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5 Kid-Friendly Staycation Ideas For You

5 Kid-Friendly Staycation Ideas For You

A family staycation is a great idea, and we’ve put together a list of 5 great, fun-for-all activities to prove it… including bringing your kids to KidSnips for ½ off kid’s cuts with the purchase of any adult cut. We’ve all got that image in our minds of the...
Teaching Kids Love

Teaching Kids Love

Yes, you can teach your kids to be more loving… even to their siblings and parents. Oh, February. The month of love. The month of bouquets. The month of chocolates and giant teddy bears that you will definitely throw away because what adult actually wants a...
Less Candy, More Love

Less Candy, More Love

5 activities to make Valentine’s Day less about candy and more about love Valentine’s Day is here. The holiday when heart-shaped packages of chocolate are everywhere, constantly calling out to our kids. I get it. Chocolate is probably the purest (and most delicious)...

Preserving the Spirit of the Season

It is easy for all of us to get caught up in the frenzy and fun of the holiday season and forget the reason for the season. While we search for the perfect gift, that chaos may result in us (and our children) losing focus on the spirit and intention of Christmas and...

Wigs for Kids: How you can Help!

We all want our kids to grow up being charitable, thinking of others before themselves. One way kids have found to give back, is to donate their hair for wigs for people who have medical issues. Some of the common reasons for medical hair loss include: chemotherapy,...

Birthday Budget: How Much to Spend on a Present?

My daughter met a new friend this summer. They had an immediate connection, and then the next thing my daughter knew, she was invited to her birthday party. So having known this girl for just a few weeks, we had a predicament on our hands: How much should we spend on...

Childproofing your Home

When you’re expecting the arrival of your first baby, your house transforms from a safe haven to a minefield with dangers lurking around every corner. Outlets, stairways, and cleaning supplies are no longer normal everyday items. They’ve become dangerous...

Fatherhood Today: The Developing role of Dad

Being a father can be a rewarding and life altering experience. It is a role that is changing to meet the needs of the modern family. According to a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, fathers are taking on a bigger role in raising their children....

Caring for Children with Special Needs

Being a parent can be a rewarding and life altering event for many adults. Watching children grow, change and achieve important milestones is what helps many moms and dads overcome the challenges of raising a child. But parenting can be particularly challenging to...

How to Get Your Family and Home Geared Up for Summer

Despite the new — and somewhat disturbing — trend that nearly half of Americans aren’t taking summer vacation time, there’s no doubt that you’ll spend weekends and weeknights at the pool or beach, barbecuing, and soaking up some vitamin D. With a little creativity,...

YouTube Kids and YOUR Kid

If you have children between the age of 3 and 13 chances are you have streamed a show on YouTube Kids. The popular site has more than 11 million weekly viewers and offers a variety of content.   But the site has been criticized for unintentionally recommending...

The Trauma of a Teen Break Up

We all remember our teenage years and falling for our first boyfriend or girlfriend. My first significant relationship came when I was a sophomore at Highland Park High School. He was on the soccer team, I was a cheerleader. It was pretty typical stuff, as was the...

Parenting as a Millennial

When I had my two kids I looked to my mom, sister and mother in law for any advice in parenting. How do I get them to sleep through the night? Should I breastfeed? How soon can I introduce solid food? But millennial parents do things differently. Millennials have...

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