Kids

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with the Whole Family

Three kids sharing cupcakes and corn decorated with patriotic streamers

Memorial Day is an important day for our nation. It marks a time to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many of us, the day also marks the beginning of summer, making it a perfect weekend to relax with friends and family. Here are a few Memorial Day activities to help you respectfully observe the true meaning behind the holiday, enjoy the freedom that our veterans fought for, and make treasured memories with your loved ones!Read Story

Trundle, Loft, or Bunk? How to Pick the Best Bed for Kids

Young girl sleeping with teddy bear, with morning light streaming in behind herThey’ve outgrown tummy time, the vegetable choo-choo train, and nighttime lullabies. Your little one is growing up and ready to transition from a toddler bed to a big-kid bed!

Before you put your youngster in a larger bed, though, weigh all of your options. We’ll walk you through various bed types, how to choose the best bed for your child’s needs, and introduce you to several Ashley bedroom furniture alternatives.Read Story

Which Is Better: Xbox One X or PS4 Pro or Nintendo Switch?

Father and Son Playing Video GamesA battle royale doesn’t get much bigger than this: a head to head (to head!) matchup of the three most popular video game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4), and Microsoft Xbox One X.

For the next six rounds, these fierce competitors will face off over games, backward compatibility, specs, software, accessories, and “heat,” or how much excitement exists around the system right now.Read Story

7 Helpful Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Kids in hallway at school

Like the changing of the seasons, back-to-school returns with inevitable regularity every year. Although parents often welcome the return to schedules and routine, there’s no doubt the move from summer to school can be tricky. Here are seven tips to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your kids.

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Summer Fun: A Family-Friendly Around-the-World Picnic

family picnic

It’s a great big world out there, so why limit kids’ summer activities to the ho-hum, been-there-done-that of seasons past? This year, invite them to explore beyond their borders with an around-the-world picnic featuring the cultures of other countries. Kids will have a blast trying new foods and games — and they may learn a thing or two without even realizing it.

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: Hand-Painted Coffee Mug

Father's Day DIY Mug

Want to make Dad a Father’s Day present? How about one he can use all the time? Then try your hand at painting a mug for him. It costs less than $10 to make, it’s customizable, and it will leave an impression long after that final sip of morning coffee.

Whether you’re painting a mug for a dad celebrating his first Father’s Day, or you’re looking for a craft your kids can get excited about, this easy DIY project is the one.

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6 Ideas for Free Fall Fun

Woman playing with leaves in a park in the fall

Doesn’t it seem as if the simplest activities these days cost a fortune? Taking a date to dinner and a movie could set you back $100. Even local high school football games can get expensive when purchasing tickets and concessions for a family of four.

Although budgets are tight this time of year, that doesn’t have to mean less fun for you and your family. We put together this list of ideas to keep your crew entertained this fall — without spending a dime.

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