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15 Tips for Family Road Trips You Wish You Knew All Along

Loading up and piling into the car for a family road trip can be a heap of fun. The only problem being, for those not behind the driving wheel, restlessness and boredom can set in on longer trips.

The trick is to make the journey as enjoyable and comfortable for everyone as possible! Here are the 15 game-changing ways to do just that:

Plan Ahead

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If you’re reading this, you’re already part way on this one – plan ahead! Think about what you’ll need inside the car for a road trip, how much space you’re going to need in the trunk for all your gear, the best time of day and route to travel and enough time to get there safely.

15 Fun Exercises You Can Do With Your Whole Family

We all know it, exercise is good for us! Exercise not only keeps your body physically functioning, it helps with having a healthy mind as well. If you can get outside to exercise, then that’s even better. A little bit of natural sunlight helps our body make Vitamin D which helps make healthy bones for all ages. Finding time as a family to get exercise together can be bonding and very rewarding emotionally.

Here are 15 different types of physical activities that you can do as a family, and have a fun at the same time!

 Go Walk About

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Going for a walk as a family is one of the simplest things to do, and probably one of the most beneficial. If you can get into nature all the better, but even if you live in an urban jungle a walk around your local neighborhood or city will give you things to look at and talk about as a family along the way.

15 Effective Ways to Deal with Toxic Family Members

Sometimes family members are the people in the world with whom you can just be ‘you’, other times, not so much! Family dynamics are complicated, and patterns of behavior often stem back generations. If you find yourself in a situation with a toxic family member it is hard – very hard. Unlike other relationships that may end naturally or by choice, there is a sense of obligation to persevere with family relationships that can be hard to navigate.

What do you do if you find someone in your family toxic? What if you find interacting with them so bad it’s unhealthy for you? Everyone needs support at times, and we are all affected by the stressors of daily life. Here are 15 suggestions for ways that may be effective for you to handle toxic family members.

Take Care of Yourself

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It is nearly impossible to find solutions for how to deal with toxic family members if all your thoughts and energy are going to the other person. Take care of yourself. Self-care isn’t selfish. You really do need to look after yourself so you are in the best possible emotional, physical and mental space to deal with the hard stuff. Eat healthily and do activities you enjoy that will take your mind off the problem.

These 15 Photos of Mom and Daughters in Matching Outfits Will Melt Your Heart

Playing dress ups and trying on your parent’s clothing for size is a fairly standard rite of passage for most kids while they are growing up. It’s an important developmental phase, children learn a lot from literally trying things on for size. Ask any mother of a toddler teetering in a pair of their shoes – they will try to mimic the walk and the talk.

These days for some moms and daughters, it’s become their thing to dress in matching outfits, aka ‘twinning’ to show and share their bond.To celebrate that, we’ve put together 15 mom and daughter matching outfit photos of different styles and in different settings. 

Silliness in Stripes

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There’s something about wearing big and baggy bold black and white stripes that just seems to bring out the fun and frivolity in anyone. This mother and daughter combination says it all. The loose, relaxed and comfortable fit of these matching dresses is topped off with their casual canvas shoes.

15 Creative Ways to Preserve Your Family Memories

Finding ways to preserve your family memories is not only an enjoyable pastime, it may create a rich social history of your lives for future generations to come. Families have long held onto memorabilia that give insight into their lives – letters, photos, diaries, documents and so forth. These days, there is an abundance of ways you can get creative with preserving your family memories for your enjoyment now, and in years to come.

Interview Your Kids

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If you’ve got young children it can seem like every day rushes by and they’re growing up too fast. Take time to interview them from time to time and record them what they say in writing, on your phone, or by webcam. Ask your children what their favorite things are at the time – what food they like, who their best friend is, what they enjoy at school, what they want to do when they’re an adult. Who knows, that kid’s fascination with dinosaurs may lead to a career in paleontology one day.

15 Family Activities That Will Bring You Closer Together

Are you finding it tough to pull your family together and stay close and connected?  Family life can be full on. Not only do you juggle work and school schedules, everyone develops different interests as they grow and make friends. Here are 15 family activities to try with families young and old to keep your bond strong.

Grow A Garden Together

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You don’t have to have a lot of yard space to plant seeds, or young plants and watch them grow and fruit or flower. Many hardy crops will thrive in pots on balconies or repurposed containers, especially tomatoes and citrus. For flower lovers, pansies are an easy must.

Top 15 Cutest Royal Children Around the World

Around the world there are a current total of 26 royal houses, with the British Royal family probably the most well known.  In the cuteness stakes, there’s always something gorgeous about a young prince or princess in the family. So here are the cutest 15 of the next generation of royal children born to regal homes. We are in love with the twin princesses of Monaco!

Princess Louise of Belgium

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This Princess has been caught in some very typical kid like postures in public on many occasions. Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Belgium, born in 2004, is now a teenager, has younger twin brothers, and is 12th in line to the Belgian throne.

15 Most Scandalous Divorces in Hollywood History

For ‘ordinary’ people explaining to family and friends that you are getting divorced can be hard enough, let alone working through the often complicated reasons on why it has happened yourself. For Hollywood celebrities, it must be doubly tough. The public at large has often voyeuristically watched the romance develop, speculated about the state of the marriage, and pounced on any hint of a scandal.

Here are 15 Hollywood divorces that, if the rumors are true, have the drama of a movie plot in themselves.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston epitomized the golden boy meets golden girl love story to the world. Married for five years and together for around seven, whether it was the crisis of the ‘seven-year itch’ that caused the split or an affair on set, Pitt soon moved on with Angelia Jolie after co-starring in a movie together as a married couple.

15 Massive Companies That Started Off As Family Businesses

Many great businesses start off as family enterprises. The already formed relationships in husband and wife partnerships, between siblings, or parents and children can lend themselves to successfully building a company based on shared values and principles. Some family-run businesses remain small to medium-sized, large enough to sustain the family and some employees. Others do make it big.

Here are 15 massive companies that started as family businesses and are now companies known around the globe.


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Frank Mars, the founder of the global food processing company Mars, began producing candy in from his own home kitchen in 1911. Well known worldwide for confectionary, Mars Inc. also produces big brand beverages, rice, pasta sauces, and pet care products The company remains 100 percent owned by the Mars family.

15 Food Additives That Can Be Harmful to Your Children

Food manufacturers use additives in processed and pre-packaged food for three main reasons – to make them look better, to make them taste better and to make them last longer. The problem is, the chemicals used in many food additives are not usually helpful to the way our body’s systems are naturally designed to function – especially if they are overconsumed.

For children, whose systems are more sensitive and still developing and growing, additives are even more harmful. Many studies have shown that artificial food additives may affect children’s overall health, development, and behavior. Fresh really is best. Here’s a guide to 15 additives to look out for in your child’s diet.

Artificial Colors

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We all eat with our eyes. The artificial food colorings used to make candies, beverages such as soft drinks and flavored milk, and a range of baked goods are added so food is bright and visually appealing – even more so to a young child’s eyes. Artificial food dyes are often made from coal tar and may be linked to cancers and hyperactivity.