent in the park. How do you narrow it down? You can start […]

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Classic Disney Rides at Disney World

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You just can’t beat the classics. It’s always fun to visit Disney World to see the newest attractions based on your newest favorite Disney productions, but there’s something timeless about the classic rides. They take park visitors young and old down Memory Lane and give them magic to both discover and rediscover all over again. Here […]

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Oahu Hawaii

Hawaii Vacation on a Budget: A How-To Guide

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Aaaaaah, paradise … white sand beaches, palm trees, fresh tropical fruit, warm breeze … reserved only for the rich and famous, right? WRONG! You can totally go on a beautiful Hawaii vacation when you are on a budget. It’s 100% doable! Take notes, everyone, because I’m about to show you how anyone (yes, even you!) […]

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6 Sights You’ve Got to See on Oahu

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There are a few places on Oahu that say “Hawaii” like nothing else. These are the places everyone will ask you about when you return from your holiday. To avoid a twinge of regret or FOMO, be sure to carve out time for one, if not all, of the must-see sights you’ve got to see […]

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The 6 Best Beaches in Oahu

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Talk to almost any visitor to Oahu, and one of the first things they’ll rave about is the powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters of its beaches. The world-famous Waikiki Beach is still breathtaking even when it’s crowded. There are plenty of other eye-popping stretches of perfect sand on Oahu, however. Each offers a slightly […]

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Treetop Tower at Dollywood

The Best Spinning Rides at Dollywood

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There’s just something about spinning that makes you laugh and instantly feel like a little kid again. Twirling around and around, regardless of pace, is something many of us have done since we were children: on a swing set, a merry-go-round, or even a swivel chair. If you and your children like spinning, then Dollywood […]

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The Best Fast Rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is known for its fun, high speed roller coasters. What would a day at Busch Gardens be without the thrill of the fastest rides in the park? From spinning roller coasters to hybrid coasters, there’s something for everyone. Here are the best fast rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Iron Gwazi […]

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Ocean Organic Vodka is produced at the Hawaii Sea Spirits Farm & Distillery

5 Unusual Things to Do in Maui

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So you’ve hit the beaches, done some snorkeling, and spent a day stopping along the Road to Hana – so, what’s next? Whether you’ve already hit all the major Maui attractions or are looking to add a totally unique experience to your itinerary, here are 5 unusual things to do on your next trip to […]

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Wailea Beach

The Best Beaches in Maui

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Headed to Maui and looking for a few beautiful beaches? Good news: the iconic Hawaiian island has over 80 different beaches across 120 miles of coastline, and each one is accessible to visitors and the general public. Whether you’re looking for family fun in the sun, a romantic day away, serious surfing, or some spectacular […]

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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

8 Unusual Things to Do on Oahu

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Beyond the well-known tourist attractions of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Oahu is full of off-the-beaten-path destinations that will delight adventure seekers of all ages. Oahu, once the center of the century-old Kingdom of Hawaii, is also full of history and culture that will enrich any visitor’s experience on this tropical island. Kaniakapupu Ruins These […]

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Dark Rides at Dollywood

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Dollywood is one of the most popular amusement parks in the United States. With its perfect mix of thrilling rides, family-friendly attractions, and award-winning shows, it’s no wonder so many families flock to Pigeon Forge every year to experience all the park has to offer. If you love excitement, nothing can beat the thrill of […]

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Classic Outside Games That Never Get Old

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Playing outside is a lot of fun, and with enough space, the possibilities are endless. Playing some of the more classic outdoor games can never get old, and options such as tag, hopscotch, red rover, four square and duck, duck, goose have been around forever. For some parents, it may have been a while since […]

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Fourth of July Kids

12 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July 

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The Fourth of July is always one of my favorite parts of summer. It’s the peak of the summer, perfect for enjoying being out in the sun with family and friends. But one of the challenges of the Fourth of July is that so many of the ways we typically celebrate it just aren’t very […]

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Oahu Hawaii

Oahu, Hawaii: Plan the Perfect Getaway

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Oahu, Hawaii is an idyllic vacation destination for couples, families and even girlfriends. If you’re looking to plan a trip to Oahu, make sure you check out our Oahu travel series. Peruse the articles below to get answers and ideas for your big Hawaiian getaway! The Top 5 Resorts for Families in Hawaii When you […]

