Healthy, Easy, and Plastic-Free Halloween Lunchbox Ideas

What’s a parent to do when Halloween is creeping up and creating the perfect, Instagram-worthy, festive school lunch for your kiddos seems like an impossibly daunting task? You’re lucky to get your kid dressed and out the door before the school bus leaves them behind; how on Earth are you supposed to have the time to make such an elaborate meal that …

Time to Get Lost in a Book. It’s Read a Book Day!

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador and English teacher Dana Foley. Follow her on Instagram for more book recommendations and cute puppy pictures @illreadwhatsheread. I’m the kind of person who will totally check out (little library humor there) what you’re reading.  I used to go for the creepy side eye but now I flagrantly stare. I also …

The Other New Year: Back to School!

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador and computer tech specialist Gwen Stephens. Follow her on Instagram @gwenstephens08. It’s that time of year again, Back To School! To me, this is more of a fresh start then New Year’s Day. Whether you have your first kiddo starting kindergarten or your last one heading off to college, this time of year is …

How to Hike with Your Kids – And Enjoy it!

We all know how important it is to carve out time to spend with your kids. We also know that finding activities to do with your kids isn’t neccessarily as easy as it sounds. This might be due to the fact that today’s children are so connected with technology. In 2017, it was reported that children ages 8 and under spent 48 mintues …

Teaching Your Kids Sustainable Habits

Living “green” isn’t always easy, and can feel even more challenging when you have kids. However, it doesn’t have to be! According to a February 2017 study, kids who play outside regularly are more likely to cherish and protect nature when they become young adults. This is why it is important to teach your children how and why to protect the …

Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied During a Long Journey

It’s almost mid-December, and the holidays are creeping closer every day. A little hard to believe, isn’t it? As you wrap up presents and grab last minute stocking stuffers, it’s a good time to start thinking about travel plans for the whole family. Traveling with kids doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, we …