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Stork Club for Kids
Build a cheap and easy bean fort.
See how they did this here.
Set up pool noodles for a game of kickball croquet.
Hula-hoops work too. Get the directions here.
Grow a sunflower house for the kids to play in.
Have a backyard drive-in party for the kids with cardboard boxes.
Get the instructions on how to make a DIY backyard movie screen here.
Make a race car track.
Use glow necklaces and glow bracelets for a few rounds of nighttime ring toss.
Break glowsticks into bottles of water for some nighttime lawn bowling action.
Reuse those wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever.
Tie rope between trees to create a fun obstacle course for the kids.
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The arrival of summer means a lot of things: no more school, longer and hotter days, plus all the ice cream your parents will let you eat! It also means time to vacation. Sam & Sofia love traveling all over the globe, but as our USA Edition subscribers know, the United States is also chock full of places to explore. One of the best ways to explore them is by packing up the car and hitting the road. We planned a three-day road trip to take you to some of our favorite destinations in different corners of the U.S. Our only rule? Buckle up!
ROAD TRIP DAY 1: The South & the East Coast
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Bicycle, Bicycle Safety Tips, Bike, Helmut, safety
Pedal Pushers Partnership
Winter is over, and your kids are finally away from the screens and back on their bikes, where they belong. If your relief at having the house to yourself for an hour or two is tinged with just a tiny bit of disaster anxiety (and what mom doesn’t experience just a tad of this each and every day?) don’t worry. We’ve got the tips to help ensure your child stays safe while riding.
Bicycle Safety Tips
- Wear a properly-fitted helmet! If you aren’t sure how to properly fit you or your child’s helmet, here’s a great video by Schwinn:
Or, click on Bern’s fit guide for information on sizing. Wearing an improperly fitted or incorrectly sized helmet can be dangerous, as can riding with no helmet, so make sure your child’s helmet is snug, but not too tight.
- Choose a bicycle that is the right size and has…
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Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons
Before I left Arizona last week, I saw my Great-Aunt one last time to say, “Good-By.” I picked her up from my relative’s house where she lived and slept. She had combed her short blonde hair pretty and straight, scrubbing her face shiny to glow in the sun. “Are you ready, Aunt Shirley?” “Oh, heaven’s yes,” she answered, her sparkling blue eyes twinkling.
As we drove to one of her favorite restaurants in town, we passed familiar cactus in the wide open desert together with several stray dogs roaming on the street. Aunt Shirley’s frail hands were folded in her lap. She fidgeted, knowing it was our last visit, for this trip at least. When would I be coming back? That’s what she was thinking, as I read her silent senior mind. My visits were one of the things that she most looked forward to.
It’s hard for…
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Imagine the scariest job in the world — take the scare-factor of that job, multiply it by a million and you have…