Archive for 'Family Life'

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 [...]

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

Holiday Season Plane Travel & Kids

This holiday season, are you planning to travel by plane with young children in tow? With a little planning, flying can be enjoyable and not filled with tears and fussing. Flying by air with young children [...]

Children & Christmas Traditions

Children & Christmas Traditions

It’s not the latest toy.  What kids really want for Christmas. Christmas Traditions When it comes to the holiday season, many of us  stress out and overspend , determined to get the perfect gift for our [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

Holiday Season Visits

Holiday Season Visits

Why those holiday season visits can pose safety hazards. Holiday Safety Whether visiting Gramma and Grampa, or attending a party at a friend’s, parents need to be extra vigilant to keep kids safe over the holidays. [...]

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 [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]