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Memorial Day Means Summer Fun - Links We Love

Memorial Day weekend kicks of a season of summer fun. Image: sxc.hu
Memorial Day is so much more than the beginning of summer. One blogger writes a touching and personal essay that reminds us why we celebrate. -- MomLogic Did summer sneak up...

Best beaches for kids?

A new article touts the best beaches to consider hitting this summer. Now that Memorial Day is upon us in all its promising glory, beaches (as well as sunblock, floppy hats and other sun considerations) are tops on everyone's mind. I read this...

Remembering on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, like nearly every since I've known him, my husband will buy a large bunch of flowers. He'll round up our entire, sleepy-eyed family, load us all in the van for a short drive across town to the park with four bridges and three...

Camping out at home this weekend? Don't forget the S'Mores!

I'm not really a Great Outdoors kind of girl; I'm more of an Air Conditioning and Running Water type. But while I don't love camping, I DO love S'Mores (really who DOESN'T?) so you can imagine my delight at learning that I can make them right in my...

Entertaining gadgets for kids on trips

In addition to cookouts and sun tans, summer generally means some sort of travel. And whether you're taking plane, train, or automobile, there's nothing worse than scouring the depths of your purse to find something entertaining for bored kids. The...

Homemade ice cream sandwiches for your Memorial Day fun

I don't even think about ice cream from October to May, but once the mercury hits a certain point, it becomes another food group. When we walk into our local ice cream store every spring after a long winter apart, the woman behind the counter greets...

Moviefone's list of summer flicks for the whole family

After a long and EXTREMELY snowy winter (at least up here in the northern latitudes) everyone gets a little punch drunk at the thought of summer. Cook outs! Camping! Bike rides! Hiking! Bare feet without fear of frostbite!!! But what about those...

Forget mud pies, try this Dirt Cake instead!

Memorial Day is rapidly approaching with the promise of pool parties, outdoor barbecues and food galore, and I can't think of a better family dessert to serve than this Dirt Cake from Martha Stewart's website. Is it a plant? A housewarming gift?...

Sun safety 101

Though it was only 48 degrees where I live yesterday, I've heard a rumor that it's finally heating up in other parts of the country. With a three day weekend on the way, that's good news! It's also a good time for a refresher course on sun safety,...

Smells like summer

My 4-year-old son Bennett says, "It smells like the pool, Mommy" and I know exactly what he means. He's talking about the bleachy smell our new towels have, which reminds me, too, of the chlorine in the swimming pool at the hotel we visited...

Root beer floats worthy of a holiday weekend

I don't know about your neck of the woods, but it is extremely warm out here on the West Coast. Sizzling, to be exact. I'm too frightened to look at the weather report for the upcoming holiday weekend, but if it's just more of the same, this gal will...

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