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Halloween Candy: Alternatives to Passing Out Sweets on Halloween

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Halloween Treats—"Trick-or-treat!" The costumed children will soon be on their way, looking to you for a goodie. Depending on your neighborhood, this could lead to several hundred bags to fill. For my neighborhood, I typically plan on 300 children. No matter the current sale of the bulk candy bags, …

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Parenting Tips From an Expert

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If you had the chance to ask a parenting expert for advice on specific topics in real time, what would you ask? I know there have been moments in my parenting experience where, despite all the books I've read and research I've done, I'm still at a loss as to…

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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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How to Make Summer Chores Fun

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I don't know about you but I've redesigned our chore chart more times than I can count. This summer, I've finally found an easy way to mix up our regular chore chart and get the kids motivated to help around the house. We've snuck in a few extra chores and…

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Keep Your House Cleaned With the Kids Home This Summer 

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It is a well – known fact that keeping a household in an impeccable condition can be a very challenging mission. Things are getting even more complicated when you have a full – time job, a lot of personal errands to run and kids who create clutter right after you…

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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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