Archive for 'Family Life'

Morning Madness

Morning Madness

Tips for managing morning madness at your home. Morning Madness Getting breakfast, making lunches, packing school bags and getting kids out the door can be a daunting task in the morning.  Of course the more responsibility [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Curbing Obesity

Curbing Obesity

The connection between family mealtime and preventing obesity. Curbing Obesity The alarm bells have rung; today’s children are becoming increasingly overweight. Our children’s eating habits are leading to a tremendous increase in type 2 diabetes and [...]

Teaching Respect

Teaching Respect

The importance of teaching our kids to respect others. Teaching Respect Most parents would agree that the last thing they want to do is raise a child who harasses and bullies others.  And the best way [...]

Values and Young Children

Values and Young Children

When should we start instilling values in our children?  Values and Irony One of the most important things we can instill in our child is a sense of our values.  And while this is something we [...]

Listening Deeply to Children

Listening Deeply to Children

How just listening can help our children learn inner discipline. Deep Listening We often hear how important it is to really listen to our children.  Real listening means we need to stop what we’re doing, sit [...]

Simple Family Fun

Simple Family Fun

How to enjoy time with your kids without breaking the bank. Simple Family Fun When you listen to children talk abut their favorite memories, they often mention the simple things like camping trips, bonfires on a [...]

Family Events and Togetherness

Family Events and Togetherness

From  carving pumpkins to jumping in leaf piles, a  look at why the family that plays together stays together. Family Events Today, many families’ lives are jam packed with school, work and activities from household chores to [...]

Kids and Chores

Kids and Chores

The real reason for having kids partake in household chores. Kids and Chores Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just easier to do household tasks ourselves.  I mean, when we ask kids to do a chore, it [...]