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9 Things to Do as a Couple on Oahu

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Few images conjure up romance more than a couple walking hand-in-hand on Waikiki Beach while the sky explodes with color at sunset. Oahu is famous for its striking sunsets, after all. But there are a lot more things couples can do on Oahu to spark romance or simply have fun. Below is a list of […]

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Oahu Hawaii

Top 5 Resorts for Families on Oahu

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As one of the most popular vacation destinations for American families, you would expect Oahu to have some fantastic, fun-filled resorts ideal for families. And you would be right. From budget-conscious to luxurious and from tucked away to the center of it all, Oahu has something to please every family and everyone in it. Aulani: […]

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The Best Water Rides at Dollywood

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Dollywood is a great amusement park for all ages, and there’s Dollywood’s Splash Country, which is all about the water action. Dollywood has a few fabulous water rides, and Splash Country is all splashing fun, all the time. From twisting tube slides to raging rapids, there’s something for everyone at these two parks. Here are […]

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Family Day Trips: Great Destinations From Major U.S. Cities

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Sometimes it’s fun to get out of town as a family, even if only for a day. If you live near or around any of these top U.S. metropolitan cities, we have you some great family day trips for you! From apple orchards to state parks to living history tours, each of these day trip […]

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10 Great Family Day Trips From New York City

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Maybe you’re a native New Yorker looking for a reprieve. Maybe you’re a traveler who’s already taken a bite out of the Big Apple and is looking for your next meal. Whatever your reasons for considering day trips from New York City, here are just a few possibilities for you and your family! 1. Hither […]

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San Diego

8 Awesome Day Trips From San Diego

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San Diego families appreciate the plethora of adventures their city offers but appreciate an opportunity to set their sights on new scenery and attractions whenever possible. Getting the family out of San Diego opens your world to exciting change and new adventure, especially when so many nearby destinations offer pristine coastal scenery and a harmonious […]

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10 Family-Friendly Day Trips From Austin

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Austin, Texas, is an amazing city with plenty of things to do, ranging from live music to University of Texas sporting events. It’s also a super family-friendly town with activities like the Thinkery, the Austin Zoo, and Zilker Park. But one of the best things about living in Austin is that even when you run […]

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9 Day Trips from Philadelphia

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Thanks to the Cherry Blossom Festival and other events, Philadelphia offers fun activities all year round. The Reading Terminal Market is the best place to find unique and specialty ingredients. Chefs come from all across the country to shop here and visit some of the market’s restaurants. There are only so many times you can […]

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9 Day Trips from Chicago

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Chicago is an amazing city with plenty of things for families to do. You’ll find tons of festivals that happen every year along with concerts and comedy shows. Lake Michigan also offers fun activities like renting a paddleboard or kayak and taking a bike trip along the beach. Head over to the Field Museum to […]

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Boy Names That Mean Redemption

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If you’re looking for boy names that mean redemption, you’ve come to the right place. From Alexander to Dermot to Charlie to Aroon, each of the names on this list is delightful and unique. Explore the meanings of each name to find the perfect moniker for your little boy. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Powerful […]

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Baby Names That Mean Redemption

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Human beings are imperfect and make their fair share of mistakes. Fortunately, however, many can be saved and do indeed redeem themselves. In light of this fact, numerous ethnic groups honor redemption as a sacred quality and name their children accordingly. Here is a list of baby names that mean redemption you’ll enjoy exploring. RELATED: […]

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Girl Names That Mean Redemption

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The quality of redemption is one of freedom and beauty, and the following list of girl names that mean redemption capture that beauty. Names like Medusa, which means “savior” in Greek,” and Raanana, which means “fresh and new,” are just the tip of the iceberg. Peruse these feminine names to see if one grabs you […]

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Printable Mazes

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Our printable mazes are a great way to help your child improve their small motor skills while having fun. Easily printable, the mazes are great to take along on car rides, when kids need to wait for any period of time or just as a boredom buster around the house. You can print as many […]

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Homemade Summer Dog Treats

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In the heat of summer, humans aren’t the only ones who love a cool summer treat! Whip up one of these summer dog treats, and Fido will be THRILLED! Not only will it keep their tastebuds happy, but it will provide a chilly respite from rising temps. Plus it’s fun for the kids to create […]

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10 Winning Father’s Day Gift Ideas He’ll LOVE!

