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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. Luckily, we have stores such as Goodwill to…

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Community: Get Out There and Play

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The yellow bus chugged away a half an hour ago, and yet, I hear nothing outside. No laughter, no games of chase, no bike riders wiping out ... nothing. It’s quiet, and honestly, that quiet bothers me. I know most people like to hear wind rustling through leaves

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Top Bloggers Share Tips for Success in 2015

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I just came back from a conference and one of the things I love best is hearing from other bloggers what is working for them and doing well for them. I want to learn from the mistakes and successes of others so I can maximize what I'm doing. So we…

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Volunteerism: Growing Up With the President of the Rotary Club

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How do you incorporate volunteerism and service into your role as a parent? What are you doing to raise the next generation of charitable citizens? I've written posts about raising giving children and ways to be a good neighbor and we ran a series for more than a year called…

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How to Influence Decision Makers on School Budget Cuts

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Eighty percent of schools across the country had their budgets cut last year. This is a key time when big decisions are made about your child's school and what resources are being allocated to them. But there are things parents can do to get informed and influence decisions before these…

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