Category: parenting

Minimalism and a Family Dynamic

Minimalism is about living more with less. Incorporating that idea into a family dynamic can be difficult. How do you get kids – who always want the newest, best, and next – to scale down and simplify? Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, authors of the book Everything That Remains give the...

Get Outside and Play!

When I was a little girl, I had a delightful childhood. I was fortunate to live on a dead-end dirt road where I could spend the entire day exploring and playing; I suppose you could have called me a free-range child. With local neighborhood friends, I built forts in the...

5 Day Summer Fun Challenge!

There is still time for summer fun!  Do you feel overwhelmed with what to do with your child over summer break? Do you often put your child in front of the television, give them a tablet to play with, or even worse give your child boring coloring worksheets to complete?...

4 Driving Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Summer

With summer just around the corner, more people are out and about — whether it’s kids riding their bikes alongside the road or people piling into their cars for a summer road trip, there are more people and vehicles on the roads. In fact, Americans spend about 87 minutes each...

Table Talks: Discussing Dad Life

According to a study by Pew Research Center, 57% of American fathers believe fatherhood is central to their identity. Fatherhood poses unique challenges for men. From raising children to keeping themselves healthy, parenting is unlike any other experience. Andy Hetzel, VP of Corporate Communications at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sat...

Flexible Side Hustles For Single Moms

It’s no secret that being a single mom involves a lot of hard, thankless work. Of course, moms also need hard, thankless work that pays. According to a recent survey, up to 50% of women said their biggest fear about getting a divorce was living on one income. And that...

Top 10 Game of Thrones Baby Names

William Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” Well, ask any parent that question and they just may have a few answers to share!  2012 brought us baby names like “Blue Ivy” and in 2013, we were introduced to “North West.” Just before these famous babes were dubbed, pop culture was...

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe This Summer!

Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here!    The Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that almost 50% of preschool-aged children do not spend even just one session of outdoor play each day.   Outdoor play is linked to better mental and physical...

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