Keep Your Kids Reading Through the Holiday Break

Want to connect with your TEEN?
Here’s an idea to make it more enjoyable and authentic.
CREATE A FAMILY BOOKCLUB!​
You know, like the one you go to with your friends and drink wine (but, you’d have to eliminate the wine part). 🙂
The fun of adult bookclubs is the camaraderie, the FOOD and the wine, right? So, create that with your own family. Everyone reads (maybe the same book, maybe not– if not, then everyone just gives a synopsis of their book and then the family can ask questions). On the designated day — weekly is helpful for young kids — make a special dinner (or go out), with DESSERT and do it up fancy. Pull out those place mats and cloth napkins. A candle? Enjoy talking about your books with your kids. Here’s the motivation — if you don’t read, you can’t talk, and if you can’t talk, you don’t get DESSERT!!!!!!

It’s that time of year!

This time of year becomes so busy for all of us.  To help you, we’ve created a CALENDAR with as many events as we know of listed.  (If you know of one not on there, please let me know.)

And, just remember that our families will tend to remember the experiences and the people and not so much the presents.  I remember receiving a Cabbage Patch doll, but other than that, I mostly remember waking up early because my brother woke me at 4 AM and sneaking down the hallway to see what Santa had left.  🙂

Brand New Vailmom.com Design!!!!

Have you noticed the new design of our site?  Isn’t it spectacular?  I’m loving how easy it is for me to update on my end.  I hope that you find it more useful as well.  Yes, there are a few items that we’re still working to update — they’re coming soon, but in the meantime… wahoo!!!!!  That’s all I can say.  🙂