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12 Ways to Make Going Back to School Fun for Your Kids

Try these 12 activities to make going back to school fun for both you and your little ones. SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER VACATION 1. Have your little one record her favorite memories from the summer. Draw pictures together, create a scrapbook or even put together a video of clips from the past couple months. 2. Have one last hurrah before school starts. Stay up past bedtime (not on a school night, of course) or let her pick a special activity like going to the beach or playing at a splash pad. 3. Pancakes, pizza, spaghetti--let your little one select (and help make) dinner on the eve of the first day of school. BACK TO SCHOOL PREP 4. Back to school shopping! Need...

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Celebrating National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day is the first Sunday in August. Schedule a friend date to watch your favorite movie together, get mani-pedis, go for a walk in your favorite foldable ballet flats or enjoy mimosas at brunch. You're sure to have a fun day when it's spent with your friend. Here are five more ways to celebrate the day. Try Something New Doing something for the first time can be scary. With your friend by your side that fear can turn into laughs and a whole lot of fun. Use the day to try something new with your friend. Go skydiving together, take a cooking or dance class, or try ziplining. Commit to a new exercise program, set goals and hold each...

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5 Cool Spots in NYC You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

There's so much to experience vacationing in New York City, it's hard to choose which sights, activities, and restaurants should make it onto the itinerary.  To make it a little easier, we've compiled five cools spots you won't want to miss. So toss your travel flats in your suitcase and have a summer to remember in New York City. 1. Walk the High Line Pull out your comfortable flats to walk the High Line in Chelsea--a 1.5-mile public park built atop an elevated railroad track. Running between 10th and 12th Avenues, from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, you'll discover artwork, music, festivals, wildlife, stargazing and breathtaking views of the city.   2. A Nautical Adventure After exploring the streets of Tribeca, get a...

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5 Summer Outings with Your Little One

The lazy days of summer can be some of the best memories for your children. There's no need to spend a small fortune or go overboard with planning. The bond with your child can be enhanced even with the simplest activities. Dedicate some one-on-one time with your child this summer and create memories that will be cherished. Here are five summer outing ideas.   1. Coffee + Chocolate Milk Date Kids want to be just like mom and dad. Take your little to the coffee shop and let her order a drink just like you do. Put some money in her purse so she can count the money and pay like you too. Then relax together enjoying a slow start to the...

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Summer Travel Bucket List

Whether you're traveling this summer for your honeymoon, taking a road trip with friends, jet-setting to another country or rediscovering your local attractions, slip on your Talaria Flats and check off these seven activities for a unique and memorable summer vacation.  1. Something New Skip eating at restaurants that can be found in your own town. Search for that hole-in-the-wall spot with the amazing burritos, a food truck with refreshing smoothies or a quaint bistro with a unique spin on the standard burger. Get out of your comfort zone by selecting a meal you wouldn't normally order or have a literal taste of the area by ordering a meal the city is known for. 2. Something Collected It may be a visiting a...

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