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The Thousand Islands along the mighty St. Lawrence River are a water lover’s mecca. With 1,864 islands and multiple fun ways to view and experience the river, this region attracts visitors from around the world. more

The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. Don’t let those years go by in a blur. Capture the first day of school with a tradition the kids will look forward to every year. more

Throughout the school year, kids wish for the freedom of summer. They envision days filled with fun activities and friends to share them with. Unfortunately, the friends aren’t always available. It isn’t long before you will hear, “I’m bored.” more

The summer months consist of family vacations, sports camps, sleepovers, public pools, and relaxing around the house. For Generation Z, those activities directly encourage technology-based responses. more

July is the month where we can celebrate with activities that will perk your child’s interest in all things patriotic. more

Students (and often their parents) can’t wait to hear the last bell ring before summer break. They say goodbye to early mornings and their rigid routine. But as a mother, I can tell you that several weeks routine free can be tough. more

Peruse the greeting card section around Father’s Day & you’ll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy he is with a wrench. more

Most parents want their children to get outside away from phones, TV, and video games, and gardening is a great way to achieve this goal. However, recent research shows that there are several other reasons to start a garden with kids. more

Advances in technology have changed the landscape of summer break. Why leave the house when you can chat with your friends, see their photos, comment on their posts — all from your smartphone? more

Is your child an extremely picky eater? Are you concerned that your child resists trying new foods or eats a limited number of foods? Having a child who doesn’t eat, or who seems to exist on the “beige food diet” can make mealtimes very stressful. more

Smartphone apps have become a mainstay in recent years. These tools allow you to do things like ordering your coffee in advance, check in for a haircut, and map your way to a soccer game. Not all apps are created with that same sense of helpfulness. more

Although we’re rarely alone, motherhood can sometimes feel a little lonely. Spending time with a few understanding friends to vent, laugh, and reenergize in a kid-free zone is healthy and a great way to shake off the blues. more

Healthy, happy children are raised by caring, attentive parents. This means giving children our attention, energy, and love, not merely showering them with material things and documenting their most adorable moments. more

In the hectic world of modern parenting, screen time is often used as a pseudo babysitter. The time spent online is often loosely supervised. You want to believe your child is making good choices, but do you know how they are spending their time? more

The wise old suggestion to save 10 percent & give 10 percent of our income are admirable goals, but nearly impossible for many single parents. Single mothers are the least likely group to save because a large percentage earn below poverty level. more

You ask your kids what happened at school today. Your son mumbles, “Nothing,” in his casual kind of way. Before you can follow up, your daughter chimes in “I hate Maddie. She told Sarah she thinks my hair is ugly. They’re not my friends anymore. more

When you were in school, kids passed flirtatious or even racy notes to people they liked. Now add a cellphone with a camera and Internet access to that scenario. Suddenly, the scene is set for sexting. more

No parent plans to raise an unkind, much less a cruel, child. In fact, most of us put considerable effort into polishing our children’s manners and teaching them to respect other people. Unfortunately, many of those lessons are being undercut online. more

Every February 14th, thousands of students celebrate Valentine’s Day with a classroom party. They exchange Valentine’s cards, make a craft, and play a few games. more

If you are lucky enough to experience all four seasons, you know that winter can sometimes be a drag. The cold and snow feel relentless, leaving us to wonder if we will ever see summer again. more