5 Tips on Keeping the Kids Healthy

Set the example It can be hard for your child to appreciate those carrot sticks when you’re busy emptying the Dorito bag. Remember to set an appropriate example of healthy eating and your child will most likely follow suit. Working together Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to become the supreme ruler of broccoli and…

Lessons of Love

As almost all of us are aware of, Valentine’s Day is coming up. If it has not hit your radar yet, then a walk through the aisle of giant teddy bears and chocolate hearts might serve as a good reminder. Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to show your love to others…and maybe indulge in…

ICE: Important Phone Numbers Every Parent Should Know

You have phone numbers for your spouse, your bank, and maybe even your favorite restaurant in your contact list. If an emergency arose, would you have the important numbers at hand? We call these ICE numbers – use In Case of Emergency. While it’s always best to have 911, here are some other important numbers…

Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Wow, what a great 2016! As we get ready to welcome in the New Year in a few days, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. You may have already started thinking about some new plans for next year, but have you talked about them as a family? Resolutions aren’t just beneficial for…

How to Help Kids Beat the Holiday Blues

We all get them – kids and adults alike. While the season between Thanksgiving and New Years can be a festive time with all the celebrations and activities, it can also be a time of sadness and stress for some that might make them feel blue. Usually children aren’t able to express this as easily…

Want a Silent Night? Holiday Sleep Tips for Young Children

While your child may be on a regular sleep routine during the rest of the year, dinners, visiting family, and travel plans can throw off your child’s schedule during the holidays. Even changing it more than 30 minutes for a few days can cause sleep debt. Here are some tips to avoid cranky moods during…

Morning Routines for a Stress Free Start to Your Family’s Day

Mornings set the tone for the whole day.  When you’re balancing your to-do list and getting the kids ready in time for daycare or school, they can be a challenge. What’s the difference between a good and bad morning? It’s simple: having a routine. The Importance of Routines Routines are your daily habits – something…

Thanksgiving: Teaching Children Gratitude

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and always a great time to be thankful for the things you have. It’s also an opportunity for kids to learn gratefulness and develop an ‘attitude of gratitude’. The Power of Gratitude Research has shown that gratitude is a big factor in levels of happiness, and also contributes…

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Did you know why it’s always celebrated on November 11th? On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month, the armistice to end World War I (known then as the Great War) was signed in 1918. The next year, President Wilson declared an Armistice Day to honor those who fought in the…

How to Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

As we crawl into the end of October, you can see the leaves changing colors and menus everywhere changing flavors (can you have enough pumpkin spice?). Children especially love this month because they get to dress up as their favorite character and get candy for it. Halloween is a fun and exciting night for the…