Family

Have You Spotted 10 of Our Favorite Signs of Summer?

We may not have hit the official First Day of Summer yet, but for all intents and purposes, summer has arrived. All the signs of summer are making their appearances. School is out, gardens are blooming, flip flops are being pulled from the back of the closet and the smell …

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FamilyFor KidsReviews

Teaching Childhood Basics with Imaginative Toys + Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe!

Do you have a little one headed to preschool or kindergarten next fall? It is their last summer before they enter a lifetime of schooling, and it might also mean you are frantically playing catch up on some of those basic skills they need for school. Instead of bombarding them …

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FamilyTech

5 Tips for Successful Summer Adventures with the Family

School’s out for just three months, and there is so much to do I could spend that long just planning summer adventures with my family. While I’m all for the freedom of having unscheduled days to relax, as a family I think it’s also important to plan a few summer …

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Family

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Being a Military Spouse

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the third anniversary of the day my husband left for basic training. Our decision to join the military came at a point in our life when we were searching for a catalyst for change – and boy was it. Unlike the vast majority of …

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Dinosaur Party Ideas That Will Make You Roar
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Dinosaur Party Ideas That Will Make You Roar

I confess, I could spend days on Pinterest looking for party ideas for my kiddos. It’s extremely likely that I could plan all of their birthday parties for the next 10 years. Of course, they might not be into mermaids or pirates, but who cares? Last year a few months …

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BabyFamily

How Wee Blessing is Preventing Changing Room Meltdowns

“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.” Elizabeth Gilbert I love this quote because it basically sums up parenthood. Before you have kids, you hear all the time how hard it is, but …

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FamilyReviews

Are Play Tents The Modern Day Blanket Forts?

Do you remember making forts with blankets when you were a kid? When my sister and I would make forts, we would spend all night perfecting our fortress and beg my mom to let us keep it up all week. Unfortunately, we had to dismantle all that hard work the very next …

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How to Make Dinosaur Eggs, Footprint Cookies and More

Are you sick of winter, yet? Here in northern Michigan, we have been hit with constant snow and freezing temps. Being trapped inside so much is making all of us a little stir crazy especially my very active two year old. In efforts to keep him busy and save my …

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FamilyHealth and Fitness

Ways to Inspire a Healthier Family

Our children learn by example, and as parents we are their prime examples of how to eat, stay fit, and reach our full potential. With the beginning of a new year and all of the resolutions we make, do any of your resolutions promote more than just a healthier you? …

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FamilyTravel

Should Your Child Study Abroad?

It might just be one of the scariest things about parenthood, the day you have to let your child go out into the world, alone. There is so much to fear just the thought of them facing adulthood on their own feels unbearable. You can try and keep them safe …

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Family

Need Homework Help? Get In-Home, On-Demand Tutoring

Do you watch your child struggle with homework and feel helpless? New teaching approaches, busy schedules, and lack of reliable tutors can leave you just as frustrated as your child. If they aren’t properly understanding their lessons, it can be easy to fall behind and the struggle will only become …

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Family

10 Fun Snow Day Activities For Kids

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. As we’re gearing up to head to Buffalo this week, I’ve been watching the weather as winter storms keep rolling across the north-east. Aside from wondering whether it’s going to impact our travel or not, I’ve also been …

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Family

Beat Winter Boredom with These Cold Weather Hiking Tips

I live in a state where the annual average snowfall is over 200 inches…I don’t know if you are great at conversions, but that is over 16 feet of snow! This means the threat of winter weight is very real. Temperatures begin to drop in October, and it isn’t uncommon …

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FamilySocial Good

Child Loss and a Secret Society of Grief

I cannot think of any single word that can capture the piercing grief, the disorienting darkness of losing a child. It is an ineffable nightmare that leaves broken parents trying to reshape the pieces of their lives to accommodate the sinkhole of despair that has swallowed a part of their …

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Family

Creating The Best Family Traditions with Meals

Compensation was provided by Bertolli Frozen Meals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bertolli Frozen Meals.  Growing up my parents both worked crazy hours to put food on the table and clothes on their kids. The only time I …

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Holiday Gift Idea: How to Create a Truly Customized Photo Book at Walmart

Shopping for my parents was a lot harder before I had kids. They’re the type of people who tend to purchase themselves whatever material items they desire and it left me scratching my head most years. Now that we have children, gift giving is easier because they adore almost anything …

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