Kids

How Your Child Can Have a Fun, Well-Rounded Summer

For kids, the last bell of the school year triggers a desire to go wild. It’s summer, and summer is a time for fun, sleeping late, and foregoing many of the responsibilities that dog you throughout the school year.  While this is true – summer should be a time of fun for kids – it also needs to be structured in a way that keeps them engaged…

Ways to Unplug and Go Outdoors

Ways To Unplug & Go Outdoors from Duck Bay Lodge…

Fruits Over Fries: Teaching Your Kids to Make Healthy Choices

The rate of childhood obesity in the United States has skyrocketed over the last decade. More than 3 million kids under the age of 18 — that’s one in five — are overweight or obese. This isn’t just a cause for caution in childhood, but it is an alarming risk for health issues as an adult as well. Childhood obesity means an increased chance…

Getting Ready for Baby: Prep Tips for Parents on a Budget

Getting ready for a new baby is a huge responsibility, and it can be a stressful time for many parents-to-be due to financial worries or just the sheer amount of tasks that have to be accomplished in a short amount of time. However, this is also when you should be enjoying the nesting process and preparing the home — and yourself — for all the changes…

Best Practices to Help Your Child Sleep Better at Night

Sleep is an essential part of a routine to both kids and adults. Research indicates that children who usually get enough sleep have improved behavior, attention, physical health, overall mental health and memory. Children who get a good night’s sleep are also more creative, able to concentrate longer, have better problem-solving abilities and enough energy to play during the day.   If your child suffers from…

4 Must-Do Financial Steps When You Have a Baby on the Way

You can’t afford to live paycheck-to-paycheck when you have a baby on the way. You have diapers to pay for, college to save for, and emergencies to prepare for. It’s a big shift from your single days, but with the following financial planning tips, you’ll enter parenthood feeling ready for anything. Create a post-baby budget Between hospital bills, diapers, cribs…