Archive for 'Family Life'

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

A few how-to directions when it comes to playing with our kids. Summer Activities The last thing most parents want to see is their child vegging out on the couch all summer, watching TV or playing [...]

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 [...]

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting friends and a long lost relatives in other cities is often a great break for parents.  As nice as these visits may be, it’s difficult for children to be on their best behavior. In fact, [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing 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 [...]

Planning Family Vacations

Planning Family Vacations

How to plan a vacation that every member of your family will enjoy. Planning Family Vacations When it comes to family vacations, naturally it’s the parents who cover the costs. But that doesn’t mean we should [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

From the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings, to school shootings, to wars and natural catastrophes, it can feel like a big, bad world to children. As parents,  how do we explain such frightening events to our [...]

Facts of Life and Young Children

Facts of Life and Young Children

When it comes to discussing the facts of life with your preschooler, find those teachable moments to make it a part of your day-to-day lives together. If the thought of discussing the birds and bees with [...]

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 [...]