The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

You can find the latest issue of Today's Family magazine — inside the March issue of Today's Woman ! That's two magazin...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Have a Great Weekend!


It’s the last weekend of February 2013. Make the most of it at some of these events! Enjoy!

Attention all Dads: Free Daddy/Daughter Date Night at Sweet Frog {even includes a limo ride!}.

Don’t forget about Winter Family Days and saying, “So long,” to Mighty Mike!

Save some dough by shopping...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Blues


Winter is not my least favorite season; fall is. Fall teases and foretells. Winter just is. And it’s a close second. Most years, I can’t wait for spring to show up.

Remember M*A*S*H? Remember “Dear Sigmund?” In that one, the cast huddled around a cherry tree in the compound, clapping for it and for the first day of spring, and then...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Great Camp Adventure: Jefferson Memorial Forest


At the Creature Trek Summer Camp at Jefferson Memorial Forest, campers explore a variety of habitats and learn about the creatures that call these places home. Campers travel through the forest, along the forest edge, across fields and meadows, and into streams. Campers will learn what to look for when tracking animals, and what the population of animals can tell us about ourselves and how we affect the world around us.

Jefferson Memorial Forest offers many other summer camp opportunities, as well.  You can check them all out online here.

Enter to win a Creature Trek Summer Camp...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

No You Can’t…


Here are a few of my responses to my 9 year old son as to why he can't ....

Can I have a soda? No you may not. Sodas have caffeine and that can make you feel squirrely, let's have a water or milk instead. They will give you energy without feeling squirrely. Parent translation- I can NOT have you jumping off of the walls more then you already do.

Can I watch this TV show that is on MTV? No you may not. There are things shown on that show that are not appropriate for your age. Parent translation-I am NOT ready to have THAT talk with you yet.

Can I skip my reading homework tonight? No...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Teen Talk: How to Communicate in a Texting World


By Kim Seidel

As if it wasn’t already difficult enough to talk to teens, social media technology – cell phones with texting, e-mail, My Space, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and others – have made parent-teen communications even more challenging in the past few years.

Following are some great tips to help you find success talking to your children during their teen years, when it’s normal for them to focus more on their friends and less on their family.

Set limits. Teens texting nearly 24/7 is common, and in some cases, “out of control,” says Fran Swift, parent educator. Parents need to...
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