Family nights are often the highlight of our kids' weeks. They anticipate the routine, the fun, and the quality family time. This week Savvy wants to help you spice up the usual game or movie night with a twist So, turn off the screens, shut off the electricity. and enjoy a .... read more
Everybody's heard of family game nights and family movie nights, because evenings of fun and family togetherness are, for understandable reasons, all the rage. But board games and movies, as much as we all love 'em, are generally enjoyed inside our homes, and there comes a t.... read more
Family night can be fun, but to mix it up a little bit, consider adding another family. More grown-ups and more kids may mean more chaos, but it nearly guarantees more laughs and memories in the making. Invite a family or two over for an evening (or whatever time of day wor.... read more
Something wonderful happens when your kids start to get just a little bit older—say 4 years old and up. The realm of shared interests between parents and children gets larger. You both start to enjoy more of the same things. Whether it's cards or board games, movies, music.... read more
As soon as my girls started watching feature films, my husband and I decided to create a family tradition that would get us all together around a favorite movie. Thus was born movie night. Every week, the girls would look forward to the one night in the week when they'd be all.... read more
Our family loves to play board games. Does yours? We have found it to be a wonderful way to reconnect with our children at the end of a week, while teaching them to enjoy something that we grew up loving. But now that our kids are older—eight and eleven—we've grown tired o.... read more
Ah, the new year. A clean slate, a fresh start. White, crisp sheets of paper ready for the next chapter of your family's story. A time of possibility, predictions, and promises. Resolutions and reflections. A list of hopes and dreams. And that's just what we have here f.... read more
Have you been visited by "I'm bored" lately? "I'm bored" comes around every so often. You never know when "I'm bored" will find you, or where you'll be when it does. The only thing you can be sure of is that "I'm bored" will reappear just when you're least happy to he.... read more
Attention spans—some preschoolers seem to be able to sit and focus on a particular task for hours; others start getting antsy within minutes. And, while most children's attention spans increase as they age, sometimes they (and, to be honest, we parents too) are only up for s.... read more
Sometimes all you have is an hour: an hour of free time with the kids between school and homework; between the end of the rainstorm and nightfall; between the naptime and dinnertime. You could let the hour dissolve and fall away. An hour goes by fast. Or you could make that ho.... read more
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