Are Sleepovers Good for Your Kids and You?

Are sleepovers good for your kids and you? Most of us have fond memories of sleepovers we attended as children, whether they were for birthday parties or just staying the night at our best friend’s house. But as a parent, your perspective on sleepovers tends to be different.  Rather than thinking about all the awesome […]

7 Indoor Activities for Kids This Summer

Summer is the time when we send the kids outside and tell them to stay there for a while, get their energy out and breathe some fresh air. But for many parts of the US, there are days in the summer that are simply too hot to send the kids outside for more than a […]

6 Back-to-School Tips Every Parent Should Know Now

Looking for back-to-school tips? Whether you are looking forward to it or dreading it, school is about to be back in session. This means lots of shopping, lots of planning, and at least a little panic.  But the transition doesn’t need to be terrible with the right approach.  To help you and your child get […]

Is Dirt Good for Your Kids?

We all know that modern hygiene and sanitation standards have reduced the presence of many diseases and other health concerns. But now we are starting to see evidence that we have swung a bit too far in one direction and need to come back to center.  Does this mean we should all live in filth?  […]

How to Encourage Your Child to Read More

Are you wondering how to encourage your child to read more? It may be summer, but most schools send kids home for the big break with some homework to do. And the most common assignment? Read! Sometimes this means assigned books, while more commonly it means reading as many books as possible, completing some sort […]

How to Keep Kids Busy During the Summer While You Work

During the school year, working from home can feel like a blessing if you are a parent. When the kids are sick, you don’t need to arrange for childcare, and the same goes for holidays and professional development days. How to Keep Kids Busy During the Summer While You Work But then summer comes, and […]

4 Fun Games to Play at the Beach

Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach? Of course, as with all good things, you can definitely have enough of it. So, what do you do on vacation when the kids get bored with the sand and surf? You play beach games! 4 Fun Games to Play at the Beach There are so many […]

4 Ways to Teach Your Child Empathy

Empathy has become a major cultural topic. Parenting boards discuss it, schools emphasize it on professional development days, and even popular entertainment has made it a focus. But when it comes to teaching empathy to your child, things can be difficult. After all, we tend to think of empathy as something you either have or […]

4 Ways to Encourage STEM Learning with Your Child

STEM learning has become a big focus in schools around the world, and when you look at trends in employment and job growth, it is easy to see why: STEM fields are growing, and leaving other fields behind. 4 Ways to Encourage STEM Learning with Your Child This means that if you are going to prepare […]

Sundae Spa Party

We had a very fun time at the Sundae Spa party.  Alyssa (my youngest) had been to a party there a couple of years ago and had a great time but Megan (my oldest) nor I had been there so it was all new to us.  Party started with what I at first thought was […]