1. Children in the snow

    Five Unique Activities for Chilly Days With Young Children

    In December, cold weather is a bit of a novelty. The first snow lightly coats the ground, holiday celebrations commence with hot cocoa handy, and the excitement of cozy winter sweaters and toasty fires consumes us. But when January and February arrive, the cold temperatures no longer feel new, and children in particular have a tendency to become bored, whiny, and riddled with cabin fever. Try a di…Read More

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    End of Summer Activities for Nostalgic Families With Young Children

    The end of summer is a bittersweet time for many families, especially those with young children. The beach days, lazy summer evenings, and long weekends camping are in the rear view mirror, and fall is approaching, along with the hustle and bustle that comes with it. But since summer technically lingers until later in September, your family can still enjoy a few last pieces of summer before it’s…Read More

  3. Gardening with Kids: Five Plants Your Children Will Get Excited About

    Gardening with kids can be a great way to get them excited about a project, get them outside, and engage them with something that requires care and attention and rewards them with some backyard treats! But kids tend to lose interest in fussy or slow-growing plants. These five are some of our favorites that tend to be popular among young children. Sunflowers, of course, are a favorite among kids. T…Read More

  4. STEM Activities You Can Do at Home with Your Child

    The winter can be a great time to focus on innovative indoor activities that will engage your young child. Preschool aged children, and even some toddlers, may be excited to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math from these simple crafts that can be done at home with just a few simple objects, and these activities are a great complement to the STEM knowledge your children are acqui…Read More

  5. Weekends Too Busy? Five Strategies for Taming Them

    We like to call it “activity creep”. First, your son’s friends all sign up for gymnastics, so you sign up, too. Then, your daughter expresses an interest in language lessons, so you find time to fit them in. Then the birthday party invitations roll in. And the play date invitations. The next thing you know, your weekends are so tightly scheduled that you and your kids are left exhausted by M…Read More

  6. Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts that Your Child Can Help Create!

    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, you may be thinking a bit about decorating your home and providing an experience for your guests that is just a little more special than last year. Enlist your children’s help when they get home from their day at daycare or preschool. These pre-dinner activities can turn into gorgeous crafts that you’ll be proud to show off to your guests! Do you wind up with a …Read More

  7. What is the Mental Load and How Does it Affect Parents?

    Does this sound familiar? You put a load of laundry in the washer 20 minutes ago. Now you’re making dinner while struggling not to forget to put the laundry in the dryer the second the washer cycle is complete because you need to pack your child’s clean soccer uniform before bed tonight. As you chop vegetables, you make a note to remind yourself that you’re low on paper towels, you need to c…Read More

  8. Five New School Year Resolutions for Your Young Child

    When you have a young child, a new year often means a new school year, and it doesn't ring in with champagne. It’s generally ushered in after saying goodbye to summer camp and thinking about settling into a new routine with an emphasis on learning and development. This school year, make a few resolutions with your child in order to get off to a great start. Find a new interest. Kids have ways of…Read More

  9. When Injury Strikes an Active Kid: How to Help them Cope While They Recover

    It takes just one single moment, whether it’s a fall on a slippery, wet soccer field, or a hard landing broken by a tiny wrist. That moment can land your child in the ER with a sprain or fracture, and while he will recover, that recovery can take several weeks and severely limit your child’s activities. How to keep an active child happy, active, and cared for during this time? Our five tips w…Read More

  10. Five Reason Why Summer Camp Benefits Your Child

    In the summertime, the world begins to slow its pace. It’s natural for adults and children to alter their daily activities a bit as the days grow longer and the temperatures warm, but children, specifically, benefit from new experiences and adventures in the summer. Summer camp is the perfect opportunity for children to explore, get out of their comfort zone, and blaze new trails. If you are loo…Read More