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Summer Vacation Tips for Traveling with Kids

by on Monday, June 06, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Summer will soon be upon us and for many of us, that means summer vacation. You may be excited for a moment and then remember last year; crying on the plane, meltdown at a restaurant, bored kids. Ugh. That was not fun. We can’t guarantee you a perfect vacation with your children, but if you follow our tips, you and your children can have a happier, easier vacation.Before the trip Of course you have planned a wonderful trip with your little ones. You have already called ahead, made plans and...


How Kids of all Ages can Volunteer

by on Friday, June 03, 2016 8:21:00 AM

During the school year kids are often busy from morning until bedtime, with little time to spend by themselves or for someone else. Summer is full of lazy days and extra time, leaving children open to long days of screen time or boredom. If you want to add more meaning to your child’s life and help him become more empathetic, consider volunteering for a couple hours each week. It may seem like kids cannot make much of an impact through volunteering until they are older, but even young children...


How to have fun Camping with Kids

by on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 10:45:00 AM

June is national camping month for obvious reasons. The weather in June is perfect for camping. Warm, sunny days and cool (mostly dry) nights. Camping brings to mind cooking over a fire, watching stars, sunny days by the water, and of course, s’mores. In 2015, over 45 million people went camping in the US. Camping with just adults can be a difficult enterprise and it’s even more daunting with kids. Camping with kids doesn’t have to be impossible undertaking, and there are things you can do to...


Toys that will give you the Coolest Backyard Ever

by on Monday, May 30, 2016 10:40:00 AM

We all remember that one kid in the neighborhood who had the best backyard. Everybody wanted to play at his house and did whenever they got the chance. Weather it was the best tree fort this side of the Mississippi or a huge trampoline, we all wanted to be there. If you want your kid to be the lucky one with the great backyard, check out these toys that will get your backyard to that coveted status as the best. Zipline The Eagle Series Zipline with Seat is the toy every kid wants. It is a...


Keep your Kids learning through Summer Vacation

by on Friday, May 27, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Summer vacation is upon us and with it long days at the beach and nights full of fireflies and bonfires. Kids think of it as the best time of the year, where you don’t have to study or do homework. But parents worry about kids falling behind or losing all of the precious knowledge they gained during the school year. There are different ways parents can ensure that kids keep learning and succeeding. Many schools are lengthening the school day or year to ensure that kids maintain their...


Making a Summer Bucket List of Family Activities

by on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:10:00 AM

Summer is often the best time of year for kids. There is no school, days at the beach, family vacations, summer camp, and tons of other fun things to do. For parents, it can be a bit more complicated than that. Whether you work or stay at home, summer can be a difficult time dealing with added day care, bored kids, and the expense of many summer activities. Summer can seem to crawl slowly by, until you near the end of August and realize, it’s almost over! Panic sets in as you look back on your...


Fun with Water in Warm Weather

by on Monday, May 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Summer is coming, and with it comes long, fun filled days at the lake, ocean, or pool. You may not have access to a lake or beach nearby, but that shouldn’t stop you from having tons of fun with water with your child. Try these tips for safe, watery fun with your child this summer. Start with Water Safety To begin, remember to provide your children with a comprehensive lesson in water safety before letting them near any bodies or water, or even tubs or other pools of water. Although playing...


What to Do About Your Picky Eater

by on Friday, May 20, 2016 9:16:00 AM

As parents, nearly all of us have experienced the difficulties and frustrations of dealing with a picky eater. Indeed, often times no matter how hard we try or how much we plead, our little ones will refuse to eat a foods that are healthy and took quite a bit of time to prepare. We may even remember our own parents making us sit at the table until we ate our broccoli. Of course, we certainly can’t force our children to eat anything, and sometimes they may simply reject a food because they’re...

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How to choose the best summer camp for your child

by on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Many of us remember going to summer camp and having a wonderful time swimming, playing capture the flag, making intricate friendship bracelets, and lots of new friends. It was great to sleep in the cabin and roam through the woods and be away from our parents and siblings for a week or two. Spending time away from family is a great way for kids to learn how to be more independent and resilient. It is also, for many children the only time that they have access to unstructured play. There are...


Get Kids involved in Learning about Family History

by on Monday, May 16, 2016 8:56:00 AM

Most adults are curious about their family history, where their grandparents or great grandparents came from, and what happened in their lives. Your children may actually be more interested in your family history than you imagine as well. Kids long for a sense of belonging and learning about shared family history can contribute to that. Whether you know a lot or very little about your family history, here are some activities that you and your child can do together to learn more. Interviewing...


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