5 Ways to Creatively Combat Summer Boredom

By Rebecca Nelson
Explorers

Children eagerly await summer as the school year draws to an end. It doesn’t take long before the excitement of summer vacation fades, and the inevitable phrase “I’m so bored” takes its place.  You might have even heard these words already.  Boredom can be a common theme as children and teens move from their structured school days into summer vacation.

Three Mothering Lessons Breastfeeding Taught Me

By Marilee Kellis
baby and mother

So often we hear a new mother lament, “I wish my baby came with an instruction manual!” Mothers want something tangible to go to that will tell them how to care for not only their infants but also for their children as they grow into childhood -- how to interpret their cries, how to distinguish needs from wants, and how to help them eat and sleep and care for themselves, among so many other unknowns.