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Avoid the Summer Learning Slide With Educational Activities That are Actually Fun

Even during the jam-packed summer months, be sure to keep up with reading and other educational activities. Credit: Getty
Three months of swimming, sleeping late and watching a heck of a lot of TV can undo nine months of learning. In fact, ...

Little Girl Fashion, Bickering Kids, and More - Links We Love

Kids are dressing better than their parents. Photo: sxc.hu
Staying home and skipping that vacation to save money this summer? Here's a new clever name for your staycation (and some tips): Non Voyage! -- Lil Sugar Remember that summertime fa...

Staycations - Last Year's News?

Winter turns to spring, spring turns to summer, and here we are ... still stuck in a recession. Last summer, we tried to make ourselves feel better. "So we can't go on a vacation!" we'd say optimistically, "Let's try that staycation thing instead." ...

The Great Thanksgiving Staycation - Five Family Outings

Our Thanksgiving celebration this year involves just a short day trip, which leaves a nice, long, leisurely weekend to be enjoyed at home. Our lives are so busy during the week, I look forward to these bigger chunks of unscheduled time to decompress...

Sick of the staycation?

Chances are, if you weren't saving money hiding under a rock this summer you heard, perhaps one time too many, about the values and virtues of the 'staycation.' A staycation is exactly what it sounds like--a 'vacation' where you and your family sta...

Fake vacations -- the new staycation

So you've decided to stay home this summer to save money and have embraced this year's hottest buzzword -- the staycation. Just how far are you willing to go to make your staycation vacation-like, though? Pitching a tent in the backyard? Buying some ...

Make your staycation a fair-cation

A lot of people are choosing to skip the traditional summer vacation -- thanks to the cost of gasoline being nearly five dollars a gallon -- and instead are staying close to home -- a staycation. One Texas Minnesota county is suggesting a way to spic...

Are gas prices keeping you home this summer?

Because we don't like to deal with the traffic and because our town has an enormous fireworks display, we usually stick around town during the Fourth. We noticed, though, that a lot of other people stayed home last weekend, too. Our normal haunts, wh...

DailyDish: Be a tourist in your own city

You may think you know everything there is to know about the town where you live, but chances are you don't....

DailyDish: Turn your backyard into a water park

Tickets to the water park can run up to $30 per kid. Make your backyard a wet-and-wild zone instead....

DailyDish: Turn off your cell phone

Turn off your cell phone. ...

Can't afford a vacation? Try a staycation instead!

When I was a struggling college student, I could put two dollars into my gas tank and drive my car for a week. Two dollars today wouldn't get us much farther than the nearest expressway. Families everywhere are grounding their summer travel plans eit...

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