Category: Family Life

Kids and Politics: Talking to Kids About Voting

| November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

Are kids interested in elections? Well, yes and no. Your four-year-old probably couldn’t care less. Your ten-year-old, though, may very well be paying attention to things the adults are excited about, including election proceedings. Your thirteen-year-old is probably studying the election process in school. Your sixteen-year-old? She’ll be voting soon herself.
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Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

| November 3, 2012 | 10 Comments

Many people decorate for Halloween and most people decorate for the winter holidays that they celebrate, but one holiday that is a bit more difficult to decorate for is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to remember everything that we are thankful for, and one tradition that my family has stumbled upon is to put up […]

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Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2012

| October 24, 2012 | 14 Comments

Halloween is approaching rapidly, and we’re all searching for the perfect Halloween costumes for our little trick-or-treaters. If you’re a crafty type, you may plan on making some special creation of your own for your child to wear. If not, don’t worry: Stores are still teeming with a variety of awesome and fun costumes. Your […]

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October 28 is Mother-in-Law Day

| October 22, 2012 | 11 Comments

October 28 marks Mother-in-Law Day, a day to appreciate and spend time with your spouse’s mom. Many of us have a tumultuous relationship with our mothers-in-law, while some of us have great relationships and love them as much as our natural moms. In most cases, it’s a good idea to pursue a familial bond with […]

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Keeping Active in Cool Weather

| October 19, 2012 | 8 Comments

Now that the temperature has dropped outside, you may be finding yourself looking for different kinds of activities to keep your kids busy and entertained. It’s true that they can’t spend as much time out of doors in the cold weather as they can in the summer, but outdoor play is still important. During the […]

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World Food Day: Feed the Hungry

| October 14, 2012 | 7 Comments

October 16th is World Food Day. World Food Day was established in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. October 16th was chosen as the annual date of World Food Day to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization on that date in 1945. Beginning in 191, the Food […]

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

| October 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. While you might think that your kids are too young to participate, even preschoolers can start learning about the importance of the arts and culture in everyday life! Exposing kids to various experiences and different people is a great way to help them learn about their own culture, […]

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

| October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in America, and, perhaps more surprisingly, over half of the Americans experiencing this hearing loss are under the age of 65. Clearly, this is a problem that needs […]

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Observing Columbus Day With Kids

| October 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Columbus Day this year falls on Monday, October 8th. Because the kids may be home from school, you’re probably looking for ways to entertain them. You may also want them to learn and understand a little bit about the holiday. Your kids may be interested in many aspects of the Columbus story. Who was he, […]

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Enjoying Football Games With Kids

| October 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s football season! If your family are avid football fans, it’s natural that you’ll want to introduce your kids to this favorite fall pastime. If they’re young and it’s their first time going to a football game, though, you might be asking for disaster if you simply show up without any preparation or forethought. Depending […]

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