As a family, we are lucky enough to take a few vacations during the year, all are within driving distance from our home (between two and five hours away).
Summer is upon us and vacations are being planned as we speak! The meaning of a summer vacation is quite different now that I have kids. When I was younger, I would envision my summer vacations to look something like an MTV music video. Now the resemblance is more like a National Lampoon’s Vacation movie. […]
Vacation. Its a great time for families to experience new things and have fun adventures, but it can also wreak havoc on a childs sleep routine. Sleeping in a new place is never easy and you can expect that there will be interruptions to the sleeping patterns that your children have become so accustomed to. Knowing this going in – in addition to the tips below – will make for a smoother transition and a better vacation time for all!
As families everywhere say goodbye to school schedules, we are primed and ready for the lazy days of summer. But before packing up our bathing suits and sand-buckets, its important to lay down a few etiquette ground rules to guarantee enjoyment and safety for all. Nothing is more upsetting than a child (or parent) not playing by the rules or disrespecting someone elses property. We have enough stress to contend with during the school year, so everyone appreciates a little extra thoughtfulness during the summer.
If you are planning on hitting the beach, pool, or nearby lake to celebrate the 4th this year, make sure you keep your little ones safe while enjoying the water with family and friends! The Infant Swimming Resourceprovided the following tips to help families protect their young children in and around the water this 4th of July weekend.
Vacations are important for every member of the family. Going away for a few days or weeks can rejuvenate parents and kids, and strengthen the bonds between them. Unfortunately, vacations can also be very stressful to plan. But if you plan it right, you’ll be (almost) stress-free before and during your vacation! Here are some tips to getting your family vacation organized today:
The holiday season is upon us and besides all of the food temptations that we are presented with, there is also the issue of all the time spent sitting. My advice? Make the most out of every moment while traveling.It will help youburn the calories you need to say “yes” to that extra piece of pie and have the energy you need to keep up with your little ones after all they’ve had their fill of dessert!
Spring is here…and parents beware. There’s trouble lurking when kids get too old for the Easter Bunny. When you have older teenagers, warmer weather means the annual spring music festivals are coming. And there’s not much that’s innocent about these merry music events. Music festivals have not changed much since Woodstock, the famous “3 Days […]