Category Archive for: ‘Activities’

Fun Family Field Trips With A Purpose

There’s no better way to keep kids happy, active, and scratch-free than to keep them busy and engaged! One of the funnest ways my family makes this happen is with field trips. We love to go out into our community and explore all of the neat things happening there every day, and I like getting creative about where we could go and what kinds of lessons I can give my kids while we’re there. Many parents think that a day out is going to cost a lot of money and take a lot of time. The fact is, however, that Read More

Chlorinated Water and Eczema

The warm weather is upon us and many families are looking forward to spending time at the pool. For kids with eczema, however, a dip in a chlorinated pool could be the cause of days or even weeks of misery. Chlorine is a bleach-like chemical that is added to many swimming pools and hot tubs to help keep the water sanitary. While this chemical is usually harmless and gentle for skin, some kids definitely have a problem with it. Since chlorine is a chemical just like bleach or bromine, sensitive skin can get aggravated by it in a matter of Read More

Family Movie Night!

Movies are a fun, hassle-free, and affordable way to get the family together and enjoy some great entertainment. Laughing is a great way to relieve stress and boost the immune system, and many movies offer ways to explore life lessons in light-hearted and non-confrontational ways. A movie night is also a great option for parents who may be tired or burned out since they’re all about relaxing! Lots of great family movies came out in 2013 – and there are endless classics to choose from. Here are some top picks from critics and parents across the world… New Releases Frozen Read More