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The Lost Art of Fun

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There’s a man standing in line just ahead my family and me at Skyzone. He looks to be maybe mid-fifties, patiently waiting, and he doesn’t appear to be with any children. Why, I wonder, would anyone voluntarily come to...
Sending your child to preschool can be so exciting for both you and your child. However, it can also bring some anxiety! One of the most important things to remember when you are searching for the right preschool is that...
My younger sister is having her first baby in October, and it has been so much fun preparing to welcome a new little one into our family. My kids are five and three, so while pregnancy and all things...
Sun. Heat. Swimming. Camping. Ice Cream. All words woven into our summer vocabulary.  How about adding a few more like "sustainable," "eco-friendly," "carbon-conscious?" Many summer family activities can be modified with the environment in mind.  Here are five (easy) ways to enjoy...
I know, I know. I can already hear the cries of protest that our kids need a break after the year that has felt like twelve years in one. But hear me out. My first grader came home on...
Food allergies are on the rise, affecting approximately 1 in 13 American children. For those parents who have experienced food allergies first-hand, it can be overwhelming and scary. To help us better understand what we need to know about pediatric...
Welp. Here we are. We knew this day would come, but it's finally here. End of the weirdest school year EVER. I call it the Frankenstein's monster of education, but others call it things like "hybrid." Whatever it is,...
So often, whether you are a teacher, a parent, or both, you will no doubt hear the words, "But why?" from your children - especially when you are telling them to do something. And what is the response that...
The Struggle From the first moment I held my son, I felt I had always known him, as though we fit together seamlessly. But lately, I struggle with him. He is so full of zest, such high energy, always go go...
Growing up, I loved reading. My mother was always reading and made sure that I grew up with that same excitement. One of my favorite authors when I was a child (and now too, who am I kidding?) was...

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