Teach Your Kids Gratitude this Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with cherished traditions, quality time with the family, and, most of all, expectations.  Kids, especially, often have lofty ideas about the gifts they want (or "deserve") to receive.  And for far too many parents, the weeks of stress and preparation – not to mention the money spent – go unrewarded when children tear through the gifts like tornados.  In the blink of an eye, the presents are all unwrapped, and parents are left with feeling unfulfilled and underappreciated.  So how do we break this cycle of yearly disappointment?  How do we show our children how [...]

Teach Your Kids Gratitude this Holiday Season2019-12-20T18:52:14+00:00

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for the Kids

Turkey Glove Puppets This is a great idea that will not only keep the kids occupied while they make their puppets. But when they are finished, they’ll have built-in entertainment ready to go. Here’s what you’ll need: Inexpensive cotton gloves Craft Feathers Craft Felt (red and orange) Scissors First of all, don’t spend a lot of money on gloves. You can probably find some at Walmart or Target for just a few bucks. And if you can’t locate any craft feathers, that’s okay. Just use the felt and cut some out instead. The steps are simple for this. Simply lay [...]

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for the Kids2019-11-22T01:41:01+00:00

4 Fall Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday full of love and family. But with a house to clean, a meal to cook, and a long to-do list, it can also be a stressful day. Keeping the kids occupied and happy is crucial to your success. Check out these great suggestions to help them (and you) have a great Thanksgiving. Let Them Help With Cooking This is a no-brainer. You have work to do preparing for the meal and house guests. And the best way to keep an eye on your kids while you work is if they’re in the kitchen with you. [...]

4 Fall Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied on Thanksgiving2019-11-22T01:42:13+00:00

4 Party Ideas for Your Child’s Fall Birthday

Coming up with fun ideas for Autumn birthdays can be tough. After all, it’s hard to compete with the non-stop fun of summer and the building excitement that grows as we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there are some great ways to celebrate.  Check out these four party ideas for your child’s fall birthday. Apple Orchard Apples are a staple of the fall harvest season. And with so many different recipes based on the delicious fruit, it’s no wonder people get excited this time of year. With that in mind, why not throw a caramel apple party. Similar to an [...]

4 Party Ideas for Your Child’s Fall Birthday2019-10-24T17:19:06+00:00

4 Fun Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Walking door-to-door collecting candy from neighbors has been a favorite kid activity for generations. In today’s world, however, it’s not always an option for some families. And this often creates to need for parents to start their own traditions to keep the kids entertained, safe, and happy on Halloween. If this sounds like your family, here are four fun trick-or-treating alternatives to help show your kids a scary good time this Halloween. Plan a Scary Movie Marathon Transform your living room into a spooky dungeon with black lights and spider webs.  This will get everyone in the Halloween spirit and ready to [...]

4 Fun Trick-or-Treating Alternatives2019-10-24T16:26:55+00:00

5 Ideas For When Your Child Has A Day Off School

It’s really nice when your child is in school all day long. You get a break while they get to have fun and open their minds to new ideas. And when a day comes along where your child is not in school, it means so much to make the day special. Whether it’s a professional day for teachers or a school holiday, here are a few ideas for when your child has a day off school. Go for lunch Your child is probably a bit tired of having the same ham and cheese sandwich for lunch five times a week. [...]

5 Ideas For When Your Child Has A Day Off School2019-09-15T15:11:30+00:00

4 Easy Ways To Keep Your Kids Active

If you have kids, you’ll know that when they’re active they’re happy and healthy. Being active means their bodies can better regulate themselves and they’re also being given the chance to learn so much around them. Here are a few simple ways to keep your kids active. Walk to school Depending on how far away from school you live, walking is the easiest way to keep your kids active. If you’re not sure about how you or your kids will handle the walk to school, it’s best to just give it a try. Map out your path, give yourself plenty [...]

4 Easy Ways To Keep Your Kids Active2019-09-15T15:12:05+00:00

How To Celebrate Going Back To School With Kids

The nights are cooler. The mornings a bit longer. It’s time to get kids back on a bedtime routine and ready for school. Transitions can always be tricky for kids, especially younger ones. How you react to the coming school year can greatly affect how your children perceive this change. If you’re wondering how to celebrate going back to school with kids, we’ve got a few ideas to highlight this important milestone. One final hurrah Summer means endless opportunities for adventure. Why not celebrate going back to school with kids by giving them one last adventurous day. Plan a day [...]

How To Celebrate Going Back To School With Kids2019-09-09T14:13:01+00:00

4 Best Places For Kids Birthday Parties

Birthday parties need a bit of planning to succeed. They only come around once a year, but they can still take parents by surprise. If you need to put together a party but want as little hassle as possible, here are four of the best places for kids birthday parties. Playground and Park Need a place where the kids can burn off all that cake energy? A playground is the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party. Sometimes birthday parties can have a pretty big guest list, and if you have kids of different ages or abilities, or even if [...]

4 Best Places For Kids Birthday Parties2019-09-09T14:11:45+00:00

5 Tips For Summer Learning For Kids

The time between the end of school and the start of school is a long time. And while these months should be full of fun and excitement, they can also be full of learning. In fact, whoever said learning can’t be fun? Chances are you already providing loads of learning opportunities with your kids, without even being aware of it. If you’re not sure, here are five tips for summer learning for kids. Keep it natural If all of a sudden you stop your kids when they are in the middle of fun, creative play, to do worksheets, then chances [...]

5 Tips For Summer Learning For Kids2019-09-09T14:11:57+00:00