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How to Have a Summer Vacation the Budget-Friendly Way

Pretty much anyone can have an amazing vacation if they have unlimited funds to spend, but what’s the fun in that? It is possible to have a perfectly splendid time on a tight budget.

Here are some fun ideas for you and your family!

How to Plan for a Future Vacation

After a long year stuck at home, now may be the perfect time to start thinking about a family vacation! Consider these tips for planning a future trip – even if you’re not certain exactly when you’ll take it.

Unleash Your Inner Home Chef

With many Americans staying home, the pressure is on to maintain fun and variety in the kitchen, so meals don’t get boring. Here are some fun tips to add a little diversity to your family’s daily menu!

5 Fun, Educational Summer Activities for Kids

Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time. Here are some ways to encourage your kids to keep learning while school is out with these fun and educational summer activities.

Create a Family-Friendly 'Staycation'

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime – and making it a family affair – can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.”
Help battle boredom and get the whole family involved with these fun and engaging activities

15 Fun Summer Dates for You and Your Spouse

Research shows time and again that those married couples who date regularly, and furthermore, try new activities together, tend to have more meaningful relationships.

Here are some fun romantic ideas that will encourage time together that will hopefully create lifelong memories.

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

A Simply Sensational Sizzlin' Summer

Whipping up some grilled grub is one of the true joys of summer!  Spice things up with Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream, coupled with a side of Roasted Potatoes, then cap off with Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets.

Heat Stroke Treatment and Prevention

With summer temperatures soaring as they are, it's important to know the typical symptoms of heat stroke. Knowing both the indications and treatments for heat stroke can be a life-saver!

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

Summer Fun for the Not-So-Slim

Summer fun is not reserved for the young, tan, fit mom. It’s for every mom who’s playing in the sand, not thinking about how she looks while doing it. I don’t owe my kids a hot mom, but I do owe them a joyful one, every summer, no matter my size or shape

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. Here are some recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

This Summer, a Bible Reading Challenge for Busy Families

For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?  I know what you're thinking - Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
 
It is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. Here's how to set the right expectations and a solid plan.

School's Out For Summer

How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No!  Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.

How to Combine Learning and Summer Fun

Summer break is great for kids to cut loose and take a break from school, but parents and teachers know well, the “summer slide” can set in and make for a rocky start to a new school year come fall.
Help your kids stay engaged through fun, educational summer activities and programs in your area!

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