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Father’s Day is the one day a year that is ALL about Dad! Make this year’s the best Father’s Day yet by giving him a fantastic and thoughtful gift he won’t soon forget. Here are some top-notch Father’s Day gift ideas he will love — and that you’ll love to give! RELATED: Do You Know […]

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Florida’s Top Baby Boy Names Revealed In 2022

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Florida’s nice weather and tropical location render the state a popular place for people to live, and historically, it has attracted people from different cultures and ethnic groups to move to and raise families there. Sometimes the multi-cultural population plays a role in Florida’d top baby boy names, and sometimes, more traditional names rise to […]

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Summer Fun To-Do List

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When school’s out for summer, it’s time to dig into the adventure and action that only this season cacn bring! There is plenty of fun to be had — and it needn’t cost a pretty penny. Here is a summer to-do list to get your wheels turning on how to make this the most memorable […]

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The Watermelon Slushie Recipe Kids LOVE!

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Summer calls for refreshing foods and beverages — a little something light to offer some relief from the heat. Here’s a recipe that offers the best of both — a watermelon slush! Enjoy the sweet flavors of this quintessential summer fruit in a chilling slushie format. Here’s how: Watermelon Slushie Recipe

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Camping With a Baby? Yes, You Can!

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Being outdoors can come with numerous health benefits, including boosting your mood, improving your immune function, and sharpening your cognitive skills. These are just as applicable to babies as kids and adults. A family camping trip can be good for everyone! The question is how you can camp with a baby. What do you need […]

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When Do Babies Sit by Themselves?

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A parent needs to know what milestones they should expect in the life of their infant and when they should expect each one. The first few months of a baby’s life are full of many learning opportunities and much growth. As a little one ages, they will grow stronger and start to roll over and […]

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California Top Baby Boy Names Revealed In 2022

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California is one of the nation’s largest states and is often viewed as a trend-setting and habit-establishing location. One such pattern is associated with the baby naming process. Here are the top 10 baby boy names in California from last year — just released in 2022. 1. Noah This classic Hebrew moniker was first seen during […]

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Texas Top Baby Boy Names Revealed in 2022

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The Lone Star State has had some surprising trends in baby names in recent years. However, there are still a lot of classic and timeless names mixed in with fun, creative, and multicultural ones. Let’s take a look at the top baby boy names in Texas in 2021! 1. Liam Liam is a strong and […]

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New York Top Baby Boy Names Revealed In 2022

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Many famous men call New York their birthplace. However, the first step in their notoriety was receiving a name following their birth. The list of New York’s top baby names last year includes: 1. Liam Liam is considered a powerful and emerging moniker given to boys. The offering holds Irish roots. When interpreted from said […]

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Nashville Spraygrounds & Splash Pads to Cool Off In

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Middle Tennessee summer temps are brutal, which means Nashville family or visitor to Music City should have a place to cool off. And if you can layer in a bit of fun while you’re at it, all the better! There are plenty of spraygrounds and splash pads in Nashville and the surrounding areas that provide […]

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When Do Babies Roll Over?

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Baby will do many exciting things for the first time in the weeks and months ahead. Parents anticipate these firsts; the first smile, first word, and first step are among the moments that stick closely to our hearts to cherish forever. Baby rolling over is another milestone parents look forward to. Rolling over helps your […]

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Why You Should NEVER Toss Your Coffee Grounds

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If we go back in time, we will discover that coffee grounds have log been a source of fertilizer for outdoor plants and trees. As early as 1853, publications have explained their significance in use as top soil around the base of fruit trees. As society returns to exploring the benefits of preserving a greener […]

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California Residents: Disney Has Just Announced A Special Offer For You

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Disneyland Resort, located in Anaheim, is a family-friendly destination where families have flocked for nearly 75 years. With a legacy like that, it must be worthy of a visit. Whether you’re a Disney pro or have never been, now is your chance to experience the magic that only Disney can deliver.  Disneyland Resort is currently […]

