Fall is Here, So Here We Go

When we as parents wonder how to encourage thankfulness in our children one of the easiest ways is simply to be involved with their lives and demonstrate our thankfulness for their joy.  Now that fall is here and the leaves are starting to change there are a multitude of activities for families to jump into that will […]

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Activities and Games To Play with Your Grandchildren

Grandparents love participating in their grandchildren’s life and are involved in a special relationship with their grandchildren. Every grandparent loves to share family history, tell stories and pass on family traditions. With this, as well as many other activities, a deep bond forms between you and your grandchild. It doesn’t matter what the distance is […]

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Involve Pre-Teens and Teens in Family Celebrations

Grandma’s wedding to her fourth husband may be the event-of-the-year in your eyes; however, your child may not feel the same. Kids, especially teens and pre-teens, often feel left out during these major family celebrations. From black-tie weddings to gender reveal baby showers, each family event is special. To involve your pre-teen or teen in […]

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How to Roast Marshmallows the Safe and Delicious Way

With fall and winter quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to teach your kids how to roast marshmallows. While many people consider summer to be the best time to roast marshmallows, depending on where you live it could be too hot to roast marshmallows during the summer. The chilly months that are quickly coming is […]

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Childrens Party Themes: Bring Elmo to Life!

If you’re a parent who always throws a great party for your kid(s), and this year you’re a little tapped for ideas, I know how you feel. I’ve become frazzled and stressed because I wanted my child to have a memorable birthday, but I couldn’t quite figure out how to keep a bunch of rambunctious […]

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Warm up this Fall with Favorite Fall Recipes

Fall Recipes More than any other season, autumn is associated with tastes and smells to which we look forward all year. Perhaps it’s because there are two food-centered holidays in fall, or maybe it’s because when the weather cools down delicious slow-cooked stews and soups re-appear. Whatever the reason may be, fall recipes are some of our […]

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International Peace Day

International Peace Day is one that is not commonly recognized. Mostly becauase a lot of people do not hear about it, but this is a day that should be recognized. Without peace our world would not function. We all need to fight for peace, not just toady but every day. Here is some history behind […]

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How to Spend Quality Time with Your Children – Retro Fun in a Techie World

How to Spend Quality Time With Your Children So, you’ve decided to turn off the tablets and smart phones, unplug the television, hide the video controllers, and take a holiday from tech.  Yeah, we know it’s hard.  But you are a parent, and you know that great families require real time and real interaction. But […]

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Children’s Halloween Party Ideas

  Kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, love to celebrate Halloween. The fun of masquerading as someone (or something) else for a day encourages them to use their creativity and imagination. There are many reasons to host a Halloween party, whether it’s in addition to, or instead of, trick-or-treating. Maybe one of your […]

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Fall Is A Perfect Time For Organizing Kids Toys

Organizing Kids Toys If you’ve been putting off the dreaded task of organizing kids toys, fall is the perfect time to jump in and do it. Children are back into their school routines, and Christmas is still on the horizon. Now’s the time to clear out overflowing closets before a new batch of toys arrives! If […]

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