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Turning reading into a family adventure

As the kids get older, begin asking them their opinions about the stories they are reading. Have them predict what will happen next and what they believe motivated the author to write the story.

The Family Home Buying Guide

As winter fades into spring, many families begin to consider buying a new home. Spring is the most popular time of year to both buy and sell a home, and a spring sale often means moving during the summer, when most children are out of school.

Go to Non-Screen Options for Dark Winter Days

This handy-dandy list helps with entertaining our children during those days when it’s too cold to even consider bundling the littles and venturing outside, or during those dark, never-ending evenings when bedtime seems hours away.

Fight Fair

Be wise and set some ground rules to help resolve conflicts and keep your relationship loving and respectful.

Minimalism

Like most parents, I’ve always desired that my kids would have more than I did. More experiences. More opportunities. More possessions. Although rooted in love, that desire for more of anything has come with a cost—which became abundantly clear recently when we undertook a basement renovation.

Mom-Tested, Kid-Approved Indoor Fun

Parenting is full of excitement and challenges. One of the most challenging aspects of parenting includes keeping your little humans active and engaged during the long winter months.

Improve Your Family Life by Changing Your Routine

Routines can be a good thing; that’s why classrooms are built on schedules and why family dinnertime is important.

Family Rules Everyone Can Follow

Family rules tend to emerge naturally, based on our own core values. If something is important to us, we naturally want to teach our children.

Tips for Inspiring Conversation with Your Kids

Here are a few tips to inspire good conversation and get your kids to open up to you.

Training My Child to Be Independent

Here are some ideas to help kids naturally develop the independence needed to be confident and responsible adults.
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