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11 Wallet-Friendly Ideas to Bust Summertime Boredom

My daughter is absolutely loving summer and spending extra time at home with her brothers. We've gone on several trips and do our best to keep them all entertained, but to be honest I feel like we are running out of ideas. Here are 11 ideas parents can use to keep young minds active during the summer months from Primrose Schools and … [Read more...]

Summer Pool and Play Set Safety Tips From UL

With summer in full swing I wanted to pass along some summer safety tips for pool and play set safety. Play Set Safety BEFORE INSTALLING A BACKYARD PLAY SET… Make sure your backyard is large enough for playground equipment. The site must also provide good visibility and security. Before setting up equipment, look out for obstacles, such as … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Summer Reading

School is out for many children and I'm sure reading isn't on their list of priorities.  However, it's very important to keep their minds working during these summer months to make sure when school starts back in the fall they are on track and ready to learn. Here are five tips for motivating kids to read this summer from Rebecca Burton. Combine … [Read more...]

Teaching Children Responsiblity With My Job Chart

My oldest is almost 7 and the hubby and I have been talking about giving her chores or responsibilities for things around the house.    With her being my first,  I haven't had the experience or the know how to know how to go about this.  I received an email from the folks over at Mom Select with information about My Job Chart so I checked it out … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Children Active and Healthy Over Summer Break

Wellspring Camps, the leading weight loss organization for young adults and families across the U.S., knows how common it is for kids to run back to their televisions and junk food during their spring and summer vacation time from school. But these unhealthy and inactive habits can cause health problems among kids, so how can you help prevent them … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Effective Allowance

As a mommy of three young children I've began thinking of how to set up an allowance for my children in return for them helping out around the house. Because my children are all 6 and under I haven't implemented a plan yet, but I plan on using these tips from Anton Simunovic, Founder and CEO of www.threejars.com. 1. EMPOWER OUR CHILDREN. … [Read more...]