Perhaps your family is looking for one final “family field trip” before the summer ends and school begins. If you have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time, you may want to consider taking your family to Washington DC. Although it’s expensive to stay in and around the city, most, if not all of the sites to see are free. Because of this, it’s one of our family’s favorite “family field trip” destinations.
August will soon be upon us. By this time, you may be looking for some educational programs to help your student brush up on his or her studies. I’ve found some great online programs that should help your child refine his or her skills and prepare for the upcoming school year.
A few weeks ago, I sat on the porch with my neighbors. We discussed the one thing that was very noticeable in the neighborhood: there were no kids out playing on this beautiful summer day. We surmised that they were probably inside playing video games or texting other neighborhood kids from their cell phones.
As the end of school approaches, experienced parents know to expect an almost never ending assortment of events, parties, and other school functions. For many of these events, parents are asked to contribute baked goods or other treats.
Playing games is fun. The joy of spending time with your family is usually reward enough. Sometimes, however, you may have the urge to add even more fun to game time. You may want to change the rules of a game to make it more challenging; you may want to relax some rules for younger players; you may even want to add new elements to the game. When even these modifications are insufficient to inject more fun into game time, you may want to consider creating a new game!
In this time of economic uncertainty, many are cutting back drastically on what they spend on entertainment. However, if you’re a fan of video games on your PC, there is any number of free and fun titles available to play without spending a dime.
No visit to Rome could be considered complete without seeing at least a few of its many famed fountains, outdoor sculpture at its finest. The fountains of Rome have an ancient and glorious history. Examples range from the Eternal City’s glory days in the 1st century AD to its even more glorious days during the Renaissance to the 18th century and beyond.
Spring Break’s come and gone. You’re back in school, refreshed and ready to go, right? Not necessarily, I know. This is definitely a time in the semester when burnout sets in and motivation tends to drop. This is probably one of the worst times to lose your motivation mojo, with major projects coming due and finals right around the corner. Here are some ways to get your groove back and see the semester through to the end. You can do it! (more…)