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3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  …

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you’re …

Family Hiking 101

  You don’t have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking …

5 Ways Dads Can Be More Involved with Their Children

Dads often feel left out when a new baby arrives. The changing, feeding, and general caregiving tasks are often left to Mom. In fact, it’s …

5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said …

Family Fun Card Games Everyone Can Learn

If you’re looking for a way to get the whole family together and make it enjoyable for all, then a game night is for you. …

What Is Mindful Parenting?

It seems for every generation there is a parenting trend or approach that is new. In 2009, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, released a revised edition of …

4 Ways to Make Your Marriage a Priority When You Have Children

  Children are wonderful. They also make it a little challenging to find time for yourself and for your marriage. Yet when you make your …

5 Tips for Parenting Together When Your Styles Conflict

Your parenting style began to evolve when you were a small child. How you were parented, your experiences growing up, and your values shape how …

Signs You’re A Helicopter Parent and Why That Matters

Have you ever been called a “helicopter parent”? It’s a type of parenting that is not well received by many school administrators or other parents. …

Outdoor Games for Labor Day Weekend

Planning a party for the end of summer? Celebrate America’s labor movement with these outdoor games. Don’t-Let-the-Balloon-Touch-the-Ground Keep balloons afloat by using only your hands …

Seven Tips to Help Moms Enjoy Summer

It’s been a long, hard winter, hasn’t it? Summer is finally here and it’s time for you to get out of the house and enjoy …

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 …

How to Structure Homework and Time Online

Homework is a part of family life. With the increase in online activity for children and an increase in teachers using the Internet to assign …

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 …

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 …