Summer Learning Activity Ideas

The summer offers a great opportunity for kids to learn more through additional family time and time spent outdoors. Here are a few recommendations: Take a “staycation” and become a “tourist” in your town or in nearby cities. There are many learning opportunities if you go to places and do things you wouldn’t normally do… Read more »

Healthy Eating Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

Trying to fit healthy eating and fitness into a busy lifestyle can be a challenge to say the least. Here are a few simple ways you can focus on health while things are hectic: Wake up earlier and get moving. Schedule time a few mornings a week to exercise while the kiddos are still asleep…. Read more »

Spring Allergies

Seasonal allergies are a problem for many people, and they can be especially difficult for younger children. Often infants and toddlers to elementary age children have significant seasonal allergies that may become more or less problematic as they age. The biggest  causes of spring allergies include ragweed, grass, tree pollens, molds, insect bites and dust…. Read more »

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17! Try making some new festive foods for the kids to get them into the spirit while they learn about another culture. Traditional Irish Stew: Check out this simple recipe that features potatoes, carrots and meat. Many people serve Irish stew as part of their own family… Read more »

Easy Ideas to Show Your Children You Love Them

With Valentine’s Day here, what better time to think of new and different ways to show your kids you love them? These ideas can be used not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day! Make a special breakfast. Try whipping up some heart-shaped pancakes your kids will love! Plan some quality time. Look for some new… Read more »

Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

With the new year starting, many of us will make life improvement goals. While parents benefit from New Year’s resolutions, our children can also learn about the value of making goals and self-discipline. Here are a few tips on how to help your kids benefit from making resolutions as a family. Make it a family… Read more »

Embracing the Spirit of the Holidays   

What better time than the holidays to teach children the true meaning of ideas like “generosity” and “gratitude”? One of the best ways to teach is to get out into your community as a family and practice gratitude and generosity together. Here are a few easy ways to reflect the spirit of the holidays. Donate to… Read more »

Giving Thanks During the Holidays

Finding ways to give thanks to people in our lives is a great family activity and one that will assist children in learning the importance of recognizing others for their kindness and support. Here are some fun and personalized ways that children can give thanks to friends, family, and special people in their lives. Handmade cards – children can design… Read more »