Fun Ways to Stay Fit It’s no secret that physical activity can boost your mood by getting those endorphins flowing, and staying active is also good for your health, even at a young age. Staying active as a family will not only keep the whole family healthy, it can also bring everybody a little closer together and chase away the summer boredom blues. Here are … Continue reading The Family that Sweats Together Stays Together
Five Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained and Engaged This Summer Summer is a great time to unplug and get the kids involved in activities that coax them away from their devices and out from behind the computer or TV. While it can be hard to keep their attention for long when competing with the latest electronic device or game, here are five fun activities … Continue reading Sun’s Out, Screens OUT
Over the past century, the presence of screens in everyday life has rapidly increased. Only 9% of American households had televisions in 1950. By 1978, that jumped to 98%. Later, computer ownership followed a similar upward trajectory. In 1984, only about 8% of American homes contained a computer. By 2016, that number was over 89%. The smartphone is the latest screen with skyrocketing ownership. In … Continue reading Does Screen Time Affect Children’s Development?
To see Maebry Harrell running around, playing and enjoying life like any other two year old child today, you would never know that the daughter of Larry and Denise Harrell went through open heart surgery before her 1st birthday. Thankfully, that’s just the image that Maebry’s parents hope others see when they meet Maebry as she continues to grow and heal from her earlier issues. … Continue reading Miracle Child
Every parent wants nothing more than see their child grow up and become independent. However, when your last child has finally left the house, there can be a host of mixed emotions. Some parents are relieved to finally have the house to themselves and have one less mouth to feed. Others feel an intense sadness at the departure of their child. This sadness is known … Continue reading Coping With an Empty Nest