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childcare while on vacation

we are going on vacation with 2 other families and taking 2 college students with us as "babysitters" -- how much should we pay them? The responsibilities would be to be an extra set of hands during the day at the beach, watch them after they go to sleep while we... more

53 Fun Car Games for Kids

Make family car rides fly by with these activities to do with children, whether you're heading to the store or on a three hour trip to Grandma's house. "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet now?" "Are you sure we're not there yet?" Getting into the... more

Airplane travel with kids: 20 tips for maintaining your sanity

Only six months after the birth of our third child, my husband and I decided to do something spontaneous and took the whole family on a trip to Europe. Many said we were crazy and stalked our Facebook pages daily in hopes of watching hilarious stories of jet lag and... more


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Do children need to wear helmets on long family bike rides?

My 12,14, and 15 year old daughters don’t wear helmets when riding around the neighborhood, at the park or up and down my street, but I require them to wear helmets when we go on long family bike rides since there’s a greater risk of an accident. My husband and... more

11 Free Things to Do in Cleveland When Kids Say ‘I’m Bored'

Cleveland is a penny-pincher’s paradise if you’re short on funds but craving some fun! Cleveland is full of options for frugal family outings every day of the year, with four diverse seasons and cultural resources aplenty. Winter flurries and summer thunderstorms won’t put a damper on your fun here! There’s... more


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How long does it normally take to potty train a toddler?

Should I plan a weekend or does it take longer to potty train?

The 10 Best Free Things to Do Around San Jose When Kids Say ‘I’m Bored’

Here are the 10 best ways to keep kids happy and busy in the San Jose area without emptying your bank account. “I’m bored!” They’re among the words a parent or child care provider without a ton of petty cash dreads the most. But the San Jose area’s year-round... more


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how does nanny get paid if traveling with a family

except all her travel expenses being paid and being provided with a separate room how nanny is paid if she travels with a family and takes care of one child?