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End of Summer Family Activities by Richard Abbe

End of Summer Family Activities by Richard Abbe

The end of summer is rapidly approaching. This means that the kids are going back to school and the warm weather will disappear soon. It is important to get out and enjoy the remaining summer days while it is still possible because the snow and blistering cold of...

Fall Family Fun by Richard Abbe

Fall Family Fun by Richard Abbe

Fall is the best time of year for families to gather and do some fun things. The air is cooler. The colors are amazing. The harvests of fruits and vegetables are bountiful. And, there are some really fun seasonal holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. There is...

How To Deal With Family Conflict

How To Deal With Family Conflict

Despite what people like to portray on social media, all families fight occasionally. Conflict is in our nature as a way to problem-solve, but it’s important to handle issues in a mindful and conscientious way. 

Family Destinations in New York

Family Destinations in New York

Over the years, New York City has had many nicknames. The Big Apple is also known far and wide as the city that never sleeps. It’s also commonly referred to as the Empire State, as well as being given pseudonyms like Gotham and Metropolis. For families, there is no shortage of things to do, from sightseeing to sampling some of the best food around. Here are some of the best ways to spend a family day in New York City.

Watching TV Together: An American Pastime

Watching TV Together: An American Pastime

Since the early 1950s, gathering around the television has been a way for families to bond and find common ground. Many meals were spent planted in front of the screen, watching classics like "Howdy Doody" and "I Love Lucy." Times have changed, and with more streaming...

Family Fun Activities for Summer

Family Fun Activities for Summer

Do you need inspiration for fun family activities to do this summer? Summer is the perfect time for creating memories. Your children will look back on all of those outdoor picnics, family vacations, day trips, and other fun-filled outings with nostalgia. As parents,...

Creating Your Family Bucketlist

Creating Your Family Bucketlist

Spending time with family is one of life's greatest joys. Whether you are at home engaging in conversation, bonding over a board game or taking a spontaneous trip, it's important to set aside quality family time that will not only improve your overall family dynamics...

The Importance of Family Time

The Importance of Family Time

Strong families are the bedrock of strong communities, and strong communities are critical to a strong nation. Strong family bonds, however, can't be built when everyone in the family is too busy to spend time together. While the debate still rages over whether...

Family Dinners

Family Dinners

In this day in age, many members of a family unit are always busy. Mom and Dad are often tied down with work and errands while children are embroiled with school, homework and extracurricular activities. These booked schedules often prevent said individuals from...