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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

Protect Your Kids From the Summer Sun With These Easy Tips

Everybody loves summertime activities with the kids splashing in the pool, outdoor adventures and maybe some time at the beach or the lake. Beware, though: …

How to Tap Into Nature with Your Kids This 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 …

5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

  The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get …

Free Indoor Activities for Kids

  Looking to have some summer fun with the kids but it’s too hot to go outside or it’s a rainy day? There are so …

How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer

  It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and …

6 Tips for Flying with a Toddler

Many families avoid air travel with their children until they are old enough to behave. However, some families do not want to postpone their get away until …

Summertime Camping 101

  Does your family enjoy camping? Many consider summertime camping to be a requirement for the summer months. They know summertime camping equals summertime fun. …

4 Smart Organization Tips for Your Child’s Toys

If you have kids, you have probably tripped over a skateboard or stepped on a block a time of two. When those household incidents happen, …

Why You Need a Family Emergency Plan

You may wonder why family disaster preparedness is important, especially if you don’t live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area. While there are many reasons, …

5 Ways to Build a Successful Marriage

Marriage almost always brings two completely different people together. Unsurprisingly, conflicts can happen, but implementing small, simple steps can help strengthen your marriage. These  tips …

Creating Boundaries for Teens

  Children of all ages need boundaries, but teens may need them most of all. Though it’s tempting and may seem logical to give your …

4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. …

Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual …

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a …

6 Survival Tips for Successful School Mornings

Have you ever noticed an inverse relationship between the behavior of parents and their children in the early hours of school mornings? As parents become …