Family Fun

Top 10 Benefits of Sports for Kids

why sports are good for kids Do you leave work and go directly to your child’s soccer field?  Do you grab dinner on the run most nights, in between gymnastics practice, dance lessons and football games?   Why do so many parents in the United States make kids' sports their second shift?   As the...Learn More »

Extra-Curricular Activities Can Pose Extra-Stress on Families

When I was a coach for an extra-curricular activity, trying to plan practices, I was surprised how many children had commitments almost every day of the week! I could understand parents not wanting children who were couch potatoes with withered brain cells, but saw the stress it caused for both the parents and children....Learn More »

Hours of Fun for the Entire Family!

Whether you flip forward or flip backward, you will definitely flip out for Sky High Sports! You can free-bounce and do tricks all day, or you can join us for some of our organized activities, like our trampoline dodge ball. As long as you like to bounce, Sky High Sports is for you. Everyone...Learn More »

Six Flags DISCOVERY KINGDOM Promises More Value, More Flags, More Fun!

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom kicked off a new year of thrilling family fun on Saturday, March 6 with a three-week long celebration - Birthday Adventures - and my family was there. The event honors Taj, the park’s popular female Asian elephant, who turns a remarkable 70 years of age this year.  The party continues...Learn More »

Enhancing the Family Dining Experience

Mealtime for families should be a pleasant experience where members come together to share in themselves. Historically, food is a well-known catalyst for bringing people together - from its preparation to consumption - it should be a family affair. Unfortunately, most family dining experiences are wrought with children complaining about the meal, and parents...Learn More »

Hiking With Kids: A Renewal of Life

Bill Rozday With suburban living entering a third generation, parents are concerned their children are becoming totally cut off from nature.  In response, they are short-circuiting the electronic realities of current life by deliberately taking children outdoors.  By doing so, they deal with both benefits and burdens. A great benefit of hiking with...Learn More »

Traveling With Your Favorite Gadgets? Stay Calm, Cool, and Connected

By Gailen David One way to make travel a little more comfortable is to take some of your favorite electronics along with you. If you have tried this and found there are just too many wires and accessories, I have three quick steps to keep everything contained, organized, and easy to get to...Learn More »

Seven Tips to a Maui Vacation with Kids: Activities and Hotel Choice Makes the Difference

By Anne Leedom Planning family vacations typically involved a similar strategy for the past ten years. It started with a choice between Disneyland and Disney World, but somehow the concept of hanging out with princesses and large mice always figured into the plan. This year I decided that we were going somewhere mom...Learn More »