11 - 6 - 2012
For many families, Thanksgiving Day – which this year falls on Thursday, November 22nd – marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a beautiful holiday that encourages us to count our blessings, just as our Pilgrim forefathers did throughout Thanksgiving history.
As Thanksgiving approaches, there are reminders everywhere of the abundance of the things that truly matter: loving families, good friends, plentiful food and the simple joys of nature. As the spirit of the season spreads this timely message, it also offers a gentle reminder that there are others less generously blessed.
11 - 5 - 2012
Whether you’ll be hosting a feast or hitting the road to join family and friends for a celebration, you probably have a long list of things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving. By the time Turkey Day arrives, it may seem as if the only thing you can feel thankful for is a minute to sit down.
By involving the whole family in your Thanksgiving dinner preparation, you’ll get some help and your spouse and kids will take pride in putting their mark on the festivities.
10 - 26 - 2012
It’s no secret: Kids who enjoy reading tend to experience academic and professional success. According to a long-term study conducted by the University of Oxford, kids who read for pleasure had a much higher chance of achieving a professional position as adults than non-book lovers.
In fact, multiple studies conducted from the 1970s to today indicate that students that engage in programs that promote reading, such as summer reading programs, result in higher vocabulary scores and a narrowing achievement gap – even across socio-economic lines.
10 - 9 - 2012
There’s no doubt that Halloween holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Who can blame us? On what other day can you walk around your town in a costume and have neighbors give you free candy?
Nevertheless, just because you may dress up like Einstein doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new about the history of Halloween. You’re sure to become a smarter parent and learn more about this holiday with our Halloween quiz.
9 - 28 - 2012
Choosing a preschool for your kids is no easy task. Your child’s mind is like a sponge in the pre-kindergarten years, so it is no wonder you want to make sure he or she is getting the very best care and education possible during this formidable time. Remember, it is never too early to start looking for preschools, and enrollment in the most prestigious schools fill up fast, so start searching as soon as possible.