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Uses for vinegar

10 Amazing Uses for Vinegar

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Believe it or not, vinegar has been around since ancient times. The first known uses go all the way back to the Babylonians circa 3000 BC, and traces have been found in relation to the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks, and Romans. It’s thought that these ancient cultures used it for both cooking and medicinal purposes, […]

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77 Adjectives That Start With A

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Language is arguably the most powerful form of communication. People use words to not only share information but convey various forms of feelings and emotions. There are different categories of words performing specific grammatical duties. One such classification is adjectives. Adjectives are defined as words that modify or describe a noun. For example, such wording […]

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When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night?

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Sleepless nights are a harsh reality for new parents. Between those 2 a.m. feedings and 5 a.m. diaper changes, you probably feel as though you are experiencing sleep deprivation. You might also be wondering if your baby is actually getting enough sleep. You will absolutely wonder when do babies sleep through the night? Ask a […]

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12 Uses for Epsom Salt You’ve Never Considered

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Epsom salt is a product commonly found in household closets and medicine cabinets. While many people could identify the product’s container, fewer likely know what purposes it holds. In actuality, uses for epsom salt are many — it is often employed for several health, personal aesthetic, household, and gardening-related uses. RELATED: 9 Handy Uses for […]

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14 Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

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“Are we there yet?” It’s the complaint that you never want to hear when there are still 100 miles to go during your family road trip. Thankfully, with a little preparation, you can keep the kiddos entertained even during long hours of travel. Here are just a few of the best road trip games for […]

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Girl Names That Mean Stone

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Strength and durability are just two qualities that can be used to describe stone. These qualities are also desirable characteristics of human beings. Establish the foundation of strength in your daughter by giving her one of these girl names that mean stone. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Stone Pernella – French-conversing mothers and fathers may […]

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Boy Names That Mean Stone

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Strong, rugged, resilient … all are words to describe stones. And BOYS! From Peter, which means stone and rock, to Upal, which symbolizes stone, and so many more, each of these boy names that mean stone is robust and masculine. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Stone Carrick – Language historians suggest […]

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Baby Names That Mean Stone

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Stones and rocks are known for possessing attributes like strength and hardness. Over time, people have used these materials to build strong foundations and protective barriers. However, many people also revere these natural creations because they inspire individuals to follow their lead and display the toughness for fortitude during challenging times. In light of these […]

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First-Aid Kit Checklist

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While having a first-aid kit on hand at all times is a great idea, it’s perhaps more so in the warmer weather months. Spring and summer, when you’re outdoors more frequently and generally being more active, often bring more injuries — cuts, scrapes, bruises and bug bites topping the list of “owies” that may require […]

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Summer Barbecue Recipes: Burgers, Beans & Beyond

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Nothing says summer like firing up the grill and enjoying a summer barbecue. Whether you’re having friends over or simply making some burgers and dogs with the family, these are the meals that memories are made of. And if you’re looking for some tasty barbecue recipes, we have you covered! So, break out the paper […]

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14 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide is a liquid chemical that has been in existence for more than 200 years. Chemically speaking, it is comprised of two molecules: hydrogen and oxygen. Though scientists consider hydrogen peroxide a powerful material, the substance does break down quickly when exposed to air or water. This underlying property makes it especially useful in […]

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9 Handy Uses for Witch Hazel

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Witch hazel is made from a flowering plant that grows in Asia and North America. Long ago, Native Americans used that plant for medicinal purposes and for general skin care. Once the Puritans moved to North America from Europe, they learned from the Native Americans and began using it themselves. By the 1800s, it was […]

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Vicks VapoRub

Uses for Vicks VapoRub That May Surprise You

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Vicks VapoRub has been a product you could purchase since 1890. This mentholated ointment was sold off to Procter & Gamble after Lumsford Richardson managed to concoct it as a treatment for the croup that his son suffered from. Ever since that time, people have come up with a multitude of uses for Vicks VapoRub. […]

