Category: Family Life

Happy Father’s Day

| June 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads’ and granddads’ out there !
I especially want to thank my dad for being such a wonderful and strong influence in my life. He always encouraged us to be anything we wanted and of course to “pay attention to what you are doing”! He taught me how to drive […]

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Mothering via Pinterest

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you on Pinterest? I didn’t understand the hype until a friend sent me an invite, but wow, I sure do now! It’s easy to spend hours checking out all of the pins. The friend who invited me warned me that the site was addictive, and she was right. From home decorating ideas to cool […]

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Elementary School Graduation: Making it Memorable

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I’m finding out with my own pre-teen, the move from elementary to middle school is an enormous milestone. My graduating fifth grader is going from being one of the big kids on campus to a low man on the totem pole… it’s one of his first steps on the bridge that links childhood and […]

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Helping Kids Manage their Stress

| May 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Between homework, high-stakes testing, extracurricular activities, peer pressure and all of the other things that kids have to deal with, it’s little wonder that some kids are stressed out! Some stress is good, of course, as it teaches kids how to deal with responsibility, commitment, hard work and the other rigors of life. Sometimes, though, […]

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Choosing the Right Summer Camp

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

As summer rapidly approaches, it’s time to consider activities to keep the kids busy and entertained while school is out. While they’ve certainly earned some time to rest and relax over the summer, it’s important that they stay active and avoid spending too much time vegging in front of the TV or computer. At some […]

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Making the Most of the Home Stretch

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

We’re into the home stretch of the school year, and the kids are getting antsy… it’s almost time for summer vacation, after all! Still, don’t let them drop the ball quite yet! They still have at least a few weeks left of school, depending on where you live. Use some of these tips to help […]

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TIME Magazine and The Mommy Wars

| May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day! By now you probably have heard about the new article by Time Magazine if not here is a recap. With the recent issue of TIME Magazine hitting newsstands this week and inciting a variety of responses from bloggers and Internet news sites, chances are, you’ve seen the provocative cover of a mom […]

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Outdoor Ideas for Hot-Weather Fun

| May 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

I know that for a few weeks now, my kids have been complaining that it’s too hot to play outside. It might not be quite as hot where you are, but chances are, the temps will be rising pretty quickly over the next few weeks and months. If you feel like getting your kids to […]

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Inspiring Kids to Do Chores

| May 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

My kids do chores, but I’ll admit it: They’re not always happy about it. It’s a matter of habit for my son to unload the dishwasher, for my daughter to take out the recycling and for each of them to take turns cleaning their bathroom and taking care of the kitty’s litter box, but they […]

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Helping With The Stress of School Tests

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whether it is state standardized testing or end of the year finals, school tests are inevitable. With each test comes a lot of stress, worry and anxiety for many children and their families. In some states a student’s score can result in pass or fail of their grade level.
Not to date myself, but I will…I […]

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