Holidays & seasons

Juneteenth for kids: How to explain and celebrate this important holiday

Embracing histories that humanize marginalized voices and face the unflattering aspects of our country’s past is vital to create a more equitable society. Yet often, the history we accept affirms dominant perspectives and limits the perspectives of people of color. As parents and caregivers, we’re ideally situated to disrupt this by... more

The swimming pool is not a bath substitute this summer — sorry, parents!

For families, the swimming pool meets a lot of different needs during the summer. It’s a cool spot for kids to seek refuge on sweltering days, a self-contained play space, a place to burn energy so bedtime is easier and, to some parents, it’s even a substitute for bathtime. ... more

6 fun pool games for kids that keep them happy and tire them out

Do your kids love swimming but become bored after countless hours spent diving for pennies and practicing underwater handstands? Whether you have your own backyard swimming pool or frequent your city or community pool, it's a good idea to have a few pool games for kids locked and loaded... more

How to teach kids about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The news cycle around the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been devastating in recent months, save periodic flashes of brightness such as Chloé Zhao’s recent groundbreaking Oscar win. (Zhao is the second woman in Academy Awards history to win Best Director, and the first woman of color... more

How much does a summer nanny cost?

School’s out for summer… but work isn’t! So you’re going to need help with child care. Finding just the right summer nanny for the job requires identifying someone qualified, reliable and with a personality that fits your family — and creating a budget for the hire.  But how much... more

19 funny Mother's Day memes to bring on the laughs for mom’s special day

Forget the flowers, breakfasts in bed and candles, what moms really want this year is a list of funny Mother’s Day memes. (Actually, don’t forget the flowers, brekkies and candles — we’ll take those, too.) From a Mother’s Day meme that nails moms’ total lack of privacy to a tweet... more

Summer camps 2021: Here’s how to assess kids’ safety this year

Unlike last summer, when a good chunk of the world was still living life via Zoom, summer 2021 (fingers and toes crossed!) is fixing to be a little less bleak — particularly for families who opted out of their beloved summer camp traditions last year due to COVID-19. While risks... more

6 summer 2021 family vacation ideas, ranked from most to least risky

You’ve been stuck in the house for — what? — a year now and you’re itching for a vacation. A break from the Zooms, the hybrid schedules, and frankly, your house. Really, we get that on a spiritual level. While summer travel has the potential to be safer than it... more