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15 Easter Facts

Fact 1

What is Easter? Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar. Easter forms part of Holy week; Holy week consists of Palm Sunday – the week before Easter Sunday, Good Thursday – the day of Jesus’ Last Supper, Good Friday – the day that Jesus was crucified and Easter Sunday the day Jesus rose from the dead. Read more

Chores: How to Involve Your Child

Chores: How to Involve Your Child

Our lives as parents are increasingly busy these days and sometimes it’s hard to find time to accomplish everything around the house. One way to balance work and play is to combine them and involve the whole family in doing household chores.

If we understand what gets in the way and what may help when it comes to doing chores, then we can have a better chance of having children be participating family members. Read more

4 Benefits of Eating at the Table

4 Benefits of Eating at the Table

I love the idea of eating at the table as a family every night, but then schedules happen, someone’s commute takes longer than expected, and a hungry child wins out. But there are so many benefits to sitting at the table for a meal together. Make the time for a few adjustments, and you’ll start seeing family dinnertime success. Read more

6 Radical Ideas to Make Your Family Vacation Tolerable

6 Radical Ideas to Make Your Family Vacation Tolerable

I’m just going to say it: there’s no such thing as a “vacation” with the kids. It’s really just a trip you take together that involves a frenetic amount of planning, packing, checking and rechecking of suitcases and carry-ons, schlepping of said suitcases and carry-ons, close quarters and the inevitable left-behind stuffed animal, iPhone or can’t-live-without sweatshirt.

When you finally do reach your destination, whether it’s beach, mountain, campground or foreign metropolis, you’ll endure the same parenting indignities as you do at home. There will be whining, meltdowns and fighting. There will be general ennui and a total lack of appreciation for the beautiful scenery, exotic food and life-altering experience you’ve painstakingly organized. There will be vomit. There will be tears. There will unidentifiable bug bites that turn into festering sores.

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24 Creative Family Portraits You Can Shoot

24 Creative Family Portraits You Can Shoot

Of all the memories we all hold on to, the ones we never learn to let go of are those of our family. They are the people who are there for you from Day 1, there by your side through your cuts and bruises, trials and triumphs. But there comes a day when we have to be independent, stand on our own two feet and move out of the nest, either for studies or for work or to build our own family. Read more

33 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Family Photos

33 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Family Photos

Once upon a time, parents documented their kids’ firsts in words and pictures in baby books and scrapbooks that got updated as life’s big milestones got reached. Family photo albums grew thick with memories of trips, holidays, friends and relatives.

But who has time for that?

For our parents and grandparents, it was easy enough to organize, assemble and pass along a handmade book that told the story of their children’s lives in photographs. But the digital world has seriously complicated that rite of passage. Read more

Making Family Events Special

Making Family Events Special

How can we make family events like parties or vacations more special?

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, and summer vacations – these are special times in a family’s life and can create lasting memories.

However, as treasured and important as these events are, some families try to make too much of them. Parents may try to turn each birthday party into the best one ever. Or they feel they have to fulfill every wish on their children’s gift lists. Inevitably, that kind of attitude creates anxiety and disappointment, since few events turn out perfectly. Read more

How To Bond With Your Kids During Holidays

How To Bond With Your Kids During Holidays

The relationship that parents share with their children is so pure and unique that no words can explain or cover the emotions that are related to it. There is no question on the presence of love between a parent and his or her child. Some people feel this is the only relationship worth trusting.

The biggest problem is that nowadays most parents find it extremely difficult to bond with their children as they do not have enough time to spend with their children. In this competitive environment, surviving is not an easy job and to make ends meet, both mother and father often have to work. Parents get so busy in their daily work schedule that somehow children get neglected.

In a normal routine, your busy schedule may not allow you to bond with your children, but holidays give you an excellent opportunity to leave work troubles behind and come close to your kids. This way you get a break from your hectic work schedule and can utilize this time to bond with your kids. Read more

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Ages 10-12: Set Up a Lemonade Stand

The two things are often synonymous with one another: summer and lemonade.  Cool down this summer by making some lemonade with your child, and set up a stand to treat neighbors and passers by to a cool and refreshing sweet treat as too!

A lemonade stand is a great opportunity for your kids to work on their money skills, but it’s also a good opportunity for them to make a difference this summer.  Work with your children to choose a charity that they really care about, and donate all your earnings! Not to mention, any time your child works in the kitchen, she’s practicing her measuring and fraction skills and building on her ability to follow directions.  Here’s a recipe for lemonade and the stand to go with it! Read more