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Parties: How to Plan a Party When You’re Pressed for Time

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I have always loved parties and entertaining. Now that I’m a mom and I’m running my own company, I no longer have time to entertain as much as I would like—the big exception being birthday parties. With four boys under the age of eight, I find the time…

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Travel: How to Make Family Travel Fun

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Some of my fondest memories are of traveling with my family when I was a child, especially family road trips. In retrospect, I have to wonder if it was fun for my parents! After all, they had to cope with traveling with my brother and me without all the…

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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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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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