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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 [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Hyped Up Christmas There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often we [...]

Teen Driving

Teen Driving

How teaching our teens to drive can bring us closer to our kids. Teen Driving If there is one thing most teens long to do, it’s learn to drive. And since learning to drive requires the [...]

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 [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

Media Based Toys

Media Based Toys

 Why kids’ growing imaginations need all types of toys to play with. Media Based Toys What toys did your children wish for this holiday season?l. Often at the top of children’s wish lists are those media [...]

Lying

Lying

What should you do if you catch your child in a lie? Lying Children So you caught your child in a lie. The reality is all kids have, or will at some point, lie, but getting [...]

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

At this time of year, the commercials beckon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the holiday season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be [...]

Teens and Camp Jobs

Teens and Camp Jobs

A look at the perfect summer job for your teenager. Teens and Camp Jobs Whether it’s overnight or day-camp, attending camp is a great experience for children and a great form of summer childcare for parents.  [...]

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit is not only juicy and scrumptious, it also keeps you healthy and helps you grow strong! All you have to do is combine a few ingredients in a blender. Annabel’s Tip All kinds of fruit [...]