Children love summer vacation and the long school-free days. However, parents often find themselves in a quandary. Without taking a ‘vacation’ from their work and hectic schedules, parents have to become creative to ensure their kids engage in positive activities. Planning a constructive, enjoyable and educative experience for children can be cumbersome (and sometimes impossible) for parents facing tight work deadlines. Many times you end up feeling guilty at having to leave the children at home to entertain themselves on mindless television programs and computer games.
Traveling around the world is one of the many exciting experiences that families get to share, and the thrill of discovering a new destination really calls for bonding time! When children are included in this experience, their innate curiosity and overt excitability makes it even more fun for all. However, traveling with children could easily turn into a disaster if you are not prepared. Here are a few tips to consider...
Will you be taking your children camping this summer? While you are busy searching for the perfect destination, packing the camping gear and planning the fun activities, let us plan your food for you!
We know that arranging the meals while out camping can be tricky. Camping menus need to be easy to put together, easy to store and carry and non-perishable. Moreover, with kids in the picture, the food needs to be attractive and delicious. Of course there also needs to be some meals that can be prepared in a group, over the campfire, for the complete camping experience!
With these 10 yummy kids’ meal ideas for camping, we have ensured all this and more:
After an extremely powerful two mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, just south of Oklahoma City, around 2:30 on May 20, 2013. One reporter has said it was "the biggest, most destructive tornado in the history of the world," and estimated it was two to three times the magnitude of the massive tornados that hit Oklahoma in 1999. Several children and adults are among the fatalities. We are extremely saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Oklahoma. Tragedies of this nature are very challenging to overcome and cope with.
Here are a two places that you can make a donation.
Red Cross - Oklahoma City
This link is to the local Red Cross in Oklahoma.
Feeding America will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to impacted areas through its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies. The organization's food banks will also set up additional dropoff sites.
Sometimes, in our busy daily lives, we can neglect to practice good oral hygiene. Oral hygiene consists of brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing, and avoiding too many sweets and sugary drinks. It is also very important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Good oral hygiene is important at every age and these routines should be started early. How do you know which toothbrush would be best for your little one?