1. What’s Old is New: Vintage. Noticed an influx of retro tunes, toys, and togs lately? Modern parents are coasting on a wave of nostalgia that’s bringing all sorts of vintage into vogue. Nearly any party theme can take on a vintage twist for a fresh, new-again vibe, says mom of one Lauren Isaacs. Isaacs drew on the Little Golden Books she loved as a child to craft a ‘vintage kitten’ theme for daughter Evelyn’s first birthday celebration. “We’re having a throwback moment in parenting and clinging to themes and styles that we liked from our childhoods,” she says.
My family loves going for bike rides, and we try to make each outing a fun adventure. A successful family biking day might include a stop for ice-cream, a stop at a coffee shop to keep the adults’ energy levels high, and a stop at one playground, at least (bonus points if it has a wading pool or spray park), as well as a stop at interesting terrain (bridges, riverside pathways, a mixture of paved and natural surfaces, etc.). Here are three of my family’s favorite family biking adventures we enjoy each year in May and June.
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