Jolene Roehlkepartain

How Do You Plan for Summer?

Every spring, I find myself doing a new puzzle: How will all the pieces of summer fit together?

Summer Fun: Safety First!

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

As the weather gets warmer, kids and families like to spend more time outdoors. Keep your children safe from the many dangers that lurk outside by trying these 10 tips.

Be a Big Kid! Ideas for Nurturing Creativity

What I love most about toddlers and preschoolers is how creative they are. They have imaginations that put pieces together in inventive ways, and they concoct creative stories that are absolutely delightful. So how can we help our kids hold onto their childlike creativity well into their teens and adulthood?

Fun Ways to Welcome Spring!

In our home, we love spring. We have fun in spring, and we celebrate this season as new life pops up around us outdoors.

Royal Wedding's Frowning Flower Girl Teaches Adults a Lesson in 'Grace'

Did you spot the moment during the Royal Wedding that got every parent talking? If not, examine this picture. Look closely at the bottom left-hand corner.

Raising Money Smart Kids

Helping kids plan for the future (especially with money) can feel like getting them to sit still before getting their blood drawn at the doctor’s office. That short waiting time can feel like an eternity to them. Yet, kids won’t learn how to make financial plans for the future until you teach them how to wait, plan, and save.

Are You Your Kids’ Wish Fairy?

If you’re shopping and your kids ask for something, what do you say? Too many parents say yes way too often!

April 28th is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!

5 Tips for Taking Your Kids to Work (and Making the Visit Great!)

Tips for Active Family Budgeting

Nothing teaches your kids how to manage money better than getting them involved in your family budget. It’s a small thing you can do that will make a huge impact.

Battling the Sugar Monster: Tips for Dealing with Sugar-Crazy Kids

We live in a candy-crazed society, so it probably comes as no surprise that most kids crave sweets. The upcoming Easter holiday is one that is especially candy-coated. How are you responding to the clamor for candy?

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