Summer is almost here! Summer is a happy time for kids. But for many working parents, summers can be stressful. You might only be able to take one or two weeks off for a summer vacation with your family. How do you keep your kids busy, happy, and safe the rest of the time?
Most kids start showing interest in sleepaway camps when they are between 7 and 9 years old. But every child is different. Here are some tips for how to decide when your kids are ready for an overnight camp, and how to prepare them for their first sleepaway camp experience.
Summer is almost here! Hopefully your summer is already (mostly) planned. But if you still need to arrange some summer camps, don’t panic. It’s not too late!
Follow the handy step-by-step guide below to choose the best summer camp for your child.
It’s finally Spring! With the introduction of the sun, also comes spring cleaning. It is finally time to do all those little chores that you have been putting off. While the prospect of deep cleaning your entire house may be daunting, we are here with some crucial tips to make this process as satisfying and painless as possible.
Being a parent can be exhausting and some of us also have the added responsibility of caring for aging parents which can result in caregiver stress.
Yet research has shown that when we take time on a daily basis to self-care, it can reenergize us, boost our immunity and elevate our feelings of happiness and when we are happier, the whole family is happier!
So how can we incorporate a bit of self-care into our already busy day? The internet is full of articles offering sound advice but it may feel that those tips are easier said than done.
One of the most fun Easter family activities is dying Easter eggs. We have gathered 25 different techniques of dying Easter eggs, ranging from simple ballpoint pen doodled eggs to more elaborate ones, like dyed robin eggs. Now it’s your turn! See what materials you have on hand, and kick off your Easter eggs dying party!
Camping is a great (and inexpensive) option for a summer family vacation. If you are planning your very first camping trip with the kids, things can get pretty stressful. That is why we prepared a list of tips for you to use before you head out into the wilderness. Planning should be a fun experience for you family, so read on and lift the stress off your shoulders!
I have to admit – in my house, getting my kids to pitch in and help with the chores used to be a big challenge. After getting tired of nagging and reminding them, I would just give up and do everything myself. Then for several weeks, we used a chore chart and it worked like a charm. Now I don’t need any more chore charts or nagging – it became part of the daily routine. The kids know what’s expected of them, and do it themselves. Phew!
Do your kids love science? Lucky you! Here are some of the best science museums for kids and families that you can visit on your next family vacation. The cities that we cover in this post are Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC. If you live in one of those cities, or if you’re heading there for your next family vacation, check out this handy guide of must-see destinations!
Moms and Dads are by definition busy people. You are responsible not only for yourself, but also for another human being – or 2 or 3 or more.
When you’re a parent, there are many things that are not optional. You have to pick up your child from school. You have to take them to the doctor when they are sick. You have to show up to parent-teacher conference. You have to help your child with homework.
And then there are thousands of things you want to do with or for your child. Watch them score a goal in soccer. Cheer as their best friend blows out a candle on the birthday cake. Read to your child. Take your child to a park or to a ball game. The list goes on and on.
Here are 11 productivity hacks that are guaranteed to save you time and reduce stress levels for you and everyone in your family.