Taking a Vacation, Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 1:52:34 PM by Amanda Charles in Family Activites, in Travel, in Budgeting, in Explore, in Vacation

Taking a Vacation, Without Breaking the Bank

We all need a vacation and some time to just soak in the freedom of fewer obligations.  For many, a vacation is a far-off dream that entails sitting by a salty sea with their feet in the sand.  And while that sounds relaxing, there is a lot of time, energy and money that goes into making that dream a reality. There are special supplies to buy, bags (and kids!) to pack, plane tickets to purchase and connecting flights to rush towards, hotels to check into and often a schedule of activities to keep the kids engaged.  Whew!  That sounds like a lot of work and a lot of dollars go into the popular idea of a vacation (and unless you are a superstar budgeter - much more than you might plan).  Here are some tips that can help your family “take a vacation” that requires a lot less stress but still has a whole lot of fun and relaxation packed in:

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Summer Water Safety Tips

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 2:58:47 PM by Kayla in Swimming, in Travel, in safety, in Child Health

Now that summer is in full swing that means more time at the beach and pools! Whether your family has an exciting vacation planned, or simply day trips to the beach, water safety is highly important for swimmers of any age. Make sure your little ones are ready to hit the water, and educated on basic water safety tips.

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Preparing for Summer Vacation

Posted on Feb 12, 2016 1:36:23 PM by Kayla in Swimming, in Travel, in safety, in Child Health

This week's featured blog is provided by Michelle Posey, General Manager of Swimtastic Swim School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and "Super Mom" of eight wonderful children.

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