parenting

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

parentingages and stages

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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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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Ideas for a Back to School Party for Parents

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Back to School Party for Parents When you think of back to school parties, certainly children always come to mind first. But here’s an idea: What about a celebration for parents? The focus of a back to school party for parents can be as simple as unwinding together or…

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Simplifying Morning and Evening Routines

home management

Are you struggling with a morning routine and feeling hectic and out of control? These tips for a smooth morning will keep your family on track! I've been there! My oldest daughter started high school on Monday. I remember so clearly her first week of kindergarten. I think I made…

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Parenting: How to Help Your Child Pick the Right College

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High school is said to be the "best years of our lives," and in many aspects it is. It is the time when a person begins to separate their identity from that of their parents. Your teen is learning what it means to be an adult. They are involved in…

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