4 Ways to Prepare for Summer

Summer is a wonderful season for new family activities, relaxing beside the pool or beach and crossing tasks off of your to-do list in your spare time. Here are some ways to plan your summer before the temperature increases. Make Plans for the Kids Having your children home from school can be overwhelming during the summer months, but there are plenty of options to keep them entertained without spending a lot of money. Visit the library for a story hour or opt outside during the … [Read more...]

Alternatives to Watching Television

Television has become such a common pastime in America that research estimates the average American watches five or more hours a day. Are you concerned that you may be watching too much TV? Are you bored with the programming and content available to you? Here are several suggestions for entertainment that don’t involve watching the tube, and might not involve any kind of screen device at all. Board Games Most people over the age of twenty-five grew up playing some type of board game. For a … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities To Do With Your Kids This Winter

Whenever the winter holidays are approaching, the kids get excited, but the minds of the parents are whirring. What would be great bonding sessions for kids and parents when they do not have the freedom to go outside? Instead of letting your young ones run free, stay glued to the couch and to their phone screens, or mess up the house, here are some fun activities to make sure that they remain active to make the holidays memorable for everyone. Dress Up and Act It Out! - You can let your … [Read more...]

Best States to Ride Dirt Bikes

Ask any dirt bike fanatic which state is the best to chase down adventure, and you’re likely to hear the Midwest referenced quite a bit. It almost seems like the American heartland has become synonymous with dirt biking, with plenty of professional riders hailing from the Midwestern states. If you’re close to the Ozarks, you’re probably well aware that dirt biking is a Midwest pastime. However, if you’re from out of town and planning a trip specifically to get some quality biking time in, … [Read more...]

Indoor Activities For Dads To Do With Kids

Dads often want to have fun with their kids without going through all the sweat and work getting outside. The weather might be bad, or dads might not have the mobility that most parents have. The only way for you to fix this problem is to come up with some indoor activities that are fun for everyone. You might not have thought of these things before, but you can start to use them right now to get results. 1. Puppetry You can do puppet shows with your little kids, and this is something that … [Read more...]

Fun Activities for Getting Kids Outside

In the age of the internet, it’s proving more difficult than ever for parents to motivate their kids to take some timeout from their tech and gadgets and experience the great outdoors. Obviously, not only does this mean they are missing out on a world of fun and adventure, but they are also losing out on physical exercise. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of tactics you as a parent can employ to motivate them out of their slump and into a world of outside adventure. By doing this, you … [Read more...]

Flying High: 5 Great Ways to Have Fun with the Whole Family

The weather is getting nicer. You want to tear your family away from all those screens and enjoy a fun activity together. That idea alone may seem impossible. Depending on your family’s preferences, getting them to take the first few steps outdoors will inevitably be met with moans and groans. Those loathing sounds will soon turn to cheers and laughter if you find the right outdoor activity for your family. Here are some suggestions: Family Relays and Obstacle Courses One of relay races’ … [Read more...]

Get Off Your Phones! Three Fanastic Activities To Bring Your Family Together

In the modern world, far too many of us spend all of our time glued to screens. Look at any normal family, and you'll often find everyone sitting in total silence, staring at their phone, tablet or laptop. Despite the fact that they're all together, they might as well be in separate countries! Now, this isn't to say that technology and phones and all of those things are bad! They can be absolutely fantastic, but sometimes it can all get a little bit too much. Sometimes you need to put away the … [Read more...]