Drowning is among the top causes of accidental death worldwide. Drowning can happen quickly and in less than 1 inch of water. Backyard swimming pools were the most common places where children under 5 drowned. The CDC reports that some of the key factors of drowning are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent water access and lack of supervision while swimming. While these facts seem frightening, statistics show these drowning tragedies are preventable in a majority of cases. If your summer fun includes any kind of water activity, be sure to check out our water safety tips first!
The July 4th holiday is around the corner, can you believe it?! School’s out, and before you know it the bags (or coolers) will be packed for another Independence Day celebration. No matter where you will be celebrating this year— whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a beach weekend—some things will always be required: red, white & blue decorations and clothing and somewhere to watch fireworks. A fun add-on to most parties are sparklers too, but they’re not the safest party prop for kids. However, they don’t need to miss out! There are plenty of sparkler alternatives so your kids can join in on the fun and play it safe. I stopped by my local dollar store for some options and came away with two:
Spring wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful floral arrangement to brighten up your home (and your life!) so we decided to get this floral party started with a step-by-step floral arrangement tutorial.
Have you noticed your taste buds changing with the shifting of the seasons? Mine certainly do. Whereas winter calls for restorative soups and comfort food, spring and summer are fruit season in my home.
Summer vacation is just around the corner and I am once again making a summer fun bucket list for my family. Our go-to fun staples are visiting local parks and playgrounds on sunny days and doing art projects and watching movies on rainy ones. Continue Reading…
Memorial Day weekend is here and people everywhere around the world will be enjoying everything from BBQs to parades and so much more. Here’s a list of events that honor those we’ve lost while serving the country and some that simply welcome the unofficial start to summer vacation season.
As a child who grew up in the 80s and early 90s, I look back on my childhood with so many fond memories. So much has changed since that time, but if you’re like me; there are certainly things from your childhood that you wish were still around now that you have kids of your own. Here are 10 things from the 80s and 90s that I wish were still around for me to share with my daughter.
The school year is finally coming to an end in a couple of weeks so I’ve begun brainstorming gift ideas for each of my children’s teachers. If you stop and really think about it, we entrust teachers with spending a lot of time with our kids. In my opinion, they’re worth far more than a mug or t-shirt. I’ve compiled a list of gifts your child’s teacher is sure to love.
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy. As a book worm that was raised to delight in books this quote from the former first lady resonates with me. Continue Reading…
As our wonderful kids continue to grow one of the fun parts for us as parents is to be able to teach our children to be responsible. I’ve enjoyed this piece of parenting as it actually is a dual gift in some ways.