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November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council are spreading the word and encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month this year is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for. There are 415,000 children in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adoption, Charity, Parenting, Special Needs Children

Boltwell Keeps You Prepared No Matter What the Situation

Boltwell Keeps You Prepared No Matter What the Situation

* I was sent products in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* When I hear the phrase “emergency preparedness,” I immediately picture lots of camouflage, rows and rows of canned goods in a dimly-lit basement and a whole lot of panic. Panic is not what you need in case of an emergency; you need a calm, cool head and to be prepared ahead of time. Ok, not so scary after all.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Safety

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

With my kids home during the day and on the weekends during the summer, it’s hard for me to come up with fun activities and outings to keep them entertained while staying on budget. Parents, does this sound familiar? This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is kicking-off Art Splash, a new series of exhibitions, festivals, and programs specifically created with families in mind. Exciting interactive play spaces, daily hands-on art activities, and special events will … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Arts, Contests, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers

Adults have Words with Friends, Kids have Ohanarama

Adults have Words with Friends, Kids have Ohanarama

Spending quality time with all of your family, especially when your children are young, is extremely challenging in today’s society. I think everyone can relate to that on some level. So when an opportunity arises to connect with family and friends who are not local, online via Facebook, Skypeing or email, we take advantage. Ohanarama is an online social game environment where children and families can connect and challenge each other to all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Computer, Educational, Featured, Hip Find, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, School Aged Children