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Uses for Baking Soda

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Baking soda is the name of a chemical known as sodium bicarbonate. The substance is an alkaline-producing carbon dioxide gas when mixed with acid. This explains why the substance is most commonly used for baking, because the carbon dioxide gas bubbles it creates cause baking products to rise or inflate during the baking process. In […]

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10 Uses for Coconut Oil: From the Kitchen to the Laundry Room

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Made from both the milk and the “meat” of coconuts, coconut oil is a thrifty thing to have around the house. You can buy it as either a solid fat or a liquid oil, and it has many applications in cooking, cleaning, and laundering. Are you ready to put Martha Stewart to shame? Here are […]

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Babysitter Interview Questions Every Parent Should Ask

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Regardless of whether you’re considering daycare or looking to hire a nanny or babysitter, selecting a childcare provider is a stressful job. After all, no one can care for your children as well you, right? Perhaps family and friends aren’t an option and daycare centers aren’t in your budget. That leaves you with hiring a […]

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Graduation Gift Ideas They’ll Love

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Got a high school grad in your home? Or perhaps you know a high school grad, and you want to get them a graduation gift to celebrate the momentous occasion. We’ve got a few graduation gift ideas to help you figure out what to get the newly diploma-ed. After all, graduating from high school is […]

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Family Camping for Beginners

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Family camping is often considered a great activity or vacation parents and kids can share. Enthusiasts maintain that the effort yields numerous benefits such as teaching children about teamwork, enjoying nature, obtaining fresh air, investigating new and different environments, getting physical activity, and spending quality time with loved ones. That said, camping vacations require a […]

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Family Camping Tents: What to Look For, What to Buy

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There’s nothing like the crackle of a campfire under a star-studded sky. Before you set out on your family camping trip, however, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right equipment for a cozy and comfortable getaway! The first thing to consider is your tent. RELATED: Camping With Kids? Here’s Your Packing Checklist! […]

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10 Family Camping Games For Everyone From Tots to Teens

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Family camping trips can create lifelong memories of s’mores, sleeping bags, and stargazing. This is especially true when your preparations include camping games. It’s inevitable that your little ones will get bored and cranky at some point, and having the right games to whip out can be a lifesaver! Here are just a few ideas […]

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Camping Basket

Camping Basket

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If you have a kid or parent in your family who loves to camp, this camping basket is a WONDERFUL gift idea for the holidays, birthday, Father’s/Mother’s Day or really anytime. Obviously you can tweak the below list to further customize your basket, but it’s a great starting point for building out your own. Take […]

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Family Camping Shirts

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Camping is a great activity for families of all sizes — it gives you the chance to spend more time together and form strong relationships that your kids will carry with them for the rest of their lives. As you start gathering the items on your “Camping With Kids” checklist, make sure you don’t forget […]

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Camping With Kids Checklist

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If you have never been camping with kids, let us tell you two things: One, it can be super stressful, and two, it can also be insanely fun — as long as your well-prepared! Usually there is a mixture of both that happens on a camping adventure with the kiddos. As is the case with […]

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Easy Camping Meals for Families

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Camping is a fun way to spend time with your family and have a great time away from home. As you won’t have access to a refrigerator and all of the other appliances you have in your kitchen, it’s important that you think about what you’ll eat on your trip. Whether you plan a weekend […]

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Girl Names That Mean Mischievous

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From Chanda, which means ‘wild and untamed,’ to Matilda, which means ‘strength in battle,’ each of these girl names that mean mischievous is delightful and feminine. Peruse the options below and find the ideal name for your little one. RELATED: Girl Names That Mean Wild Agamede – Agamede is a feminine name of Greek origin. […]

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Boy Names That Mean Mischievous

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Boys are naturally spirited, and some lean even more so toward mischievous. Capture that adventurous spirit by giving your son one of these boy names that mean mischievous. From Diesel to Gunner to Anansi and beyond, each has a rebellious yet lovable vibe. Take a look! RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Wild Anansi – Expecting […]

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Baby Names That Mean Mischievous

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There’s something intriguing about a coy little one. They may keep you on your toes, but then again, there’s beauty in always having some action going on. Capture the adventure of such a child by giving your little one one of these baby names that mean mischievous. From Blaze to Cannon to Loki and beyond, […]

