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Happy Hiking

Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and the occasional warm day makes everyone anxious to be outdoors. The Indianapolis area has some great places to indulge in easy hiking, an activity both you and your kids are sure to love. Take to the trails, and head for hiking success with these tips and tricks. […]

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Forming Positive Relationships with Your Child’s School

Nobody knows your kids better than you. You are in possession of a unique perspective and understanding of what makes them tick, what works and what doesn’t, what motivates and what discourages. Most of their waking hours, however, exist within the confines of the school walls, which means teachers and other school personnel also play […]

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Falling in Love with Reading

There’s nothing nicer on a cold winter day than snuggling up with a good book. In addition to creating a peaceful rest and a healthy reprieve from screen time, reading (out loud or silently) benefits children’s language and literacy skills and expands their world. Whether your kids are already big readers or struggle to embrace […]

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Snow Day Activities the Whole Family Will Love

January in Indiana often brings a flurry of snow predictions…and occasionally some actual snow! If you wake up to a winter wonderland, and the kids are anxious to go out for some chilly adventures, take advantage of the fluffy precipitation with these fun snow activities. Snow Painting A fresh new cover of snow can act […]

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Summer Break Survival Tips

School is out, the sun is shining, and the kids are ready to enjoy all that summer has to offer. But as a parent, how do you weather the sudden transition to lunches at home, the bustle of activities, and the summertime classic, “I’m B-O-R-E-D?” The key is a combination of preparation and spontaneity, and […]

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Let’s Celebrate National Hamburger Month!

Fun and Easy Mini Burgers Recipe to Make With Your Kids Happy National Hamburger Month! Yep, it’s time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods—the hamburger. The varieties are endless, from the simple classic on a sesame bun with ketchup, to exotic combos highlighting buffalo meat, pretzel buns, fried eggs, and baby greens. Whatever your […]

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Bring Spring In!

Bring Spring In! Spring is popping up everywhere in the outdoors, and now is the perfect time to start a windowsill garden. Kids of all ages love the planting, watering, and waiting that goes along with gardening, and we have some tips to help the process go as smoothly and enjoyably as possible: First, source […]

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Anticipating Spring Break Boredom?

Ease Your Kids’ Spring Fever With These Free, Family-friendly Indy Activities Spring break is right around the corner, and summer break isn’t too far behind. If you’re planning any family trips in these coming months, saving up some money might be top of your mind. Sticking to a budget can be a drag, but it […]

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Turn Your Kids Into Indy History Buffs

Our Favorite Indianapolis Museums and Landmarks the Whole Family Will Enjoy Indianapolis is rich with history, and with both Presidents Day and Black History Month taking place in February, now is the perfect time to teach your kids about how the past has shaped our future. I know, I know…sometimes getting kids to do anything […]

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Keep Your Kids Healthy During Flu Season

5 Easy Ways to Keep the Germs at Bay The holidays may be over, but we’re still in the thick of winter…and flu season. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably noticed viruses like the flu can spread around schools and daycares like wildfire. With that in mind, we’ve assembled some tips on how to keep […]

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