It seems like every other day a new must-have social media platform is revealed, mesmerizing our youth and moving them further into the Twilight Zone. They seem to be tweeting, snapping, chatting and gramming so fast that you are ready to call in Mulder & Scully to investigate ... (Okay, I better stop with these 80's references - I may have already lost my under 30 crowd).
The changing of seasons is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors with your children. Opportunities to educate, excite and encourage creativity are everywhere. Fall is approaching,leaves will be changing colors and the temperatures will be less humid and much cooler.
You’ve matched with an au pair and everything is wonderful. He or she is so excited to be coming! Your entire family is ready to welcome them! The room is prepared, plans are made. The kids are asking if “today is the day”, every day. Time has never moved so slowly.
Getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful transition. There are many things that need to be purchased, physical/sports examinations to be conducted (including vaccinations for certain ages), bedtimes to establish or re-establish, and a new school year to get ready for. A fun way that you can help kids start getting ready for school is to make back to school themed crafts, some of which can be used in the new school year!
Okay, I like pumpkin pie as much as the next true blue, fall and Thanksgiving loving American. There is nothing like a flaky buttery crust (or graham cracker for those of you who enjoy that), thick creamy pumpkin filling, and that dollop of whipped cream (or Cool Whip for you non-dairy types). Or more than a dollop. Okay fine, I cover the entire pie slice with a triangle of whipped cream. Don’t judge me! But things have truly gotten out of hand.