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Family Building

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. …

6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

Money is an essential part of life, and it’s never too early to teach your children its value and the importance of saving, so they …

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 …

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 …

7 Ways to Connect with Your Children

At one point or another, all parents fear they aren’t connecting with their children as well as they want to. You might start to worry …

A New Way to Earn with Chores

In a world full of smart phones, tablets, and computers, the almighty dollar seems less and less important to our growing generation of tech-savvy kids …

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 …

5 Tactics to Become a More Connected Parent

For most parents, the desire to love and provide for their child is as natural as breathing. But the truth is in this day and …

8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important

You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals …

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood …

5 Ways to Improve Family Communication

Healthy communication skills amongst family members can be some of the most difficult and trying to develop and maintain. They may be directly related to …

Being a Stay-at-Home Dad: What to Expect

Times are changing. Things that were considered unheard of a few decades ago are becoming more common each day. With the norm being changed so …