How to Keep Your Kids Safe While You Stay at Home

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's no surprise that most of us consider our home to be the safest place to be. After all, sheltering in place is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But although over 139 million U.S. housing units existed in 2019, that doesn't mean your house is inherently safe; you'll need to do your part to make sure your home won't present the opportunity to harm you or your loved ones. That's especially true if you have … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Why Should You Let Your Child Play Outside? Essential Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

In this time and age, kids should spend at least an average of 30 minutes of play outside instead of spending time on electronics such as tablets, smartphones, computers, or televisions. Letting them swap their outdoor life to gadgets would only encourage a sedentary lifestyle, and it will have severe consequences for their overall health and well-being.  Children that are physically active and healthy are more likely to become more well-rounded, more independent, and more compassionate … [Read more...]

Teen Driver Safety: What Families Should Discuss Before Handing Over the Keys

Learning to drive is a rite of passage for most American teenagers. U.S. adults, who spend an average of 87 minutes per day in their cars under normal circumstances, have substantial experience behind the wheel. But when you're a teen, even drivers education classes or private lessons may not be enough to prepare you for certain situations when you're out on the open road. You may already know how eager your teen is to gain their independence and start driving. But because teens are far more … [Read more...]

5 Epic Gift Ideas for Mom

Moms deserve all the attention you can give them whenever the opportunity arises. It's not easy being a mom, so we need to show them gratitude and choose an interesting gift for mom. Every mother in this world is special and her birthday is also a special day. A gift for mom should be as special as it is for herself - so look for a gift who will show her how special she is. Check out the list of ideas we've come up with for all of you who don't know what to give your mom not only for your … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Encouraging Your Child to Love STEM

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics -- collectively known as STEM -- is a learning approach that focuses on one or more of these four areas of study. STEM has received a lot of attention over the past few years, especially in terms of primary and secondary education. In today's world, the demand for workers with skills in technology and science is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that positions in information technology are expected to increase by 12% through the … [Read more...]