With the taste of spring in the air and the mourning doves singing at your window, you know that summer break is just around the corner. Of course, just because your kids have the summer off from school doesn’t mean that you have the same luxury. The decision of what to do with your kids over the summer is a big one. Summer learning loss is a big issue, and to prevent that with your children, it’s necessary to engage them in activities that stimulate their minds and thinking over the course of the summer. For a lot of families, that includes some sort of summer camp. But as your kids come home with packets of information about summer camps—and as you realize that there are twice that many places they could go to camp that aren’t advertising through the schools—the paradox of choice can leave both you and your child unable to make a decision. Here’s how to help your kid pick a summer camp this year.
Maybe you’re starting to learn to play the guitar yourself, or maybe one of your kids has decided to pick up the guitar. Either way, you’re learning quickly that there are costs involved with playing this beautiful instrument. Beginner guitars cost anywhere from $100-$500, while decent guitars can cost well over $500. In addition to those costs, there are costs associated with picks, guitar tutors, and sheet music. With all that money sunk into playing the guitar, it’s important to make sure you take care of the equipment that you have, starting with the guitar itself. This guide will help you learn how to care for a guitar.
Buying the perfect gift can be hard, especially if you only have one or two points of connection with the person you’re buying for. Musicians can be a hard bunch to buy for because their passion for their art can seem so all-encompassing. However, you can use that very same passion to find a gift that they will be sure to appreciate. Each of these 5 awesome gift ideas are perfect for the impassioned musician in your life. Buy them one of these items and you’ll be sure to look like you truly get them and their craft.
Once upon a time, your brother lived down the hall from you. He played with action figures and made inappropriate jokes in front of your friends. Back then, buying him a birthday gift was as easy as purchasing a gift card to the local comic book shop. At some point, however, he grew up, and the man he has become, though infinitely less annoying, is also infinitely harder to shop for. If you’re struggling to navigate the complexity of buying a birthday gift for your adult brother, this is the perfect top 10 list for you.
There is a certain art to packing a Christmas stocking. A perfect Christmas stocking is filled with surprises and doesn’t cost a fortune. If you’re trying to pack a Christmas stocking this year, you’ll want a blend of presents both large and small. Some presents, like candy or toothbrushes, are staples because they can take up a bit of room without breaking the bank. But to create a truly unique Christmas stocking that the recipient will love, you have to spend a little extra on one or two special gifts that will make them say “Wow!”. But since the stocking isn’t the main event of Christmas morning, you need to do that on a budget. If that sounds difficult—nearly impossible—don’t worry: We’re here to help. This list of 7 Stocking Stuffers Under $30 will help you make an impact on their Christmas morning without making too much of an impact on your bank account.