Family

With a houseful of different schedules, responsibilities, and interests, sometimes it’s challenging to keep the focus on the togetherness of your family. We hope to provide you with some timely, inventive, and entertaining ways to regularly set aside a few hours for what matters most.

For the Love of Music: Finding Your Child’s Instrument

Music is our birthright. All of us have a tune inside us waiting to come out. Some of us become great at it, others accompany, some of us become engineers …

Acting Out: Why Tantrums Happen and What Parents Can Do

We’ve all been there. The meltdown at the grocery store, the screaming fit right before the big family photo. Tantrums are a bummer, no question. Some kids are more tantrum-prone, …

Mental Health Awareness Month: Talking to Your Teen About Depression

As parents, we are so connected to our children that any sign of their emotional pain is equally distressing to us. If your child or a close friend of your …

Making Friends with Salad: Simple Springtime Meals You Can Make in a Snap

Are you bored with that bag of mixed greens you buy every week and then throw out two weeks later? There’s a reason: it’s boring. And if you are bored, …

Made in the Shade: Keeping Kids Safe Under the Sun

Summer is a time of high energy and outdoor activities – safety first!   Camping, swimming, roller-skating, biking, soccer, horseback riding, what do these things all have in common? Summer! …

5 Unforgettable Family Vacation Ideas That You Can Actually Afford

These are the salad days, spend them with the people you love the most in the sweetest spot possible.   School is almost out and it’s time to plan those …

Teaching Kids About the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

In the land of the Internet, how are kids supposed to know what is credible? Parents and teachers are often up at night worrying about how to make science “relevant” …

12 Things You Should Know About Summer Vacation and Day Camp

It’s arrived, that time of year where parents scramble to figure out where their kids’ summer hours are best spent. Will it be survival camp or computers? Ballet or chess? …

Body Image Overload: Prizing Health Over Beauty

Taking the pressure off “how do I look” and working on “how do I feel”. Isn’t it strange that we compliment people on their looks and they say, “thank you,” …

The Well-Rounded Kid: 7 Life Skills We Should Have in Our Schools

Education should go well beyond math and science: it should help our children become self-possessed and prepared human beings. When you hear the term “life skills” you might be thinking, …