I understand the science behind getting an extra day in February every four years, but Leap Year never really mattered much to me--until I realized that Leap Day is a great time to take advantage of some deals and savings.
This year there are lots of ways to have a little more fun with your family during this "extra" day. From vacation deals to theme parks staying open for 24 hours to a free cookie (yum!), there are some fun opportunities to enjoy on February 29th, 2012.Continue Reading >
Winter can often bring on the blues since we’re all wishing for warmer temperatures and missing outdoor activities. But, you don’t have to wait for sunnier times to indulge in one favorite pastime –having a family picnic! All you need to do is follow a few easy steps to bring some fair weather fun into the winter season.
I have my own major weight loss story, so I’m a big supporter of Michelle Obama’s campaign to rid the U.S. of childhood obesity. With the two year anniversary of the Let’s Move! campaign to “raise a healthier generation of kids,” I got to thinking about all of the super simple ways to incorporate more exercise into your family’s day.
There are some really easy ways to get more physical activity in your day—and to ensure that your kids are getting it, too.
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The world’s most famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was up early this morning in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania, seeing his shadow and predicting 6 more weeks of winter. Whether the weather stays as mild as it has been lately or we’re in for a couple of snowstorms in the next month, there’s a few fun things that you can still be doing with your kids.
As a kid, I grew up in a colder climate before my parents ultimately moved to Florida so I know a thing or two about the different types of winter activities. Whether it’s snowing where you are or you’re one of the lucky few enjoying 80-degree weather in February, there are plenty of fun activities to do with the kids this time of year. One of my favorite things is checking out wintertime activities for Latinos in US National Parks. But what else is there? Plenty, it turns out.
When I start to plan my travels for the winter, I don’t often think of going to one of the National Parks. But when I saw some of their great Hispanic Heritage Month coverage this past October, I couldn’t wait to go back.
And just in time, too! The National Park Foundation is now doubling their efforts to document Latinos’ presence in US history. Since I love to keep my vacations both fun and educational, these are the ones that spoke to my sense of adventure and learning.Continue Reading >
Ice, snow and plummeting temperatures are something you prepare for during the winter months: by taking out your kids’ heavy coats, adjusting your beauty routine, having your home´s heating system cleaned thoroughly and getting your car checked for optimum performance in the cold days.
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As parents we get used to taking on the role of teaching our children the rules of life. But when it comes to football –or most sports for that matter—I’m an airhead.
Watching the New England Patriots battle against the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants play against the San Francisco 49ers with my son over the weekend allowed him to become my teacher. It was great.
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Just the words snow day make your kids crazy. The idea of an unexpected free day off from school brings the same kind of joy that Santa Claus and the Easter bunny do. For the parents, the unexpected unsupervised time brings immediate stress. We often still have to get to work. Plus, what do we do with these kids!
Don't stress. The best way to handle a snow day is to have a plan. Yes you can somewhat plan for the unplanned. Here are 3 ways to turn your snow day into family fun day.Continue Reading >