Summer is drawing to a close, and we are getting our kids ready for back to school. So we asked our mom friends if they had any questions or concerns about their children’s safety. Here are a few of the top concerns: Question #1: Walking to School My child will be walking to school this year. He is in 5th grade and I want to give him safety skills without scaring him. … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips for Parents
For most of us, summer is a bit different than the school year. It’s summer camp instead of school and that rhythm is very different than that of school days. Whether you’re a working mom or a mom who stays home (or maybe you work from home), getting back into the groove when school starts can be tough. Want some ideas on getting that morning routine reset as kids head … [Read more...] about Tips to Get Your Morning Routine Back on Track for Back to School
Bathroom company Victoria Plumb (UK) has proven what many women have always suspected. Their survey of 2,000 people found that 30% of men deliberately sabotage domestic chores to avoid being asked to do them again. The chores these naughty fellows admitted to intentionally performing poorly, not surprisingly, include the jobs we all hate doing - cleaning the toilet, loading … [Read more...] about Are You Living With A Housework Saboteur?
“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
It can be difficult for busy families to spend some quality time together; parents are often juggling work commitments with keeping on top of household chores, while children may have studies and homework or after-school activities that eat up time. As a result, family time is often at a premium, and on those occasions when schedules combine there is often some activity … [Read more...] about How To Actually Organize Family Leisure