Happy Herald - Family Feature https://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8522-1-family-feature.html <![CDATA[What to Expect in Travel in 2022 ]]> In addition to the 44 percent of families that said they’re more likely to work remotely from a place that’s not their home, extended stays are also on the rise. The vacation home site and app has seen a 68 percent increase in demand for three to fourweek stays over the past year.]]> <![CDATA[ Environmental Education Teach kids how protect the Earth ]]> Teaching kids about the environment from an early age starts lifelong habits and creates awareness about the way humans affect the Earth. Connecting those lessons to school is an easy way to reinforce how the whole family can make everyday changes that make a difference.]]> <![CDATA[ Make Safety a Priority for Holiday Travel ]]> Nearly half of Americans (47%) plan to travel in the next six months, including 51% with plans to travel for Christmas, according to a survey by 3M. A majority (76%) plan to travel by car, but more than a third of travelers are as concerned about road safety as they are about contracting COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[ Plan a Pet–Friendly Getaway]]> For pet parents, traveling can be tricky, from finding a reliable pet sitter to worrying about your pet’s separation anxiety while you’re gone. To help alleviate some stress, consider a popular alternative: bringing your pet along for the journey..]]> <![CDATA[ Plan Ahead for This Year’s Holiday Vacation ]]> “We typically see December bookings peak in October and November, but families are locking in their holiday vacation plans much earlier than usual,” said Melanie Fish, Vrbo’s travel expert.]]> <![CDATA[Five Simple, Natural Ways to Boost Immunity]]> Your body’s immune system protects against illness and infection, fighting off threats before you even know there’s a problem. Even though your immune system usually does its job automatically, you can give it a boost with habits that promote wellness and support immunity.]]> <![CDATA[ Four Tips to Prepare a Pet-Friendly Fire Safety Plan]]> After more than a year of nearly constant companionship, many pet parents are preparing to leave their pets at home while they transition back to the office. With more time away from home, it’s important for families to be prepared in the event of a fire.]]> <![CDATA[ How to Navigate Family Feelings About Returning to School ]]> Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or the start of middle school, back-to-school season can bring a range of feelings – from worry to excitement – for the entire family.]]> <![CDATA[ Safe Summer Driving Ensure your tires are ready for the road ]]> Normal driving, turning and braking on hot roads can pose safety risks to your vehicle and tires. Whether you are simply commuting or planning a road trip this summer, these tips from the experts at your neighborhood Discount Tire store can help keep you safe on the road this summer.]]> <![CDATA[ How to Help Manage Pet Separation Anxiety]]> For more than a year, working from home and keeping social circles small due to COVID-19 has meant people have been able to spend more time with their pets. However, as more Americans are vaccinated and restrictions loosen across the country, it’s likely many are spending less time at home with their pets.]]> <![CDATA[Planning a Joyful Summer Escape ]]> Nearly everyone needs something to look forward to again, and few things can bring more joy than planning the perfect getaway. Many travelers have different ideas in mind when it comes to planning or dreaming about a summer vacation.]]> <![CDATA[Make Nutrition a Priority for Your Pet]]> As a dog or cat parent, you are responsible for your pet’s well-being and making good decisions about what’s best for him or her. Providing your cherished companion with a high-quality, nutritionally balanced diet is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet lives a happy and healthy life.]]> <![CDATA[Make Reading Part of Your Mother’s Day Celebration ]]> Whether your mom devotes time each week to read the latest best-selling novel or can only find a few moments every now and then to spend some quality time reading, there are plenty of thoughtful options available for nearly every mother regardless of how often she settles into a comfy chair with a good book.]]> <![CDATA[Four Ways to Refresh Your Pet’s Routines]]> After a long year of cozying up inside, it is probably safe to say your dog’s bed could use a refresh. If you notice he retreats to the couch, floor or your bedroom for a good night’s rest, that may be a sign it is time to switch out the old for something new.]]> <![CDATA[How to Plan for a Future Vacation ]]> For any kind of travel, it’s important to make sure you’re up to date on any restrictions your potential destinations may have in place.]]> <![CDATA[Three Pandemic Travel Trends That May Stick Around ]]> COVID-19 has challenged families in different ways, and many had to cancel or reschedule trips during the pandemic due to travel restrictions, which meant missing out on quality time with loved ones, and the mental health and self-care benefits of going on vacation.]]> <![CDATA[Expert Tips for Welcoming a Kitten ]]> Fostering kittens and cats has risen in popularity during these unprecedented times, and many pet lovers are becoming fosters to help overcrowded animal shelters. Fostering a kitten can be a fun and exciting time, but it may also come with a learning curve.]]> <![CDATA[Overcoming the Mask Tips for communicating through COVID-19 ]]> “With COVID-19 and masks, everyday tasks are a source of frustration, such as asking a question at the grocery store deli or talking to someone from behind a customer service desk,” said Bill Schiffmiller, a lifelong hearing aid user and founder and CEO of Akoio, a hearing wellness company.]]> <![CDATA[How to Welcome a New Puppy to the Family ]]> In fact, it takes the average pet owner almost four months to get into the flow with a new four-legged family member, according to a survey by Royal Canin. Eight in 10 respondents said the first year of pet ownership is the most important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.]]> <![CDATA[Safe Entertaining Tips in a COVID-19 World]]> After an extended period without social contact, it’s only natural to crave some interaction, and there’s evidence that doing so can be advantageous for your mental health. However, taking precautions to protect your physical health, along with your guests’ health, can make for a more enjoyable event.]]>