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  • DIY Summer Skin-Saving Remedies and Repellents That Will Keep You Cool and Bug-Free

    DIY Summer Skin-Saving Remedies and Repellents That Will Keep You Cool and Bug-Free

    Enjoying the summer sun can be great, but your skin can sometimes take a beating. If you’re looking for ways to keep away harmful rays, bugs and the sting of a sunburn, then try some of these skin-saving remedies.

    by Jessa McClure
    Posted July 13, 2015

  • 5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer with Your Special Needs Child

    5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer with Your Special Needs Child

    From water blobs to splash pads to farmer’s markets, there are endless ways to treat your special needs child to an enjoyable childhood summer.

    by Jessa McClure
    Posted July 13, 2015

  • Five Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

    Five Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

    Summer is coming, and there is fun to be had. If you haven’t created a summer bucket list for your family, then here are some suggestions that will get you out in the sun, enjoying the weather and the activities that come with this warm-weather season.

    by Jessa McClure
    Posted June 05, 2015

  • 4 Ways to Beat the Heat for Free (or Nearly Free)

    4 Ways to Beat the Heat for Free (or Nearly Free)

    If you don’t have the funds to load up the family and head to a big theme park, then you’ll need some ways to cool off in your own backyard.

    by Jessa McClure
    Posted May 22, 2015

  • Beat Summer Boredom with These Helpful Tips

    Beat Summer Boredom with These Helpful Tips

    By Jessa McClureI'm bored. These are the words every parent dreads when their child is home for the summer.They've exhausted their electronic devices, the dusty board games in the closet, and have watched all of their favorite movies. Now, they're looking to you to provide some entertainment.

    Jessa McClure
    Posted July 04, 2014

  • Help Your Kids Avoid Summer "Brain Drain" With Summer Programs, Opportunities to Explore

    Help Your Kids Avoid Summer "Brain Drain" With Summer Programs, Opportunities to Explore

    By: Jessa McClureWhen the school bell rings on the last day of the spring semester, children all over the country will be heading home to relax, indulge in summer activities, and forget about learning for two-and-a-half-months. While children need a break from the rigors of a demanding academic…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 21, 2014

  • Teaching Water Safety at an Early Age

    Teaching Water Safety at an Early Age

    By: Jessa McClureAs the weather turns warm and families head to local pools, lakes and waterways to cool down, the issue of water safety becomes even more apparent.Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children ages one to 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But there are…

    Jessa McClure
    Posted May 15, 2014

  • Travel Tips for Family Fun

    Travel Tips for Family Fun

    Author: Becky Danielson, M.Ed.Does the thought of traveling with your children fill you with joyful anticipation or overwhelming dread? Vacation time with kids can be a bit of both! With spring break looming and travel plans for summer vacations underway, now is the time to start planning.Really,…

    Becky Danielson
    Posted March 07, 2014

  • Summer Schedule Solved

    Summer Schedule Solved

    Whether your "official" summer is now or next week, surviving can be a real challenge for many families. The transition from bedtimes and study time to sleeping late and all-day munching can be overwhelming for even the most prepared parent. The trick is to avoiding day-after-day of the same old…

    Jennifer Snyder
    Posted June 20, 2013

  • Welcome to Bruise and Band Aid Season

    Welcome to Bruise and Band Aid Season

    The time has come: Annual Band Aid Season! This is when our kids are outside on the bikes, walking exotic trails, climbing trees and generally putting themselves in harm's way. When harm happens you want to be able to access your feel better supplies (read: first aid kit) as quickly as possible.

    Jennifer Snyder
    Posted June 18, 2013



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