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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, many families (mine included) are starting to prep for the big day. But in between meal planning, figuring out seating arrangements, and finalizing travel plans, don’t forget that the holiday marks a wonderful season for hands-on activities with children. Looking to keep your little ones entertained and engaged […]

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How to Prepare your Child for School

It”s that time of year again; the kids are heading back to school! If you”re a seasoned pro with older children, you know the routine. But for younger kiddos who are heading off to school for the first time, kicking off the school year can be a scary transition. With one daughter entering pre-K and […]

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8 Things Parents Should Never Buy Used

Nobody loves hand-me-downs more than me. In fact, a good chunk of my daughters’ clothes and furniture are secondhand treasures. But take it from me—there are some things parents should never buy used. Here’s a roundup of the kid-related gear that’s best bought new. Certain Toys Don’t get me wrong, my 4- and 5-year-old girls […]

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What to Pack for a Family Road Trip

Heading off on a vacation this summer? For most families, skipping expensive airfare and opting to drive makes a lot more financial sense. In addition to keeping more cash in your pocket, road trips are also an opportunity to create new memories together as a family (while making pit stops at cool destinations along the […]

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5 Fun Summer Activities for Children

Temperatures are up, barbeques are out, and beaches are packed—in other words, summer is in full swing. It also means that the kiddos are out of school and home all season long. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you work full time, keeping your kids both entertained and stimulated during the summer months can be […]

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20 Fun Dinosaur Facts for Kids

If you spend much time around young kids, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that a lot of them find dinosaurs absolutely fascinating. If you don’t spend much time around kids, just look at the massive success of The Land Before Time franchise (now on its 13th film, in addition to two sing-along albums, […]

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