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3 Steps to Choosing the Best School for Your Child

Comparing schools is challenging because each institution offers unique programs in a unique environment. One may present a specialized science curriculum geared toward a future in engineering, while another focuses on developing cooperation and compassion through active community service. The comparisons parents must make are apples-to-oranges at best. Faced with so much detailed information about […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Make Health a Priority in 2023

When January arrives, many of us have already thought about our resolutions for the new year. According to Statista.com, the most common resolutions in the U.S. are health focused, including exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight. Sadly, by January 8th, 25% of us have already given up, and by July 4th, only 46% of […]

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College Admissions 101: What You Don’t Know About the College Application Process

As a parent, I knew of the many milestones my children would face, from learning to walk and talk to navigating relationships and exams. One I was not prepared for was applying for college. The days when getting into college were a breeze are long gone; the applicant pool is far more competitive. Schools that […]

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How to Balance Receiving with Giving

One of the critical challenges of holiday time is that our children get so used to receiving oodles of gifts that they begin to expect that they will always get more and more. But have you noticed how quickly they lose interest in many toys they receive during the holidays? Showering our children with gifts […]

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Seven Experience Gifts to Give Kids this Season

Does it feel like your kids already have more toys than they could ever want? I love the holidays and the spirit of gift-giving, but every year, I wonder what toys my kids could possibly want and where they will go in our already crowded home. Experience gifts are a great gift option that has […]

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond – Hacks to Cash in on Super Holiday Savings

Whether you’re a Black Friday enthusiast or hater, there are ample ways to cash in on super holiday savings throughout the season. So follow these tips for deep discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. Subscribe to Store Email Lists Decide on which stores you want to shop at least a couple of weeks […]

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10 Science-Backed Benefits of Practicing Gratitude with Kids

Only recently have scientists begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in health and happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking […]

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8 Ideas for Fall Theme Walks to Explore Your Neighborhood

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside. And what better way to experience all the season has to offer than by taking a walk? Walking is fun and easy, plus it provides a boost to your physical and mental health. Going on a walk with your kids lets them notice new things […]

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Countdown to College: Tips to Help Students Find Their Fit

The high school road to college may seem like four of the most challenging years families face. There are deadlines, tough financial choices, and parents and children don’t always agree on colleges. If that isn’t stressful enough, every year there are tasks that high school students should be checking off their to-do lists. How do […]

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Great Apps for Kids with Special Needs

Like any other kids, kids with special needs are diverse, and many educational apps can help them with their specific needs. Here are some of the best ones, and they’re all free. So if you’re a parent or caregiver of children with special needs, check them out, and then download the ones that are the […]

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