Why You Should Eat Like a Greek

The Mediterranean diet, based on the traditional diets of Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean counties consists of fresh, wholesome foods & healthy fats.  Want to try it?  You’ll need to increase your fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, & whole grains. It could help you lose weight.  Did you know that simply focusing on consuming whole […]

Simple Tips for Potty Training Your Toddler

Ask any mom with more than one child and they’ll tell you that there’s never a “perfect” age for potty training.  So, how do you know when to potty train your toddler?  It’s all about timing… and patience.  Lots and lots of patience. Get a little potty.  Initially, it’s a great idea to buy your […]

Getting Kids to Do Chores Without Losing Your Mind

Chores.  No one likes them, but they’ve got to get done.  I will be the first to admit that I have been extremely lax in creating routines for my children that help our family manage our household better.  It’s tiring picking the same items up over & over & over again.  Shoes in the middle […]

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Give the Gift of Adventure this Holiday Season

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.89″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.89″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.89″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.89″ text_orientation=”center” text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”12px”] This post contains affiliate links.  At ConynghamValley.com, we only recommend products that we believe in.  Should you choose to purchase an item from our link, we will receive a small commission that helps to maintain this site. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”3.0.89″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_fullwidth_header […]

10 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|54px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”] Do you remember your first cell phone?  For some of us, it was a flip phone or (gasp!) a phone in a bag long before texting was even a thing.  Today, 88% of children ages 13-17 own or have access to a smartphone.  And […]

9 Tips for Celebrating Family Volunteer Day

This Saturday, November 18, 2017 is Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, it’s a great way to be inspired by the power […]

Mega List of Ideas for a Cardboard Box

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”27px|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] As parents of young children, we all know that there’s something pretty special about an empty cardboard box.  Its sturdy corrugation holds the promise of a derby car, rocket ship, or the beginnings of an elaborate dollhouse.  So, […]

5 Ways to Promote Tween Confidence

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.83″ custom_padding=”0px|0px|10px|0px”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.83″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″ custom_padding=”0|0px|0px|0px”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.83″ text_font=”|300|||||||” text_font_size=”30px” header_font=”||||||||”] “Simple tasks like doing a good deed for others, learning something new or accomplishing a goal, goes a long way in boosting self-esteem for tweens,” said Dr. Michele Borba. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.83″] Experts say a significant drop in self-esteem […]

CVCO Shooting Stars Basketball

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” _i=”0″ _address=”0.0″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.0.83″ src=”http://conynghamvalley.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cvco-basketball-shooting-stars.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” force_fullwidth=”off” show_bottom_space=”on” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.83″] Kids can stay active all winter long with the CVCO Shooting Stars Basketball program that begins in late November and continues on through the winter.  Practices and games are held at the CVCO Rec Center […]

3 Activities for Food & Fun

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.83″ text_font=”Lato|300|||||||”] When the weather cools down, as parents we all begin to look for indoor activities to keep our kids busy and entertained. Singer, actress and mother Christina Milian feels it’s important to fuel family fun with activities that strike a balance of fun and food, not just for kids but parents, too. One […]

Pumpkin Perfect Autumn Dessert

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.83″] Fall is perfect for making time for fun before the busy holiday season – go for a fall picnic, visit your local orchard or pumpkin patch, and take advantage of all the flavors fall has to offer. Try these delicious, comforting, no-hassle fall ideas that won’t carve a big chunk out […]