Beth Shea

A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers once she had kids. Beth is now a writer for multiple parenting and lifestyle websites including and Red Tricycle. She's a vegan, coffee-obsessed, ocean-loving mom who swims against the tide.
18 Great Gifts for 6-Year-Olds, According to Parents Who Know
From card games to clay animals, here are 18 gifts we think will thrill the six-year-old set.
Nov 2, 2023
How To Have A No-Spend Day On Your Next Vacation
It’s easier than you might think.
Jun 13, 2023
This Mini Basketball Hoop Is the Secret to Bonding with My Tween
I was looking for a lighthearted way to hang out together, with the hope that conversation would ensue.
Mar 16, 2023
This Board Game That Doubles as An Activity Mat Keeps My Preschooler Entertained For Hours
It's so easy to navigate, and the illustrations are enthralling to little kids!
Jan 25, 2023
This Indoor Hammock Swing Lets My Kids Move While Learning, Which Is Why It’s Worth Every Penny
It's one of the best purchases I ever made for my kids.
Oct 19, 2022
My Kids Were Scared to Go to the Bathroom at Night — Until I Found This Genius Solution
They literally shed a new light on the situation, and in every color, too.
Oct 5, 2022
My Kids Have Had This Lunchbox for 10 Years, and We’re Never Going Back
My kids have had this lunchbox for 10 years, and we're never going back.
Aug 17, 2022
The Best LEGO Storage Solution I’ve Found — and I’ve Tried Them All
Parents of kids who chuck LEGOs everywhere, this is for you.
Jul 14, 2022
What You Need to Know to Plan a Once-in-a-Lifetime Theme Park Vacation for Your Family
From parents who have mastered theme park visits, and have the mouse ears to prove it.
Jul 5, 2022
The 12 Weirdest and Most Wonderful Roadside Attractions Across America
This piece was created for Cubby, our weekly newsletter for families at home. Want more? Sign up here for a weekly splash of fun and good ideas for families with kids. Nothing compared to the freedom of going on family road trips as a child. Rolling down the windows in the backseat, wind blowing through my hair, I literally watched the world go by. The open road opened doors to an otherworldly life where rules were bent and adventure triumphed over routine.
May 25, 2021