Fun Ideas for Rainy Summer Days
May26

Fun Ideas for Rainy Summer Days

In an ideal summer, every single day would be 70 and sunny. All of our time would be spent outside at pools, water parks, drive-ins, picnics, and bonfires. Unfortunately, the occasional rainy day is expected each year, and, with the famously fickle Midwest weather, planning several activities for rainy or cold summer days is not a bad idea. Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your summer no matter what the weather. Go...

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Teaching Children to Shop
May26

Teaching Children to Shop

For parents and children, one of the big transitions in life is the switch from parents buying all of their children’s clothing to their children making those decisions for themselves. Without the proper guidance, children might become overwhelmed at the options and prices they find when shopping by themselves for the first time. Parents, on the other hand, might be worried with what their child will choose to buy and how much they...

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Favorite Books from My Childhood (Your kids will like them too!)
May26

Favorite Books from My Childhood (Your kids will like them too!)

Though summer means that children will be playing outside more often, there is never a bad time to read a good book. Getting excited about reading while young can influence a child’s reading habits for the rest of their lives. Whether they are old enough to read by themselves or need Mom or Dad’s help, children will only gain by learning to appreciate reading as soon as possible. Of course, the key to loving to read is finding the...

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A Lesson In Teamwork
May18

A Lesson In Teamwork

Teamwork is a great lesson to learn at an early age. Working in a team environment is something that people should do at least once in their life, since it helps a person to work in collaboration with others. A great way for young kids to discover how important teamwork is, and the benefits it can offer, is for them to participate in team sports. Playing Little League baseball is one of the greatest memories of my life. I wasn’t the...

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Severe Weather Safety: Tornado Safety
May12

Severe Weather Safety: Tornado Safety

Tornado Safety | American Red Cross So now that we know the basics of what a tornado is, how do we know what a tornado basically is, but what can we do to stay safe in case of a tornado? According to the Texas Tech University report on Annual Disaster/Death Statistics Report for US Storms, “Annually tornadoes cause an average of 1,500 injuries.” On the same report, “On average, 80 deaths each year are directly attributed to the 1000...

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