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Cottage Family Vacations

Recently, the children and youth living in our family-style cottages went on summer vacation with their Cottage Parents! For some of the children in our care, going away on a family vacation is a first time experience. One of our youth shared her experience of visiting the Smoky Mountains! She said, “Our vacation this summer […]

5 Summer Activities to Keep Your Kids Cool

Summer is here and so is the summer heat wave! Many parents seek ways to keep their kids out of the high temperatures while also creating an educational environment. These five activities will help keep your kids cool and off the couch during the summer months while they are out of school.   Sponge Ball […]

Holiday Bark, A Kid-Friendly Recipe

Holiday Bark Ingredients: Saltine crackers 2 sticks of butter 24 oz. semi-sweet morsel 1 ½ cup light brown sugar 2 cups toffee bits Peppermint candies or sprinkles (optional) Instructions: Line cookie sheet with heavy duty foil and grease lightly with butter. Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers, row by row filling up the cookie sheet. Melt […]

Back to School – Sweet Summers End

The hot summer days spent lounging by the pool and eating popsicles are coming to a close! The school year is upon us. Below are tips on how to have a smooth and stress free transitioning time. ROUTINES Now is the time to try and get your kids back into their routines. Sit down and review with them […]

New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year again where you make resolutions to eat healthier, go to the gym more and take a step back from social media. Make this year special by creating resolutions as a family. Create a Weekly Routine Choose an activity for your family to do each week together. This can be […]

Kindness & Kids

Kindness & Kids One of our greatest hopes for our children is that they will grow to be kind. We hope that they will make good decision throughout their lives and choose to help others. Kindness is a characteristic that children learn at a young age. As parents, you focus on teaching them essential skills […]

Sunshine, Smiles & Stress-Free Family Vacations

Pack your bags and get ready to hit the road! It is time for a summer family vacation. Family vacations are a priceless gift and create lasting memories for children to take with them into adulthood. Taking the time to enjoy a vacation will not only offer the opportunity to relax but also the chance […]

The heART of Giving

How do you teach kids to give back in a time when they’re surrounded by the world telling them it is better to receive? Every Day is a Good Day Show kids that giving back should not be focused just around the holidays.  It is a year round effort that should be engaging and create […]

Successful & Stress Free Spring Cleaning Tips

It is the most wonderful time of the year again, Spring Cleaning! Who doesn’t love a clean house full of fresh air? For some, Spring Cleaning releases stress and is a day they look forward to all year. Unfortunately, for others it is the most dreaded and stressful time. The idea of long hours of […]

Volunteer Opportunities

It Starts with ONE Question… How can I help? Many people want to volunteer their time and make a difference in the community but simply come up with excuses of why they can’t.  Although they all may seem like valid reasons not to volunteer, there are a thousand more reasons why you should. So, what […]