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7 Family-Friendly Summer Pool Activities

Summertime means pool time, whether it’s in your backyard, a community center or a resort. Liven up those lazy days of summer with fun games everyone can play. Here are seven of our favorites.

Piranha Ball

All this game requires is a beach ball. Begin by having all the players stand in a circle holding hands and then throw the beach ball inside the circle. The goal of each player is to avoid getting ...

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, why not skip the ice cream parlor and gather the family together to whip up a batch at home? Here’s a simple recipe for good ol’ vanilla that can be adapted to omit the ice cream maker.


2 quarts half-and-half cream

1/2 pint heavy cream

1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 pinch salt


Freeze an empty shallow bowl ...

Five Family-Friendly Fourth of July Activities

Fourth of July fireworks don’t start until the sun goes down. In the meantime, there’s plenty of family fun to be had. Make these crafts, games and snacks part of your Independence Day tradition.


Let’s face it — the Fourth of July is all about pageantry, so why should it be any different on your block? Put together a bike parade and get all the neighborhood ...

Pool Safety Tips

While swimming pools are great places for family fun, they can also be dangerous. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4 and most accidents occur in home swimming pools. In fact, more than 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. And for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive hospital treatment for nonfatal drowning injuries.

But tragedies like this can be avoided. Here ...

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d share some out-of-the-box homemade gift ideas that Dad is sure to cherish. You don’t have to be a professional crafter to master these simple DIY projects, so put down that tie and get to work!


If Dad is a comic book fan, he’ll love these coasters created using pages from his favorite comics.


Outdoor Mod Podge
Comic ...