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How to Motivates Kids for Back to School

The long summer days of sunshine, pooltime, travel, and enjoying a leisurely schedule are coming to a close as a new school year quickly approaches. Some kids enjoy all of the excitement and promise of a new school year but others may find the thought of waking up early, completing nightly homework, and the stress […]

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Five Benefits of After School Activities For Happy Well-Rounded Kids

Parents, do you ever wonder if you may be taking the whole over-scheduling taboo too seriously? For years, parents have been hearing that kids have too many activities, too much homework, too much screen time, too much sugar…and on and on. Personally, I find most parents are intelligent, conscientious, and trying to find a healthy […]

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Middle School Teachers Valuable Life Lesson

I still remember when a boy made fun of my butt in 8th grade, taunting me that it was flat compared to the other girls. But the truth? My less than curvaceous derriere didn’t bother me. It still doesn’t, even in a Kim Kardashian world. “She’s nervous,” I told my coworker about my daughter, 11, […]

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Your Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Kid’s Home Birthday Party

“When you open up your home, you’ll develop a deeper bond with your guests. When they’re invited into your space, they get to know you better,” Samuels says. Another home party perk: You can be as creative as you want. If you want to transform your backyard into a circus, there’s no one saying: “Sorry. […]

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The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

When my first child was born 13 years ago I was thrilled to be a mom and so in love with my son. My husband and I had decided that I would become a stay-at-home mom and I was looking forward to all the time I could spend with my son. After a few months […]

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10 Things Kids Should Know Before Heading to College This Fall

Your family has survived the testing, the essays, the applications and the waiting game. Now it’s time to teach your college-bound child some important skills before they head out of the house and explore the world on their own. Here are some basic things I’ll be working on with my own college-bound teens, and summer […]

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8 Great Mom Apps That Can Make Your Life a Little Bit Easier

Mother’s Day is on May 9, the perfect opportunity to take care of yourself and other moms that you know. There are a lot of apps out there dedicated to making a mom’s life a little bit easier, whether you’re looking for ideas on what to serve for dinner or kid-friendly travel advice. Here’s a […]

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Ways Kids Can Cash-in This Summer – Money Making Ideas for Tweens & Teens

Teaching kids the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money is an integral part of helping them develop into responsible adults. Through this, they gain self-esteem, learn the real value of a dollar, and develop better saving and spending habits. So share the list of jobs below with your pre-teens or […]

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Why Camp is Good for… PARENTS!

Most parents know that kids benefit tremendously from going to summer camp. But have you ever thought about how sending your kids to camp can benefit you – the parent? Based on my own experiences as a seasoned parent of summer campers, as well as conversations with other parents, I can assure you that camp […]

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What Type of Camp Will Your Child Like?

When I was younger, I only had one choice for summer camp—the town camp. The town camp was a traditional all-day camp with a heavy emphasis on sports. I was more of a bookworm than an athlete so this type of camp was not a good match for my personality. I remember coming home every […]

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