Personal Time: Mom Needs a Summer Break Too

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It is summer, and it is a great time to be a mom. I was ready for the school year to end even though I only had one in school, just finishing up kindergarten. We have been looking forward to not having homework or lunches to pack. I was looking…

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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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Stop Sibling Rivalry in its Tracks

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We’ve all been there. Your home is peaceful and happy one minute, then the next it’s an all-out war zone. Sibling rivalry is an age-old problem that’s never completely going to go away. If you’ve looked into the subject much, you’ve probably come across the advice to avoid taking sides.…

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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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How to Help Children Identify Emotions With Cupcakes

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Learning how to help children identify emotions isn't something most parents research a lot unless their children have a challenge with it. But, the earlier we can help our kids recognize what they're feeling, the sooner we can work with them on appropriate ways to express how they're feeling.…

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