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Parenting: How Much Should Kids Do Around the House?

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How much should we ask our kids to do around the house? This is a question I get a lot when I’m speaking to mom groups and let me tell you, everyone has a different opinion on this. After working with hundreds of families over the years in my…

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Creativity: How to Make Your Child’s Room a Creative Space

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Creativity isn't solely for playtime. Creative people are responsible for some of the most beautiful creations and important inventions of our time. When you foster creativity in your child, you foster your child’s ability to think outside the box and open up their mind to greater possibilities. If you want…

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Simplicity: How to Keep Your Closet Clean and Organized

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The change of seasons is always a good time to clean out your closet. In a perfect world, you would take a day three or four times a year to try on everything you own and assess what’s working and what’s not. In the real world, though, it’s often…

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Family Garden: How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Child

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When I was a little girl, I would work with my grandmother in her garden on the south side of her house, learning how to pick cherry tomatoes and spy the worms that destroyed the tomato plants. She also had a flower garden, which included columbines and sunflowers. I would…

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Gardening Tips for Beginners

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Whether you have a green thumb or not, these helpful gardening tips for beginners will get you on your way to growing a great fruit and vegetable garden this year. Getting Started: How to Grow Vegetables From Seeds or From Plants

Starting From Seeds

If you'd like to start from…

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Parenting: How to Teach Kids to Make Their Own Breakfast

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I'm a big believer in tasks and chores. I'm pretty much a die-hard Momma Drill Sergeant, handing out orders and jobs to anyone in my path. We've handed out a small list of "duties" and responsibilities to my 7-year-old, but I have a favorite: he takes care of his…

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