Family Summer Fun List

If you haven’t checked everything off your summer fun list, here’s your chance! August is Family Fun Month, which should get you plenty excited for quality time with your kids. The great news is that you don’t need to spend any money in order to celebrate – just carve out time with the ones you love. If you need inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about the fun here at Swedes! Consider these ideas: • Catch a show. Head out to a Rockford Ski Broncs show, a Rivets game or a loc

Ask the Right Questions

Get a better after-school dialogue going with your kids! If the only answer you get is “fine” when you ask about their day, you’re not alone. But it also means you aren’t asking the right questions. Here are five questions that are sure to draw more details: • Who did you sit with at lunch? What did you talk about? • What were your favorite and least favorite parts of the day? • Tell me about a book you read today. What was it about? • What did you do at recess and who did you play with? • What

Ask the Right Questions

Get a better after-school dialogue going with your kids! If the only answer you get when you ask about their day is "fine," you're not alone. But it also means you aren’t asking the right questions. Here are five questions that are sure to draw more details: • Who did you sit with at lunch? What did you talk about? • What were your favorite and least favorite parts of the day? • Tell me about a book you read today. What was it about? • What did you do at recess and who did you play with? • What
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