What is it about the word "vacation" that always sends a little thrill down our spines? Even though taking a trip as the mom means a little less sleeping in and a lot more stuff to carry, it's still a guaranteed way to boost your family bonding—long after all the sand has been vacuumed out of the car. In fact, it's science that vacations make your kids happy long after they're over.

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PS: Heads up, Target's having a big one-day sale and Stitch Fix launched a kid's box!