The Importance of Teaching Our Children to Give

Summer is winding down, back-to-school season is in motion and the holiday season will quickly be upon us.  Whether we are thinking about teacher classroom donations or upcoming gift-giving, the season offers ample opportunity to involve our children and help instill the notion that is equally important to give as it is to receive. There’s […]

Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK Superpower of STEM Challenge

STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, is a hot buzzword with teachers, parents and students alike. We all know engaging our child’s interest (especially our daughter’s as females are still underrepresented in these fields,) and strengthening their skills in STEM subjects can help with their future success in advance education and […]

Help Your Child Play Smarter Football with a Grant from Riddell

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Riddell. I’ve been a soccer mom, archery mom, baseball mom, track mom and basketball mom, but 2017 marks the first year I’m a football mom. The intense weekday practices, the Friday night lights, the community spirit, the roar of the crowd, and the lineup of players looking fierce in […]

Rural Dads: Creative Play is an Awesome Parenting Tool!

Do you engage your child with creative play?  Studies show that the benefits of encouraging creative play include fostering imagination, building logic skills and teaching your children to communicate more effectively.  These are all great skills they will need in life. There’s even a greater benefit when you spend time with your child participating in […]