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5 Ways to Save on Theme Park Admission

Amusement parks scream summertime fun, but they can really wear your wallet thin. With steeply priced entrance tickets (some cost as much as $80!), meals, and maybe a souvenir or two, you’re looking at one expensive trip. Here’s how to avoid the financial roller coaster:

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Free Entrance to Museums, Zoos, and More

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? On every first full weekend of the month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission to more than 150 zoos, aquariums, and museums.

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How to Keep Your Kid Calm During a Haircut

Does getting his haircut make your toddler anxious? Instead of getting snippy with him, use these three strategies to keep him calm.

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Fun Ideas for Summer

Though summer hasn’t officially arrived (nine more days…but who’s counting?), the editors at Real Simple are already churning out tons of fun, smart tips to help you soak up every minute of the season.

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Bookmark This Blog: The Kid Should See This

In our July issue, we gave a shout out to one of our favorite new blogs—The Kid Should See This. Filled with incredible and quick (short attention spans welcome!) videos, you’ll want to add this to the list of sites you check frequently even if you don’t have kids. Here’s one of our favorite videos on the blog that shows […]

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13 Pixar Classics, Ranked by Entertainment Weekly

Our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly have ranked 13 Pixar classics with Cars 2 holding down the last position and, well, you’ll have to see the full list to find out which film they ranked number one. To see the full article, click here. We’ve always had a great love for Pixar films in my family. Can’t wait to see […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Child development experts have long known that children benefit from reading with their parents. But a new study published in Perspectives on Psychological Science has quantified that benefit. It turns out, reading to your little one can raise his or her IQ more than 6 points. But it’s not enough just to read the stories; researchers say you have have to read […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Have you figured out what you’re going to give your mother on Sunday? If you’re looking for ideas, here’s a little market research to steer you in the right direction. According to a recent survey by coupon website Offers.com, 43 percent of moms would like to receive something homemade on Mother’s Day. Not up for a last-minute craft project? We […]

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Wednesday Trivia: The Best Country to be a Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching…which got us wondering: Where do moms have it best?According to Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers Report, the United States is only the 25th best country in the world to be a mom. (That’s six spots better than it ranked last year. I’m a bit surprised. Are you?) Norway took the number one spot, […]

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Make a Hula Hoop Hideout via Apartment Therapy

I had no idea that my son’s hula hoop could double as a frame for the perfect hideout. Check out this article from our friends at Apartment Therapy. I love the idea of using it over a bed with netting (as seen here,) or for making a tent in the playroom. How clever! More on RealSimple.com: 11 Fun Things to […]

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