Quiet the Chaos and Enjoy the Season

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Sometimes it can feel like the holidays are non-stop chaos. And that chaos can rob us of the true meaning of the season. Making time to quiet the noise of this busy time of year and get back to spending quality time with friends and family is essential to a meaningful and happy holiday. Here […]

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Holiday Personal Touch

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It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of gift giving during the holidays. Making sure that you’ve purchased for everyone on your list – kids included – can be a daunting and expensive task! In an effort to bring some inexpensive and personal touches to the holidays, here are a few do-it-yourself […]

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Bridging Generational Gaps

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So often the holidays mean lots of extended family visiting. Whether they are from across town or across the country, relatives can sometimes feel more like they’re from another planet! The generational gap between family members can prohibit relationships when it feels like there are just too many years in between. But there are a […]

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Building a Budget for the Holidays

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We know it seems early, but the holidays are really just around the corner! And while the season is filled with wonder and excitement, it can also be packed with budget busting purchases. Gifts, decorations, costumes, meals, more gifts…it can be overwhelming to keep up with, let alone budget for. Here are our ideas of […]

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5 Frighteningly Delicious Treats

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Whether you’re packing lunches or whipping up after school snacks, these spooky treats will leave your little goblin’s bellies full and their funny bones tickled! Tangerine Pumpkins  These (naturally) sweet treats are as pleasing to look at as they are to eat! For a portable version, leave the peel on and draw a jack o […]

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Why You Need a Routine and How to Create Them

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Getting out the door on time can sometimes be one of the biggest challenges of the day! Lunches, water bottles, homework, brush teeth, class snack, jacket, hat, nap mats, loveys, bottles…the list  of things to remember seems endless. One way to streamline this process is to create a routine or a process with a schedule. […]

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4 Ways to Build Immunity and Reduce Sick Days

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When it comes to keeping a busy family schedule, few things disrupt that schedule like a sick child. Caring for your little one can be rough, but missing work only makes it worse! Little bodies seem to catch every cold and virus out there and that’s pretty normal. This time of their lives is all […]

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Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas – And How to Get Your Kids to Eat Them

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When it comes to packing lunches for your kids, it can be an uphill battle. Crafting a meal that will stay fresh, doesn’t need reheating AND your kids will eat? That’s a tall order. Here are our ideas on what and how to pack a healthy lunch that your kids will enjoy. Lunch formula: Whole […]

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4 Ways to Minimize Work and Maximize Family Fun

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It seems like there is a never ending stream of tasks on our to do list – from house keeping to work to after school activities – heck even getting to school can be a challenge! So how can we create a schedule and routine for our lives that will minimize the work and maximize […]

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How to Help with Back to School Anxiety

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The first day of school – even the first week of school can be rough. New sights, sounds, routines, people – the list of “new” goes on and on! If your child is one of the many who are overwhelmed and anxious about going back to school, here are a few ideas to help ease […]

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