Category Archives: Family Time

Trying to balance being a working mom with family life? You’re not alone! We’ve got advice on work/family balance, child care, travel with kids (and without!), pets, holiday ideas and more.

3 Clever Ways To Reuse Your Valentine’s Day Leftovers

It’s that time of year again; heart shaped boxes of chocolate, flower bouquets, romantic cards slipped to that special someone. Unfortunately, lots of the leftovers end up in the trash. Whether you’re preparing for this Valentine’s Day or are looking for some fun ways to recycle this ...

Winter Watching: 8 Things We Learned From Disney’s “Frozen”

There’s no denying it, kids love movies.  If you have a child that has watched movies in the past year, it would be surprising if your child has not seen the Disney animated movie, “Frozen.”  This movie is one of the most popular children’s movies at this time.  Even shopping has been infi ...

DIY: 3 Lovely Valentine’s Day Crafts

Along with Valentine’s Day, comes a wide array of fun craft ideas for parents to enjoy creating with their children. Arts and crafts can be fun, messy, and the perfect occasion to bond with your child. So grab your supplies and get creative with your kids with these 3 Valentine craft ideas. The ...

5 Educational (and Fun!) TV Shows For Tots

The majority of parents at some point will allow their child to watch television. Sometimes it’s the only way to get a bathroom break or to cook dinner. However, not every children’s TV show was created equal. Finding the right programming can be hard, but to help you out here are five fun and e ...

Embrace The Chill With These Outdoor Winter Activities

The chilly snow days are calling, and there are plenty of fun winter activities for you and your children to enjoy. Whether you want to decorate your yard or exert some energy, there is something out there for everyone. If you’re looking for something new to try, check out these four fun outdoor ...

Homemade Mixtures for A Great Afternoon

From pasta necklaces to reindeer ornaments, finding ways to create things with your kids can be easy. There are plenty of concoctions you can mix up at home where the rewards are just as fun as making the mixture. Whether you’re helping to encourage your child’s scientific curiosity or jus ...

Hand in Hand: Tips for Keeping Hands Soft

At first glance, your hands may not seem that important. However your hands carry some big responsibilities. They hold your child’s hand as you cross the street and wipe away tears when your little one gets a boo-boo. A parent’s hands offer strength and encouragement, so keep your hands so ...

3 Essential Oils that Will Change Your Parenting World

I will admit that I was not always as much of a natural parent as I am today.  I have friends who are much more natural than I am still but I like to consider myself a conscious parent.  I do not choose extra immunizations or unnecessary medications.  I try to avoid having them take anything that is n ...

Getting the Most Mileage From Your Kids’ Christmas Gifts

Today, so many children are blessed with way more than they need.  In fact many children end up spoiled and honestly have too much.  So one of the things that I personally want to instill in my children is to be thankful and appreciative for all that they have.  This is really hard to do after Christm ...

Easy Tips To Get The Family Active

Face it. We live in a technological age. Unfortunately, it tends to mean our kids want to live a more sedentary lifestyle. Start fresh this year and boost your child’s activities. Here are four fun ways to keep your family active and to bond as a family. Try Interactive Methods A common interact ...