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Special Moments: Bedtime Routines and Traditions

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Bedtime—While most people are still clinging to the last lazy days of summer, something very different is going on in our home. In the last week of August or so, my five year-old started passing on the pool in favor of going to the fabric and craft store. He…

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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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4 Tricks to a Memorable Outing With Your Kid

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Are you planning a fun-filled adventure with your tiny tot, but you’re not sure if you're doing it right? Fret not, we can help you plan the next outing with your  kid with our mom-azing travel tips. 4 Tricks to a Memorable Outing With Your Kid Although traveling with your

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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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7 Earth Friendly Tips for Kids’ Parties

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Contributed by Lisa Kothari of Pepper Pollywogs
X Kids’ parties are a perfect opportunity to take care of Mother Earth by embracing the principals of reducing, reusing, and recycling as you prepare for your party and also teaching your children how to be Earth-friendly as they celebrate their special days.…

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Family Games: Fun Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

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Winter—I don't know about you, but I dread the onset of winter. The shortening of days and the lowering of temperatures severely curtail my family's outdoor activities, which are important to us. This year, I've decided that I will not let the winter melancholy set in. The antidote…

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