DIY Thanksgiving Cards Kids Can Make

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I remember tracing my hands to make turkeys back in elementary school.  We'd color in our fingers to make the features.  And then we'd eat some sort of Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria. I loved making those turkeys.  It's one of those quintessential holiday kid crafts, no? But I've never…

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The Debrief – Using The Precious Moments When They’re Home From School

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When my kids get home from school, it's as if they haven't eaten in five days. They are starving. I've learned one little secret - if I have a snack ready and waiting, and I just linger around the table, most days they will chat away about their day. It…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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Travel: How to Dine Out on Vacation and Stay Sane

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I am on the heels of a whirlwind road trip with my two little ones, ages nine and seven. Since school resumes three weeks from today, I’m squeezing in last minute travel to see family we don’t see often enough during the year. At first, my kids were dreading the…

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How to Make Summer Chores Fun

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I don't know about you but I've redesigned our chore chart more times than I can count. This summer, I've finally found an easy way to mix up our regular chore chart and get the kids motivated to help around the house. We've snuck in a few extra chores and…

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