Summer Reading Picks for Book Lovers

August 9 is National Book Lover’s Day, and while staying active is key to maintaining physical health, feeding the mind and fueling the imagination is important for mental and emotional wellbeing. Studies have found that along with increasing intelligence, reading…

Core Strength: Why it is Your Key to a Better Game

The game of tennis is a demanding physical sport that requires speed, agility and strength. When it comes to getting a workout in off of the court, you might think that the best way to maximize the benefits of gym…

Beat the Heat: Splash Pads, Spray Parks and More

The annual summer heat wave has hit the Pacific Northwest and you are likely looking for ways to cool off while keeping the last days of summer break fun. Splash pads, waterparks, and nearby beaches are the way to go….

Summer First Aid Tips You Should Know

Summer is one of the best times of the year for kids and adults alike. With plenty of sunny, warm days, getting outside for active fun is easy. Afternoons spent swimming, hiking, playing at the park or hitting the court…

The Best Stretches Before You Play Tennis

Warming up before a workout is key to avoiding injury with any strenuous activity you participate in. Tennis is a fast-paced game full of sprints and jarring movements that can be hard on muscles and joints. Getting your body properly…

Summer Adventure: PNW Road Trip Destinations

Summer is also known as the road trip season. There are few adventures that allow families the quality time and the cool experiences it takes to create epic memories that last a lifetime while strengthening existing bonds. Road trips do…

How to Avoid Dehydration

After being locked inside a school building for six-plus hours a day, summer beckons kids who are burnt out on the classroom to spend every possible minute outside. There’s nothing parents love more than hearing squeals from the kiddie pool…

School’s Out for the Summer! – 4 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained

The heat is ramping up, the sun is shining, and the kids are getting restless: summer break is here. At first glance, summer seems like a time filled with family vacations, and afternoons spent at the beach. Families playing together…

5 Fun Things to do with Mom

Mother’s Day may be long gone, but making time for mom shouldn’t fall by the wayside. Make sure to set aside an hour or an afternoon each week dedicated to having some fun with that special woman in your life…

French Open 101

If you’ve just started playing tennis, events like the Wimbledon and terms such as “Grand Slam” are likely foreign to you. Even if you are familiar with these tournaments, chances are your kids are not. With the French Open almost a…