The Importance of Personal Time as an Adult

The Importance of Personal Time as an Adult

With the crazy fast-paced life many of us lead, it’s sometimes hard to slow down and take a moment to focus on yourself. You work all day at your job, the kids have after-school activities, dinner has to be made. You’re in college with classes, clubs, and meetings, all on top of figuring out how to be a functional adult. Or maybe it’s some kind of combination, or something completely different that’s keeping you running each day. No matter what pace your life takes, it’s extremely important to have times set aside for just you. In this week’s blog, we have a few helpful tips to get you started on that much needed personal time.

9 Essential DIY's for Fortnite Birthday Parties

9 Essential DIY's for Fortnite Birthday Parties

It’s almost your child’s birthday. You’ve bought their gifts, gotten a list of their friends from school, and now you’re down the home stretch with just one thing remaining - a birthday theme. Here at Ukatsu, we celebrate a bunch of kids’ birthdays every month, each with it’s own theme. We’ve seen themes like Mario, Smash Ultimate, Minecraft, and League of Legends, but our most popular theme is Fortnite. Ever since we started having birthday parties at Ukatsu, we’ve seen a plethora of different Fortnite-themed decorations and party favors, ranging from Gatorade Slurp Juices, to V-Buck cookies, to Supply Drop cakes and so much more. This week, we’ve collected a list of our 9 favorite Fortnite DIY’s you can use at your child’s next birthday party!

Life Lessons Learned from an eSports Team

Life Lessons Learned from an eSports Team

As the second League of Legends season winds down for Ukatsu High School eSports, it’s important to remember the lessons learned from both coaches and students. We asked the coaches and students from this season to share their experiences and takeaways that go beyond a competitive esports environment and into our everyday lives.

Managing Your Child's Screen Time

Managing Your Child's Screen Time

How much time does your child spend playing video games, scrolling through social media, or browsing the internet? In a 2016 study by Common Sense, “8- to 12-year-olds spend an average of about four and a half hours a day (4:36) with screen media, while teens spend just over six and a half hours a day with screens (6:40).” This is a staggering and highly concerning amount - between 16-27% of your child’s day is spent just in front of a screen! While using electronics has many benefits for education and exercise, the study also found that most of the time spent in front of a screen was to watch TV and videos and to listen to music. For these reasons, limiting your child’s screen time is an extremely important key to helping them live a healthy life. In this article, we’ll be talking about ways to monitor and limit the screen time in your family’s daily life.