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11 DIY Outdoor Games That’ll Get the Kids Moving

It’s finally warm enough to get the kids outside, and what d’ya know—they’re already tired of the swing set. Don’t fret. There’re plenty of ways…

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15 Simple, Semi-Relaxing Ideas to Entertain the Kids

When I was in what I like to call the “parenting trenches” with toddler twins and a kindergartener, it dawned on me that I was…

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So Your Daughter Wants a New Wardrobe: How Not to Break the Bank

You’ve experienced this, right? Your kiddo insists she needs new clothes because she has nothing to wear. You march to her room and pull out…

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If Your Kids Love Homemade Slime, Try These DIY Games

Every mother’s nightmare: the dreaded “Mom, I’m boooooored!” whines are wafting out to you from the playroom. Take a break from trying to determine how…

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6 Cheap Ways to Get Back Outdoors this Spring

Let’s get real: there are only so many ways to entertain kids all winter and lots of them involve a screen. But with the first…

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6 Things Every Parent Should Consider to Survive Puppy Season

So the kids are begging for a puppy again. All they can think about is that sweet puppy breath and frolicking around the yard in…

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7 Best GPS Kid Tracking Devices

One awful day, my son got lost. We had taken a trip with our family friends on an old-fashioned steam engine train at Christmastime. The…

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Teaching Kids to Fail (and be OK)

So they fell off their bike. They’re screaming, flailing around and it’s the end of the world, right? As a parent, what do you do?…

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Parenting Struggle #982: Kid Cliques

My children went to a wonderful elementary school where a feeling of teamwork and anti-bullying messages were foundations of the school and its motto for…

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So Your Kid Wants to Quit Their Sport Mid-Season?

You may have sensed something was wrong. It’s mid season and your child’s enthusiasm for their sport is just POOF–gone. They want to quit. What’s…

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Should You Get Your Tween A Cell Phone?

My oldest son, Sam, will be starting middle school in the fall (gulp). He has never once asked for a cell phone, but I already…

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How Important are Report Cards–Really?

Let’s be honest. Grades are overrated. But for many of us, they are a central part of our children’s educational journey. Do report cards accurately…

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12 Best Apps for Getting Kids Outside

Your family overdosing on sedentary screen time? Yes, screens are the problem, but they may also be a part of the answer. Try these apps…

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Helping Your Kid Pick “Their” Sport

So you’ve got an athletic kid who loves all things sports. That’s awesome news for fitness, right? But not so much for your family’s already-busy…

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Fun Ways to Get Kids Interested in Math & Science

Math and science. Two subjects that are powerful and practical … and require lots of patience. We all know that a knack for math and…

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13 Ways to Sharpen Kids’ Reading Skills

New year or not, it’s always a good idea to make reading and literacy one of your family’s top priorities. Reading is an incredible way…

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10 Ways to Fail Better As a Parent in 2017

Have you ever met a parent that didn’t fail? Probably not, because that variety of parenthood just doesn’t exist. Seriously, we’ve all failed at this…

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When Can You Stop Keeping the Santa Secret?

How long should you keep the “Santa Story” alive for your children? It all depends on the kid. And for some, revealing the truth takes…

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