Yogi Kids

By Christa Melnyk Hines Many adults swear by the ancient practice of yoga for stress relief; to improve flexibility, balance and strength; and to enhance daily focus. With playful names like downward dog, cat, cow and gorilla, yoga poses easily inspire the imagination...

Horse Crazy

By David Cains The loyal, willing nature of the Arabian breed suits itself as the perfect family horse. With their affectionate personality, gentle demeanor and fondness of humans, these qualities also make Arabians a great horse for children. Here at Stonewall Farm,...

Family Volunteer Opportunities

By Michelle Talsma Everson Giving to others and the community is a lesson we all want to teach our children—not only during the holidays, but also year-round. How do we go about fostering a tradition of giving back? One way is to encourage kids to get involved in the...

Parents Ask – Foster Care

Q: Being a foster parent is so rewarding, but I’m not sure how to help my foster child deal with her anxiety and depression. Is this normal and how can I help her?– Roxanne – Queen Cre A: Excellent question. Before answering, I’m really glad to hear you...

Thanksgiving Day Games

By Pam Molnar Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather – up until dinner is over, that is. When their bellies are full, the men retire to watch football, the kids scatter to empty rooms and the women are often left with kitchen duty. Avoid the...

Mommy Me Time

By Nora Heston Tarte Back to school is the perfect time to steal a few moments for you. The kids are out of the house and whether you work or stay at home that hopefully means you’ll have a few minutes to yourself each week—a welcome change from the busy,...

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