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Honoring the History of Father’s Day

Historically, women haven’t always had the upper hand, except for Mother’s Day. The national holiday was created nearly 60 years before Father’s Day would officially have the honor. It would take boots on the ground, war and retail. The first official Father’s Day celebration took place in Washington on June 19, 1910, the third Sunday […]

Celebrating Flag Day with Young Kids

As far as exciting holidays for kids go, Flag Day probably sits right above Arbor Day for most people. The day originated in the 1880s as a way to get school kids in Wisconsin to celebrate “Flag Birthday.” The day commemorates the flag and promotes proper education of young children for proper behavior. Like all […]

Perfect Father’s Day Trips for All Kinds of Dads

There is no one type of dad or one perfect trip to please every dad. Each dad is special and unique, but you know the dads in your family best and you know what he or they love most. Besides you, of course. Here are some trips to consider as gifts for Father’s Day based […]

Take “Spring Cleaning Up” A Notch This Earth Day

In the nearly 50 years since its inception, Earth Day evolved from a hip, thought-provoking happening aimed at college kids to a day of fun and teachable moments intended to prompt kids at every age to take action in the era of global warming. The observance was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Family Getaways

Leprechaun lore, cheerful locals, delicious cheeses, beautiful scenery and delightful music … Ireland pretty much has it all when it comes to family travel. Besides the quick hop across the pond, it’s easy when most everyone speaks English and there are plenty of different ways to see the best of city and country (no matter […]

Luxurious Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year, Langham Style

The Chinese New Year may have technically come and gone on Feb. 5, but the Year of the Pig lives on in Chicago. Continue the spring festival fun at The Langham, Chicago, with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and treatments at the Chuan Spa; a blend of Chinese and Western cuisine in the Pavilion or at […]