5 Simple Ways to Enjoy More Family Time

Skillfully balancing your family’s demands of school, sports, activities and careers leaves little down time, but keeping family values front and center may be easier than you think when you make a commitment to carving out meaningful moments to share. Here are 5 simple ways to enjoy more family time.

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2 Ways to Make Kids Feel Extra Special on Birthdays (And Learn More About Them)

Every year on each of my daughters’ birthdays, we did a tracing of their hand onto a piece of paper. I also created a birthday survey for them to fill out. Then I had my daughter sign the paper at the top and include her age and the date. My daughters loved the hand tracings and survey. In fact, if I forgot, they’d remind me! This was a wonderful way to watch them grow both mentally and physically, and has become a cherished tradition that lives on with their kids.

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A Child’s “Special Time”: Giving Individual Attention

If you have more than one child, it is sometimes hard to give each child that individual attention they need and crave. One mother found a way around that obstacle. Because I think it’s such a wonderful idea, I am dedicating today’s entire column to this one suggestion. Read on to see what this mother did.

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Bonding – The Unexpected Perk of College Visit Road Trips

I wish there were someone who could plan these trips for me! Those were the words uttered by my best friend eight years ago as we sat together for a brief cup of tea while bemoaning the long ‘to do’ list that lay ahead of us for the afternoon. Heading the top of her list was planning a week-long itinerary to visit colleges in the Midwest and Northeast with her daughter.

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