The weather is starting to get a little cooler and with school in session, your weeks are probably a little busier. So, what better way to spend the weekend than planning some cozy fall family time at home? Family Education has compiled a list of things you and your kids can do, including activities such as a fall scavenger hunt or a scrapbook of leaves; recipes such as harvest soup and a smooth apple smoothie; and much more.
New moms get an earful from other women who have experienced the miracle of child birth, but there are just some things that don’t usually wind up in your every day conversations. iVillage has decided to enlighten you by posting a list of 20 Things No One Told Us About Having a Newborn.
Fall is in full swing and it can be one of the most fun seasons for decorating, because there are so many great ideas. For example, you might want to try one of these 20 fall wreath ideas that you can make yourself. These aren’t your grandma’s door wreaths; they feature some very unique ideas, and best of all, the whole family can help make them.
Breastfeeding and fertility are two of the most controversial topics facing moms today. Much like religion and politics, there are just some things people choose not to talk about because there are so many strong opinions. Well, not these authors; Jennifer Weiner and Joanna Weiss have taken these topics and turned them into new novels for women.
Do you have a household of picky eaters? Tired of cooking four different meals every night? If this sounds like your family, you might want to check out the Food Network’s Cook Once, Please Everyone suggestion for creating a taco bar. You cook and let everyone else decide what they do and don’t want.
The amount of homework kids get these days can be a bit overwhelming. As early as kindergarten, children are bring home stacks and stacks of worksheets and projects to do at home. How can you help your children complete these tasks? You can start by checking out 9 Great Homework Habits that Work.
Nothing says fall is here like caramel corn and the Food Network’s Sandra Lee has put a new twist on the tasty snack. Try this recipe for Caramel Popcorn Cones next time you have family movie night and you’re sure to have a new family favorite snack on your hands.
Do you have a toddler who is slowly creeping up on the “terrible twos?” The challenging behavior of your two year old can leave you wanting to pull your hair out unless you have a good plan in place to handle it. With this in mind BabyZone has offered up a quiz that will help you determine if you’re ready to handle the terrible twos.
It’s officially fall and Halloween is just a month away, which means families everywhere will be buying pumpkins to decorate their house and carving up jack-o-lanterns. If jack-o-lanterns aren’t your thing and you want to get your kids in on the action without using a knife, you might want to check out Real Simple’s No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas. They’re pretty neat!
Every year your child’s school or team seems to need more and more money, and chances are, your wallet just can’t keep up. Before your school sends home another box of candy or another pamphlet and order sheet full of items you don’t need, you might want to look over this list of fundraising ideas for kids. You just might find something that’s fun and financially rewarding for your school.
Cupcakes are all the rage these days. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party or just baking a family snack, everyone in your family loves them, and they’re easy for little hands to manage without needing to dirty up a bunch of dishes and silverware or make a huge mess. If this sounds like your family, you might want to check out iVillage’s 40 Best Cupcake Recipes. You’ll find cake recipes, frosting recipes and fun decorations, too!
School is officially in full swing now, and you’re probably trying to make a good impression on your child’s teacher. If so, you might want to take a look at this list of teachers’ biggest pet peeves and how to avoid them.
In today’s world, we can often find ourselves taking life a little too seriously, and often, that translates to our children. According to researchers from Boston College, kids in the 1950′s were allowed much more play time than kids today have and that’s not a good thing. Findings show that today’s kids don’t learn as many social and developmental skills through play and end up having more problems with anxiety, depression and narcissism because of it.
Have you ever thought about what people in other countries are naming their children? Are you expecting a new baby and trying to figure out a name that’s original or represents your origins? For whatever reason you might be considering an international baby name, check out Lil Sugar’s Popular Baby Names Around the World Quiz. You might just find a name or two that you love!
Thinking about taking a cruise but can’t decide if you want to take the kids along? If you’re planning on traveling with Celebrity Cruises, you might want to listen up. The popular cruise line is planning to start offering some healthy activities for families. Geared towards ages three to eight, ships will offer puppet shows and workshops about making healthy choices, games, puzzles, a healthy pizza-making class, sing-a-long songs and much more.