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Girl Names That Mean Defender

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This list of girl names that mean defender is filled with a wonderful variety of feminine names. Options like Lexi, which means “defender of mankind;” Ritza, which means “protector of man;” and Sandra, which means “protector of humanity” all have a unique vibe while simultaneously paying homage to the honor of defense. Peruse all of […]

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Boy Names That Mean Defender

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From Peyton to Raymond to Alec and beyond, each of these boy names that mean defender is masculine and unique. Some are more loosely related to the word “defender,” while others quite literally mean that. Explore all of the options below and find the ideal name for your son. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Courage […]

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Baby Names That Mean Defender

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Few things are as noble as a defender of others. Whether a warrior or simply someone who stands up for what’s right, those who defend are admirable and enviable. Capture that notion of honor in your little one by choosing one of these baby names that mean defender. Each is unique in its own right […]

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Create a Garden That Attracts Butterflies

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Springtime is all about the outdoors — getting outside and marveling as nature wakes up from its winter hibernation. And it’s also about gardening. Whether you’re a master gardener or just starting out, making gardening a family affair is part of the fun. While many people enjoy growing fruits and veggies (how could you not?!), […]

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The Easiest Mexican Casserole Recipe

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Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or your family simply LOVES Mexican food, bring the magic with this super-easy Mexican casserole recipe. Whether you use lean ground beef, ground turkey, shredded chicken or skip the meat altogether, this is a filling meal your family will love! Start with a foundation of crushed tortilla chips, top […]

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Boy Names That Mean Knowledge

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Knowledge is an incredibly powerful gift — it’s the key that unlocks so many facets of life. If you wish to bestow that trait on your newborn son, consider giving him one of these boy names that mean knowledge. The below options are handsome and unique — take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That […]

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll LOVE!

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how to pamper Mom on this super-special day. Here are some Mother’s Day activities you can enjoy on the special day, and here are some Mother’s Day recipes you can whip up to give Mom a break from the kitchen. […]

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4 Drool-Worthy Mother’s Day Recipes

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Give Mom a tasty start to her day by whipping up some tasty breakfast in bed. Here are a few yummy Mother’s Day recipes she’ll love! Perfectly Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes This is such an easy homemade pancake recipe that puts prepackaged mixes to shame. Top a stack with whipped cream and strawberries, or slather them in […]

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Girl Names That Mean Happiness

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Abigail, Blythe, Felicity, Allegra … all of these girl names that mean happiness conjure such feelings. Explore each of these baby names — complete with meaning and origin – and zero in the best name for your little girl. (And if you’re having a son, here are some boy names that mean happiness, too!) RELATED: Girl […]

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Boy Names That Mean Happiness

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From Tate, which loosely means “cheerful,” to Winston, which means “stone of joy,” each of these boy names that mean happiness is unique and delightful. Explore the many options to find the best name for your son. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Joy Felix – Felix has been one of the most popular names for […]

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Baby Names That Mean Happiness

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To raise a child who appreciates the joy life brings is such a gift. Instill that appreciation in your little one from day one by giving them one of these baby names that mean happiness. Each brings a positive vibe, ensuring everyone they meet throughout life will enjoy the opportunity to do so. Take a […]

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Girl Names That Mean Galaxy

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This list of girl names that mean galaxy is filled with a unique selection from which to choose. Andromeda, Aurora, Dawn, Juno … the list goes on and on, and each name is more compelling than the one before it. Take a look at these baby names and zero in on the best fit for […]

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Boy Names That Mean Galaxy

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If you’re expecting a little boy, and you have a particular passion for the intrigue of outer space, then perhaps you should explore this list of boy names that mean galaxy. From Cyrus to Cosmo to Orion and so many more, each of the names is unique and worthy of your consideration. Check them out! […]

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Baby Names That Mean Galaxy

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Every parent believes their baby is out of this world, so why not make that notion last a lifetime? Explore this list of baby names that mean galaxy and you’ll find options for both boys and girls. From Atlas to Neptune and beyond, each of these is intriguing and memorable. Take a look! RELATED: Baby […]

