The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

Family Bonding

American families are returning to traditional family bonding. In 2012, the Columbia University Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) made the case that regular family dinners led to a decreased risk of teen substance abuse. Parents and children are finding comfort and safety within the inner sanctum of the immediate family. A good way to nurture these bonds is to find activities, hobbies and interests to enjoy together. Here are some great family-friendly activities.

Mom Was Right: Famous Parental Advice

Mom Was Right: Famous Parental Advice

Moms give us a lot of advice throughout our lifetime. Some are sound bits of advice, like “eat your vegetables,” whereas others are just simple myths. The “don’t go out with wet hair” myth was busted, for instance, since science has shown that the cold virus is unconcerned with your hair’s moisture levels. Here are a few pieces of terrific life-changing advice that proves, more often than not, Mom was right.

Save Money Together for a Special Family Vacation!

Save Money Together for a Special Family Vacation!

Vacations are a wonderful way for family members to come together and bond. New memories are made, and family ties are strengthened. However, saving money for a family trip can be difficult, and this is especially true if you are already on a tight budget. But if you follow our tips below, you can start saving for that special vacation, and we know you will come up with even better ideas for helping the whole family save up for that much-needed trip and time together.

Start a New Tradition: Take the Family Boating on the Connecticut River

Chieftain Inn Pontoon Boat on the Connecticut River

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family, consider renting a pontoon boat from the Chieftain Inn. Pack a couple coolers with your favorite foods and beverages, put on your swim suit and get ready for a fun-filled afternoon. Here are 7 memorable activities to enjoy out on the river.

A Guide to New Hampshire’s Theme Parks

NH Theme Parks

Summer vacations are right around the corner, and everyone will be looking for fun things to do with friends and family. Summer activities don’t have to require a lot of travel, or even a lot of money. There are plenty of theme parks to please kids of all ages right in your backyard!

The 10 Best Hot Dog Toppings to Bring to the BBQ This Spring

Best Hot Dog Toppings

Spring is in the air—and now is the perfect time to start preparing for BBQ season. Get ready to host some of the most amazing cookouts your neighborhood has ever seen! If you want to be remembered for having the best BBQs, you need to make sure that you have all the essentials, including drinks, snacks, and memorable meats. Once you have prepared your ribs, chicken and burgers to perfection, it is only fitting that you do something to give your hot dogs a little extra flavor and pizzazz.

Game Night: Tips to Make Family Game Night Successful

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Almost all of us have fond memories of family togetherness celebrated over a board game. Even if your family never celebrated a “formal” family game night, maybe you remember when your Dad taught you to play chess, or playing board games with siblings during summer vacations. Either way, board games offer a unique format for family bonding—but how do you motivate kids to appreciate game night?

Back-To-School Lunches & Snacks

It’s Elementary! Nutrition Can Be Delicious. To get kids to consume those thoughtfully prepared lunches, remember the basics: keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Another one: kids like foods in small compartments or containers—think Bento-style lunch boxes. Kids love fruit, especially if it’s ABC (already been cut). Lemon juice keeps peeled and sliced [...]

Kids and Money

Five tips on teaching kids about money By Rachel Friedman In the coming decade, it won’t be enough to teach kids how to read and write. If they’re not financially literate, they’ll be lost. “It’s tough out there, and it isn’t getting any better,” says Vince Shorb, president of the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) [...]

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