Categories Archives: Parenting

Empathy Game: A Tool to Teach Kids to Be Considerate

EMPATHY GAME: A TOOL TO TEACH KIDS TO BE CONSIDERATE {FREE PRINTABLE} Summary: A printable empathy game plus prop ideas for making it fun for kids, to practice stepping into someone else’s shoes and develop consideration for others.   “What’s she feeling, sweetheart?” I am asking my son to stop and think about the way [...]read moreEmpathy Game: A Tool to Teach Kids to Be Considerate

10 After-School Activities and Games for Kids

  School’s out for the day. But what should you do with the kids? Time to come up with some fun, creative ways to keep the kids entertained until dinnertime. Of course, homework is waiting, but is it better to have kids start on it as soon as they get home? Or should they blow [...]read more10 After-School Activities and Games for Kids

101 After-School Activities for Kids

It’s no secret that after-school activities do wonders for a child’s development. They are linked to improving social skills, grades, overall coordination, sense-of-self and relationships with adults other than mom and dad. After-school programs and activities also give kids a chance to be themselves, free of the structure they face at school. “Since kids spend [...]read more101 After-School Activities for Kids

20 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude – From Tots to Teens

It turns out, there’s a lot to like about gratitude. Research from the Greater Good Science Center tells us that gratitude actually blocks toxic emotions even as it allows us to celebrate the present. What’s more, grateful people are more stress-resistant and have a higher sense of self-worth. And wouldn’t we all rather our kids [...]read more20 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude – From Tots to Teens

8 Healthy & Easy School Lunch Ideas

FIRST! SOME HELPFUL TIPS WHEN PACKING SCHOOL LUNCHES: PLAN AHEAD Make lunches ahead of time at night and portion off any dried snacks that keep well on Sundays for the rest of the week. MIX IT UP Include a variety so your child doesn’t get bored. Switch things up and pair different snacks, fruits, carbs [...]read more8 Healthy & Easy School Lunch Ideas

Date Night “In” Jar

DATE NIGHT “IN” JAR Sometimes, as parents, Date Night has to involve staying “in” instead of going “out” on occasion. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up and keep the fire alive! Here is a cute idea to spice up your Date Nights at home… You will need to start by finding an [...]read moreDate Night “In” Jar

Fun Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with the Kids!

Noon Year’s Eve Do you have little ones who can’t even make it to 8 p.m., let alone midnight? That’s what Noon Year’s Eve is for! Grab the kiddos and start the party at 11 a.m. complete with hats, sparkling cider and all the New Year’s flash! When the clock strikes 11:59 a.m., countdown to noon [...]read moreFun Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with the Kids!

Potty Training

Potty training. Two words parents often dread. Adults don’t think much about using the bathroom — until they are their parents of a young child. Then, their days are consumed by diaper bags, diaper pails, potty seats, travel potties, training pants, overnight diapers and more. The average parent changes at least 2,000 diapers a year. [...]read morePotty Training