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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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These aren’t your ordinary fast-food chicken nuggets. Coated in a flavorful blend of cheese and seasonings, these baked chicken nuggets are easy enough to make that you’ll never want the unhealthy and bland fast-food variety again! Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe Ingredients: 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated […]

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Girl Names That Mean Powerful

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Establish girl power from the start when you give your daughter one of these girl names that mean powerful. Matilda, Bernadette, Audrey … the list is vast and varied. Take a look and find the best name for your daughter. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Powerful Maude – An old-fashioned name meaning “battle-ready,” Maude was […]

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Boy Names That Mean Powerful

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From Angus to Oswald, all of these boy names that mean powerful are one-of-a-kind! Explore the meaning and origin of each and select the ideal option for your little boy. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Powerful Godric – This unusual name means “God strength.” It is a good name choice for […]

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Baby Names That Mean Powerful

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From Autry, which means “noble strength,” to Abir, which means “strong, mighty, courageous,” each of these baby names that mean powerful is unique and delightful. Peruse these options — for both boys and girls — and find the perfect name for your little one. RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Strong Anders – A diminutive of […]

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Girl Names That Mean Fast

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Expecting a little girl? Check out this list of girl names that mean fast and set the stage for a quick-witted, efficient-minded life for your sweet daughter. From Deanne to Constance to Vanessa and beyond, each of these options are delightful, feminine and unique. Take a look! RELATED: Having a son? Check out these boy […]

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Boy Names That Mean Fast

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Boys are little balls of energy… FAST energy! Capture that notion by giving your son one of these boy names that mean fast. Each is unique and handsome — take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Fast Abel – The name Abel has many different origins around the world. It stands for quickness […]

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Baby Names That Mean Fast

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Quickness. Agility. The ability to be nimble on the dime. All of these qualities are captured in this list of baby names that mean fast. From Suri, which means quickness, to Nyke, which means very fast and victorious, each of these names are unique and delightful. Take a look! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Strong […]

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3 Easy Crafts Made with Recycled Materials

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Making crafts out of old or used materials is a great way to reuse and recycle — think aluminum cans, plastic bottles, old shoeboxes, empty toilet paper rolls, unused fabric, paper scraps … anything, really. By making use of items that are no longer needed in fun and creative ways, not only are we being […]

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Family Camping: Your Ultimate Guide to Camping With Kids

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Camping is a fun outdoor activity that can be enjoyed nearly all year round, depending on where you live. Add kids to the mix, and your family camping adventures take on a new level of fun, but also a special set of things to consider, such as what to eat, what to pack, camping gear, […]

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Girl Names That Mean Sunset

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Few things are more stunning than a magical setting sun. Capture that beauty in your daughter’s name by giving her one of these girl names that mean sunset. From Helen to Malina and beyond, each name is delightful and feminine. Take a look! RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Sunset Dinant – The name Dinant has […]

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Boy Names That Mean Sunset

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This list of boy names that man sunset is filled with a wide variety of handsome options. Explore the list, complete with meanings and origins for each name, to determine which name works best for your little one. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Sunset Suyasta – Suyasta means “sunset” in Nepali. It is a […]

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Baby Names That Mean Sunset

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Few natural phenomenons are as stunning as a beautiful sunset. Capture that natural beauty in your baby’s name by giving them one of these baby names that mean sunset. Each option is unique and impactful — from Dymas to Xia and beyond. Take a look! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Light Anniki – Anniki is […]

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Girl Names That Mean Blessing From God

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These girl names that mean blessing from God are each beautiful and feminine. Explore the meanings and origins of each one, from Gia to Gwyneth and beyond, and find the best fit for your little girl. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Blessing From God Aksha – Aksha is an ancient Hindu baby name. You […]

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Boy Names That Mean Blessing From God

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From Matthew to Boone to Theo and beyond, each of these boy names that mean blessing from God is handsome and unique. Explore the many options, complete with meaning and origin, and find the best name for your baby boy. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Blessing From God Adom – Adom is a cultural […]

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Baby Names That Mean Blessing From God

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For Christian families, every gift is from God — perhaps none more than that of a child. If you’re looking to celebrate that belief, consider selecting one of these baby names that mean blessing from God. Each name is unique and beautiful — just like each child. Take a look and find the best fit […]

