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3 Ways to Plan Family Activities

  Work, school, extracurricular activities, screen time, and daily routine tasks pull families in all different directions.  Trying to come together is like herding cats.  Organizing schedules needs to be intentional and requires the cooperation and commitment of all family members.  Here are a few suggestions to help your family’s plans come together more successfully. […]

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5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

5 Methods for Motivating Your Family to Clean

  Are you tired of nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Are you tired of asking your partner to clean out the basement? When you're exhausted from nagging, reminding, and pleading, it's time to resort to other tactics. Here are a few ways to motivate your family to clean house. 1. Stop playing pick-up. […]

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Family Hiking 101

  You don't have to trek hours into the woods lugging a backpack and camping supplies to reap the benefits of hiking. Hiking and walking are essentially the same thing. Although briskly walking around your neighborhood for thirty to sixty minutes, three to five times a week, is good for your heart, taking in some […]

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How to Nurture Brain Development In Young Children

  Despite all of our modern technology, reading still is the key to learning.  And while children and adults can learn much through experiential learning, to get an education that prepares one for life, reading is essential.  Because of this, parents may think that they need the latest electronic gadgets to help their children acquire […]

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5 Great Reasons to Read to Your Kids

In a recent survey, one in three parents said that they read bedtime stories with their children every night. However, over half the parents said that their kids spend more time with video games and television than with books, and an alarming percentage of families do not have any books in their home at all. […]

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Family Fun Card Games Everyone Can Learn

If you're looking for a way to get the whole family together and make it enjoyable for all, then a game night is for you. Most people enjoy games, especially games that are easy to learn. You don't have to go out and buy expensive board games to entertain everyone in your family. There are […]

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5 Activities to Help Moms Bond with Their Teen Daughters

Busy lives and typical teenage behavior sometimes make it difficult to find quality time to spend with your teenager. Yet while their behavior may say "leave me alone",  teenage girls really do crave quality time with their moms. It can be a difficult balance. However, the time you spend together now can have a lasting […]

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6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft

Card-making is a wonderful activity for children during the Christmas season.  It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity and helps them engage with the festive spirit of giving.  Aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends will be pleased to receive handcrafted cards made especially for them.  Pre-folded blank cards […]

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8 Simple Thanksgiving Traditions to Make Your Holiday Special

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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