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Eleven tips to protect your campsite this summer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 11, 2017 10:33:59 AM

 

Camping is a favorite past time enjoyed by many. Early morning walks, fishing, and making S’mores over the campfire can create many fond memories for your family.

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Are you ready for the tick invasion? Here’s what you need to know.

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 6, 2017 10:44:55 AM

It's been reported in the news that the 2017 tick season is going to be worse than usual. If you're wondering why they're anticipating such a bad season, there's some supporting evidence.

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10 tips for your next trip to the pumpkin patch

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When I was growing up, one of our family traditions was a trip to our local pumpkin patch. I always loved trying to find the best pumpkin, or at least one better than my brother’s. It was even more exciting when I found a pumpkin attached to a vine. This meant I could take my jackknife out of its holster and use it to cut the vine.

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Bounce into warm weather safely: Eight trampoline safety tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 5, 2016 8:00:41 AM

Now that spring is here, neighborhoods are starting to come back to life. More people are walking, kids are riding their bikes and scooters, and some have even started yard work.

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Five Reasons Why Swim Lessons are Great for Kids

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Being a parent, running from activity to activity with your children can be taxing on everyone. But more than any other activity, the benefits of enrolling your children in swimming lessons cannot be overlooked. Not only do swimming lessons provide a lifesaving set of skills, it’s surprisingly good for the body and the brain.

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Eight ways to embrace winter with your family

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 19, 2016 10:32:57 AM

Last fall, I decided to embrace the winter season by picking an outdoor activity to enjoy. For years, I considered snowshoeing. Unfortunately, we haven’t received much snow this winter.

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How to connect by disconnecting

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Cell/Smart phones are an integral part of society. When I look at everything it can do, I think it’s one of the greatest inventions. We can communicate in many forms, watch TV, read books, play games, and take pictures when we’re on vacation.

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84 tips to keep your family safe this fall

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 3, 2015 12:30:00 PM

I recently met a couple from California who were in Wisconsin visiting family. I shared with them how much we enjoyed visiting California and talked about the different cities we visited and some of the things we experienced. They told me how lucky my family and I are to live in the Midwest. They don’t experience significant season changes where they live so they really enjoyed our fall colors and the cooler temperatures.

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Seven tips to keep yourself and others safe this hunting season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Fall is a nice time of year in the Midwest. Fall sports are back, trees change colors, and if it was a hot summer, the cooler temperatures feel nice. It’s also the time of year when hunters begin venturing into the woods.

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7 reasons why you should visit a farmers market

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

September means back to school, the start of football season, and for the chef in your family, a great opportunity to stock up on freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets offer fresh produce directly from local farmers, growers and producers. Fresh fruits, vegetables and products that are direct from local farmers offer many benefits -- for the health of your family, the community and your weekly menu.

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