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Organizing Children’s Homework Stations

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Now that school is beginning again it's time to think about homework and how to organize homework stations in your home. As the kids head back to school it is important that they have a designated space at home to do their homework. Whether it be a quiet spot in…

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Crafts: 3 Easy Projects to Keep Kids Entertained During Summer

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Kids Crafts—Summer is in full swing for most of you. Keeping the kids busy in the summer and keeping their screen time limited can be challenging. Whenever I need something quick and not too difficult, I usually head to Skip To my Lou's Craft Camp. The ideas she has…

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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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10 Tips to Planning Your Own Summer Camp

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Nothing says summer better than camping, right? Every year, we invite our cousins to come for a few days and hold "Camp Pattee" in the backyard. We have a fabulous time crafting, cooking, and playing—a tradition that we look forward to all year long. One comment I frequently…

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Mary Poppins and Motherhood: Five Tips for Creating Magical Moments With Your Kids

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When I think about the perfect role model mother figure from the movies, I immediately think of Mary Poppins. She swoops in and gets the kids to clean, feed the birds, and love to laugh without any apparent effort. She lets difficult situations, like chimney smoke, take her to new…

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Creativity: Summertime Craft Camp and Kid-Friendly Crafts

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Creativity—Keeping the kids busy and away from the TV or game system can be challenging. Every summer I vow to keep my child busy with creative activities that will surely make him a creative genius. I map out different level art projects ranging from really simple ones using items…

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