Family Bonding

If you’re looking for cool games for boys that go beyond the traditional Battleship and Twister – look no further. This is the best list of awesome fun games for kids – games filled with adventure, intrigue, and that are also tried, true, and guaranteed to have everyone laughing their socks off! #coolgamesforboys #gamesforboys www.themidlifemamas.com

Forget Battleship. Here Are 15 Super Cool Games for Boys That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Spoiler Alert: If you’re looking for cool games for boys in their tweens and teens that go beyond LEGOs for boys, the traditional Battleship or Monopoly – look no further! This is the ultimate list of awesome fun card games...
I wanted to help immigrant families who are detained and separated at the border. Many have been separated from children, regardless of the age of the child. I used to be an attorney, so I contacted other attorneys who would have leads on how one person can help. Here I’m sharing that information so that anyone who wants to help can. It’s not expensive, and doesn’t require a donation. #immigrantfamilies #immigrant #families #EndFamilyDetention #KeepFamiliesTogether www.themidlifemamas.com

How Each Of Us Can Help Immigrant Families Suffering At The Border

I scoured the web and found some of the most awesome creative ideas and inspirations for art projects, fun crafts, games, and activities that work for all children - from kids, to tweens, to teenagers. These are truly crafts for teens and tweens, games, activities, and art projects for teens and tweens that your entire family will love! Are you looking for terrific and creative summer activities for kids that will get them off a screen, like I was? I shared all the great DIY ideas that I found right here and I also love that you can use so many of these ideas to make handmade gifts for friends. #craftsforteens #tweens #artsandcrafts www.themidlifemamas.com

75+ Activities and Crafts for Teens & Tweens That Won’t Get Eye Rolls, Sighs, or Grunts

It's not too hard to find books with main characters who defy gender roles for younger children. They teach valuable lessons about equality and gender based double standards. But I couldn't find kids books that defy gender stereotypes and roles once they become school age and start looking for characters who don't conform to traditional gender stereotypes. Then I found this list which has some of the most entertaining stories out there that also just happen to show characters turning stereotypical or traditional gender roles upside down! #genderroles #stereotypes #gender www.themidlifemamas.com

12 Epic Tween and Teen Books That Smash Traditional Gender Roles

Family Activities

We all wish we had more time. Here, you'll find simple ideas to make time for family activities enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Fun family activities promote a fun, team-building atmosphere at home.  And best of all,  quality time together creates family memories that every member of your family will cherish forever.

Teaching Character

As parents, we teach that true character is revealed not by where one "stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here you can find essays and tips for modern parents on teaching children strong character traits.

Importance of Family

We all have our own reasons for wanting a close-knit family. For me, a close family provides safety, acceptance, love and support. And for me, these are the things that get me through the inevitable challenging times in life. I want my boys to know that home is always a safe place to return.