We live in a material world, and unfortunately many of us spoil our kids. Parents want to give their children more than they had growing up, so some spoiling seems inevitable. But we don't want our self-centered kids to become self-absorbed, ungrateful adults. So what can parents do?Read Full Story
Is running for a school committee for you? In towns and cities across America, it's local election season. Actually, the whole year is local election season, really. No matter when your local elections happen, there likely are people running for a seat on the local school committee.Read Full Story
As parents, we can easily get wrapped up planning big, elaborate and expensive outings with our children to places like the circus or amusement parks. While those events are great, there are also small, simple things that bring them just as much joy and still respect the family budget.Read Full Story
Finding time to spend together during the course of a week can seem next to impossible for the average family between work, school, practice, homework and chores. It's sometimes even more of a challenge to find activities that the whole family can enjoy. This weekend is the perfect time to settle family dilemmas with these options for family fun.Read Full Story
At the start of a new school year, there's a new schedule be learned, to be adjusted to. New bus times, new after-school activities, maybe a new homework routine. All the juggling can be crazy and stressful, and you may just be waiting for it all to settle down and feel like normal again. Before it all gets too settled, too set in stone, it might be a good time to schedule in a time for regular volunteering.Read Full Story
If you are a mom who makes time in her busy schedule to volunteer, whether at your child's school, your church, or in other community organizations, your child sees the example of volunteering as a part of your philanthropy. That's a great thing! Following that example, your child may want to volunteer themselves. While that may add some additional complexity to your schedule, it's a schedule adjustment that is very much worth it.Read Full Story
Stumped for something fun and original to do on your next family vacation? If your clan is a pack of animal-lovers with a taste for exotic destinations, take a volunteer vacation to work with wildlife. Your family will have the wildest time of your lives and accomplish something worthwhile on one of the following wildlife volunteer vacation adventures.Read Full Story
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