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We went on a family vacation… Without any screens

2017 was an insane year for our family of four, so my husband and I decided to start the New Year off by taking the kids for a local getaway. I’m talking a small hotel room with a kitchenette for … Continue reading

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Books and beyond: Raising readers

Do you remember your first library card?  I do.  I was so excited to have my very own piece of ID – something I didn’t have to share with my brothers or sister. I used it religiously.  That card opened … Continue reading

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The realities of “bad moms”

I was ready for some much needed routine as this school year starts, but then the reality hit me! The relaxed mode I was in is over and I’m left with an enormous amount of stress. Yes, stress with the … Continue reading

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Kids and Boredom – why it’s a good thing!

“Mom, I’m bored!” Are you already hearing this? I’ve heard several parents mention they need to keep their kids organized and occupied this summer because their kids are already complaining they are bored. “Is it a bad thing for kids … Continue reading

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Is your child ready for a smart phone?

How do you know when it’s the right time for your child to have a smart phone? I just don’t know if he’s ready, but he says “everyone has one!” Does this sound familiar? Start by considering your own family’s circumstances. Phone … Continue reading

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Conquering the most challenging time of day

What’s the most challenging time of your day? A few months back our Facebook page put this question out there and many of you said you struggle most during that stretch between when you get home from work until the time dinner … Continue reading

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How to tackle Mount Candy this Halloween

Name one word you associate with Halloween. 3-2-1…Go! “CANDY” that’s me shouting out my word! I love Halloween. I love the fall season. I love carving pumpkins and eating pumpkin seeds. I love helping my kids dress up. And most of … Continue reading

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