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Cousins Reading Club

“I’m bored!” The dreaded words our four children would cry out every summer several weeks after the close of another school year. I knew that unless there were plans and…

20 Ideas for Kids Waiting on Thanksgiving Dinner

Wondering how to keep them occupied while you’re whipping up Aunt Marge’s sweet potato casserole? Set up a small table in an adjacent room, grab a few minimal-mess supplies, and…

4 Tips To Help Not Overspend At Christmas

It’s already begun, hasn’t it? Garland and tinsel adorn the supermarkets, catalogs are stuffed in our mailboxes, and every commercial advertises a “much needed” toy. The pressure to spend, spend,…

“Game On!”

My fondest childhood memory is when mother set up the Monopoly game board on the dining room table to signal “Game On!” As a single parent, relaxing over the weekend…

Backyard Campout

Above me the sky was sprinkled with stars. They seemed more abundant and a little brighter than usual. My arms were wrapped around my 5-year-old, who leaned into me as…

The Countdown to Kindergarten

The countdown is on. I officially have a little less than 12 months until I walk my first-born into kindergarten, wave goodbye, and go home without her. In the last…

Labor Day Silly Mom Ideas

Happy Labor Day! I encourage you to use this Labor Day as an opportunity to make a fun memory with your children.  Do something out of the ordinary and unexpected—be a…

Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from…

Cheap Fun for Children

My children used to spend hours playing together with their favorite toy. Though most would assume it was a major purchase or some extravagant electronic gadget, it was actually a most…

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! Hopefully your family will be together for the holiday! In the United States today we’re remembering the day we declared our independence and claimed our freedom. But we remember…

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