Selecting a university to attend is one of the biggest and most stressful decisions a young person is tasked with making. When it comes to it, there are several benefits to choosing a small college instead of a major state university.
Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders. But now, the hard part: helping him prep for living independently, and overcoming the emotional hurdle of letting him go.
Scrapbooks and Much More
It’s pretty easy to get photos printed — do it yourself with a flash stick at the kiosk at the local hypermarket, on-base craft store or MOMs photo center, or upload them to several online businesses and they’ll print and ship them to your APO box.
If you enjoy scrapbooking...
Trying to keep the kids busy without resorting to the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can be a tall order. Here are four ideas to help keep those kiddos from turning into electronic zombies this summer.
1. Make chores fun.
Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” If those places include the beach or your patio, check out this fun reading list that will be sure to entertain the whole family!
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Electronics and technology have essentially become an easy button for entertainment and communicating. I know I’m guilty. I could easily spend a day perusing Pinterest Boards and watching the latest cat-dressed-as-a-shark-riding-a-Roomba video on YouTube.
The final school bell has rung and the initial joy and excitement has been replaced with the inevitable, “I’m bored.” Here are a few ideas to help keep your kids busy and your sanity in tact without reaching for the electronics:
Make chores fun.
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth ... the fun ... the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow.