18 INCREDIBLE Chalk Art Creations

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You’ve always wanted to pull a Mary Poppins and pop into a chalk picture for the day.  Well, you can’t exactly enter these mind-bending, 3D chalk drawings, but it’s a close second.  Grab your kiddo and check out these 18 incredible sidewalk chalk arts that’ll make you do a double (or triple!) take.

Can you believe that these drawings are not actually 3D? “Like” this story if your mind was blown! 

— Christal Yuen

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Luxury Camping: The Country’s Best Glamping Spots for Families

Who’s up for #Glamping with the family? – http://www.cutebeltz.com

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Glamping is the new camping for families with little ones in a tow. With amazing amenities like wifi, comfy beds and personal butlers and chefs, all your fam has to think about is how to have fun on that working farm or what time sunrise may be. Click through the photo gallery to see the greatest family glamping spots and be inspired for your next adventure.

Which glamping experience would you choose? 

— Erin Lem and Christal Yuen

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Grill, Baby, Grill! Family BBQ Recipes You’ll Love

Delicious BBQ ideas! I’m trying the avocado butter, what’s on your BBQ menu this #summer? -www.cutebeltz.com

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Light up the grill and brush up on your national anthem lyrics—it’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July with a good ol’ fashioned family barbecue. We’ve rounded up a spread of easy recipes that’ll go off like gangbusters with your little sparklers. From baby back ribs with blueberry BBQ sauce to grilled strawberry shortcake, these eats are just the thing to satisfy tummies between backyard games. Have a fabulous Fourth!

What’s on your Fourth of July menu? Share with us in the comment section below!

—Abigail Matsumoto

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Water Worlds: 18 Splash Parks to Beat the Heat

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When the temps climb and the humidity gets soupy, New York City’s got a fabulous antidote: Splash Park! Acutally, you can find many — of all shapes, sizes, themes and intensity — in every borough. We’ve rounded up our faves, including spots for tiny tots, recently-renovated parks, places to spend almost the whole day and more. Click on through to find the spot for you and the kids to cool off this summer!

Did we miss your favorite splash pad? Share it with us in the comments!

—Kathy Young

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Frame It! 8 Monthly Photo Ideas to Capture Baby’s First Year

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You’re probably taking pictures of your baby every day, but a time-lapse style monthly mash-up is a cool keepsake that’ll help you see how fast your baby grows in the first year. We found eight ideas that’ll blow you away. The key is to pick an element and stick to it, like marking the months with a matching number of apples, or using the same suitcase to show how big Baby is getting. It might seem unnecessary and time consuming, but no one regrets the outcome and they’re perfect to put on display at Baby’s first birthday party.

How are you recording your baby’s growth from month to month? Share your creative ideas in a Comment.

–Anna Knoebel

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