If you’re like most parents out there, you are probably in need of a vacation. Though that vacation may still be out of reach, there are a variety of ways in which you can practice some much-needed self-care, and decrease your stress levels. Here are a few tips and tricks you can try, in order to stress less and recharge your spirit.
Blended families are prominent throughout the U.S. Statistics say that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and about 50% of children live with one biological parent and a stepparent. Navigating conflicts in blended families can be extra challenging. Here are some tips to help prevent and resolve conflict.
My husband and I have five kids, who mean the world to us. They have always enjoyed each other’s company and have been close. Recently, my 23-year-old son Michael, married Anna, who is 20. Since high school he has lived away, attending college in another state, and then living in Europe. We have always been close; when he was away, he used to call me several times a week.
Family-centric hobbies can be really useful in fostering connection, teaching skills, and encouraging healthy pastimes. This article includes activity ideas that families can try together.
While New York City has seemingly endless activities, it’s not exactly the best place to be when you want to spend time at the lake. Fortunately, you and your family don’t have to go far to discover some beautiful spots. Here are five lakes near the city that are ideal for a weekend trip.
As parenting and childcare experts, we have seen this pandemic take a toll on families. It has highlighted where the cracks may have already been forming, not only in personal situations at home, but also in the ways our society supports the average family. However, as these cracks emerge and become visible, we are also able to see the good that has come from the pandemic. Our eyes have been opened to what had not been working all along, leaving us available to reassess our priorities; to slow down, spend more time with our children, know them more intimately, and reflect on our parenting.
Children love repeated, shared family experiences. Learn why, and how to create more.
Family vacations create a lifetime of memories in fun destinations. Many parents dream about sharing their love of camping with their children, which might be on your bucket list this year. Learn how to plan your first family camping trip so it goes off without a hitch.