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Let it Begin with Me

Following weeks of brutal killings and violence, including the murder of a Philando Castile while a 4-year-old sat in the backseat of the...

Calm Your Kid’s Room

Back to school means homework, studying and trying in general to be a little more self-directed and responsible. I know I have recognized...

How to Have a Scream-free Morning: Elementary School Edition

It’s really easy to get caught up in the morning rush and get frustrated, especially if you have small children. We all want our kids to...

When the First Day of School Isn’t Instagram-Worthy

I remember my brother’s first day of Kindergarten well—we had been playing in the bushes the night before and he got stung by a wasp....

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Ideas for Family Day Trips

School’s out for summer! Those words either strike terror in your heart or make you think of Alice Cooper. Never fear, with a little...

Summer Must Haves for Girls

I love summer, but it can come with challenges. It took us a few summers to figure out all the greatest and most useful products for our...

How to Keep Toys From Taking Over Your House

As a kid, my mom had rules about the kinds of toys we got. Nothing that made noise. Nothing that required batteries. No toys that do all...

Cooking With Your Kids

The school year is coming to an end. This is the perfect time to involve your child, regardless of their age, in the kitchen. Here are...

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Overcoming the Picky Eater Blues

It is dinner time. You have already put in a full day wearing the multiple hats that all moms wear on a given day. You somehow managed to...

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How to Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen

We all know that dinner has to get done. It just has to. But when you’re a parent, it gets more complicated, given that often you don’t...