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Girl Names That Mean Grey

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There are lots of baby girl names that mean color, but if it’s the color grey in particular that you’re looking to honor, check out this list of girl names that mean grey. Each of these options — from Eerin to Matricia and every name in between, each option is unique and delightful. Take a […]

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Boy Names That Mean Grey

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While there are plenty of boy names that mean color, for those who wish to give their child a color-based name that’s perhaps more subdued, check out this list of boy names that mean grey. From Cadet to Chandi and beyond, each his impactful and one-of-a-kind. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean […]

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Baby Names That Mean Grey

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If you’re looking for a moody name for your baby, check out this list of baby names that mean grey. From Leslie to Zelda and Argento to Ferrand, each name is unique and intriguing. Take a look! RELATED: Baby Names That Mean Black Aranhad – Aranhad is a unique name for girls that can mean […]

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Girl Names That Mean Little

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This list of girl names that mean little is filled with a wonderful selection of feminine options. From Yara to Dewi to Kiara, each baby name is playful and impactful. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Little Kiara – This feminine denomination was first handed out by parents of girls born in Ireland […]

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Boy Names That Mean Little

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From Kellen to Deepak to Renny and beyond, each of these boy names that mean little is handsome and unique. Explore each name, including origin and meaning, and find the best option for your little boy. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Little Kellen – This boy’s name originated in the Gaelic language. It means […]

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Baby Names That Mean Little

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Many people think bigger is better. However, there are a solid number of others who believe the best things come in small packages. In recognition of this fact, numerous cultures honor smallness through the creation of names given to newborns. Explore this list of baby names that mean little and find the best option for […]

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Girl Names That Mean Color

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This list of girl names that mean color is filled with a beautiful selection of feminine options. Explore the list and you’ll find names that are actual colors, and you’ll also find names that literally mean the word “color.” Take a look and find the perfect fit for your little girl! RELATED: More Baby Names […]

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Boy Names That Mean Color

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From Bruno to Blaine and Forest to Flynn, each of these boy names that mean color is delightful and unique. Whether you’re looking for a name that means a specific color or you prefer a name that literally means “color,” you’ll find it here. Explore these options and find the best name for your little […]

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Baby Names That Mean Color

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This list of baby names that mean color is filled with a rainbow of options. Whether you’re looking for a name that gives nod to an actual hue, or you’d rather have a name that literally means color, you’ll find options galore. Keep reading to find the perfect baby name for your little one! RELATED: […]

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Girl Names That Mean Creator

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This list of girl names that mean creator is filled with a delightful selection of feminine names. Amaryllis, Anastasia, Senara, Nyssa … options abound! Take a look at these baby names and find the best name for your little girl. RELATED: Boy Names That Mean Creator Amaryllis – The Greek culture and language boasts the […]

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Boy Names That Mean Creator

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Whether you think of the word “creator” and envision a higher power or someone who likes to make things, each of these boy names that mean creator fits the bill. Explore these baby names — complete with meaning and origin — to find the best name for you son. RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Creator […]

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Baby Names That Mean Creator

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When people think of a creator, images of God, other powerful forces or presences, or those who produce important goods and services often come to mind. It is therefore not surprising that people honor that strength and power by giving their child any of these baby names that mean creator. Take a look at these […]

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Boy Names That Mean Guardian Angel

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Give your son the gift of comfort throughout his life when you bestow upon him one of these boy names that mean guardian angel. Each of these options is one-of-a-kind and memorable, just like your little boy. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Guardian Angel Alexiel – Alexiel is a name that means […]

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Girl Names That Mean Guardian Angel

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From Angelica to Juno to Sophia and beyond, each of these girl names that mean guardian angel is delightful and feminine. Explore these options and find a name for your little girl that resonates. Take a look! RELATED: More Baby Names That Mean Guardian Angel Agnola – Agnola is a name that means “angel” in […]

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Baby Names That Mean Guardian Angel

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There are few things as comforting as the notion of having a guardian angel. Bring that sense of comfort to your little one every day of their life by giving them one of these baby names that mean guardian angel. Each name is unique and delightful — just like your new baby. Take a look! […]

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