5 Ways to Prioritize Family Time During the Holidays

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  The holiday season is an incredibly fun time of year! But it can also be filled with more commitments and tasks that we can count, leaving little time for that oh-so-important family time. So how can we put a priority on time spent together? Here are 5 ways to make sure that family time […]

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3 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved with Thanksgiving Prep

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  The kick off to the holidays is almost here! Thanksgiving falls on November 22nd this year so it’s time to get prepared – and we’ve got a few ideas on how to get your kids involved too. Cleaning Ugh. It might be the worst part about hosting a gathering! Getting your home cleaned up […]

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5 Favorite Fall Activities

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  Happy fall, ya’ll! It’s time for cinnamon-y pumpkin spice, fuzzy sweaters, collecting and then jumping in leaf piles, crackling bonfires – the list of everything great about fall is a long one! And with this new season brings some fun activities for the family beyond just carving pumpkins. Here are our favorite five crafts […]

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3 Ways to Make Daylight Savings Transition Easier

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  Daylight Savings will end this year on November 4th, 2018. If you’re unfamiliar, it means that in states where DLS is observed, the clocks will be set back, or fall back, an hour. This is the time of year where that elusive hour that was “lost” in the spring comes back to us! But […]

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Creative Kid’s Costume Ideas

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  Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re tired of the same old costumes or don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheap looking stuff at the store, then we have a solution for you! Check out our inspiration list below for some creative and fun costume ideas that are sure to […]

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6 Acts of Kindness to do as a Family

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  Sometimes finding quality time together as a family can be tough. Varying schedules can add to the difficulty of finding time to spend together. But sometimes if we look beyond the obvious ways to be together – dinner, religious times, holidays – we can find some really wonderful new experiences to share with one […]

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6 Fun Mnemonic Devices for Kids

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You might be reading this title and thinking “what on earth is a mnemonic device??”. The truth is you’ve used them your whole life, you probably just didn’t know what it was called! A mnemonic device is a trick used to help us remember things. Many times it’s an acronym, but it can also be […]

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5 Cures for the Back to School Blues

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It’s hard to believe but the new school year is right around the corner! If you and or your kiddos are feeling those back to school blues, we’ve got some easy things to do that will not only get the whole family ready, but cheer you up too. Get Ready Sometimes the best way to […]

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3 Tips for Great School Photos

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It’s almost that time – school picture day! Let’s be honest, getting that great picture that captures your child perfectly can be a bit of a unicorn, or seemingly impossible. But there’s hope! We have a few simple tips that might make this year’s pictures the best ones yet: Keep it Simple The more simple […]

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Fun FREE Summer Activites

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Hello summer! If you’re ready for some summer fun we’ve got some great ideas for you and your family. And they are free – or very nearly free – too! So read on and make a plan for some summer excitement that won’t break the bank: See a Show Search online for discounted movie theaters […]

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Healthy 4th of July Snacks

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Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating this year? Whether you are staying indoors or headed outside, there are some deliciously healthy snacks that can be enjoyed no matter where you’re celebrating! These yummy red, white, and blue themed treats are sure to make bellies and mouths happy too: Watermelon Pizza Yes you read that […]

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Hydrated

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Did you know that our bodies are about 60% water? Water is vital to our body’s basic functions which means we need to consume a lot of it. How much do you need? For adults, you need a minimum of 64 ounces up to 100+ if you’re sweating. And kids need anywhere from 40 to […]

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5 Fun Father’s Day Activities

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Father’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate all the dads and father figures in your family’s life on June 17th. Need some ideas of fun ways to spend time together? We’ve got just what you need. Here are 5 fun activities that your father and father figures are sure to love: Get Sporty Even […]

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Say Goodbye to Summer Brain Drain

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Hello summer time! We are all so thankful to welcome in one of the best seasons of the year. But are you ready to keep your kids on track academically and prevent the summer brain drain? Brain drain is when our kids have a loss of learning. Most students score much lower on a standardized […]

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3 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day! While we believe moms deserve more than just one day of appreciation, we also believe in making the most of that day too. Here are three ways to enjoy Mother’s Day and celebrate together: Beautiful Bouquets Why buy a bouquet that will end up in the trash? Instead, pick up different colors […]

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Celebrate Earth Day

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Earth Day is on April 22nd and we are ready to celebrate! Did you know that Earth Day was started in 1970? It began as an annual worldwide movement to celebrate environmental protection. Each year the goal is to continue to educate about the importance of preserving our environment. Here are a few of our […]

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How to Recycle at Home

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Recycling is an amazing way to help our planet, but it’s also a great way to teach our kids. By participating in a recycling program, our kids learn not only environmental responsibility, but they also learn to sort and even practice their reading. Our landfills don’t fill up, but our children’s minds do! Ready to […]

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Spring Activities for Kids

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Spring! It’s here! Well, according to the calendar anyway. Whether or not it feels like spring outside, there are some fun spring activities to usher in the season. Here are five ideas to help get started: Fly a Kite ” March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”! Take advantage of the old […]

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How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

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St. Patrick’s Day fun isn’t for adults only! Let your little one’s use their imagination and work their engineering skills to create a leprechaun trap for those pesky little green visitors. This fun tradition is rooted in the story that a child creates a trap for the leprechaun and he falls for it – but […]

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5 Step Spring Cleaning Guide

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It’s that time of year! As spring slowly crawls our way, it’s the perfect time to spring clean our homes. Not only does a clean and organized house feel good, there are a lot of great lessons for our kiddos in the process. They can group and sort items and are learning empathy by donating […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here are our favorite DIY crafts and gifts that will let your sweetheart know you love them, without breaking the bank: Bag Toppers These are so simple and are great for saving money because you can use bulk candy. Even homemade treats are easily packaged and delivered. Package […]

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Indoor Fun for Cold Days

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Since the fun and excitement of the holidays are over, it can be rough finding indoor fun on cold days! Sure it’s good to get outside, but sometimes the weather and our schedules just don’t cooperate. Never fear! Here are some great ways to have fun, burn off some energy and stay indoors this winter. Tape You […]

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Back to the Routine

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Happy new year! With the exciting prospect of a new year ahead, we are also realizing that the holiday break is quickly coming to a close. It’s amazing how even just a few days without our schedule can disrupt our routines! In an effort to ease back into our normal routines, and maybe even establish […]

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3 Ways to Have Fun and Free Holiday Family Nights

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Being together as a family is one of the best parts about the holiday season! The holidays come and go so quickly and are loaded with events and activities – it’s important to carve out some time and spend it as a family. Here are 3 ways you can spend meaningful and fun time together […]

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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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