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The Summer Camp Guide for Parents

Summer camp can be an excellent opportunity for children and teens to grow and develop. While at camp they learn to be more independent and …

Family Water Sports 101

  As research and experience shows more and more that we need more exercise, emphasis is being placed on incorporating physical activity into our leisure …

5 Family-Friendly Backyard Activities That Are Literally Cool

As a parent, you probably don’t want your kids to while away summer break glued to their iPads and smartphones. But on days when the …

Is Your Teenager Experiencing Summer Boredom?

  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 …

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: …

5 Summer Activities to Do with Dad

What are some outdoor activities your children can plan with Dad? Consider the following ideas. 1. Camping – This is one great activity for children …

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 …

4 Ways to Connect with Other Moms Over the Summer

Does the sound of summer give you a small feeling of panic and dread? Do questions such as, “What will I do with my children?” …

How to Keep the Reading Going All Summer Long

While kids and parents are looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of summer, most parents want their kids to continue to …

How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids

During the school year, everything seems so harried, from school lunches to after-school activities. Conversely, there is something about summer that resonates a laid-back, peaceful …

3 Ways to Ignite Your Child’s Imagination This Summer

Summertime means longer days, starry nights, and days at the beach – and unfortunately sometimes hearing your children say that they are bored. It is …

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 …