My son is very practical about his time. (I know that this is behavior that he learned from us.) He likes to tell me what his plans are over the weekends, and we've had some good conversations about finishing out one extra-curricular activity before picking up any new ones.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 21, 2018 at 6:52am — No Comments
Teaching math to your child can be easy if you add some fun to it. Instead of sticking with paper and pencil, try to include math in your child’s daily activities to make it a great learning experience. There are many interesting ways to make your child engaged and excited about…Continue
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Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments
I feel like I spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends. This is probably because I cook several more meals on weekends than during weekdays: While I regularly make my and my son's lunches in the mornings, breakfast is provided at his school.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 19, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Parents nowadays may need some parental control tools such as Android monitoring app to understand and know their children better. Parenting is rewarding and tough at the same time. This is a struggle for every parent, especially those with pre-teens or teenagers who are very much into gadgets and social networking. Getting to know your kids is really important so that you, as a parent, will be able to provide them the guidance and protection they need. …
Added by Becky Holmes on March 22, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments
I am a working Mom. I put in more than 40 hours at the office and come home to household responsibilities. I take my son to cub scouts and swimming lessons, and I go through spelling words with him at night. I would like to think that our lives are pretty typical of a family with two working parents.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments
Sometimes I don't think I spend enough time with my son.
I work full-time (and overtime). So on weekdays, I see my son as I motivate him through his morning routine and from when I get dinner on the table through when I tuck him into bed at night. Weekends are considerably better as we go through our chores…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 7, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments
Running out of ways to keep your littles busy in the summer? Look no further! We have plenty of cheap or free ideas ready for you! From science activities to nature learning or just plain fun - we have ideas that should work for nearly everyone!
Added by Jessica on August 31, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments
Did you know it’s Earth Month? Earth Month begins on March 19th and runs until Earth Day, on April 22nd.
To celebrate Earth month, week and day, I am doing a giveaway from an amazing company Green Toys! Green Toys is an eco-friendly toy company. They use 100% recycled materials and US-based manufacturing to create toys for all ages.
I spent my entire childhood surrounded by impressive young women. I spent long bus rides with them. Laughed with them, ran with them, and cried with them. This week the gym I grew up playing in got torn down. Well, the whole school is getting torn down, but I could really care less about that. I mean, I'm happy the kids of that town are getting a new school. It was falling apart when I was there 10 years ago, definitely necessary. Yet, something about that filthy old gym getting torn down…Continue
Added by Brittany Burbank on March 14, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments
School Holidays? Kids are bored at home? Here is what I do -
Added by Shub on January 26, 2016 at 6:31pm — No Comments
Holidays aren't complete without the ones we love. If your family lives near, everyone will probably gather at a central location to celebrate. If you have family out of town, travel will more than likely be apart of your plans. Traveling with kids during the holiday season can seem pretty complicated, but it's totally doable! Use these 7 ways to survive holiday travel with the family and you'll…Continue
Added by Jazelle on December 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…Continue
Added by Michelle Glaz on November 10, 2015 at 10:03pm — No Comments
Establishing a love of reading can be tricky sometimes. Children who would rather run around and be active physically may not see the "fun" in exploring through a story... at first. The key is to choose books that speaks specifically to their interest and personality. Allow them to select which books stand out to them - superheroes, all things locomotives, comedies, comics, holiday themed, etc. As they become excited about what they're reading, they'll want to do it more! Go a step further…Continue
Added by Jazelle on September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
DIY can be fun, but it is even more rewarding when your child can learn new concepts from it. I have a little one who is excited about learning, it is important to take advantage of his enthusiasm (and involve him a little in the DIY process).
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 7, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments
Labor Day will unofficially mark the end of summer. If you’re like me, you might be surprised it’s almost September! But although fall is coming, here are 5 Labor Day activities for a little bit more summer fun!
What is Labor Day? Exactly what it sounds like. It is a day to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
In 7 days, Labor Day will unofficially mark the end of summer. If you're like me, you might be surprised it's almost September! But although fall is coming, here are 5 Labor Day activities for a little bit more summer fun!
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on August 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.
The first thing you see when walking…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments