Tips for Keeping Kids Safe and Engaged This Summer

Summer vacation is in full swing for your kids right now, which means it's up to you as a parent to help them stay safe and engaged. But when almost 21% of teachers report student apathy as a problem in the classroom, keeping your kids engaged over the summer might feel like a bigger challenge than you expected. Here are a few tips to help you keep your kids safe and continue their learning all summer long. Create Routines and Stick to Them When school is in session, there's a set … [Read more...]

Getting Kids Involved in Creating a ‘Greener’ Home

You may be living a "green" lifestyle as an adult, but are you remembering to teach these values to your children? It's easy to get into a routine, but it's important to involve your kids in the things that are important to you. Chances are, your kids will also be interested in doing things that save energy, reduce waste, and protect the earth. Let's look at a few ways you can get your whole family involved in creating a "green" household. Stress the Importance of Saving Water It sounds … [Read more...]

Healthcare in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Make Appointments with Your Providers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was fairly clear that if your life didn't depend on visiting a medical care facility, then you shouldn't go. While medical professionals figured out how to safely handle their practices during a global pandemic, they advised patients to delay nonessential appointments to avoid the spread of the virus. Now that healthcare providers have a better idea of what precautions they can take to keep themselves and their patients safe, you may be starting to think … [Read more...]

The Great Milk Debate: Do Kids Really Need Moo-re Calcium?

With so many of us wanting to make healthier and more sustainable decisions, it's no wonder that we're taking a closer look at the foods we put into our bodies. Whether your family has reaffirmed your commitment to nutritious eating or you're considering switching to a plant-based lifestyle, it's important to consider how your children will fare. After all, kids may have slightly different nutritional needs -- particularly if they have allergies or sensitivities to contend with. Here's a … [Read more...]

A Brief Guide to Choosing a Safe, Family-Friendly Vehicle

Whether you're a new parent or your family is simply due for an automobile upgrade, finding the safest car for you and your children is always of the utmost importance. With so many makes and models on the market, starting your new car search can feel overwhelming. But we've got your back. Below you'll find a list of some of the safest family-friendly vehicles and a brief guide to choosing the right one. Ask Yourself These Questions You'll first want to narrow down your search based on a … [Read more...]

Activities That Get The Whole Family Involved

While we are stuck at home due to the coronavirus and left with not much to do, finding activities will be a good way to try and pass the time while also connecting with your family. Luckily, as the weather has started to warm, identifying activities for the whole family is becoming much easier to accomplish. Here are a few of the easiest and simplest activities that the whole family can get involved in. Recreational Activities If you have young kids, chances are they are full of energy … [Read more...]

Is Pilates Right For You? 3 Reasons To Start Today

Trying to figure out if Pilates is the right form of exercise for your needs? Pilates differs from many other forms of exercise in its specific approach and focus. It’s key to develop a strong understanding both of these differences and of your personal goals to determine how closely they are aligned. Let’s go through some common fitness-related goals that many people have and see how they mesh with the process and outcomes of Pilates. 1. Muscle and Joint Rehabilitation Rehabilitation is a very … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Tips to Get You Through the Rest of the Academic Year

Roughly 5.4 million children attend private schools in the U.S., while around 50.8 million kids are currently enrolled in public schools nationwide. However, both private and public schools have now been shut down in most states due to the novel coronavirus. These closures have forced parents to take a more active role in their children's education, with many taking over daily learning activities themselves or facilitating remote learning modules for online study. In short, it certainly … [Read more...]