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How to Tap into Nature with Your Kids

How to Tap into Nature with Your Kids over Summer

Summer is a long waited-for event, but can also be a long dragged-out process at times. The lazy, hazy days of summer can sometimes turn into the “how many days before school starts” blues. There are only so many pool parties, play dates, and beach days you can stand before the kids become bored and […]

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Are Your Teens Bored? Keep Them Organized This Summer

Have you ever heard your teen remark that they are bored? It can be like a broken record by summer’s end. Here are some ideas to keep your temperamental teens busy all summer long. Are teenagers prone to boredom? The attention span of an adolescent is notoriously short. They need constant stimulation to stay interested. […]

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Keeping Teens Out of Trouble Over Summer Break

If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen with […]

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Summer Safety Tips-

Summer Safety Tips: Water Safety

Beaches and pools are synonymous with summer. However, its important to keep safety in mind when playing near water. To make this an enjoyable and safe summer, here are summer safety tips. Lock the entrance to the pool  so the kids can’t access it without supervision. After your children are finished playing in the wading […]

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Fun Summer Idea for Kids-

Fun Summer Idea for Kids: Writing/Journaling

Writing is an important skill children practice every day in school. When school is out for the summer don’t let the writing stop. Check out these ideas on how to keep your kids writing this season! Kids love having a nice journal with a cover in their favorite color. It gives them a sense of […]

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No Cost, Fun Summer Activities

No Cost, Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Although you may not be able to afford a summer vacation this year, there are many low-cost, fun summer activities for the whole family. Here are a few ideas. Pick a tree in your back yard, lay down a blanket and have a picnic! Make some lemonade, and dive into this summer’s must read list. Bond with your family by […]

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Food Allergies and Summer Camp-

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is a popular option. Whether your child chooses a day camp or an overnight camp, if they suffer from food allergies parents have a valid concern about the safety of the camp. […]

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A Family Vacation Might Be Just What Everyone Needs

No one can say this winter hasn’t been the worst on record. You’ve been indoors so long you need a change of scenery. Taking a family vacation not only rejuvenates, but allows the family to breathe, take in sites, engage in activities you’ve never been part of before, and meet people from another city or […]

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Summer Food Safety Tips

Like cold and flu season, there seems to be a food-borne illness season – food-borne illnesses are at their peak during summer months. The warm temperatures of summer provide a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive making backyard cookouts an environment that encourages food contamination. Here are some tips on keeping your food safe this […]

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