How to Navigate Museums with Toddlers

Museums and toddlers are rarely uttered in the same breath for a reason. Their little bodies and minds just can’t deal with the expectations of enduring adult-sized fun resembling forced quiet and endless tedium. But that doesn’t mean Mom and Dad have to forgo a much-anticipated trip to the museum because their toddler has all […]

Planning Pre- and Post Summer Camp Family Adventures

Sleep-away camps can provide a breath of fresh air for parents and kids. The right camp program, whether focused on performing arts, sports or across-the-board outdoor pursuits, allows campers to sharpen various life skills, make long-term friendships and, perhaps, compel them to unplug from their favorite electronic devices. Parents, meanwhile, get a nice break for […]

10 Tips for Planning an Artsy Trip

Introducing your children to a world filled with art is a brilliant idea and an exciting aspect of travel. But let’s be honest: Even when you’re blissfully by yourself, hours of trekking through art galleries and museums can be an exhausting experience. When kids are part of the equation, it can be downright overwhelming. Back […]

The American Sign Museum

Looking for a fun museum to take the kids, somewhere out of the ordinary, where both parents and children can remain engaged? Cincinnati’s American Sign Museum checks all the boxes. The homage to American signage is on the small side, meaning short attention spans won’t have hours to complain of boredom, but the flashing lights, […]

Family-Friendly Spring Break Beaches

When you and the family head off for spring break, you likely won’t want to rub shoulders with the college kids that flocked en masse to the packed beaches. But if you’re looking for a warm-weather vacation and you’re limited to your kids’ school schedule, where can you go that’s far from the influence of […]

Survive Long Layovers at the Airport with Kids

It’s a rite of passage to stress out over taking small children on an airplane and facing the reality of being locked down with them for hours, just hoping they won’t have a meltdown and brand you as a bad parent for life. But there’s less focus on what to do when you get to […]