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 »

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 »

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 »

Fall Family Activities

Fall Family Activities Summer is winding down and autumn is gearing up. With the hot summer we’ve had the cooler temperatures will be a nice change! The fall also brings about the turning of the leaves and the start of the holiday season. With that in mind, here are some fun fall activities for the… Read more »