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Top Toddler Travel Toys

We have the great blessing and great curse of family scattered across the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between. Our almost-two-year-old’s got some solid frequent flier – and road-trip – miles under her belt. Because traveling toddlers are basically squirmy ticking time bombs, we’ve learned a few things about how to keep her […]

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5 Reasons to Love the Sunbeam XpressHeat Heating Pad

We have partnered together with Sunbeam to bring you this sponsored post. While we received compensation for this post, the opinions expressed below are entirely our own!Ever since having my third baby, I’ve struggled with horrible sciatic pain. It comes and goes, but there are many nights that sleep is difficult and getting comfortable is […]

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Great-Grandma’s Last Gift

I grew up spending my summers at my grandparents’ lake home in Wisconsin. A couple dozen grandchildren cramped into bedrooms, piled in bunk beds and sleeping bags, snuggled together with fingertips sticky from s’mores, the scent of bonfire in our hair. Wet bathing suits hung on the porch railing, never lacking hugs and giggles and hot […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Charts

Anyone out there have a spirited child? The one who questions authority, will “NEVER” do _____, who argues with any and all ideas, even if it’s to go get ice cream because it’s not the place they want to go? (And you know that no matter where you pick, they will have somewhere else in mind.) Hi, […]

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Sponsored Post: Five Ways to Talk to Children About Political Campaigns

{Disclaimer: We have partnered with The Goddard School to bring you some advice on talking to your children about the upcoming elections. Political campaigns can dominate the media at times, and occasionally the messages they broadcast can be mean-spirited. Dr. Craig Bach, Vice President of Education for The Goddard School and member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory […]

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Are Your Kids Good Neighbors?

When my kids were younger, they were fascinated with our neighbors. A dear couple of working professionals enthusiastically listened to my daughter’s chatter over the fence on a daily basis. An elderly couple behind us piled our kids with rhubarb, apples and other garden fare. A young playmate lived next door. And everyone’s favorite babysitter lived […]

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