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Parenting: How to Avoid Over-Parenting When Kids Go Back to School

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This just in: Parenting is hard. We all just want to be involved in our kids’ lives and make sure our kids are responsible and  successful. Is that such a crime? Apparently, intense involvement in our children’s lives may actually be hindering their growth. It’s important to know when to…

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10 Tips to Planning Your Own Summer Camp

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Nothing says summer better than camping, right? Every year, we invite our cousins to come for a few days and hold "Camp Pattee" in the backyard. We have a fabulous time crafting, cooking, and playing—a tradition that we look forward to all year long. One comment I frequently…

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Creativity: Summertime Craft Camp and Kid-Friendly Crafts

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Creativity—Keeping the kids busy and away from the TV or game system can be challenging. Every summer I vow to keep my child busy with creative activities that will surely make him a creative genius. I map out different level art projects ranging from really simple ones using items…

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Kids Crafts: Painted Art Canvas and Paper Flower Bouquet

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As a long time creative person and Mom, I am always thinking of ideas that help instill creativity in my kids. One of my favorite ways to do this is by teaching my children to create handmade gifts. I know my most treasured things have been lovingly created by little…

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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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