5 Steps to a Modernized SMART Home

When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone. So what about a smart home? Smart thermostats and lighting timers represent the first steps toward smart home technology for many homeowners, but in a lot of cases, they were the only steps. Since then, technology has continued to develop, and today there are … Continue reading 5 Steps to a Modernized SMART Home

6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Summer camp season has arrived. Are you and your children in agreement on what you want from their summer camp this year? Chances are, you’re hoping for a camp that will keep your kids occupied, active and learning and creating throughout the summer. And your kids … your kids probably just want to have fun! “The good news is summer fun and learning don’t have … Continue reading 6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Family Bonding Through Cartoons

If you’re an anime, YouTube, and cartoon junkie like my teens and I are, then there are probably some shows you deeply miss and even if they are retired, you still find yourself flipping through Netflix or YouTube for a re-run episode that you can enjoy. Whether its because of it’s art style or storyline,  cartoons grow on us adults and kids alike and they … Continue reading Family Bonding Through Cartoons

Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education

The education children receive today will help them throughout their lives. School is the fundamental component of the learning process, but education doesn’t stop when kids arrive back home at the end of the day. “Education and family go hand in hand,” says Ellen Marks, curriculum director of Bricks 4 Kidz, an award-winning summer camp and after-school program. “Parents who take an active role by … Continue reading Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education

7 Steps to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to leave on your getaway, be sure to take care of … Continue reading 7 Steps to Secure Your Home While You’re on Vacation