Archive for 'Family Life'

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

3 Tips on How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Putting Kids Ahead of the Holiday Rush

Why it’s important to make the holiday season chaos a family affair. Kids & the Holiday Rush From holiday shopping, to kids concerts, to decorating, baking and more, this time of year is chaotic.  From Hanukkah [...]

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching Kids the Value of Nature

Teaching our kids to value more than just the material things in life. Gifts vs Nature Particularly at this time of year, it’s difficult to convince kids that there’s more to life than just stuff, after [...]

Milestones in Children During The Early School Years

Milestones in Children During The Early School Years

The easy going period of the early school aged years. Could life get any sweeter? The first five years of a child’s life are filled with one developmental milestone after another, and although it’s an exciting [...]

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

Why taking a summer vacation with your children is so important. Family Vacations Well, it’s about that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to vacations. Summer vacations can provide some of the best memories [...]

Humor in the Family

Humor in the Family

Why the family that laughs together stays together.  Humor in the Family Being a parent is serious stuff, but that doesn’t man we need to be only serious with our kids.  Laughing and joking and having [...]

Family Reunions

Family Reunions

 We unwrap the secrets to making holiday reunions fun for the whole family. Holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are even better when families gather together. While reuniting with loved ones is one of the nicest [...]

Family Chores

Family Chores

A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores Family Chores Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do.  And while our [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]