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Vacationing with senior parents: 5 tips for a successful family trip

So you’ve decided to book a family vacation that includes your aging parents. Now you’re wondering how you can make sure the memories you create on the trip are the kind you’ll remember fondly, and not the ones you’ll want to forget. The answer, according to adult children who have... more


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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


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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


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

“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 good weather -- combined with the city’s warm hospitality -- makes keeping kids entertained without spending a lot of money on activities a feat... 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?


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

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 a variety of venues for parents, babysitters, or nannies to take cover when inclement... 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


8 ways to find child care on vacation

Family vacations are great for bonding with loved ones as you get away from your normal routines. But a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation at all for parents chasing after kids. Parents need time to themselves, and not just for romance, but to relax, reconnect and revisit... more