Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education just to decipher all the eduspeak in the comments section (not to mention schools that have moved away from using traditional letter grades). How are “adequate” skills different than “competent skills”? What does it mean […]
There are countless activities to keep a toddler happy and occupied on a rainy day. The challenge is uncovering the ones that help develop their little minds and bodies–especially the projects and games that require neither money to obtain nor lots of time to prepare. These fun pastimes get children from 18 months to 3+ […]
It’s no secret that healthy living is important, but getting in shape when you have kids can be tough. Maybe you stopped exercising when you had kids because you were tired. Maybe your job schedule made it difficult to squeeze in workouts. Maybe you just got busy with life and stopped jogging as much as […]
Simply the idea of traveling with kids over the holiday break can be enough to make you scream, and the reality can be just as painful. Something that is supposed to be fun and exciting can quickly turn into a Griswold family vacation if you’re not careful. Whether you’re traveling with one child or […]
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean the outdoor activities have to stop! Help the family stay fit and have fun with winter activities for the whole family this season. Here are some ideas. Sledding/Coasting/Tubing Whatever you call it, sliding downhill in the snow is fun for all ages. You can use inexpensive plastic snow […]
How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do so for the first month or so, maternity leave soon runs out and it’s back to work they go. For the lucky ones who are able to remain at home, […]
The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. Chances are it’s a special time for your family where you spend time together, share some great meals and even exchange gifts. Unfortunately, for many families, the holiday season can also be a very expensive time of year. Whether you have small children, teenagers or […]
We have all lived through an extremely stressful election cycle regardless of our political position. The media including mainstream, social media and other sources advocating specific and controversial points of view have had a tremendous impact because emotional appeals rather than rational opinions based on issues have predominated. Some of the rhetoric from the candidates […]
The decision to take a road trip with your family is an exciting one. Maybe you remember taking road trips during your own childhood and you have some special memories you want to recreate with your kids. Maybe you just want to try to spend time exploring the world around you. You might even want […]
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