Parents, wondering how you’ll fill your kids’ summer days? This reading program should be on your list
As the school year winds down and excitement starts to build as we inch closer and closer to summer vacation, parents and caregivers might be wondering: What will we do with our children to fill all the extra hours in the day?
15 simple ways new dads can help new moms
Whether your family just welcomed a baby, or your partner is about to give birth, it's safe to say that it's a really exciting time for everyone involved. Infants are snuggly and sweet, they have that classic new-baby scent and bringing home your first child is definitely a little surreal, in a good way!
5 fun, tried-and-true things you should absolutely do with your kids this holiday season
As an adult, by my late 20s, I started to feel a little bit “meh” about Christmas. Sure, it was a nice time of year, and I enjoyed seeing my family when I could, but I didn’t really understand the appeal of decorating, baking or most holiday-themed events. All of that changed, however, once I got into my 30s and had kids.
Here’s what makes ‘positive parenting’ different—and why psychologists say it's one of the best parenting styles
There's no shortage of parenting styles these days. But according to parenting expert Amy McCready, "positive parenting" is one of the most effective. Here's why psychologists agree — and how it works.cnbc.com
Top 20 money-saving tips for stay-at-home moms and dads
Comparison shop everything to get the best deals - homeowner’s insurance, car insurance, prescription drug prices, groceries, customer rewards programs and credit card rewards. Use rewards points before they expire. AwardWallet is a site offering a free online service -- and it will track points from more than 700 loyalty programs. And, don’t forget to sign up the kids (and yourself) for birthday rewards where free gifts, free treats, free drinks and discount coupons are typically offered. AdAdopt all (or just a few) of the money-saving tips listed above that other stay-at-home parents find helpful in budgeting their finances.
Never golfed, and not sure where to start? 11 notes that will make you feel more at ease
Are you ever flipping around on TV and you come across some sort of golf tournament? Golf looks pretty fun, and somewhat less strenuous than some of the other professional sports. Plus, golfing seems like an enjoyable group activity or a bucket-list item for a scenic vacation.
Need to burn your kids’ energy? Try golf -- as in, real golf
But if you’re in need of more ideas, how about this one: Have you tried taking your kid golfing? Depending on which part of the country you golf, other wildlife such as deer and alligators can also easily be present on a golf course. On a side note, you don’t have to have your kid hit EVERY shot. Golf courses know the value of introducing the game to youngsters, and thus, will often offer heavy discounts for kids to play, if they even charge them at all for a round. Some golf courses also will offer discounts for families who want to play.
Be proactive, advocate for your kids: All the ways to help your children make the most out of distance learning
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. As the new school year inches closer, you might be thinking about all the ways distance learning, or virtual learning, might impact your children. Attorney Jennifer Englert, managing partner at The Orlando Law Group, had some advice on how to handle these tricky situations. She advised getting proactive, advocating for your children, and trying to come to rational terms with a co-parent sooner rather than later.
What’s the stork bringing? 9 ways people swear you will know if it’s a boy or girl
BreakoutsSome say girls will steal their mother’s beauty, ergo if you have breakouts, you’re having a girl. In comparison to 140 beats per minute, if your baby is beating above that, you’re looking at having a girl. CravingsCravings for salty foods point to a boy, some say, and cravings for sweet stuff points to a girl. If he shows no interest in your belly, you’re having a boy. Take our quiz to determine if you could be having a boy or girl (for fun, of course!).
How to watch the historic astronaut launch with your children: There’s an invaluable lesson here
If it goes off as planned, this will mark the first mission involving astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011. Still, NASA astronaut Bob Behnken has said he and Doug Hurley are “really comfortable” with the risks. So you’re making educated guesses, at best.”It seems there’s just more uncharted territory when it comes to space travel. “The first astronauts really started out as test pilots,” Garfinkle said. But assuming this launch goes well, “It would be great for kids to see a successful, triumphant moment of science,” Fink said.
10 fun, educational websites your kids will love to visit while stuck at home
Nat Geo for KidsSite address: www.kids.nationalgeographic.comWhat it does: Kids learn about geography and fascinating animals. Into the BookSite address: www.reading.ecb.orgWhat it does: Through playing games, kids can practice reading strategies. SuessvilleSite address: www.seussville.comWhat it does: Allows kids to hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends, all while playing games and reading. PBS KidsSite address: www.pbs.orgWhat it does: Kids can learn while hanging out with their favorite PBS characters. Highlights KidsSite address: www.highlightskids.comWhat it does: Allows kids to read, play games, learn random facts and do activities such as crafts and recipes.
National Hurricane Center holding #HurricanesAtHome webinar for kids
Parents, if you’re looking for something new, different and interesting for your kids, the National Hurricane Center has put together webinars for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. During each webinar, students will learn about hurricanes, the hazards that come with them and how to tell people about the storms. And while it is geared toward the three grade levels, others can join in, too. After you submit the registration, the webinar organizer will use it to communicate with you. Do you have out-of-state friends or family who would be interested in the session?