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Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Pool Noodle Sprinkler

The summer months are a great time to try new crafts with your kids. A great way to entertain your kids and stay cool is to try outside summer crafts! A pool noodle sprinkler is a great way to stay cool and get creative. This project is a very inexpensive option that...

Springtime Crafts For Kids

Springtime Crafts For Kids

Springtime is a great time to get creative! There is an energy and sunshine in the air. Let your child get creative at home with one of these crafts. Grow a Bean Plant Supplies: Dry Beans Clear Glass Jar Cotton Balls Water   What To Do: Stuff the glass jar with...

The Importance of A Fun Family Routine

The Importance of A Fun Family Routine

A family routine is one of the essential parts of the family structure. Children often learn the best when their routine is regular and consistent.   It's crucial to establish a family routine that creates a comfort level that produces results. The last thing you want...

Healthy Snack Alternatives to Junk Food

Healthy Snack Alternatives to Junk Food

Juggling anything with children can prove to be a daunting task. Work, hobbies, and fitness tend to take a back seat when it comes to raising your children, rightfully so - nothing is more important than family. Kids require attention, supervision, entertainment, and...

Fun New Years Resolutions for Kids

Fun New Years Resolutions for Kids

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, now is a great time to start considering what resolutions to make for 2020. When you have children, resolutions become about more than just losing x amount of pounds by the summer. In fact, getting your children involved in...

Kid-Approved Activities for Their Holiday Break

Kid-Approved Activities for Their Holiday Break

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that your children will soon be home for their winter break. Finding activities to entertain your kids while they are home all day seems more effortless in the summer when the weather allows for endless hours of...

Creating a Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving

Creating a Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the epitome of family-centric holidays. It is a time to give thanks for the blessings in your life and to spend time with loved ones gathered around a generous feast. The holiday often starts out a little hectic, prepping food and cooking all day, but...

Halloween Tricks for Your Childrens Treats

Halloween Tricks for Your Childrens Treats

Halloween is many children’s’ favorite time of year. It’s a chance for them to dress up as anything their imagination can think of. It’s also a prime season for satisfying anyone’s big chocolate cravings. But how much candy is too much? There are many schools of thought when it comes to how much or how little you should interfere with the first few days of post-Halloween consumption. 

Smoothing the Back to School Transition

Smoothing the Back to School Transition

As a parent, you may be looking forward to sending your children back to school after a long, fun summer. For the child, it can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that summer is over. Transitioning from the relaxed structure of summer into the routine and...

9 Kid-Friendly Activities to do in Chicago

9 Kid-Friendly Activities to do in Chicago

The city of Chicago is a playground for both children and adults alike. While the multitude of bars and adult-focused attractions are worth visiting, there is still plenty to do with your kids at your hip. No matter the time of the year, Chicago offers a number of...