Archive for 'Family Life'

Child Led Quality Time

Child Led Quality Time

The benefits of letting kids take the lead with fun, family fun activities. Child Led Quality Time When it comes to spending one-on-one quality time with our children, or planning fun family activities, parents often take [...]

Mentors

Mentors

The important influence others can have on our children’s lives. Mentors It takes a lot of effort to raise kids well.  On top of providing clothIng, food and shelter, we need to guide and teach our [...]

Pets and Children

Pets and Children

How a family pet can improve your relationship with your child. Pets and Children There’s something about children and pets.  Perhaps it’s that pets give such unconditional love. From gerbils to horses,  pets can teach children [...]

Creating a Family Village

Creating a Family Village

Creating a strong support network to make raising your children a little easier. Creating a Family Village We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. It’s true.  Raising children is a [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special.  Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Divorce & Education

Divorce & Education

Can the divorce of parents affect how children do in school? Divorce and Education There is nothing that can affect a child’s performance in school more than their home life. Which is why divorce can impact [...]

Step Siblings

Step Siblings

The challenge of life with step siblings. Step Siblings When a parent with children remarries another parent with children, a whole new family dynamic is created. Mark Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Moms House or [...]

Families & Life Lessons

Families & Life Lessons

 How those everyday chores teach our children lessons on life. Families and Life Lessons Taking your toddler and preschooler along for everyday chores like banking and shopping can be a great lesson for kids.  Helping out [...]