Summer vacations 

Make-and-Learn-Crafts: Lasting Summer Memories in a Shadow Box

Turn summer vacation memories into a hanging scrapbook page for all to see and enjoy. Credit: Gina Provenzano
When vacation euphoria is over and all that remains is sand embedded in the car seats and layers of mud caked in sneakers, stop and ta...

Not Your Ordinary Summer: Taking A Family Adventure Vacation

Looking for an adventure vacation, but scared to take your kids? Relax. It can be done. Credit: Joshua Berman
Leora Rothschild has been booking safari adventures for families since 1998, but this is the first time she's going to the bush with...

Use your summer vacation to change the world

If your child is between the ages of five and fourteen, this summer he or she can help change the world by helping to rid it of malaria. According to this, Malaria kills over 3,000 children a day. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of a mosqu...

What the heck do you do with a teen in the summer?

It used to be that I planned out every summer week down to the hour as to how my kids would spend their days. Their were sports camps, academic camps, some day sitters, music camps, etc. Nearly every minute of their almost three months of freedom was...

Image of the Day: Got you wrapped around my neck

This little girl certainly seems to hold the world in the palm of her hand as she giggles into her daddy's neck. She knows that she has him just where she wants him and he wouldn't trade that place for anything in the world; he has his pearl in his a...

Biodiesel fuels Idaho family's summer vacation

Most families head to the beach or a mountain camping trip for their summer vacations where they relax, go for hikes and enjoy a change of pace from the every day rat race of the rest of the year. Not so for one Idaho family, their summer plans invol...

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