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Is It Time For A Technology Detox?

Are addicted to technology?

Here’s a quick quiz:

  1. When you wake up, do you immediately grab your phone and check social media?
  2. If there’s a lull in your day, do you find yourself reaching for your phone?
  3. Do you check your phone more than 10 times per hour?
  4. Is going to the bathroom without your phone literally your worst nightmare?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time for a technology detox.

Everyone gets a little too attached to their devices, but more often than not, this attachment is unhealthy. This spring, let’s make a pact to stare at our screens less. These resources will help you get started.

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What Can We Learn From Silence?

Are you comfortable with silence? No TV running in the background, no meaningless chatter, and no racing thoughts waiting to break the silence. Could you bring yourself to sit without distractions and just be for a little while?

Quiet is a dwindling resource in today’s busy world. This week, take a break from all the noise and recognize how a little silence can improve your life.

Teaching Our Children The Value Of Quiet Time

It’s easy to forget, but children need quiet time, too. Between school, clubs, sports, and homework, children and parents alike can benefit from moments of genuine peace. And no, this doesn’t mean an hour of TV or video games before bed. Here are some strategies parents can use to help their kids benefit from quiet time.

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Put Family Time Back On The Menu

When’s the last time your family sat around the table and actually shared a full meal together? Everyone present, no phones or mad rushes to eat and run out the door to catch the school bus. For most of us, the last time our family gathered for this kind of meal was likely back in November for Thanksgiving. This is a shame, because regular family dinners are incredibly important! It’s a time to bond with your loved ones, and this can have a positive impact on your kids’ lives.

Let’s clear off the dining table and learn how we can bring the family back together for at least one meal a day.

7 Reasons Why Family Meals Matter

Family meals are more than just a time to eat; they’re a moment to bond with your loved ones. These opportunities are so important, because eating together can honestly impact the development of your children and your connection as a family. From improved mental health to higher grades, here are a few reasons why family meals are so important.

5 Ways To Bring Back Family Dinners

Most families don’t eat together often because of one reason: Time. Between work, school, extracurriculars, and social obligations, setting aside two hours to cook and sit still to eat is nearly impossible. Fortunately, your family doesn’t have to choose between bonding over meals and maintaining an active lifestyle. With these simple strategies, you can make family meals a priority without rewriting your whole schedule.

Ways To Maximize Family Time — Because It Matters!

Meal times aren’t the only occasion to create a meaningful connection with your family. No matter how busy our schedules seem, there are opportunities to spend a little more time with our loved ones. Check out these tips from Parents magazine and learn how easy it can be to make family time a priority again.

Take A Break: Best Dad Jokes To Break Out At The Dinner Table

It shouldn’t take a trip to Disney World to create lasting family memories. Laughing together over dinner can be just as rewarding. Fortunately, we have some of the best dad jokes the internet can provide. These gems are sure to make your kids roll their eyes — in the best possible way!

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3 Steps To A Stronger Relationship Before Valentine’s Day

As Paul McCartney sings, “Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.” Well, this is certainly true around Valentine’s Day. Whether you’ve celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary or you’re still looking for your one and only, there’s something about Valentine’s Day that turns everyone into hopeless romantics. However, real love is something that takes more than a love song, silly or not. Instead of a box of chocolates, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with some solid advice for building and strengthening lasting relationships.

Conversation Starters: Questions To Learn More About Your Significant Other

Communication is key to any relationship, but after some time, it can be easy to fall into the routine of “How was work?” and “What do you want for dinner?” Open the door to more meaningful conversations with these simple, but fun, questions. You’re sure to learn something new about your partner and your relationship. Start with a classic: What’s your favorite color?

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Curling To Figure Skating: It’s The 2018 Winter Games!

Do you have what it takes to bring home the gold? Eh, probably not. That’s okay, most of us aren’t Olympians. However, it doesn’t matter if you’re a lifelong skier or if you’ve never seen snow in your life. We can all enjoy watching athletes across the world competing in the Winter Olympics. The opening ceremonies aren’t until Feb. 9, so this week, we’re bringing you everything you need to get ready for this year’s games. Don’t forget to tune in and see which of these incredible athletes were born to make history.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Winter Games

All right, you know the Olympics are this month. Which country is hosting this year? What are all the events? How can I even watch!? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here’s a quick crash course on everything you need to know about the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

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Do You Know The Best Way To Study?

School is back in session, and that means the tests are back, too. Students everywhere flee to their notes and spend hours trying to remember every scrap of information. Whether you’re a student yourself, or you’re a parent of a student who’s struggling to pass their tests, knowing how to study can make a difference between passing a class and being trapped in summer school next year. Thankfully, there are ways to make studying more bearable, and we’ve scoured the internet for the best resources to help you make the grade!

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