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20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don’t tell them that)! First, you should probably invest your time on an “Activity Board.” thestoriesofa2z.com Now on to the things you should pin on it… 1. Snack Art meetthedubiens.com Have snack and play at the Same. Damn. Time. More [...]read more20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

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

2017 Holiday Light Guide!

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Thermal Imaging Centers of America

As parents, we need to stay healthy for our children. Kerry Press, a resident of the Valley of the Sun, is here to help us do just that. Kerry is a certified clinical thermographer and the president and founder of Thermal Imaging Centers of America™. When Kerry was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she [...]read moreThermal Imaging Centers of America

A Little More Holiday… A Little Less Stress

“We need a little holiday ― not a whole lot of stress” By Tonya Sacowicz The holidays are upon us, and we all have Norman Rockwell-ish dreams of what the holidays should look like. But let’s be real. The holidays often end up being stressful and challenging instead of bringing the joy we dream of. [...]read moreA Little More Holiday… A Little Less Stress

‘Tis The Season for Charitable Donations… & Tax Credits

’Tis the season for charitable contributions ― and tax credits December is a time of giving. We give holiday gifts to our family and friends. We exchange trinkets with our co-workers. It also is a time when many of us choose to help others through charitable donations.    Without these end-of-the-year donations, many of the [...]read more‘Tis The Season for Charitable Donations… & Tax Credits

10 Thanksgiving Hacks to Save Time!

1. Use a Slow Cooker You can use your slow cooker for your mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, or even your turkey. This allows you to prep these items ahead of time and frees up your oven or stovetop for preparing other dishes. 2. Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner a Potluck Take some of the pressure off yourself [...]read more10 Thanksgiving Hacks to Save Time!