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.
This past year has been challenging to say the least. If you’re in the position to do so, you and your family probably want to plan a getaway. Luckily, you can still plan a vacation while following COVID-19 mandates. Here are ideas to consider. Take a National Park Road Trip There’s never been a better […]
We are grown-ups of the New Age, right? It is no longer a just-do-as-I-say world. We respect our kids and want them to feel heard and understood. If we are so awesome at this, then why am I spending hours negotiating with my kid while the veins in my head feel like they are going […]