5 Cell Phone Rules for Healthy Teens

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Girlfriend: Kiernan Shipka | Photo courtesy: Vanity Fair

Given a choice, all kids will choose an electronic device over any other activity. Trial and error (and some good advice from other parents) has helped us manage electronic devices of every sort for toddlers and teens alike! We got together and compiled 5 cell phone rules that create a healthy balance between digital time and down time. Cell phones […]

5 Educational Ways to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

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Education is not intended to end the first week of June!  Recently at my kids’ elementary school I met with a group of moms and school staff to talk about the knowledge that is unfortunately lost during the summer. Think of the summer as an opportunity to implement some educational activities at home and your children will thrive in the coming […]

Feng Shui 4th: Knowledge + Wisdom

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In Feng Shui, the Knowledge and Wisdom area deals with higher education as well as inner study and growth.  If you are a student or are wanting to broaden your perspective through learning, this is a living area you should consider focusing on. Likewise, this may be an important area for you to enhance in your children’s rooms.  Help those kids […]