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North Shore Spotlight: Road Trips within a Days Drive (or less!)

Sometimes you don’t want to deal with flight delays and all around airport hassles!   These family-friendly, midwest destinations are close enough to jump in your car and cruise into for a quick few days away- within a days drive or less! Santa Claus, IN It’s...

Best of the Screen for Kids Young and Old! Movies + Series!

Yes, we know, screen time has been at an all time high, but rainy days & summer break don’t mix and sometimes you need a cozy movie day!  Pull out the blankets and gather your favorite snacks, we’ve rounded up our favorite movies and series.  From nostalgic films...

Summer Reading for Kids in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade!

Credit: New Canaan/Darien Moms   This story was contributed by literary specialist and mom Rosemary D’Urso, aka the “Library Mom”. Go to for more of her expert picks, and follow her on Instagram @librarymombooks. While summer is an ideal time for...

Sheet Pan S’mores!

If you love making s’mores but want to skip the mess of roasting marshmallows, keep things toddler safe and make a lot at once, try these Sheet Pan S’mores from Maria Provanzano of From Scratch with Maria. The best part? You can enjoy them this way well after summer...

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