I finally solved my love/hate relationship with my Christmas tree.
The dilemma: I love having a decorated Christmas tree in the house, but I hate to toss the tree in the landfill when the holiday is over.
The solution: Recycle it. Pass it down the food chain by making a tree for your friendly, neighborhood birds.
If you live in the city or you want to see birds at your window, try a window box with a bird bath as the main attraction.
For kids and adults alike, a sense of continuity over the years can bring even more joy and warmth to the Christmas holiday season. You probably already have some traditions that you associate with Christmas. Share these with your kids, but try to create new ones just for them. Here are some ideas.
There are countless things a baby or small child could choke on in your house, and a baby will put anything in his mouth. That's why keeping small objects out of reach is so important.
Among the major choking hazards are coins, paper clips, buttons, beads, pen caps, little toys, and small, disc-shaped batteries. But the most common cause of choking is the one thing children are supposed to put in their mouths—food.
The holidays are a time of fun, joy, and creativity and are an excellent time to engage little ones in arts and crafts. These crafts make excellent keepsakes, used as holiday decorations, or can be given as gifts to loved ones and grandparents.
To help you sort through all the creative crafts out there, we have compiled a list of 30 of the best ideas for kids and DIY holiday and winter crafts you can make at home with the whole family.
Getting outside is a great way to learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature.
Who wants to stand in the yard calling a dog that ignores you until he's good and ready to obey? Who wants a dog that won't lie down and stay where you tell him? We've probably all known dogs like that, and they're no fun to live with. The sad fact is that dogs are trained to ignore their owners—by their owners! Happily, any reasonably healthy dog of any breed can be trained to respond to basic commands.
Summer break has arrived and it’s time to get the kids out of the house and into the busy outdoors. The sun, fresh air, and physical activity should make for some happy and tired kids at the end of the day. Taking a break from the screens and playing outside can ramp up the imagination, increase activity level, and get your kids some much-needed Vitamin D.