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5 Ways to Build a Successful Marriage

Marriage almost always brings two completely different people together. Unsurprisingly, conflicts can happen, but implementing small, simple steps can help strengthen your marriage. These  tips will help you to promote a happy, healthy marriage. 1. Learn to deal with problems Challenges arise in the happiest marriages, and disagreements can strain relationships. Learn to handle problems […]

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4 Entertaining Card Games for Family Game Night

Just about everyone keeps a tabletop game or two on hand for those rainy days at the cabin or a game night with the kids. But if that ancient Monopoly set finally had to be retired, and no one wants to play Scrabble this weekend, consider livening things up a bit with one of these […]

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Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

  The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual history behind this popular little tutu-clad lady can probably be traced back even further – all the way to the European Middle Ages, when it became customary to slip […]

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4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories Playing with Your Kids

Skip the excuses for not having enough time to exercise. Grab your little one and head to the park. Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter, here are some effective and fun ways to burn 200 calories, keep fit, and interact with your child. Anyone for Tennis? What kids don’t enjoy aimlessly batting a ball […]

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A New Way to Earn with Chores

In a world full of smart phones, tablets, and computers, the almighty dollar seems less and less important to our growing generation of tech-savvy kids and teens. However, learning responsibility and how to complete chores is still a very important part of their young lives. Knowing how to clean the house, cook a meal, wash […]

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5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

  The holidays are here, which for many people means it’s time to travel to visit distant family members, or simply enjoy a much-needed family vacation. Preparing to travel together as a family can be extremely stress-inducing – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do […]

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8 Fun & Simple Thanksgiving Traditions

  Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for…” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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6 Survival Tips for Successful School Mornings

Have you ever noticed an inverse relationship between the behavior of parents and their children in the early hours of school mornings? As parents become increasingly frazzled and hectic, active children tend to downshift and reduce speed. Be proud and take a bow if you’re not familiar with this phenomenon! Yet for the vast majority […]

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5 Tactics to Become a More Connected Parent

For most parents, the desire to love and provide for their child is as natural as breathing. But the truth is in this day and age where people are inundated with text messages, social media, nontraditional work schedules, hundreds of channels on television and increased financial demands – more parents than ever are struggling to feel truly […]

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