VTech Parentinghttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/VTech Parentingen-usSun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Beat the Winter Blues with an Indoor Beach PartyStacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{E6C7866E-C9CE-4CAD-9904-902305BBF6DC}After hearing the news that a certain large rodent saw his shadow earlier this month, thus predicting 6 more weeks of winter, the kids and I decided a little beach day was in order! However, since our beaches are currently covered in snow and our lakes are covered in ice caps, we’re getting creative and bringing the beach indoors! VTech Printable Valentine’s! Stacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{65872C71-36C0-46B0-921D-26AEC9150B93}Love is in the air! And we know how much little ones love to send and receive notes of love and friendship on Valentine’s Day! This year some of our favorite VTech® characters want to get in on the Valentine’s fun so we’ve created these adorable printable Valentine’s Day cards! Creating Your Own Kids’ PuzzlesStacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{39819D75-F216-458D-840A-4FF5C03B4857}In December I shared some tips for “decluttering” in preparation for the holidays (see “Prepping for the Holidays: Declutter There’s sNOw fun like Family fun!Stacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{6A0CF687-090E-4B8D-8500-FD3ACDBC6F81}With a good portion of the US getting some amount of snow this month, many of us are starting to feel some cabin fever setting in. “Oh no! Not more snow! Will it ever end?” Car Chaos - Tips for Beating the Winter MessStacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{80F90014-7650-4DF6-90DA-A1B8AEC1C3CB}Somewhere between the snowboots, school papers and snacks, my car can quickly look like a disaster zone! Some days it feels like a never ending battle and spending hours cleaning out the car during the cold winter months is not my idea of fun. Brrr!!! Setting Family Goals in the New YearStacey Heneveldhttp://www.vtechkids.com/parenting/article/{9BD5E106-7286-4070-8CF8-2FC1097E9747}Before the calendar even rolled over to 2015, many of us were already looking head and making resolutions for the New Year. A running list of things we want to do (or don’t want to do), achieve, or try in this fresh New Year. But, as parents, it can become difficult to balance those 2015 resolutions while still finding time for our family. This year, instead of just making resolutions just for yourself, consider adding Family Goals to your the New Year!