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A Plea From a Teacher: the Summer Slide

It’s the end of the school year and you are one burnt out mama. You are tired of making lunches and checking backpacks. There is no more patience on reserve for nightly fights about homework and early morning battles over what to wear. You are exhausted. If we are being honest here, this teacher is […]

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Five of Our Favorite Summer Picture Books

Summer is finally here, which means my family will be spending much more time outside. With so much of our time being spent outdoors, is there any time to read? Of course! Our family has found that these books really enhance our summer experience. Here are my family’s top 5 picture books for the summer. […]

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On the Eve of Kindergarten Graduation

It’s hard to believe kindergarten graduation is already upon us.  While it won’t be your first graduation (that was for pre-K!), or last, when a grade level turns from names to numbers, it’s a big step.  This evening, I’m doing that “emotional mom” thing.  Frankly, I am considering giving the box of tissues next to […]

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Summer Vacation is Expensive: Your Guide to a Discount-Friendly Summer!

Summertime – warm weather, longer days, and the familiar cries of “Mom, Dad!  We’re bored!!” With that battle cry, parents everywhere shake their heads in disbelief that their kids can’t find anything to do with their 832 million toys.  But, let’s face it — the kids can only run through the sprinkler so many times before […]

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Dining Out With Kids

 All right, I need a show of hands.  How many people enjoy going out to a restaurant with their kids?  Anyone? Anyone? Bueller…? Going out for a meal with your family can be pleasant and uneventful, or it can be an experience of elevated blood pressure, raised voices, and headaches – all before the bread […]

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