Enjoy Boating

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Have you ever enjoyed the pleasure of spending an afternoon boating on a lake or an ocean? If so, then you know how fun boating can be. You know that there is nothing quite like the feeling of being on the water and enjoying time in beautiful weather. Boating is a great activity for many […]


It Just Takes A Little Creativity

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If you are a parent, particularly of an elementary or junior high aged girl, then you know all about sleepovers. The chances are that your daughter has both attended and hosted many of these blessed events. The problem with sleepovers is that they are mostly the same. Girls gather at a home, pizza and other […]


Helping Your Child Stay Fit

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Would your child rather watch television and play video games all day than move an inch? Children are battling obesity and inactivity at alarming rates. It’s time to get our kids in shape now, before they face serious health problems in the future. But how? As you can guess, the plan includes lots of fun. […]


What Sport Should My Kid Play

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I have a four year old son. He is very physically active and has great motor skills. Far better at most sports they I was at his age. Most of our friends have their children in sports and like most “soccer moms” they drive from event to event – especially on the weekends. We tagged […]


Ymca Helps Families Bring Healthy Habits Home

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Keeping kids physically active and healthy isn’t exactly child’s play. Efforts to keep kids fit are most successful when scheduled as a family affair, according to Chicago-based YMCA of the USA. Children are more likely to stay active and to make smart, health-related choices when parents lead by example. “Families that make health, activity and […]


Tend To Your Wildflowers As They Bloom

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Whether we see them or not, wildflowers bloom with each passing year. They blanket uninhabited mountainsides with carpets of beautiful color with each season. Our children bloom with new attributes to their personalities with each passing day as well


Boost Your Child S Communication Skills

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Kids come home from school and plop down in front of the television, play video games, or surf the Internet. What happened to reading a book, coloring or writing in a diary? As these hobbies fall by the wayside and more passive forms of entertainment take over, children’s written, verbal and social skills can take […]


Eight Tips For Potty Training Your Toddler

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Getting your toddler to perform toileting independently is a welcome milestone for any parent. Few of us want to be changing diapers much past the child’s second birthday. However, children vary greatly in their adoption of the potty routine which is influenced by a child’s innate ability, aptitude and maturity. However, there several tips and […]


Make Cleanup Time Fun For Moms And Toddlers

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Each day, toddlers everywhere enjoy playtime activities that engage their natural curiosity and allow them to demonstrate their fun-loving enthusiasm. But as every parent knows, when the playtime ends, the much-needed task of cleanup begins. Moms can help toddlers ease cleanup time hesitation by incorporating engaging games, fun and imagination into the process. A nationwide […]


Children Can Keep Learning While On Vacation

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The phrase “use it or lose it” may describe the way many students deal with new information. Experts say that within 24 to 48 hours after learning new concepts, students often begin to forget information. Although a vacation from school is great for recharging your children’s batteries, it can often offset the learning process. The […]


Raising A Healthy And Fit Child

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It’s alarming to read the headlines of the newspaper and think parents today might be outliving their children. The rise in childhood obesity has increased the incidence and prevalence of medical conditions in children, in the past that had been rare. More frequently, cases of obesity related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension […]


Three Keys To Teaching Your Child The Alphabet

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Learning the alphabet is a key part of your child’s education especially when it comes to learning to read and write. It is important that children learn not only to recite the letters in order, but also to recognize letters out of sequence. In addition, after mastering basic recognition, children will need to learn the […]


10 Birthday Gifts Your Kids Will Love

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Everyone loves a special gift on their birthday: especially our kids! I have put together a list of 10 memorable gifts you can gift your children on their birthday without breaking the bank. Art supplies: almost all kids enjoy crayons, markers, stickers, colored pencils, gel pens, special papers and scissors, sidewalk chalk, water colors, homemade […]


5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

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Was parenting easier forty years ago? As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighborhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play. Instead today, before the slam of the car […]


Playtime 8230 Motivating Kids To Make Exercise Fun

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You know your kids should be active, but often they can be found hunkered down in front of the TV, video game or computer while the sun shines outside. It’s a scene parents everywhere have lamented. The solution is pretty simple: Get them active by making exercise fun. In fact, don’t even call it “exercise.” […]


How To Teach Your Children To Cook

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If you’re ready to teach your children how to cook, here are some simple tips for teaching them the basics, and giving them skills that will last them a lifetime! First of all, think safety. Any child that has to stand on a stool or chair in order to reach the stove is too young […]


Fun And Easy Indoor Calorie Burners 4 Kids

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Often for one reason or another your family may be stuck indoors. Physical activity is does not need to be compromised. You don’t have to have a home gym for your child to stay active during rainy, cold and snowy months? There are plenty of places to take your child when cabin fever sets in […]


How To Keep Kids Active And Entertained

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During vacation time, many children–and their parents–are looking for fun activities to keep them occupied. Parents need look no further than their local toy store for inspiration to keep children busy, entertained and active during the summer months. Bob Weinberg, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for KB Toys, the nation’s largest mall-based toy store, offers […]