Kids' Activities and Family Fun
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No School Today! What’s a Parent to Do?
When today's a no school day, what can a working parent do? Well, it depends. See seven scenarios for non-school days.
Good Toys for The WAHM's Toy Box
What qualifies a plaything as a "good toy"? A toy that engages kids and inspires imagination and doesn't need lots of adult supervision. That's a good toy in my book. Find them here.
How Parents and Kids Save Money Together
Sometimes saving money means spending more time. And for a busy mom, that isn’t always a good exchange. But remember the whole family helps spend the money, right? So ask for help. When kids save money along with you, you’ll also save time. And saving money teaches valuable skills and lessons to kids. Save money with these tips for kids of all a
Family Spring Break Activities
The right family spring break activities can be the difference between a week that's a blast or a bust for your family. Spring break Looks a little different for every family depending on dates, kids' ages and work schedules. With two work-at-home parents in our family, spring break is a team effort for mom and dad. We plan activities for the...
Things to Do on Winter Break
School winter break, to kids, sounds like it should be a winter wonderland of fun. But problem is, many of us parents have to work while the kids are on winter break. And that could mean too much TV for the kids or added child care costs during winter break. And even if we can take time off, that doesn’t guarantee family fun…at least not without...
Snow Day Fun - What Do You Do for Snow Day Fun?
Though stressful for parents, school snow days are special for kids. They are the stuff of lasting childhood memories. Intentionally or not, families often develop snow day traditions, like sledding or playing board games or making cookies. What are your family's snow day traditions?
Indoor Play for Active Kids
Kimberly L. Keith, About.com's Guide to Parenting K-6, has a few ideas for how kids can burn off energy indoors.
Independent Activities for Kids
Independent play is an important skill for all kids, but children of work-at-home moms, in particular, should be able to find their own fun. A work-at-home mom needs a repertoire of independent activities for kids.
School Snow Day Activities
These are some snow day activities kids will remember!
Ten Old-Fashioned Ways to Have Fun
Don't let the grandparents have all the fun! Susan Adcox, About.com's Guide to Grandparents, has ten suggestions for "old-fashioned" fun (you know, the kind of things you did as a kid). But there's no reason parents can't enjoy these activities with their kids too.
Kids and Household Chores
Kids always want to gain more privileges ("Mom, can I have a cell phone?"), but when it comes to responsibilities, like household chores, well, they'll just as soon opt out. Household chores are rarely met with enthusiasm. But in the long run we're doing our kids a disservice if we don't teach them how to take care of household chores. And in...See submissions
How Much Is Too Much TV for Kids?
Do you let your kids watch TV while you are working? If yes, how much is too much TV? If not, why not?
Summer reading programs at the local library are a great way to get kids to read during summer vacation--something work-at-home moms love to see kids do. But library summer reading programs are just one of many options, so don’t stop there. There are a variety of free summer reading programs--whether in the form of a club, contest, sweepstakes...