Because it’s a late night affair, New Year’s Eve parties are often for the adults. This year, save money on babysitters, and enjoy celebrating New Year’s with the kids! The turning of the New Year is a special, and often a significant time for people to start fresh or work on personal goals. Getting your children involved… Continue reading 7 New Year’s Traditions to Start with the Kids
Bundle up, it’s officially here! Today, Wednesday December 21st is the first day of winter. This is also known as the winter solstice for citizens living north of the equator. (Solstices south of the equator are opposite— therefore, their December 21st is a summer solstice.) So what does winter solstice mean? The change of the seasons is a wonderful part… Continue reading What is Winter Solstice?
During the Thanksgiving season we are reminded to stop, take a break from our busy schedules, and reflect on the wonderful gifts around us. Family, friends, health, and home are just a few of many things to be grateful for. While Thanksgiving is a special time, gratitude is something that should be practiced year round simply because… Continue reading Teaching Gratitude
As our children grow up, we, as parents, hope to do what’s best for them. Kids enjoy and need exercise, so we enroll them in sports. Children benefit from socializing, so we schedule play dates. One possible extracurricular that can sometimes go forgotten during the business of parenting, is music— or more specifically, learning to play a musical instrument.… Continue reading 9 Ways Playing a Musical Instrument Will Benefit Your Child
October 31st is an exciting time for kids. They can dress up as whatever they like. They get free candy. What’s better than that? And Halloween is great, except for the fact that parents have been running around, driving kids to school and sports practices, doing chores, cooking dinner, cleaning up after their messes… shall I continue?… Continue reading 21 DIY Last-Minute Costumes
We know what it’s like… grocery shopping. It can be hectic and arduous at times, especially when you bring the kids along. However, grocery shopping can actually be fun when you consider it a valuable opportunity to teach your kids about food and nutrition. By completing your chores and educating your children about food you’re killing two birds… Continue reading How to Educate Your Kids While Grocery Shopping
One of the most wonderful activities that fall offers is apple picking! Whether you’re young or old, have toddlers or teens, apple picking is something that is fun for the whole family! (And not to mention, the apples are delicious.) This past weekend my friends and I decided to take in the crisp fall air and go apple picking… Continue reading The Perfect Post-Apple Picking Apple Crisp