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25 after-school activities and games for every type of kid

School may be out for the day, but your kids probably still have a lot of energy left to burn. The hours between school and dinnertime can be challenging — unless you have a few fun ideas in your back pocket. After school, some kids are raring to go and... more

The 7 best productivity and calendar apps for families

There is no job in the world quite as busy and overwhelming as that of being a parent. Family calendars quickly fill up with practices, recitals, birthday parties and hundreds of other things that you need to keep track of each month. Add in the various to-dos and must-dos that... more

9 child care subsidies every family should know about

Raising children is expensive. Many of us began budgeting for our new babies before they even arrived, but few could have predicted just how rapidly the costs of child care would grow over the last few years. According to Care.com’s Cost of Care Survey, one in three families are... more

17 fun outside games kids will love playing

Sometimes all kids need is a fun outdoor game to release built-up energy and have a blast. Plus, the health benefits can't be beat. Players get to run around and yell, and nannies and parents love outdoor games because they stave off boredom and help create tired kids for... more

10 options for after-school child care

Parents manage a unique balancing act during the school year. Kids might get excited by early dismissal, snow days, teacher work days and other days off from school, but these schedule changes often leave parents struggling to find after-school child care. The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m... more

When can kids walk to and from school alone?

Parents struggle with many things when it comes to the safety and security of our children. One scary question that a lot of parents face is how old kids should be before they walk to school on their own. Who makes that call? Although crime rates are down nationwide, it... more

5 health benefits of kids playing outside

From team sports to a friendly neighborhood game of tag, there are many benefits that come from kids playing outside. However, most parents will argue that the benefits that matter the most are the ones that affect their child's physical and mental health. We asked Alyssa Ross, from KaBOOM... more

101 after-school activities for kids

It's no secret that after-school activities do wonders for a child's development. They're linked to improving social skills, grades, overall coordination, sense-of-self and relationships with adults other than mom and dad. After-school programs and activities also give kids a chance to be themselves, free of the structure... more