Tips for Surviving Snow Days with Kids

Surviving snow days stuck at home can be a challenge. Below are a few ways to avoid cabin fever and help you enjoy your family time at home. Keep a special collection of goodies hidden away in case you need them. Hit the local dollar store and stock up on candy, small toys, coloring books,… Read more »

Coping with Cold and Flu Season

Coping with Cold and Flu Season Everyone seems to either have a cough, sore throat or runny nose these days. The cold and flu season that hits when the cold weather starts can seem to last forever. And that is especially true when children start coughing and sniffling! To help keep sickness to a minimum… Read more »

Recharge for the New Year

Recharge for the New Year With the holiday season over and the new year upon us, it may feel like you need a vacation from all of the activity. If you are feeling a general life overload, we’ve got a few tips for you to check out that can help you get recharged. Keep an… Read more »

Winter "Staycation" Ideas

Winter “Staycation” Ideas Oftentimes it can be tough it work out an out of town vacation around the holidays. With so much activity going on, it may be easier to find things to do around your home town and have a fun “staycation” with your family. Sign up for an activity you can do as… Read more »

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World While in the United States Christmas and Hanukkah are the two most commonly celebrated holidays, there is also  Kwanzaa, which is both a seasonal and a cultural celebration. Throughout the world, there are many  other winter events that celebrate the season. Families can always choose to add to the winter celebrations… Read more »

Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters

Tips for Feeding Picky Eaters Picky eaters can lead to a lot of mealtime frustration for parents. Some children oppose food because they are sensitive to tastes and textures and others refuse certain things as a way to show some control. Whatever the cause, it is important to ensure that your child is getting the… Read more »

Candy for a Cause

Candy for a Cause This Halloween, instead of throwing out your children’s unused candy, why not donate it to a good cause? Operation Gratitude and Halloween Candy Buyback will gladly accept your leftover candy. Operation Gratitude sends candy annually to U.S. troops stationed overseas and to their children and veterans. For more information, visit their… Read more »

It’s Pumpkin Time

It’s Pumpkin Time Pumpkins are a hallmark of fall and make a great addition to kid-friendly snacks.  Pumpkin is easiest to use in recipes when bought from a can, but fresh pumpkin from the pumpkin patch is also fantastic. Rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, this seasonal favorite is also a nutritional powerhouse… Read more »