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 […]
GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]
GET CRAFTY WITH THIS FUN DECORATION IDEA Your house may look a little bare this month, once you’ve packed up the holiday decorations. And you may find yourself home with kids who are eager for a craft or distractions on a snow day or weekend. Enjoy this activity, which uses things you probably already have […]
7 PLACES FOR LOCAL WINTER FUN While winter certainly can make going outside less enjoyable, there are many fun ways you can take advantage of the cold weather. Our area has several winter resorts that offer family-friendly snow tubing just an hour or two away. If you need a bit more snow to play in, […]
13 STEPS TO BEING A WINNING PARENT If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner—feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports—then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play […]
THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING A CHILD WHO CAN ENTERTAIN HERSELF As parents, it is important that we give our children the tools to successfully entertain themselves. It’s also important for kids to know that entertaining themselves can be uncomfortable and that a little boredom is not the end of the world. Being self-sufficient is a […]
Color with Bumble! Our favorite bumblebee now has a selection of coloring/activity sheets for kids to enjoy at home. Pick your favorites and get those crayons ready! Click an image below to download your printable PDF.