TGIS – Thank Goodness It’s (almost) September! Parents rejoice, children groan. No matter how you feel about the end of summer va-cay, it’s definitely time to start gearing up for the start of a new school year. So, in between shopping for endless supplies (do I really need to buy more glue sticks?!) and the latest must-have fashions, take a few minutes to review some back to … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips for Younger Kids
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The first year I sent my children to camp, I began preparations several months in advance. I ordered the camp logo items, purchased horseback riding boots, and soccer cleats (for a child who hates soccer and thinks horses are smelly), and had labels ironed or sewn into every last sock. Now, five years later, I pack two days before the trunks leave, and it couldn’t be … [Read more...] about 8 Tips For Getting Your Kids Packed for Summer Camp
Get this: U.S. teenagers now spend a whopping NINE HOURS A DAY using media. That’s more time than most spend sleeping, learning, or hanging out with us. The nine hours includes watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, listening to music, and checking social media. New research shows that some 13 year olds check social media 100 times a day. Girls spend 40 minutes … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Help Tame Our Kids Tech
Barbeque season is here along with all of its usual fun - outdoor games and delicious food! A few weeks ago, we had a cookout and each arrived with the platters of food that everyone expects (our vegetable crudité) in addition to something else healthy and also yummy. This year, Lyssie brought a spinach, artichoke, and fennel salad with citrus salsa, and Tammy took fruit … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Staying Slim During BBQ (and Bikini) Season!
This post about 3 Road Trip Tips That Every Mom Should Know is brought to you by Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are my own. Spring Break came and went quickly this year. My kids were with their dad but, when they got home we crammed in a quick road trip to top off the week. Road-tripping with kids is never easy, but planning ahead is the biggest headache-saver. As a … [Read more...] about 3 Road Trip Tips that Every Mom Should Know