You Can Have a Screen-Free Summer

Screens aren’t the enemy. Excessive screen time is. One of the harder parts of summer for many parents is keeping the kids occupied all day long, all week and all weekend. We’re used to the kids being in school during the week and when they’re suddenly home seven days, not two we have to get creative, or we run the …

3 Great Day Trips to Take This Summer

Sometimes you want to get away, but you don’t have time for a big vacation. In those instances, a day trip is a perfect solution. Here are three great day trips to take this summer and the best part it’s they’re all within 3 hours of Houston. You can go early in the morning and be home the same night …

How to Travel With Kids and Enjoy Yourself

Summer vacation. It’s something we look forward to and also kind of dread at the same time because traveling with kids can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways you can travel with kids and enjoy yourself too. It’s all about preparation and having entertainment options ready for the kids. If you’re flying, your space is …

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3 Fun Activities for Summer

Just like that, summer’s here. Doesn’t it feel like it came fast this year? It feels like we were just enjoying Spring Break, and now the school year is winding down, and the kids are going to be home for the summer. Maybe you’re like a lot of parents, and you’re starting to wonder what the heck you’re going to …

Tips to Reduce the Tears and Tantrums

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you felt like it was a battle just getting the kids out the door? One of those days where they hate everything and don’t want to go to school? Suddenly pizza lunch is the worst idea ever, soccer day sounds awful, they don’t like their teacher, they don’t like their friends, …

3 Fun Easter Activities for kids

3 Fun Easter Activities for kids

It’s almost Easter, and if you’ve got young kids, they’re probably getting excited at the thought of the Easter bunny’s visit and candy! What kid doesn’t get excited over candy? Here are three fun Easter activities you can do with your kids now to prepare for the special day. Glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunt We’re switching this one …

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Montessori at Home: Cooking and Baking with Kids

The thought of cooking or baking with your toddler or preschooler might sound crazy, but it’s a great way to bond and help them learn and can be a lot of fun for both the parents and the kids. The key to making it a fun activity rather than a big enormous stress mess is to set realistic expectations. Don’t …

3 Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Trying to limit your child’s exposure to TV, cell phones, tablets, and whatever other screens are in your home can be challenging. It seems as if everywhere you turn, there’s a screen that’s calling out to your child, “watch me!” “watch me!” “watch me!”. While turning on a movie or TV show can be an easy way to get a …

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Are we Teaching our Children to be Helpless?

As parents, we want to do everything we can to help our children learn and grow. We want to shield them from the harsh realities of the world. However, are we doing too much and in turn, teaching our children to be helpless? Think for a moment about your daily routine with your children. Do you initiate activities or do …