“Let Me Check My Calendar”

This post is brought to you by a contributing author. It has been formatted and edited by Nathana. Many moms find the busyness of the school year to be a burden that runs them down or turns them into a taxi service as they shuffle kids to school and extracurricular activities. While we all need to practice saying “no”, even scaling back doesn’t create a life of external peace and solitude. Our society is obsessed with everything that saves time. And learning to coordinate and manage our time can make a big difference, especially during the school year. Here are … Read more…

Engaging the Holidays with the Help (Yes Help) of Your Kids

Post by an Engaged Home contributing writer. Edited and approved by Nathana.  Holidays, while designed to be a “break” often involve a lot of work. At least for adults. And though they can become quite stressful, holidays are a time of celebration and togetherness. The work of baking all those holiday cookies can pay off (and not just by eating them) when you think of the memories you’re making with your kids. With all the craziness and travel surrounding holidays, can you really fit in some fun learning activities? Yes, and it may be easier than you think! Make a … Read more…

Skill-Building Activities for Kids

Post by an Engaged Home contributing writer. Edited and approved by Nathana.  There is no great substitute for hands-on experience. We can take a tour of the Grand Canyon online, but it will never take our breath away like seeing it in person. Moreover, opportunities to let our kids learn outside the box are enriching and memorable. Here are some activities you can do with your little ones during the evenings and weekends to boost their brains and have fun in the process. Baking Baking incorporates science and reading instructions/reading comprehension. Unlike cooking where recipes can easily be adapted, baking … Read more…