The Bedtime Story Isn’t Dead!

But is screen time making books less fun? Recent comments from HM Chief Inspector of Education at Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, have raised concerns that the bedtime story is a dying art, however new data from Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group shows that for one age group in particular this is thankfully not the case. The

Treats for Cheap

Score Inexpensive Treats this Halloween Soon children will appear on your doorstep wanting goodies. Handing out treats to the whole neighborhood doesn’t have to be expensive though. The cheapest way to get Halloween candy is to stock up in November when leftover goodies are as low as 90% off their original prices. Didn’t stockpile treats

Back to school: Teaching kids about money

By Jill Schlesinger Tribune Content Agency During back-to-school season, parents are focused on helping their children succeed academically, socially and, yes, financially. I know talking about money is not easy, and not enough schools incorporate personal finance concepts into the curriculum. That puts the onus on parents and grandparents, who may not feel comfortable with

Ronald McDonald House’s OcTABerFest

Go through the recycling bin for those pop cans and help area families stay together! The local Ronald McDonald House is hosting OcTABerFest on Saturday, October 5, collecting as many aluminum pull tabs as possible. The House recycles them and uses the funds to purchase food for the families who stay at the facility. The

Transition Time

Helping kids ease into new routines September is here and with it comes a sense of transition and change for our family. Some of the change is welcome and expected like the start of school and the change of weather from the heat of summer to cooler, breezier days. But change can also bring a

My Daughter’s Messy Room Drove me Crazy, Now I Miss It

Our teens are back in their rooms and I am prepping dinner in the kitchen when my husband comes home from work. I gesture to the kitchen bar. It is covered with our daughter’s stuff—hairbands, bobby pins, ear buds, iPod shuffle, textbooks, notebooks, binders, laptop, journal and the current book she is reading. Her messes

A Healthier Way to Take in the Rays

The next time you lather on sunscreen protection from the sun’s harmful rays, consider what you’re putting on your, or your child’s skin. Recent research has revealed potential dangers from the chemical components of commercial sunscreen. Tamara Willingham, owner of Tamara TMC, in Maumee, Ohio, offers a healthier choice of sun protection, mineral sunscreen. “The