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10 General safety rules that your child should know

Children are but vulnerable to a lot of things, and often it is a result of carelessness that they land up in situations a parent wouldn’t want them to. While children learn and pick up things as they grow, there are certain rules that need to be imbibed within them at a rather early age – or let’s just say, the sooner they know these rules the better it will be. As parents, it is only natural for them to worry about their kids, and if only there could be certain ground rules that they ...

A Family That Works Out Together Stays Together

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that children aged between 6 and 17 years of age should participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day. However, research has shown that the typical child spends more than 7 hours a day on electronic devices. As a result, experts have warned that this must be cut back to a maximum of 2 hours for the sake of the nation’s heart health. Therefore, it’s time for parents to take charge by getting their ...

Kroger Cake Review

Image source: Pinterest Cake is one of the most important thing when you are having a party or during a holyday. This is why you need to pick the right cake to light up the party. There are a lot of things you should take into consideration from selecting the cake to receiving it at your front door or picking it up from the store. Also, take into consideration the design, the ingredients, and of course, your budget. In this article we are going to review Kroger in order to find out more about ...

Fun & Inexpensive Kids’ Summer Activities

It's now the dog days of summer.  School's been out for a couple of months and the  excitement is gone.  We're now hearing the inevitable gripe "I'm bored! There's NOTHING to do!" Here are some fun and creative ideas to keep the kids entertained for the rest of this summer.  I know we'll be trying a few very soon! Homemade Slime should keep them busy for a while. Kids love gooey, sticky, disgusting stuff like slime.  My grandson Devon loves ...

Good Financial Planning Has Positive Effects on Families

We make financial decisions every single day - from planning a birthday party to setting aside money for the children’s college education, among other important life choices can affect the whole family. With debt per capita increasing from $51,810 in 2005 to $67,010 ten years later, healthy financial management has never become more relevant. According to the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, financial planning and money management plays an important role in ...

Rainy Day Kids’ Activities – Fun Activities for All Ages

Many of us are ready for Spring.  Even here in Hawaii I can't wait for Spring and the end of Flu Season.  We've certainly had our fill of the flu!  Although Spring ushers in warm weather and marks the end of flu season it also brings us rain; lots of rain. At our house the kids don't mind the rain, it just means they can play video games all day.  It drives me crazy!  I'm always on the look out for rainy day kids' activities to keep them off the video games and doing something more ...

A Year of Date Nights – Ideas For Each Month

A few years ago I was telling a couple of girlfriends that my husband and I had gone for an evening drive around the island the night before; they both giggled and said, "Oh how cute, you had a date night".  That was the first time I'd every heard the term "date night", and I liked it! The "date night" concept wasn't a new and revolutionary idea, in our 30+ years of marriage my husband and I have gone out many times.  We just didn't call it "date night". We called them going out to dinner ...

Tips to Keep Santa “Real” for Your Kids

  Image by Savvy Nana Travel I'm not sure how everyone feels about Santa Claus.  I know that there are two schools of thought, those that love the magic of this beloved Christmas tradition, and those that refuse to perpetuate the myth. The Santa debate briefly raged in our house a few years ago just before my youngest daughter's wedding.  Her fiance, tho not entrenched in the non-believer camp, put forth the argument that children should not be encouraged to ...

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music!

I have to admit that this year's Sesame Street Live performance is the best one we've seen in a while. I've been attending Sesame Street Live performances for years now.  That's what you do when you have 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 2 - 15!  We attend the show every year when it makes its way to Honolulu, usually sometime in the summer, but we've also seen it performed in Colorado Springs. Every year Sesame Street Live has a new story to tell.  This year's theme was all about ...

Monster Spray to Vanquish Bedtime Fears – Free Printable

A couple of years ago when my grandson Devon was 4 he developed a fear of sleeping in his own room.  He claimed there were monsters in his room just waiting to get him.  Bedtime became a nightmare.  Many nights we'd find him sleeping in our bed.  Other nights he'd sneak in to his brother's room and curl up on the floor. We tried night lights and leaving the door open.  I'd even stay in his room until he fell asleep, but he'd wake up in the middle of the night and move to a ...