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How Summer Can Be Hard On Your Kids

How Summer Can Be Hard On Your Kids

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Summer’s here so it’s time to celebrate, right? Maybe not if your kids thrive on being out and about or love going to school every day. In fact, summer can be hard on a lot of kids and can bring out behavior that isn’t usually seen during the school year. So if you are worried […]

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Summertime Enrichment that is Budget Friendly

Summertime Enrichment that is Budget Friendly

| June 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Now that school is over for the year, your kids have a lot of time on their hands. Without the day-to-day interaction with peers that they have during the school year, they will likely be complaining of boredom after the novelty of sleeping in and lounging around the house wears off. With friends going on […]

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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

As the mother of a child with a food allergy, I need to think through special accommodations at times. Her school has an Epi-pen for her, but places like dance class, birthday parties, Sunday school and friends’ houses don’t, so I need to send it along, with instructions on how to use it should there […]

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How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

| April 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

You probably have seen and heard that April is Autism Awareness Month. The “ribbon” for autism looks like it’s made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and some people have been wearing clothing with the puzzle symbol or decorating their Facebook profiles with the design. By now, most of us are very aware of autism; according […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with autism, so chances are good that you know someone who is affected by this condition. Autism comes in various forms, and carries symptoms and signs that range from mild to severe. As your child goes through school, she will probably encounter children with autism. Autistic children […]

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Gardening With Kids: Getting Started

Gardening With Kids: Getting Started

| March 26, 2018 | 25 Comments

Almost every winter, I say that this will be the year that I’ll start a garden with the kids. And every year, summer rolls around without me actually starting a garden. We’ve done containers of tomato plants and we usually have some potted herbs on our back porch, but we’ve never done the type of […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 20, 2018 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March, and others have it in April. With the many snow storms so far this year they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast, some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you […]

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Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

| March 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Do you have the luck of the Irish? Even if you don’t hail from Ireland, you can claim a bit o’ luck yourself on March 17, otherwise known as St. Patrick’s Day!  Nestled in the middle of March, St. Patty’s Day is often overlooked; the holidays of Valentine’s Day and Easter loom larger in most […]

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March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

| March 10, 2018 | 15 Comments

Today is Middle Name Pride Day. A rather obscure holiday, it’s a day to celebrate your middle name! When I was pregnant with each of our children, my husband and I would talk at length about names. We put almost as much discussion and thought into middle names as we did into first names, but […]

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Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

| January 24, 2018 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts and W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state […]

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