Snow Day Survival Guide

How to Rock Snow Day: 10 Activities the Kids Will Love

Snow Day Survival GuideWe’ve all gone to bed with the roads clear and dry, only to wake up to find that Mother Nature had a busy night. The driveway, which you shoveled last night, is now hard to distinguish from your lawn. It’s no surprise to learn that your area has a list of school closures for the day, including the one your children attend. Before the kids awake to celebrate the most jubilant of discoveries, a snow day, you can be armed with a few activities to keep the “I’m bored.” and “I told you not to touch that!” at bay.

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4 Steps to the Perfect Fall Family Photo Session

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Fall is the perfect time of year to take family photos—the climate is cooling, the leaves are changing and the time to get holiday cards printed is shrinking! Pinterest and Instagram are full of unbelievable family photos that seem too good to be true—newborns sleeping so soundly on a picnic basket you wonder what mom is ever lucky enough to get that baby, and toddlers carving intricate designs into pumpkins without a hint of orange goo anywhere on their crisp white dress shirts. How could your crazy messy family photos stand up to those perfect families you see on social media? Here are 4 tips to help you pull it together and give those families a run for their money.


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Are You Losing Touch With Your Teenagers? Get Them Back With GetAssist!

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One family’s story of how a GetAssist Social Membership brought them together.

I am a mom to six kids, 4 of whom are teenagers, teenage girls to be exact. Teenage girls don’t particularly love sharing with their mothers every detail of their lives, let alone their plans. At the beginning of this summer, life had become busy, as in crazy busy. My twins both started their first job, but never worked the same hours. My oldest had driver’s training and is a social butterfly. New regular doctor’s appointments became necessary for one. And another had rec softball. Never mind the fact that I run a business full-time out of my home! I needed to do something to stay in touch with my crew and keep all the balls of our crazy existence in the air.

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The Best Way to Get Kids Eating Plant-based Foods – Even Leafy Greens!

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By: GetAssist Business Network Member

Amanda Lily, Plant-based Health Coach

With the weather getting warmer, and gardens being planted, we tend to think more about eating fresh fruits and vegetables. And with the recent classification by the WHO of many animal products as being carcinogenic, many people are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the planet while improving their health through eating more plant-based foods.

Getting little ones on-board with eating more plant-based foods doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. Seriously. There is a way to get kids, of all ages, eating more plant-based foods that involves very little time, money, or culinary skill.

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What a Mom Wants

What to get for a Mother's Day gift“Mother’s Day is this Sunday.

Wait, Mother’s Day is this Sunday?

Oh no, Mother’s Day is this Sunday!”

Many of us have this conversation going on in our heads with ourselves the week of Mother’s Day, and it usually ends with – “What am I going to get her?”

Does anyone really know what their mother wants for Mother’s Day?

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Give the Gift of Social Media to Keep the Family Connected

Does your family still have some social media holdouts? Social media has become like breathing to most of us – but, there are probably still those among your kin who remain uncomfortable with it, either for privacy or technical anxiety reasons. Usually, these are some of the most cherished or interesting people in your clan; maybe it’s the adored matriarch or your eccentric uncle Beauford whose life is one long fish tale. It feels like they are being left out from the connection gained by sharing pictures and funny things the kids say on your everyday social media platforms. And when everyone gets together, inevitably the conversation sounds like, “I saw what you posted, I can’t believe how funny that was… that was the cutest thing I have ever seen… how did that go?” Your beloved social media holdout has no idea what that was, and you worry that they may feel consigned to oblivion.

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A Familial Community: The Moments that Give Us Meaning

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Community is like few other words in that its definition does not fit into a neatly wrapped, perfectly packaged bundle. Our lives, inside and outside our homes, are defined by our interaction with various communities.

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Memories in the Making: Your Kids’ First Ski Trip

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Whether you’re tackling the Rocky Mountains from the powder in Banff or riding the gondola to the top of Breckenridge ski resort, the thrill of jumping on the snow-capped ridges pales instantly when considering looking out for the little ones. Making sure you don’t collide with inexperienced kids on the slopes is hard enough, but what about bringing them yourself? We came up with a few pointers to ease your mind and make sure everyone—your kids and the other skiers on the mountain—have a fun time.

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4 Unforgettably Fun Family Night Ideas

When you look back on your childhood, what pleasant memories do you most remember? The answer is different for all of us, but it usually has to do with those little moments that were made special because they weren’t forced.
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Debunking Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome
Back in the ‘70s, both psychologists and the media popularized the term “empty-nest-syndrome”—a myth that parents, especially mothers, feel a sense of depression and loss of purpose when their children leave home. But researchers are now debunking this myth and suggesting that this period in a parents’ life can be one of increased opportunity, heightened excitement and renewed relationships. They are proving parents are excited over a wealth of opportunity they hadn’t seen since prior to having children.

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