Keeping Kids Cool This Summer

Keeping Kids Cool This Summer Summer is a great time of year for running around, playing outdoors, and staying active in the beautiful weather. However, all this running and physical activity in the heat of the day can put children, and adults, at risk for heat-related complications. Heat stroke is not just a slight problem;… Read more »

How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a positive self-esteem. Why? Because children with high self-esteem are competent, feel loved and ultimately grow into happy, healthy and productive adults. So what can you do to boost your child’s self-esteem? Here are some easy ideas: Give… Read more »

Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Summer

Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Summer Educational research shows that children that don’t have ongoing opportunities to continue to practice and learn subject matter over the summer actually lose some of their skills and knowledge. This varies by age, grade level and academic subject area with math and reading loss… Read more »

How much do you know about Father’s Day?

How much do you know about Father’s Day? Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in the month of June. The first Father’s day on record was June 19, 1910. It was created by Washington’s State, Sonora Dodd for his father William Smart. William Smart was Civil War veteran and raised his six children as… Read more »

Celebrating Dad on Father’s Day

Celebrating Dad on Father’s Day Father’s Day is just around the corner on the third Sunday in June, so it’s time to get ready for Dad’s big celebration. Here are some great gift ideas that are easy to make. Make a special baseball plate. With just a few items, you can create a unique gift… Read more »

Are Your Kids Getting Enough?

Are Your Kids Getting Enough? Most parents worry about their kid’s nutrition. Often mealtimes are a battle for what kids want versus what they need.  And who can’t relate to that, right? So, increase simplicity and decrease stress. Save time, money, and health by shopping the perimeter of the grocery store, and stock the pantry… Read more »

Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips Summer time is here, school’s out and it is really getting hot out there! Making sure your family stays protected in the heat is important in order to avoid any sun damage or heat-related illness. Here are a few sun safety tips to keep in mind while having fun in the sun…. Read more »

Making the Most of Summer Family Time

Making the Most of Summer Family Time Today, many parents are working harder than ever and still may find they don’t have the budget or time for a big vacation this summer. If this is the case in your household, you can still find lots of fun, local activities to do with the kids that… Read more »

Sunglasses and Eye Health Tips

Sunglasses and Eye Health Tips In the warmer months, it can be second-nature to apply tons of sunscreen on our children to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun. But many times, as much attention as we give to their skin, we often overlook another area that can be damaged by the… Read more »

Barbecue Safety for Small Children

Barbecue Safety for Small Children Finally! This long winter seems to be coming to an end and summer is just around the corner. Summer means warmer days, longer evenings and of course barbecues. Some parents are a little leery of barbecuing with small children under foot but with some simple precautions there’s no reason you… Read more »