5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Give More Than They Receive

As we head screaming into the holiday season, our kids are already circling, cutting, and dissecting the sales pages and catalogues that appear on our doorstep. Their only goal is to make sure that we are aware of what...

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Five Tips to Keep Kids Happy on a Family Road Trip

Many families pick up and go during Thanksgiving and winter break. That means many parents may want ideas on how to keep the kids entertained before the vacation begins. With a little planning, you can avoid a trip full...

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5 Creative Ideas for Family Holiday Cards

We are almost in the full throes of the holiday season, and with that will come the hustle and bustle of the most wonderful time of the year. It is also a time when many of us create family...

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Preschooler Birthday Party: Partying with Chuggington

As longtime Chuggington fans, we're no strangers to Brewster, KoKo and Wilson's adventures. In fact, we've hosted a few of our own trainee-themed play dates and parties. I've always loved Chuggington's storylines and the trainees' relevant lessons, which make...

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Patience Saves the Game

I stood at the fence watching a few dozen children play America's pastime and took a deep breath. One boy, no more than 4 years old, pounded his mitt with determination while another one stared aimlessly into the air...

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Three Halloween Activities for Teens

For years my husband has raced home from work early on Halloween night so that he, our two boys, and I could walk the tree-lined streets of our neighborhood trick-or-treating together. Over the last 15 Halloweens with kids, we’ve...

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Trick-Or-Treating When Food Allergies are Present

My youngest son is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and finding candy that isn't Taste Free is tough. Especially with Halloween coming up. Trick-or-Treating with a child with food allergies can be quite challenging. Here are a few...

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The 3 Biggest Things I Want My Kids To Learn

As we push through day after day of raising young children, we sometimes forget that the end goal is to raise them into awesome adults. But how do you really do that? You can read all types of books,...

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Sensory Play Helps Toddler Development

Every Tuesday morning, his smile radiates the minute he sees his developmental therapist walk through the door. Each week, she brings an oversized bag filled with toys, which might as well be magical to my 1-year-old. As we continue to...

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Keep Your Family Active This Winter

The scent of pumpkin spice lattes at your favorite coffee shop may be telling you that autumn has finally arrived, but to me it means one thing: time to prepare for the long winter ahead. When you’re a parent, especially...

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