It is the holiday season and that means much shopping!

Parents are often distracted and kids are intrigued by elevators, escalators, and elaborate store displays; which poses a surprising number of hazards that can cause severe injuries.  Here are some tips for keeping children safe during the holiday shopping.

Do you have activities and traditions passed along by your parents that you now enjoy with your children when the holiday season rolls around? Or are you a believer in creating your own? Or maybe you are a mother for the first time this year and are looking to discover and incorporate new traditions for your new family.  

Reading to your children is a wonderful family activity. If you'd like to encourage your children to read more, here are some tips.

Flu season is upon us, and there are some practical things you can do to help protect your child against the flu.

Eating healthy is important. So is spending quality time with family. Family meals are a tradition that can make a big difference in your family’s health.

The holidays are quickly approaching.  During this time, some families travel to be with extended family members.  Here are a few tips to help you travel with ease with your small children.

Everyone needs a home fire escape plan. When seconds count, you need to be able to get out of your house. Here are some things you can do to put together your own plan.

This is it. You’ve found the fuzziest, cutest, most-embarrassing-13-years-from-now costume for your Little. Or maybe you’ve lost sleep as you’ve scrolled aimlessly through social media for ideas … which lead to more ideas … which obviously lead to finding and obsessing over instructions for your first DIY costume project. Oy vey! 

Leadership begins at home. Until Mom and Dad choose to practice personal accountability in their lives, not much will change – anywhere. Parents who are leaders know this: Modeling is the most powerful of all teachers. Dads and moms who accept the mantle of home leadership accept that they – not sports stars, pop culture icons, or Hollywood celebrities – are the role models for their kids. 

Planning ahead for disasters is critical. Are you prepared? Here are some things to do help protect you, your family, and your friends.  

  • Create and maintain an emergency savings account that can be used in case of an emergency.
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