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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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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 Blog

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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8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important Blog

8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important

You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals does more than feed each person physically; it also feeds them emotionally and draws them together. Family meals allow conversations to take place. Simply being together and chatting about the […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood and gore, shoot-em-up video game system. With an emphasis on getting off the couch and playing Wii Sports and other active and wholesome games, the Wii has found its way […]

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5 Ways to Improve Family Communication

Healthy communication skills amongst family members can be some of the most difficult and trying to develop and maintain. They may be directly related to you and have seen you in every possible situation, but that doesn’t mean finding ways to communicate comes easily. Family members sometimes tend to be tougher on each other and […]

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Being a Stay-at-Home Dad: What to Expect

Times are changing. Things that were considered unheard of a few decades ago are becoming more common each day. With the norm being changed so drastically men and women have sometimes begun to switch roles in the family. Having women in the work place isn’t exactly a new concept anymore. But men staying home with […]

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