This is a guest post by Kathy Chlan - check her out at Unfiltered Mom. In today's society, we are so concerned with raising exceptional, intelligent children. But as I sit here thinking, I realize something. We are consumed with perfection, that we have forgotten that they are children. Holy sh#t! What if our parents were like this?? We would be different people and have … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened To Playing Outside in the Neighborhood?
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We know how hard it is to raise a family AND maintain some sort of social life. Enter Nextdoor - an online community and essentially, social media site created as an exclusive network for you and your neighbors (within your neighborhood) to exchange local information. Don't let the words "social media" scare you. This is not a hyper-specific version of Facebook, … [Read more...] about Nextdoor: Social Media Exclusive to Your Neighborhood
A neighborhood party is a great way to get to know the people who live around you. There are countless ways to bring people together, including the five discussed here. As with any party, be sure to send out invitations more than 3 weeks in advance. Requesting an RVSP from guests is essential so you can know how much food to prepare. And even if you know your neighbors well, it … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Organize a Neighborhood Party
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” - Cicero Gratitude - or a lack thereof - is something all parents encounter during the process of raising children. At some point or other, what mother hasn't looked on with horror as her child blurted out a variant of, “I don’t like this! It’s not what I wanted for my birthday!” or … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
Trick or treating is one of the great American traditions, and we can still enjoy a safe night out trolling for goodies…provided we use some common sense and give our kids a few important guidelines. Maybe you’ll be accompanying your hobgoblins door to door this year, or perhaps you have older children venturing out on their own with friends. Here are some general safety tips … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween!