• Entertainment,  Parenting

    New Views in 2021

    Eastern United States Travels- Safe Family Friendly Vacation Spots during COVID19 We have put together a list of what our top 5 destinations are doing to ensure you and your family are safe as you travel. All of these amazing stays have reported great success with their COVID-19 protocols. Avoid the crowds and enjoy a new view with the kids!…

  • Fitness,  Nutrition,  Parenting

    How to Avoid the “COVID 15”

    This term has been thrown around the past few months as people have begun noticing their weight gain as a result of the pandemic. Though I am not a nutritionist or fitness expert, I believe this “COVID 15” boils down to two main contributing factors. the science behind eating sugar and carbs greater inactivity As a mom of three boys,…

  • Education,  Entertainment

    Why Legos are Much More Than Just a Toy

    Legos are messy.  Legos are known for the pain their sharp edges cause when left on the floor.  One tiny piece can go missing and ruin the completion of an entire set.  But, the benefits far outweigh the negatives.  Our youngest was referred for Occupational Therapy support because of his frustrations with writing.  His pencil grip and fine motor skills…

  • Education,  Parenting

    Encouraging Online Engagement from Students

    Check out our podcast interview with Dr. Maureen O’Shaughnessy. As the pandemic has shifted many mindsets quickly, one good thing is there are lots of options available in education. Whether you are a teacher, parent, or run your business online, be sure to listen to this podcast! There are helpful tips you can implement today. Be sure comment, like, and…

  • Education,  Parenting

    Giving Your Child a Clear Advantage

    Nightly Reading- why it should be made a priority Consistently reading is the number one strategy for students to improve their ability, increase vocabulary, and have capability to score high on standardized tests. It also proves to introduce approximately 1.8 million words per year. This will positively impact vocabulary and communication. Many schools have done away with homework packets or…

  • Education,  Entertainment

    Live, Work, Play, LEARN in an RV

    by Tony Pritchett After becoming a family of five, I found myself dreaming of an adventure.  It would somehow start by me striking it rich between February and April of any given year. Then, being a diligent and considerate employee, I would work on a transition plan with my employer that would take me to approximately the Friday before Memorial…

  • Entertainment,  Parenting

    Entertainment Online: Raising Digital Citizens

    Technology is engaging; it is entertaining.  Kids want to use it.  Instead of banning it in our homes and classrooms, we should figure out ways to cultivate digital citizens, set boundaries, and provide safe experiences. Though most adults are aware of the significant changes that have occurred since we were young, many parents from Generation X and Y are having…

  • Nutrition,  Parenting

    Why Won’t My Kids Eat Healthy Food

    Written by Lori Moore – {mom of 3 boys who eat a variety of food} The old phrase “try it, you’ll like it” has faded with time because it has become increasingly harder to convince young children to enjoy healthy food.  Food has become more than just the fuel that feeds us, it is often the root of power struggles…

  • Parenting,  Socialization

    Updated Thoughts From a Working Parent in a Post COVID19 World

    In July, I wrote an article for this blog highlighting the uncertainty and disruption experienced by parents facing potential school closures and compounded by lack of plans communicated by schools. So what has changed for parents over the eternity that has been the last 3 months? Unfortunately, for people in relatively populous areas, not much. Schools around the country have…