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4 Ways to Connect with Other Moms Over the Summer

Does the sound of summer give you a small feeling of panic and dread? Do questions such as, “What will I do with my children?” …

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 …

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when …

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. …

How to Make Your Home Comfortable for Your Kids After a Divorce

Just because you’re divorced doesn’t mean your children can’t be part of two independent, happy homes. Creating your new home as a bachelor or bachelorette …

How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress

  It is perfectly normal for anyone, child or adult, to become anxious before taking a test, excessive stress can cause both short and long-term …

How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. …

How to Make Your Life Easier with Meal Plans

  If you’re searching for ways to save money and time in the kitchen but still create nutritious meals each day, starting with a menu …

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 …

3 Signs That Your Child Is Overscheduled and What To Do About It

Children are resilient and adaptable. They have a myriad of interests and they’re generally not great at setting limits for themselves, and it’s tempting to …

Fun Summer Idea for Kids: Writing/Journaling

Writing is an important skill children practice every day in school. When school is out for the summer don’t let the writing stop. Check out …

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is …

Six Multitasking Tips for Better Productivity

  When you think of multitasking, do you envision being run ragged, or maybe just not getting anything done because you are doing a little …

Giving Back: Six Ways You Can Help Others

Giving back by helping others is one of those gifts where the giver receives something, too. It’s very fulfilling to reach out and find a …

One-Track Mind: How to Break Out of the Single-Thought Mindset and Open Your Mind

  Do you have what is sometimes called a “one-track mind”? The expression implies that you can only think about one thing at a time, …

Five Ways to Put Some Spring in Your Step

“Spring in your step” can be defined as having a confident, energetic demeanor. People with “spring” tend to be cheerful, too.