It’s the moment your children (and you) have all been waiting for. Warm weather and summer time! Now that school's out and the sun’s shining, you and your little ones have loads of time to spend together. So much time, in fact, that you may be nervous about running out of creative, inexpensive activities to do with your children. No need to worry though- we’ve come up with a list of classic, simple past times, that will keep you and your children busy all summer long.
1.Set up a hammock. Lay in it, read in it, cloud watch in it. This outdoor summer setup is perfect for relaxing in with your children.
2.Do yard work together. Get them to pull weeds, and water plants with their very own watering can.
3.Build a fort outside. Drape some sheets over lower tree branches. Eat dinner in the fort, tell stories in the fort, even sleep in the fort!
4.Give your car a wash. Let your little one put the soap on the car, and wash it down. They’ll love playing with the bubbles ...
Back-to-school is right around the corner. Parents are out and about getting ready for the school year. One question most parents seem to have is: "What am I sending in for lunch and snack?" Many kids go to school with processed and packaged foods as snacks right along with deli meats and sandwiches. While manufacturers like to promote these as healthy options, there is not much that is healthy about them at all. Here are some tips for upgrading your child's lunch and snacks for better health:
- Add in more veggies. Veggies are the healthiest things your kids can eat! Load their lunchboxes with them. Some favorites include: sliced peppers, cucumbers, jicama, and zucchini. Kids also love raw string beans, snap peas, snow peas, and cherry tomatoes. Add in a healthy dip like homemade guacamole or hummus.
- Creative wraps. Instead of the same old bread sandwhiches, try wraps made with a large collard green leaf or a piece of nori paper. You can fill a wrap with...