Tips

Top Meal Planning Apps and Websites for Busy Parents

Posted July 8, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

I've been visiting recipe websites for a while, but only recently did I discover that there are many other meal planning apps and websites that offer so much more.

Moving With Kids: 23 Can't-Miss Tips to Help You Cope

Posted July 7, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Moving with young children can be a daunting task, but there are lots of ways to make it easier. Check out these 23 can't-miss tips for moving with kids from a mom who has lots of experience.

Whole Food Replacements for Junk Food Sweets

Posted July 6, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Make the choice to feed your children better, and teach them to make healthy choices in the process. Start here by replacing the candy in your home with treats that are delicious and nutritious.

Summer on the Cheap: Free and Inexpensive Kid-Friendly Activities

Posted July 5, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Summer time is the perfect time for relaxing...until boredom sets in. Don't let your search for kid-friendly activities break the bank. Check out these options for enjoying a summer fun one dollar at a time.

How to Plan for Your Summer Camp at Home

Posted July 4, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

So perhaps you are feeling inspired to try this whole summer camp at home thing and you are wondering, "How do we get started?" Here are 4 great tips!

Thinking of Conducting Your Own Summer Camp at Home?

Posted July 3, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

Have you been thinking about conducting your own summer camp at home? Here are the reasons why both kids and Moms think it is a great idea!

Water Safety and the Child With Autism

Posted July 2, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Drowning is the top cause of injury-related death for children with Autism. Educate yourself, your child and your community on water safety in order to best protect your child.

School of Rock: A Different Kind of Summer Camp

Posted July 1, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Does the thought of summer camps have your kids begging to do housework? You aren't raising horse loving, wallet making, bug bitten kidlets? Do they want something a little louder with black in it and no sunscreen? Consider School of Rock.

Spend the Summer at the Library

Posted June 30, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Want to help society in the long term and your children in the short term? Make the library one of your weekly Summer destinations.

Red Cross Babysitting Course Teaches Important Skills

Posted June 30, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Use the flexible summer scheduling to sign up your daughter or son for the Red Cross Babysitting Course. They'll learn lots of basic information about caring for children, as well as important life-saving skills.

9 Household Items to Use as Toys

Posted June 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

This summer, put away some of toys and bring out simple household items to encourage all kinds of creative play in your children.

Homemade Summer Fun: The June Education Roundup

Posted June 29, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

No need to make lots of trips to the water park, or buy a bunch things for your family to have fun in the sun. Help your children practice good skills and make up their own fun with these do-it-yourself projects: guaranteed to provide of enjoyment throughout the summer months.

From the Playroom to the Boardroom: 5 Steps for Returning to Work

Posted June 25, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

Considering returning to work? Whether you have to or you want to, transitioning from stay-at-home parent to back-to-work parent can seem scary. But it doesn't have to be.

Home Alone: Preparing Pre-Teens and Teens to Stay Home by Themselves

Posted June 23, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Think your pre-teen or teen is ready to stay home alone? Find out everything you need to know about safety, state laws, and the best ways to prepare your child (and yourself) for this new experience.

Beyond the Fireworks: Fourth of July History for Kids

Posted June 22, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

The Fourth of July isn't just about fireworks and backyard barbecues. This year, teach your kids about the history behind this uniquely American holiday.

Older Kids in Strollers: A Health Issue or No Big Deal?

Posted June 21, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Should young children be walking, rather than being hauled in strollers? With concerns about the lack of physical activity in children, some believe strollers are being used inappropriately.

Risks and Prevention Tips for Childhood Asthma

Posted June 18, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Certain risk factors can put children at a higher risk for asthma. You can make changes to your life to both protect your child from developing the condition, or keep her asthma attacks at bay.

17 Ways to Protect Your Family From Air Pollution

Posted June 16, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

Air pollution is a serious threat to our health and to the lives of our children, but it isn't a hopeless battle. You can protect your children from the effects of both indoor and outdoor air pollution.

3 Reasons NOT to Host a Birthday Party in Your Home

Posted June 15, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Birthday parties at home can be fun and cheap, but they can also be a lot of work. Here are three reasons why you should NOT have your child's next birthday party in your home!

What Dad REALLY Wants for Father’s Day

Posted June 14, 2011 by Sharon Rowley

Dad's counting on you to come through with the gifts that he REALLY wants this Father's Day…and best of all, they are FREE!

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