Category: Family Life

February is Black History Month

| February 11, 2023 | 1 Comment

During the month of February, your child may be spending time in school learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, and other notable African Americans that have impacted our country’s history. You can help cement your child’s understanding of the issues of racism in the United States by talking at home […]

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January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2023 | 1 Comment

Another year has come and gone, and it’s January once again. I’ve always been particularly fond of January because it happens to be my birthday month! My mother and my son are also January babies, so for my family, it’s a time of celebrating, even though the month of big celebratory holidays has just passed.

Having […]

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Favorite Holiday Movies for the Family

| December 7, 2022 | 32 Comments

With the wind blowing and the snow falling, December is a great month for snuggling in with the family for frequent movie nights or marathon afternoons! December is the time that all of the holiday classics play, so you might just be able to watch what’s already playing on television. Otherwise, you can always hit […]

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December is Write a Friend a Letter Month

| December 2, 2022 | 22 Comments

December is often seen as a time to connect with old friends and faraway family members. It’s cold in many areas of the country, and of course several holidays fall within the course of the month. Did you know that December is designated as Write-a-Friend-a-Letter Month? Since people tend to batten down the hatches and […]

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Fun Craft Ideas for November

| November 8, 2022 | 10 Comments

November is here, and the fall season is in full force. If you’re looking for new and interesting craft ideas to keep yourself and your kids busy, there is no better time of year than this. The season and the upcoming holidays lend themselves to all sorts of creative activities, and fall is a great […]

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Learning with Candy fun creative ways to teach

| November 3, 2022 | 1 Comment

Well, much to my surprise the holiday season is already in full swing…. Ah what? Yes, this afternoon I walked into a girls’ clothing store shopping for my niece’s birthday present and heard Christmas music. Ah!!!! It’s only early November  and I still have bags of Halloween trick-or-treat candy around the house. The only thought […]

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Fun Fall Family Activities

| October 25, 2022 | 11 Comments

With chilly temperatures starting to settle over much of the United States, you may find yourself looking for ways to spend the cozy weekends in the months ahead. Here are some fun things to do on your kids’ days off during the months of October and November:

Go apple-picking. You can spend a cool morning in […]

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Supporting Your Student’s High School Activities

| September 30, 2022 | 5 Comments

If you are the parent of a high school student involved in an extracurricular activity (or several) you probably already know why those activities are important. Whether it’s a sports team or cheerleading, drama club or chess club, these extra activities are teaching your child about time management and commitment, improving her social skills, raising […]

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Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

| September 15, 2022 | 29 Comments

You know how difficult it can be to work efficiently in a messy, unkempt area. As your child heads back to school this fall, having a disorganized bedroom can keep her from being able to focus on her other tasks, such as getting ready in the morning or doing her homework in the evening. I […]

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Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

| August 15, 2022 | 1 Comment

If your son or daughter graduated from 8th grade a couple of months ago, you’re ready to jump into being the parent of a high schooler! This transition can be just as hard on you as it is for your child, or even more so; it can be hard to realize that your baby is […]

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