Summer, with its long, lazy days and wonderful, warm air, brings with it a whole world of possibilities for outdoor fun. Summer is the time for sailing, flying kites, going on picnics, biking, playing soccer—the list is endless, and your little one could probably run around .... read more
Most parents we know are strongly in favor of regular bedtimes, ourselves included. During the school year, early bedtimes are often all that stand between us and generalized chaos. (Only a slight exaggeration.) But in summer, what a luxury it is to shut off that 6:30 a.m. wak.... 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
We've all been there. Deep in the dark depths of a parenting slump. It's not a fun place to be. In a parenting slump, we feel unreasonably irritated with our children, and even more upset with ourselves for failing to handle the ordinary ups and downs with calm and grace. .... read more
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
One of the very favorite articles we've written here at The Savvy Source is 100 Things to Do Before Kindergarten. It captures all of the dreaming and hoping and planning that comes with parenting young children. It's a pre-elementary school life list of sorts. So we thought, w.... read more
We love following routines with our small kids. We make the rounds between home, school, park, errands, and play dates, and for the most part this keeps everyone content. But once in a while we get restless. We need a change of scene and so do our kids. Time for .... read more
This is what happens when the MTV generation grows up. We chronicle our lives in lists. We count down, like the old video marathons or Letterman's standby. We compile, rank, and shuffle. We enumerate, therefore we are.So, what's the point of all these lists? Is it just the emb.... 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
Every year around tax time, we read articles about what kinds of financial records we need to keep, for how long, and in what format. And every year we think, yes, we can pretty much manage to keep track of our financial records. It's our personal records that we need help .... read more
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