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Parenting: Discovering Interests of a Child

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Did you miss out on dance as a kid? Me too, but my parents never knew I was interested in it.  Same with choir, but I did get to play the violin for a few years.  Before I had kids, I told myself I'd let them choose their activities.  Do…

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Earth Day Tips for Children

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Earth Day, April 22, is approaching and that means it’s time once again to assess our choices and how they impact the environment. One way to make a positive impact on the environment is through organic farming. Eating organic is not only better for our bodies, but better…

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Snow Canyon State Park

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Are you looking for a fun getaway that doesn't cost a ton of money? Consider going to to a National or State Park in your area. Our family had never been to Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah. We packed up the kids and drove 3 1/2 hours to…

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Holidays: 4 Staycation Ideas for Presidents’ Day

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A friend who lives not far from me posts “Positive Weather Thoughts" (or “PWTs”) as status updates on Facebook during the winter. She is a mother of four whose piercings, tattoos, and perpetually-tanned skin give the impression that she lives near the beach in, say, southern California rather than…

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Jewish Holiday Traditions: How To Celebrate the Miracle of Hanukkah With Kids

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Ever since I became a mom for the first time, teaching my children the miracle of Hanukkah has been a beautiful experience. Sure, Jewish holidays go hand-in-hand with food but there is something more to the oil that we use to light the candles and fry latkes to celebrate Hanukkah.…

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