Mary Poppins and Motherhood: Five Tips for Creating Magical Moments With Your Kids

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When I think about the perfect role model mother figure from the movies, I immediately think of Mary Poppins. She swoops in and gets the kids to clean, feed the birds, and love to laugh without any apparent effort. She lets difficult situations, like chimney smoke, take her to new…

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Summer Tea Parties

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Little girls and tea parties go hand in hand. No matter how simple or fancy you make it, they will enjoy it. I remember dressing up in my grandma's hats, fancy shoes and plastic jewelry while sitting down to chipped china from her basement and having tea (which was really…

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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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Give Back for Goodwill

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School is almost over and the summer break is about to begin. And with five kids that is a lot of busy bodies to keep entertained. I always take this time to declutter my home and prepare for being home more often.┬áLuckily, we have stores such as Goodwill to…

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Gardening: How to Teach Kids About Seeds and Gardening

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Gardening with your family is a great way to involve children. What kid doesn't like to play in the dirt? There is something carefree and fun about getting dirty, especially when it's okay with mom and dad. Gardening together can teach family values like working together, following directions and patience.…

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