These Kid-Friendly DIYs Encourage Outdoor Play!

These Kid-Friendly DIYs Encourage Outdoor Play Looking for ways to keep your little ones entertained this summer? Here are a few crafts that will be fun to do as a family—and the resulting toys will get everyone outside! “Popsicle” chalk. Popsicles are the perfect afternoon treat on a hot summer’s day, but did you know they […]

Make Dinner a Breeze With These Weeknight Meal Hacks

After a long day at work, it can be quite the hassle to come home and spend hours making dinner for you and your family, then doing the dishes right after. But, cooking a quick and easy meal can still be just as fulfilling and delicious for the whole family. Try out some crockpot recipes! […]

How to Make (and Keep!) Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

With January in full swing, there’s no time like the present to start focusing on those resolutions you made for the new year. But for many of us, it can be difficult to get started. Maybe you have a resolution in mind but aren’t sure where to begin. Or perhaps you haven’t had a chance […]

How to Celebrate the Holidays, DIY Style

Between the gifts, the decorating, and the baking, the holiday season can be expensive—not to mention hectic! One surefire way to help bring down the costs of the season is by taking a DIY (that is, “do it yourself”) approach to many of your holiday traditions. Read on for a few ways to celebrate on […]

The History of Veterans Day and How to Celebrate in 2021

As service members and veterans of the Armed Forces (and their families), you’re already aware of the significance of Veteran’s Day—but do you know anything about its history?  Observed annually on November 11, this federal holiday dates back to November 11, 1919. That was when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as “Armistice Day,” a […]

Clever and Creative Uses for Pumpkin (Beyond Jack-O’-Lanterns)

Once October rolls around, it seems like pumpkins take over everything around us, from our decor to our doorsteps and even our recipes. And while we welcome pumpkin’s position as fall’s favorite gourd, there’s something to be said for projects and ideas that utilize pumpkins in new, non-traditional ways. Read on for three clever and […]

Prepare to Protect: It’s National Preparedness Month!

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Would you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Do you have an emergency supply kit ready? If your answer to any of these questions is no (or even yes), September is a good time to reevaluate and reassess your preparedness for disaster. After all, […]

Clever Tips to Help Your Family Transition Into the New School Year

Another summer is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to swap long, leisurely days for the hustle and bustle of a new school year. For adults and kids alike, the transition is sometimes easier said than done. Here are a few tips to help you and your family get in the back-to-school mindset. […]

5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Have Fun This Summer, DIY Style!

Between vacation, camps, trips to amusement parks, and, of course, countless snacks, the cost to keep kids fed and entertained during the summer can really add up. Thankfully, there’s an equal number of ways that families can have fun during the summer months without spending an arm and a leg. Read on for five inexpensive […]

How to Celebrate Father’s Day From Afar

For many dads, Father’s Day begins with breakfast in bed, followed by quality time spent with close family—and maybe a gift or two. But for families whose fathers are deployed or TDY, the third Sunday of June looks a little different. That doesn’t mean, however, that Father’s Day isn’t cause for celebration; it just takes […]

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