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The Importance of Eating Meals Together as a Family

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The importance of eating meals together as a family is statistically proven to have a positive influence on families—especially on the children. Yet, how many of us, as parents, struggle to make family mealtime happen on a regular basis. With all the demands on our time, making dinnertime more meaningful…

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Family Mealtime Ideas: 10 Ways to Bond Over Dinner

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Following a few fun family mealtime ideas can turn a quick and quiet dinner with little family interaction into a happy and happening discussion where everyone draws closer.



Have you ever had a family meal where you’re exhausted before you start making dinner; you seem to be the only one

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Fall Party Traditions If You Don’t Celebrate Halloween

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I grew up in a family that did not celebrate Halloween. My parents never bent on that rule, but mom made it an extra special night for my brother and I every year. We were never allowed into their bedroom to watch television, but on Halloween, we were not only…

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10 Things Your Family Photographer Wishes You Knew

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There is something so special about family pictures. When you see all of those faces looking back at you, you can’t help but feel a rush of happiness and love. Sometimes getting to that picture can be one of the more – well, challenging moments. I’ve been a family photographer…

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DIY Art Box for Creativity Containers

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Art supplies can be a hassle.  Crayons, glue sticks, coloring books everywhere.  Here’s the solution: a simple, DIY artbox kids help make themselves. Creative play… is so important for kids and this will make it easy for them to have a safe place to dig into for their fun messes.

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3 Must Watch Family TV Shows and Movies This Fall

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In the midst of penciling sports practices, PTA meetings, and class musicals on your back-to-school calendar, don’t’ forget to add in some family fun! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy some time together with great evening entertainment. If you’re not sure where to start in your planning, take a…

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Why It’s Important to Let Kids Make Messes

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Do you think it is important to let you kids make messes? I’ll share with you why I do!



We fuss constantly – clean up your room…, wash your hands, put your laundry away. When was the last time you just let them be messy? I know this comes

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Is The Rating System Keeping Its Promise?

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Is the rating system keeping its promise to parents? The answer is both Yes and No. It all depends on who you ask.
People who were born prior to 1990 would say no. They are the ones who grew up in an era where ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Family…

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Enjoy Sightseeing on the San Diego Harbor Cruise

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When you think of going to Southern California,… going on a harbor cruise might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. On the last day of our summer vacation, we decided to make sure we exposed our kids to a little education. San Diego is rich in

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we’ve burned through most of our ideas. We’ve taken the family trips, we’ve done the crafts, taken picnics…, and we’ve cleaned the closets. Summer camps and

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