Category Archives: Kids Rec/Family Fun

Tips to Help You Choose a Summer Camp

26 TOPICS & TIPS TO HELP PARENTS FIND THE BEST SUMMER CAMP The school year is almost done, and many students are focusing on summer. Weeks of lazy days, no homework and sleeping in return. Parents, on the other hand, don’t want to see their sons and daughters lose momentum from learning and waste away […]

How to Make Rose Scented Bath Bombs

EASY DIY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT We all need the reminder every so often about self care. It’s such a pleasure to make your own bath products and to be able to share them with loved ones. These lush-inspired DIY Rose Scented Bath Bombs only require a few ingredients to make, but once you gather them, […]

Let’s Go Berry Picking

2021 BERRY & FRUIT PICKING GUIDE Shopping and eating local seems to be a way of life in the Charlottesville area. Do both at the same time (and have lots of family fun along the way) by visiting one of the many orchards and berry farms in the area. There is a plethora of berries […]

Safe Summer Camp

EXPERT ADVICE, PROACTIVE CAMP POLICIES & A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE TO HELP CHILDREN ENJOY A SAFE SUMMER EXPERIENCE As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to gain momentum, parents all over the country are looking forward to a return of more and more in-person educational and recreational opportunities for their children. We know our kids need […]

Gardening with Kids

HOW GARDENING WITH KIDS CAN BRING FULFILLMENT From increasing outdoor time together, adding exercise, incorporating lessons in patience, teaching science and more, there are a number of good reasons and benefits to engaging your children in gardening. And who knows, maybe growing their own foods will also entice your little ones to try something new […]

At-Home Spring Break Fun

7 LOCAL WAYS TO ENJOY SPRING BREAK AT HOME This Spring Break, like everything within the past year, looks different for most of us. To help you keep the kids entertained and learning all week long, we compiled a list of 7 Local Ways to Enjoy Spring Break at Home. This list is a mix […]

2021 Online Fun Fair & Camp Expo

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO This year’s CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo may look a little different, but our goal of helping your family find the perfect summer camp is still the same. This year perhaps more than ever, finding a safe and fun place […]

Valentine DIY: Easy-Peasy Card & Doily Envelope

DIY VALENTINE AND DOILY ENVELOPE I love making “pretty” things, but as a mom and publisher, I don’t have a lot of time for crafting. So, I’m always dreaming up easy projects that pack a lot of punch. I think this Valentine DIY doily envelope is a great example of this. They are seriously so […]

Big sister with her newborn sibling

Welcome Home Baby!

TIPS FOR BRINGING HOME BABY + PRINTABLE SIGN & COLORING PAGE FOR SIBLINGS There are so many emotions and thoughts parents have when bringing home a new baby, especially if there are older siblings waiting to welcome their baby brother or sister. Chances are you feel happy with anticipation but also stressed and worried about […]

At Home Science Challenges

BRAIN-BUILDING FUN As an aged, Nancy Drew wanna-be, I understood all too well when my 10-year-old son walked into the kitchen and announced, “If I don’t find a mystery to solve, I’m going to burst!” The Hardy Boys had sucked him in! I sympathized. At around the same age, I was haunting old barns and […]