10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories

10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories

10 Weekend Activities to Make Memories by Audrey Christie McLaughlin Ever looked at your spouse or thought to yourself…”What am I going to do with these kids this weekend?” And then ponder through deal sites wondering where you will save a buck or two and try and come out of the weekend without spending $500 on entertainment? (Maybe there is a block to clear there but I digress.) If this is you, then I am about to deliver you...

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice?

Celebrating the Summer Solstice?

Summer Solstice is coming up soon. How will you celebrate it with your kids? Do you normally celebrate this annual event, or are you more inclined to notice the date halfway through the day and think, “Oh, it’s officially the first day of summer.” Metaphysically speaking, the first day of summer is a day to celebrate the light within. Festivals are held around the world to celebrate the radiant energy of the sun with flowers,...

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Summer Balance?

Summer Balance?

Yes, we know, it’s not “officially” summer until June 21st this year, but school is out and the Colorado weather is finally warming up so it sure feels like summer. Yeah! In our house, one of the ways we maintain balance is by celebrating…a LOT. We celebrate the start of summer break, and we celebrate the return to school. This year, the kids got out on a Thursday, so we partied on Friday! It started with fresh made...

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Kids Love Singing Bowls

Kids Love Singing Bowls

Have you ever heard of a Tibetan Singing Bowl? These bowls are made from brass, hand hammered by Tibetan monks (well, the good quality ones are), and when played properly, they emit an extraordinary sound akin to “singing.” The bowls have been used for centuries as healing and/or meditation tools and as mesmerizing as they are for adults, kids just adore them too. We have two in my home (plus a massive crystal singing bowl) and the...

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What’s Behind those Bumps and Rashes?

What’s Behind those Bumps and Rashes?

KidCentered.com founder Amy Scott Grant recently launched a new podcast called “Amy Talks.” (Warning: mild to moderate language may be present from time to time in this audio, so you might want to listen to a couple of episodes before you decide whether it’s OK for your kiddos to listen with you.) But this topic in particular is a great one for parents. It’s called “Bumps and Rashes: Their Real Meaning” and it...

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