While your kids will learn most of their basic spelling skills in kindergarten, they should at least know how to spell their names before they start school. Teaching children how to spell their name doesn't have to be a frustrating or tedious task. In fact, there are many fun ways to get the job done, without it seeming like work at all. Read on for a few fun games and … [Read more...]
Family life is about more than the day-to-day needs of feeding and caring for your children. It's about getting out there and having fun together as a family.; shopping for great gifts on a budget, staying organized without spending all your free time cleaning. It's also about dealing with the more difficult issues of parenting, including bullying and cyberbullying. Our goal is to provide you with all the tools you need to lead a balanced fun, and healthy family life.
It’s raining. You have dropped the kids at school, and you are hurrying home in the car. There are dishes in the sink; maybe you need to pop to the grocery store. A million chores are running through your head and the rain is really coming down. As you drive towards the bus stop you see a teen, head down, school bag on, clearly late and running for the bus that is just ahead … [Read more...]
This post is brought to you by Vicks Humidifiers. All opinions are our own. Can you believe that it’s the start of another cold and flu season? It feels like just yesterday we were heading back to school, and here we are prepping for winter! Last year, my family got hit with one cold after another. It was rough, and relatively rare! I’m usually very good at keeping bugs at … [Read more...]
Did you know that October is Children’s Vision Month? I did NOT, and both my kids wear eyeglasses. Talk about being out of the loop! However, I do know that each year my kids should get their eyes examined. Rain, shine or snow, I book an exam with a doctor of optometry (optometrist) and make sure my kids eyes are taken care of. Does this mean that my teen will see his … [Read more...]
With the beautiful changing colors of the leaves comes something much less lovely – sore throats resulting from seasonal allergies or the common cold. Throat lozenges have their place, but what can you turn to when they just don’t cut it? Look below for some tried and true home remedies to soothe your sore throat. As always, though, if your throat pain doesn’t subside in a few … [Read more...]