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Water Safety: 5 Steps for Swimming Pool Safety

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Summer is coming up fast, and that means the family swimming pool will get a lot of use. The kids will invite over their friends, there will be backyard barbecues, and most likely a lot of traffic around the pool. It’s going to be a lot of fun, but pool…

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Summer Break: 5 Tips to Keep You on Task This Summer

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It can be tough to feel like you have a solid routine during the summer when the kids are out of school and between activities. If it's not time for summer camp, it means the kids are at home and yearning for something to occupy those long days. While…

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5 Top Tips for Teaching Kids about Healthy Eating

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Summer is an ideal time to teach children about health and wellness—between the unlimited outdoor activities, longer hours of sunlight, and bounties of fruits and veggies at your disposal, this is a great time of year to create healthy eating regimens before the back-to-school cafeteria foods and busy days

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Summer: How to Transition from School to Summer Routines

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The end of the school year is fast approaching and that means it's time to change schedules, set new routines and ensure that everyone is taken care of for the summer. It's never easy and as kids get older, the routine changes constantly. Here are some my tried and…

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Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

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We've all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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Summer Learning: Math and Reading Sidewalk Chalk Activities

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Very soon, the kids will be out of school for summer. While that means lots of fun activities, we don't want them to experience too much of the "summer slide," where they lose some of what they learned during the school year. To avoid this, it's a good idea…

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