outdoor activities

  1. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Host your own Olympic Games at home

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    This summer, get your kids and their friends together for a fun field day in the back yard. Make prizes and organize games that...
  2. Toys and Play

    Must-have toys for outdoor summer play

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    Summer is here and the kids are itching to get outside! But what are the hottest toys for outdoor summer play this year? Check out...
  3. Family Activities

    Brave the great outdoors with your family this summer

    If sleeping in a tent is near the bottom of your list of fun things to do, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great...
  4. Beauty & Style

    5 Fun-in-the-sun fitness activities

    There's no law that confines fitness to the gym, so why keep hitting the treadmill when the great outdoors is calling? Go ahead and...
  5. Endless Summer

    Summer concert series: Finding the best live music

    Enjoy live music and the warm summer weather at some of the top summer concert series in the country. Many of these concerts are...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    What I'm loving this week: 5 Things to do in the dirt

    Can dirt be fun? Here are five things I'm loving this week that you can do with dirt (yes, you read that correctly).
  7. Kids Activity Center

    Helping kids stay occupied

    When kids are out of school for the summer, it can become difficult for parents to find new, interesting ways to keep them engaged...
  8. Kids Activity Center

    Tips for keeping playtime fun and engaging

    You don't have to buy new toys all the time to keep playtime engaging for your children. With a little creativity, you can keep your...
  9. Family Activities

    Campout in your own backyard

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    You don't need to head to the mountains or the lake in order for your kids to learn about the joys of camping. Your kids can have a...
  10. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Creative outdoor activities for the family

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    Summer is coming and you know what that means — sun, warmth... did we mention sun? And that also means you and the family can head...
  11. Toys and Play

    5 Fun water toys for outside play

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    Going stir crazy with the kids out of school? Try one of these five fun toys to get your kids outside. Water toys are perfect for...
  12. Activities for Kids

    3 Games from your childhood that your kids will love

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    Remember those fun games from your own childhood? Well, brush off your skills and get ready, because those games are still fun. Here...
  13. Family Travel

    Best places to hike in the US

    With summer on the horizon and the school year winding down, it's hard not to spend hours daydreaming about your perfect family...
  14. More Travel

    The backpacker's travel checklist

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    Backpacking: The ultimate hiking adventure! Every woman should strap on a pack and take to the hills at least once in her life, but...
  15. Family Activities

    Connect your kids with nature

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    Collecting seashells, playing in the mud or reading Ranger Rick — sound like memories from your childhood? If you're like me, then...
  16. Crafts

    4 Messy outdoor crafts for kids

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    Hints of spring may have you in the mood to get crafty, but the thought of your kids getting paint, glue and glitter on anything...
  17. Family Activities

    Spring gardening ideas for young kids

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    The winter frost is melting away and it's time to get back into gardening. If you have young children, gardening can be a fun...
  18. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Go out and get dirty!

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    When you think of your own childhood, how many of your memories are of time spent inside? It turns out our parents were onto...
  19. Family Activities

    Fun winter sports for the whole family

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    The family that plays together, stays together. From goofing off in the backyard to intense competition, your family is all about...
  20. Exercise & Fitness

    Best fitness wear for cold-weather workouts

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    Just because the weather outside has turned from sunny and warm to chilly and damp doesn’t mean you have to abandon your outdoor...