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5 Summer Vacations Your Tween Won't Hate

Credit: AFP/Getty Images What tween wants to go on a family vacation when she could stay home and text her pals? Not to mention, avoid...Letting tweens choose a vacation itinerary that appeals to them makes everyone happier.

How to Make the Best of Summer 'Down Time'

Sometimes, we get so caught up in planning summer activities that we forget about the simple ways to have fun in the sun. Whatever happened to...
Sometimes, we get so caught up in planning summer activities that we forget about the simple ways to have fun in the sun.

Gay Parents Fight to Get Both Their Names on Son's Birth Certificate

Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Karen Bleier, Getty Images A gay couple in California wants both...Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie: Papa and the Small Bikini

When did I become such a prude? This was the question when Diva and I opened the box of summer clothes sent by a relative -- and I saw the teenie...Too many bikinis don't just say "big girl" -- they say "adult woman."

Summer Fun and Games: You Could Be Your Kid's Favorite Toy

Most children would do anything to have their busy parents get on the floor and play with them, especially in their early years. Credit:...Playing with your child this summer could mean lots of fun for both of you.

Picture Daze: How Too Much Comes to Mean Nothing

I think it was the dance recital portrait offer that put me over the edge. For a mere $70, a photographer would take a picture of my 5-year-old in her...The more you have of everything, the less you value anything.

July 4th Cupcakes: Get Your Kids Involved!

Show your patriotism with a delicious Independence Day treat. Watch this video and then grab your kids to let them decorate their own cupcakes. And...Show your patriotism with a delicious Independence Day treat.

Surviving a Family Road Trip: Top 5 Tips

Walley World! Credit: Noel Hendrickson, Getty Images Planning for a family road trip can feel like planning for a major military...We asked parents and experts for their top tips for surviving a family road trip, and with their help you really can make getting there half the fun.

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