If you're ready to do some spring cleaning or just tired of a potential avalanche every time you open the hall closet, it may be time to consider a yard sale. You don't need to invest a huge amount of time and effort, just a few hours for the actual event, and a bit of pre-planning a month or two in advance.
Decide on a Date and Start Planning!
Your first decision needs to be when you'll hold your yard... Read More
Parenting can have its highs and lows throughout childhood development. Keep in mind that as the parent, you are the single most important factor in determining how your children grow up. This article will help show you a couple ways to grow healthier children.
1) Be a positive role model. If you are practicing healthy habits, it tends to be a lot easier to convince your children to do the same. Keep in mind that children tend to... Read More
Nothing captures memories and powerful moments more than a photograph. You don't have to be a professional photographer in order to snap the perfect family picture. You can add life and interest to your family pictures with these tips.
Taking Pictures at Different Levels
Typically, adults stand up when taking pictures of their children. However, since adults can be much taller than a child, you can... Read More
If times have been better financially and you're staring spring in the face with a house full of kids wondering what on earth you're going to do with them on your days off, don't worry. There are plenty of things you can do that don't have to break the bank and your kids will have a great time. Here are some fun family outdoor activities to get you started.
Check your city newspaper for listings... Read More
Dyeing Easter eggs isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially if you aren't seasoned to the tricks of the trade. If your expertise doesn't go beyond purchasing a pack of PAAS, then it's time to add a bit of color to the process. Even the most novice egg dyer knows that the first step to a successful dye job is hard-boiling the eggs for nine minutes. From there, soak the eggs in cold water. Don't attempt to treat the eggs until they... Read More
Do your children love spending time with you in the kitchen? If so, maybe it's time to start teaching them simple cooking lessons by letting them help you prepare the family meals. Letting your kids help in the kitchen can be both instructive and fun for you and your little ones. If you are ready, you might want to have some kitchen gadgets for kids that will keep them occupied and help them safely learn the ABCs of cooking. ... Read More
Searching for some great ways to entertain your kids this Easter? Well, hop to it with these innovative ideas that are sure to stimulate your young ones. What's Easter without an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt? Provide each participant with their own basket or bag. Opt for plastic eggs that you can reuse over and over. Fill eggs with trinkets, money and candy. Hide eggs in a safe area, away from roads, pools and other potential... Read More
Most moms notice that their kids enjoy repetition. From watching the same video over and over to requesting a favorite book every night at bedtime, children crave the security and reassurance that a consistent routine provides.
One way to enhance this sense of comfort derived from repetition is to create or carry on family rituals. Family rituals are meaningful acts, repeated on a predictable schedule, that celebrate the uniqueness... Read More
Nothing brings back fond memories like a family vacation. But with so much to do in so little time and so much to remember, the delight of a family vacation can be coupled with plenty of stress! Here are some ways to take the stress out of family vacations.
Plan Ahead for Your Family Vacation
Nothing can create stress faster than not having a plan. Planning ahead means that the moment you decide to take... Read More