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    Thanksgiving Volunteering Opportunities for the Whole Family

    Thanksgiving Volunteering Opportunities for the Whole Family

    Thanksgiving Volunteering Opportunities for the Whole Family Thanksgiving is a time to be appreciative for what you have and donate your time and energy to help support those who are in need. While these ideas don't cost a lot, they still go a long way and can help show your kids the importance of giving [...]
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    Setting Up a Playroom for Siblings of Various Ages

    Setting Up a Playroom for Siblings of Various Ages

    Setting Up A Playroom: The Dilemma One of your kids is into dress-up, the other a LEGO fanatic. One needs a home for their extensive stuffed animal collection, and the other wants a place to set up their Hot Wheels racetrack. Sound familiar? If your family’s like most, your kids probably have their own interests—and that can [...]
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    A Guide to Halloween Safety for Kids

    A Guide to Halloween Safety for Kids

    A Guide to Halloween Safety Between the excitement of dressing up in costume and the thrill of trick-or-treating, Halloween is a magical night children look forward to all year. Whether you’re helping your child and their friends make the neighborhood rounds or planning a night of spooky fun with the family, here’s a few handy [...]
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    How to Put Breakfast on the Table in 5 Minutes

    How to Put Breakfast on the Table in 5 Minutes

    Breakfast: The Most Rushed Meal of the Day I saw this meme recently that pretty much summarizes modern motherhood. It says “Regular people: Sorry I’m late. Traffic was nuts. Moms: Sorry I’m late. My daughter’s sweater was “too sweater-y” and the baby ate a Band-Aid.” For those times when it’s one of those mornings, getting [...]
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    The Definitive Guide to Back to School Budgeting

    The Definitive Guide to Back to School Budgeting

    The Importance of Back to School Budgeting Between tuition, essential school supplies, and new clothes for growing kids, the back-to-school season can present a financial squeeze for parents. A helpful method to deal with these new expenses is to list and budget these costs before they hit. Below you’ll find helpful tips for back to [...]
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    Fun & Crafty Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Fun & Crafty Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Celebrating Father’s Day this weekend? While expensive gadgets are cool, a handmade Father's Day gift and a thoughtful gestures can be a more welcome surprise. Check out our creative and budget-friendly Father's Day gift ideas to make this year one to remember… For the BBQ-ing Dad If you have a grilling expert in your household, a BBQ tool [...]
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    Budget-Friendly Warm Weather Birthday Parties for Kids

    Budget-Friendly Warm Weather Birthday Parties for Kids

    We all want to throw the best birthday parties for kids. But, sometimes, budget concerns get in the way. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of awesome spring and summer birthday party ideas that won’t break the bank. Finally, you’ll be excited to throw a party that you know your kid will love! Since you can’t always count [...]
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    Why Art Instruction Matters

    Why Art Instruction Matters

    While you may not realize it, art instruction is an essential part of the development of your child's brain, specifically their creativity and expression. You’ve probably heard that the brain consists of two parts. The left hemisphere is typically responsible for logical thinking and linear processes, while the right hemisphere is more concerned with feelings, imagination, and creativity. When [...]
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    Winter Health & Safety Tips

    Winter Health & Safety Tips

    Winter Health and Safety When snow begins to fall, it calls to most children like a flame to a moth. Parents scramble to bundle their kids in as many layers and essential winter accessories as they can before the race to a snowy adventure begins. But since the snowy season also poses risks, we’ve compiled [...]
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    Expired: Is Technology Helping or Hurting Quality Time?

    Expired: Is Technology Helping or Hurting Quality Time?

    Technology: Helping or Hurting? For many families, time spent on technological devices like smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems rack up more hours of attention than person-to-person interactions. This lack of face-time gives good cause for concern. However – plot twist! – some technology can actually help families stay close. What the Critics Say Critics of technology rail against overuse [...]
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