Time to Play: Playtime During Our Time of Crisis

I never knew the type of person I’d be during a time of crisis. It turns out, though, I’m an equal mix of crazy and calm—or so I’m told. Over the past year, my family has had a slew of...

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Time to Play: Making Sense with Playroom Organization

Now that the dust has settled after the holidays, like many families we're left wondering: what are we going to do with all of these toys? Having been urban dwellers for so long with little to no storage space,...

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The Good, the Bad and the Sleepy: Creating Family Holiday Traditions

Even though I've been with my husband for well over 16 years, we're still novices at creating our own holiday family traditions. We've spent many holidays driving from the NYC area back to our hometown, Va. Beach, doing the...

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Teaching Kids Gratitude and Charity in the Face of Adversity

On the heels of Thanksgiving, a time when we underscore the importance of gratitude and giving thanks, it was my kids who reminded me to be extra grateful this year. Our little family had quite the extraordinary year:...

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Time to Play: Beyond Pink and Blue: Kitchens are for Kids, too

If it's not occupied by too many kids, I tend to leave the highlight of checking out the kitchen playset for last—as an incentive for patience in the store, if you will. Navigating through aisles of uninteresting items in...

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Face Time with High Tech Baby

Five short years ago, technology and babies didn't really converge. Before my first born, I distinctly remember registering for one of the first models of a video monitor. An audio monitor was high tech, but a monitor that would...

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