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Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Dog

In a few weeks, our family is getting a dog! Now that we’ve determined that our family is ready for a pet using this checklist, we are so excited to welcome our newest family member. ...

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Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Household Chores That Kids Can REALLY Help With

Teaching kids about responsibility, helping and why it is important to be a contributing member of the family or a team are vital life skills to instill. Chores can come into play as a way to teach ...

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Kids’ Grocery List – How to Buy Healthy Food for Children

Kids’ Grocery List – How to Buy Healthy Food for Children

With older children, I’m finding it increasingly more important to stock our fridge and cupboards with healthy food options. When the kids were babies and toddlers my husband and I made many, if not all, ...

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Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Like most things, going to the grocery store can be a hit or miss activity with my kids. There are those inevitable times when I’m rushed or need to grab only a few items when a trip ...

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10 Activities to Encourage Preschool Independence

10 Activities to Encourage Preschool Independence

“I’ll do it! I’ll do it!” is frequently heard coming out of my 3-year old son’s mouth. Like most preschoolers, he is on a never-ending quest for independence and learning how to do things for himself. It’s a fun ...

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Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can Outdoor Chores Curb Aggressive Behavior in Kids?

Can outdoor chores curb aggressive behavior in kids? This Washington Post article about why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground caught my eye recently. In the article, the author discusses a recent ban on ...

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Is Your Family Ready for a New Pet?

Is Your Family Ready for a New Pet?

If you asked me this question, my off-the-cuff response would be an emphatic “Yes!” When I stop to think about it, however, I wonder if my family really is ready for a new pet. We ...

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Kids and Chores: Tips to Get Kids Helping in the Kitchen

Kids and Chores: Tips to Get Kids Helping in the Kitchen

Today’s post is courtesy of Aviva Goldfarb of The Six O’Clock Scramble. With Thanksgiving coming up, are you looking for ways to get your kids helping around the house – especially in the kitchen? Involving kids ...

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How to Prepare for Going on Vacation

How to Prepare for Going on Vacation

We’re leaving on a road trip family vacation in a few days. In addition to finalizing our packing list and doing laundry, I’m also preparing my work and home for my absence. For me, there is nothing ...

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The Best and Worst Parenting Jobs

The Best and Worst Parenting Jobs

Parenting is a game of yin and yang – there are parenting jobs that have to get done and others that I wish would last forever. Recently, I was complaining about what I deem as ...

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