Activities of the Week

Take Time to Be a Dad Today! Here are some suggestions for easy, no-cost or low-cost ways to spend meaningful time with your family. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so some of these activities might not be possible for you and your children.

Plan your National Park visit on a Fee Free Day!

September 16, 2018 to September 22, 2018

On designated days throughout the year (including September 23), participating federal land management agencies offer free entrance and waive some standard amenity and day-use fees. Plan your visit using the Build a Trip tool!

Navigate homework help like a pro.

September 9, 2018 to September 15, 2018

Each school is a little bit different, and each grade has its own challenges and benefits. From Pre-K to college, offers a number of homework help tips and resources to help you and your kids make it through the school year together.

Need housing help?

September 2, 2018 to September 8, 2018

This tip sheet directs families to valuable information on navigating affordable housing and other available resources.

Talk to your teen about the dangers of drunk driving.

August 26, 2018 to September 1, 2018

Parents play a crucial role in encouraging safe driving behaviors, and it's never too early to have this vital conversation. Find out more about what can be done to make the road a safer place here.

Trim down college costs.

August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Going to college is full of expenses, both planned and unplanned. This post from the Department of Education offers five ideas for helping families cut the college price tag.

Make your own (healthy) ice cream.

August 12, 2018 to August 18, 2018

There's just one ingredient: ripe bananas! Healthy, natural, and less expensive than a trip to the local ice cream shop, kids can make a sundae by topping with all sorts of treats. Check out the recipe and fun ideas for toppings from PBS Parents.


August 5th is Friendship Day!

August 5, 2018 to August 11, 2018

Learn about this fun holiday together, then help your child learn what it means to be a good friend with these tips on how adults can support healthy friendships.

College bound?

July 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018

If you have a child who is headed off to school in the fall, it can be overwhelming and even little bit scary! To prepare you both for this big life change, check out these eight things high school grads should do before leaving for college.