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Gift the Unexpected: 3 Unique ‘Gifts for Good’ Ideas that Help Children Worldwide

Children everywhere love traditions (parents, too), and traditions make memories. Celebrating Giving Tuesday (November 29) is a tradition in our family, too. It marks the largest global movement of generosity and signals the start of the holiday season. This year, while writing up your family’s wish list, consider including some unique ‘gifts for good’ that will make a lasting difference for vulnerable children worldwide—and create a new tradition for your own.

The Overlooked Benefits of Video Games in Childhood Development

Playing video games is a mentally engaging task. Depending on the game, it requires fast decision making, real-time problem solving, coordination of fine motor skills and more.

How to Keep Your Reptile Pets Safe Around Your Kids

Reptiles are a valuable addition to a family setting because they like being handled, they...

5 Helpful Tips for More Sustainable Grocery Shopping 

We’re sharing 5 earth-friendly tips for little changes you can make while grocery shopping that can have a big impact on the environment. 

Let’s #BreaktheBias for Amazing Moms this International Women’s Day

To truly level the playing field, we must move away from supporting women through a lens of equality and shift to one of equity that is inclusive of supporting them professionally and domestically – not one or the other. Women must be given the capacity - at home and at work - to support their families and meet their goals.  This means that both the household and workplace have a responsibility to alleviate mothers from some of their expectations.  For the family, in particular, stepping in to take care of chores provides them with the life and financial skills to understand their value and advocate for themselves in the future. Keep this inmind this International Women's Day.

The power to give

As we have been spending more time cooped up inside lately, many of us are finding ourselves in front of screens to pass the time. Whether it’s the computer, smart-phone or television, this increase in screen time means an increase in our exposure to advertisements.

A Day in the Life of a Family in Quarantine

As our children’s school shut down due to the Covid-19, and our work schedule changed...

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Why To Bring Back Pen Pals

Some people think of pen-pals as an expired tradition, like black-and-white movies and 8-track tapes,...

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It’s never too early — or too late — to teach kids about money

Experts now agree: It’s never too early (or too late) to teach kids about money....

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