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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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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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Family Traditions: Celebrating Day of the Dead

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One of my family’s favorite traditions is celebrating the Mexican Holiday el Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. We cook a special dinner to celebrate and honor our loved ones who have passed on, like Grandpa or even our pets. In other words, we throw them a…

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What to Do if Halloween Scares Your Kids

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Of course we want our kids to love Halloween but not all of them do. Halloween can be a little bit too scary for some of our little ones and even our big ones, adding unnecessary anxiety to their days. With a little preparation you can keep your kids from…

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