Category: Family Life

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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How to Save Money on Sports Equipment

| October 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

If you have a middle- or high-schooler, chances are that he or she wants to participate in school sports. My teenager is on the golf team now, and plans to join the soccer team during the winter sports season. Her equipment is not cheap: from golf shoes to a golf glove (who knew?) to soccer […]

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Keeping Kids in Their Beds

| October 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

From the time our children were babies, my philosophy is that all sleep is good sleep. I didn’t care if they slept in their beds or in my bed, on our floor or on the couch or with a sibling: As long as I was getting roughly 7 or 8 hours of sleep, the kids […]

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Beach First Aid Tips

| September 28, 2012 | 6 Comments

Although beach season is ending for much of the country, going to the beach is becoming more popular in Florida and other warm areas: The tourists have gone home until the wintertime season picks up, and the weather is finally tolerable! My family was at the beach recently when I was stung by a sting […]

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Tricks for Teaching Good Manners

| September 22, 2012 | 10 Comments

You know that it’s important to instill good manners in your child. Good manners pave the way for success in social situations and are an essential skill that your child really needs to develop as early as possible. You want good manners to become a lifetime habit, after all. However, it can be difficult to […]

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Fostering a Service Dog

| September 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

Have you ever considered fostering a service dog? Depending on your family dynamic, this can be an excellent experience for your kids and yourself. There are organizations out there whose purpose is to train puppies for the purpose of being service dogs for the blind, the deaf or for those with other medical problems. The […]

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Gift Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

| September 6, 2012 | 11 Comments

Grandparents’ Day is swiftly approaching, as this year it falls on September 9th.  This is the day of the year set aside for celebrating that all-important relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Grannies, Grandpas, Nanas and Pop-pops play a very important role in many children’s lives, and they certainly deserve recognition. They are givers of gifts, […]

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Hints for Hiking With Children

| September 4, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hiking is an excellent outdoor activity. It’s healthy, fun, and invigorating, and it’s a great way to observe and learn about nature. If you’re an avid hiker, you probably can’t wait to introduce your hobby to your kids. Taking your kids hiking is a great idea: You’ll be introducing them to a hobby that will […]

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Picnic Food Safety: Avoiding Food Poisoning

| August 29, 2012 | 8 Comments

Picnics and barbecues are a common and fun way to celebrate Labor Day and bid a fond farewell to summer time. Unfortunately, picnics and barbecues are also a common source of food poisoning. Improper food safety techniques combined with the limitations of outdoor cooking and eating sometimes lead to some very unhappy campers after the […]

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Back to School: Something to Celebrate

| August 28, 2012 | 4 Comments

The beginning of the school year is just as good a time for a celebration as the end of the school year. The return to school can be a very exciting time, what with the promotion to a new grade, the promise of a new teacher, exciting new things to learn and the chance to […]

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