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Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

| September 15, 2021 | 29 Comments

You know how difficult it can be to work efficiently in a messy, unkempt area. As your child heads back to school this fall, having a disorganized bedroom can keep her from being able to focus on her other tasks, such as getting ready in the morning or doing her homework in the evening. I […]

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October 16 is Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day!

| October 16, 2020 | 15 Comments

October 16th is Dictionary Day. It was designated as Dictionary Day because it is the birthday of Noah Webster, who you may recognize as the man who gave us Webster’s Dictionary. It is to Noah Webster that we owe the standardized American spellings of words that we’re familiar with (for example “color” as opposed to […]

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August 5 is Friendship Day!

August 5 is Friendship Day!

| August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 5th is Friendship Day. A holiday started in 1919 by the founder of Hallmark and proclaimed a national holiday by Congress in 1935, this is a day for people to recognize the friends that are important to them and commemorate those friendships. Since it’s so important to teach our kids to build strong friendships […]

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Have a Teddy Bear Picnic

Have a Teddy Bear Picnic

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day. This is an excellent day to get out with your children and create a special memory with them and their real, as well as stuffed, friends. Start with your children’s favorite teddy bears and a picnic basket, add some creativity and go from there. Your kids will love […]

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The Benefits of Music Lessons

The Benefits of Music Lessons

| July 24, 2016 | 40 Comments

Learning to play an instrument is a common activity for children, and in some families it is even expected. There are many reasons why parents might want their kids to have music lessons; a child might express an interest in a particular instrument, or a parent may have fond memories of their own childhood music […]

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Fun Fall Family Activities

| September 29, 2015 | 11 Comments

With chilly temperatures starting to settle over much of the United States, you may find yourself looking for ways to spend the cozy weekends in the months ahead. Here are some fun things to do on your kids’ days off during the months of October and November:

Go apple-picking. You can spend a cool morning in […]

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5 Stories You Should Read Aloud With Your Kids

5 Stories You Should Read Aloud With Your Kids

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think about traits that you want your kids to develop, being intelligent is probably one of them. Basically every parents wants a smart child. Sure, good schools and extracurricular activities might help with that, but something that seems very basic might be the root of it all: reading to your kids. Starting a […]

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Entertaining the Kids’ Friends in the Cooler Months

Entertaining the Kids’ Friends in the Cooler Months

| November 11, 2013 | 16 Comments

During the summer, our yard and those of our neighbors were filled to the brim with kids on a regular basis. If my children wanted to invite a friend or a group of friends over, I was perfectly fine with that. They could run around to their hearts’ content outside, and I could supply them […]

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How to Carve a Jack o’Lantern

How to Carve a Jack o’Lantern

| October 22, 2013 | 14 Comments

Having carved jack o’lanterns every fall from the time I was tiny, I was surprised several years ago to find out that some of my friends had never done it at all! Now, every year we host a pumpkin carving party for our friends! Since we host foreign exchange students, and since pumpkin-carving is largely […]

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Take Our Children to Work Day

Take Our Children to Work Day

| April 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Tomorrow is Take Our Children to Work Day! Started in 1993 as “Take Your Daughter to Work Day,” the day has been expanded to include boys as well in 2003. According to Forbes, about 37 million people participate each year. What a great way to show our children what it is that we do at […]

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