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 »

Best Apps for Small Children and Toddlers

Best Apps for Small Children and Toddlers Winter is coming and outside play will become less possible as the cold winds and even snow start to blow. But that doesn’t mean your small children can’t be entertained and stimulated. Thanks to the mass quantities of technology that now consumes our lives on a daily basis,… Read more »

Get Your Kids Loving the Great Outdoors

Get Your Kids Loving the Great Outdoors Spending time in nature has many benefits for kids. Studies have shown that spending time outside can reduce children’s stress levels and have a soothing effect. Exploring the great outdoors can also help children comprehend how the natural world outside of them works. With that in mind, here are a few… Read more »

Simple Toy Storage Tips

Simple Toy Storage Tips Tackling the ever mounting pile of toys strewn about the house can seem like an insurmountable task. Just when you think you have your child’s toys organized, they appear thrown in places like underneath your refrigerator or in your shoe bin. While children’s endless curiosity can’t (and shouldn’t) be contained, there… Read more »