Spring break is a week that all students look forward to, but maybe not so much all of the parents. While kids are getting a much needed break from school, parents are getting stressed. Having to plan entertainment for a whole week can be exhausting when you have a million other things to worry about. But, instead of stressing about it, use it as a good excuse to get some fun quality time with your kiddos.
There are a ton of different things you can do with your kids to keep them occupied and having fun, rather than bored and constantly reminding you of that fact. Here are some fun activities that you and your kids can do together over spring break (or anytime, really). Read more
When you think of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the first thing that comes to mind is likely drinking. Likely a lot of drinking. While most celebrants can knock back a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day and have a fun, safe experience, some people need to stay sober on the traditional party day.
The good news is that it’s entirely possible to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without focusing on booze. Read more
SpongeBob SquarePants debuted in 1999, and since then it’s reflected some of the challenges facing children and teenagers. One particular episode deals with the dangers of distracted driving. The episode begins with SpongeBob in driver’s ed. His driving instructor, Mrs. Puff assigns an 800-word essay on what not to do at a stoplight. It seems like an easy subject, but it proves quite challenging for SpongeBob. After an entire night of deliberation, SpongeBob realizes that you shouldn’t feed your snail, shoot the breeze with the mailman, or call your friends while at a stoplight. Read more
It may be winter now, but soon enough, school will be out for summer and the highly anticipated summer vacation will become the highlight of the season. But any mom knows that taking the entire abode on a trip is not cheap in any fashion. From the plane tickets and the hotel accommodations to the multiple meals and admission fees, every dime counts. Now is the time to roll up the sleeves and put in the work towards saving up for summer vacation with the family. Try out these tips and tricks to make summer vacation the best ever for your loved ones. Read more
Often families who choose to homeschool their children get questioned a lot about their choice and how it will affect their children. Many of the questions are centered around bias and misinformation, but one that might strike a nerve in even the most resolved homeschool parent is “aren’t you worried about your kids missing out on experiences that can only happen in ‘real’ school?” While there are certain experiences kids are better off not having, like bullying and constant peer pressure, there are some things that can be better experienced in a school setting.
Don’t lose your resolve just yet! There are plenty of ways you can make your homeschool experience seem just a little more like “normal” school. Read more
With present-day technology, modern Christmas traditions have emerged and become a familiar part of our holiday celebrations. Open-air skating is a yearly event some families enjoy as it promotes wholesome fun and evokes a sense of nostalgia. Secret Santa is a popular gift-giving practice in many offices and communities. Even our morning coffee is tweaked during the holidays, with various cafés coming up with their special Christmas blends. While these are reflections of contemporary life, some of our other Christmas traditions are rich and storied, stemming from ancient religious and secular customs that have evolved through time and shaped the way we celebrate Christmas today. Read more
Moving is hard enough on adults, so you can imagine how disruptive it can be for children. Thankfully, you can take steps to ease your children’s anxiety and worries, and make the move less stressful than it has to be. These tips and tricks can help make moving easier for both you and your children. Read more
A favorite Christmas tradition in many families is watching classic Christmas movies as the holiday season progresses. Your parents may have started the tradition with you, and you’ve continued the tradition with your own children. They’re the same movies every year, and while you never grow tired of them, there are ways you can make them more exciting and come alive for you and your kids. Read more