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, June 20, 2014

Have a Great Weekend!

With temperatures a bit on the warm side, it's a great idea to have some fun in the water this weekend. Take the family to a local splash park (there's a great list at the bottom of this post), or even take part in a splash contest with your best belly flop.  Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you make it great!  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

DIY Play Dough

Using ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, try this easy recipe for homemade play dough with your kids today!

2 cups flour
½ cup salt
3 tsp. cream of tartar
1 ½ T vegetable oil
2 cups water
Liquid food coloring

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Holiday World Tickets Up for Grabs!

Oh, yeah, you read that right!  We're giving away more tickets to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, home of the Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster!

Two lucky readers will each win a family 4-pack of tickets.
 See Official Rules.

Our two lucky winners are Rick Hatfield and Tricia Taylor!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tell Them You're Proud

I’m signed up to receive email versions of the campus emergency text messages from my kid’s college. Class cancellations, stranger-in-the-dorm incident warnings, missing person reports.

One Saturday morning this past winter...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spring Clean your Social Media Mind

5 Ways Social Media is a Negative Influence On Self-Esteem

Social media is the new version of personal branding and not-so-intimate personal connection.  It has its positives and its negatives—the negatives being that it can be addictive and self-esteem damaging.  Many people use social media to promote how great their love lives are, their travel lives, work lives, family lives, etc.  Others use it to vent about how horrible their lives are.  Either way, people can be whoever they want to be in social media, and if we take what we see/read literally then it’s possible that we can feel we are falling short in life.   Take stock this spring of why social media has such an important place in your life.  Is it the need for stimulation, for confirmation of your importance, to connect with others, to have a distraction when anxiety creeps in, or is it to find an escape from the rawness of life and to garner some sense of control?
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