Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Positive Sibling Relationships Build Confidence

Negative sibling relationship are strongly linked to aggressive, anti-social behavior and even delinquency and substance abuse later in life, according to research out of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.   However, improving [...]

Christmas Morning Disappointment

Christmas Morning Disappointment

How to handle a child who’s disappointed on Christmas morning. Christmas Morning There is nothing that takes the joy out of the holiday season faster than the credit card bills in January.  Overspending can be especially [...]

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]