1. Six Ways That Parenting Skills Can Help You Find the Right Job

    Mom Multi-tasking at Home

    As a parent, you’ve played the role of teacher, negotiator, chef, manager, activities director, fashion consultant, and chauffeur to your children. For example: If your child has a screaming fit at the grocery store over not getting the candy desired, you negotiate with your child to avoid a public display; if your child wants to wear a tutu and cowboy hat to kindergarten, you help your child to select clothing that will be more functional for the day ahead.

    The variety of roles that you play help to make you the great parent that you are, but they also can help to make you valuable to employers. So if you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad looking to enter or re-enter in the workforce soon, don’t fret. You may have more going for you than you realize.

    Here are six typical traits that parents acquire, and that you can leverage in your job search: 

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  2. Launch a New, Annual Family Tradition for Summer

    Family PortraitSummer is a great time for families to build new traditions. Your family may already have favorite traditions such as birthday and holiday celebrations and so the idea of starting a new tradition may seem daunting. No worries. All you need to do to launch a new tradition is start an activity that can include the whole family. If everyone has a good time, find out why and then make plans to repeat the activity next year.

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  3. Outdoor Summer Safety Tips for Children & Families

    Young Boy on Jungle Gym OutsideSummer is prime time for outdoor fun, but it also poses some outdoor health threats, particularly for children. Playground bumps and scrapes are the least of parental worries, given that some of summer’s most dangerous health hazards come courtesy of Mother Nature.

    Here are some outdoor safety tips to help keep your children healthy this summer:

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  4. Summer Mini-Vacations: Budget-Friendly Day Trips and Short Trips for the Next Family Adventure

    family bikingFor families with kids, summer can be long, and hot and – say it with us – borrrrring. Though – if you plan accordingly – you don’t have to spend a lot of time or a lot of money to create a summer full of fun family adventure. Make memories this summer and do some crucial family bonding with a “mini” vacation, perfect for families with kids.

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  5. Four Family-Centered Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day

    mother-and-son-outsideThe heart of Mother’s Day is family togetherness. This makes it all-important to find an activity that the whole family can enjoy, while making mom the focus. So what’s the best way to accomplish both? Take the group outside to work on a project that will honor mom – and Mother Nature.

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