Jolene Roehlkepartain

Tips for Streamlining Family Routines

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

In our home, we quickly discovered there are three key times during the day when life gets tense: getting ready in the morning, the hour before dinner, and bedtime. As parents, we wanted our kids to do one thing, and our kids wanted to do the opposite. Read more >

Celebrate! New Beginnings

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you celebrate the start of the new school year with your kids? Your enthusiasm makes a difference. Even if your kids aren’t excited to go back to school, you can talk about what you love about learning and new beginnings. Read more >

Family Time is Important!

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you connect as a family? Experts point to four major ways to make the most of family time. Read more >

25 Ways to Squeeze in the Last Bit of Summer

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

The school countdown is on, and the summer break is quickly evaporating. How is your family enjoying the last bit of summer before school starts? Consider these ideas: Read more >

Make a Difference: Volunteer Together

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer! Research reveals that both kids and adults benefit from volunteering. Read more >

Morning and Evening Routines Checklist

Use this daily checklist to help you streamline your family’s morning and evening routines.

Overscheduled? Find Balance with These Time Planning Tips

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

So now that summer is coming to a close and the school year is just around the corner, sit down with your family and talk about the fall schedule. What do family members want to do? How much time will those activities take? How can you still have family time together once school starts? Read More >

Treat Your Family to a 'Night Out', Reap the Benefits for Years to Come!

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Every year, on the first Tuesday in August, communities across the nation gather to create neighborhood spirit, get to know their neighbors, and create safer neighborhoods. If you’ve never attended the annual event, I have a few good reasons why you should! Read more >

Explore Your Community!

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

The community in which you live often has a gold mine of opportunities for families. Research reveals that a strong community protects kids from risky behaviors. Read More >

Easy Ways to Create Memorable Family Picnics

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain
In Minnesota, we live for summers! There almost always isn’t a weekend where a barbecue or picnic isn’t happening. Over the years, I’ve learned that when you make these events special and simple, your kids can enjoy them more. Try these tips for a successful family picnic. Read More >

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