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Our Family’s Journey to American Citizenship (and Answers to the 9...

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“I hear a bit of an accent...where are you from?” Good question! My husband is a brand-new American citizen! I’m grateful we both understand this...

Bonding with Your Children As They Become Tweens

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It was a Monday morning and I walked on the track at the YMCA with my 8-year-old as we waited for my younger son...

25+ Non-Toy Experience Gift Ideas for Kids

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In a world full of stuff, non-toy experience gifts are the best!  How many times has a child begged for a toy, played with it...

4 Fun Backyard Fire Pit Recipes

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Whether you are an avid camper or simply enjoy relaxing around a fire pit in own back yard, something about cooking your meals outdoors...

Baking with Kids: 4 Easy Beginner Recipes for Little Ones in...

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As a mom to two boys, baking is a way for us to spend time together, learn reading and measuring and enjoy special bonding...

The One Trick That Helped My Preschooler Overcome His Separation Anxiety

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When my younger son reached preschool, I thought we had made it. Both of my boys were in school at least part-time, we had...

5 Easy Summer Water Activities for Kids

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While the local YMCA, city pool and splash parks are great options for staying cool, sometimes packing up all of our gear, sunscreen and...

30 Fun Ideas To Celebrate Earth Day With Your Child

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  I have to admit that when I was younger, I thought Earth Day was kind of...boring. I remember being in elementary school and learning...

Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy at Home During Spring Break

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With the recent spread of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) cancelling Spring Break plans and shutting down many schools nationwide, you may have found...

What I’ve Learned As The Mom Of A Late Bloomer

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If you meet him, he will be thoughtful and kind and his shoelaces will probably be untied. Maybe you will wonder if he knows...

Disappointment and The Lego Movie: When Everything Is Not Awesome

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Emmett Brickowski, the eternally optimistic main character from The Lego Movie and The Lego Movie 2, embraces his favorite song “Everything Is Awesome” as...

Why We Don’t Allow Sleepovers

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For my seventh birthday, I had three of my best girlfriends spend the night. We ordered pizza, ate cake, and painted each others' nails. It was...

It Turns Out I’m “That Mom”…and It’s OK

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We're willing to hold a fussy baby so another mom can order her coffee and willing to dole out encouragement when we see a...

Tips for Planning Your Family’s Summer Schedule

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I love summer. I love being outside with the kids, playing and laughing together, with not a worry in the world.  But lets be...