Holiday Traditions

As the temperature begins to drop and the end of the first semester draws near, teenagers are already planning exciting things to do over the upcoming breaks. However, it’s important for us to balance the time we spend with our

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Oct + Nov 2018

10 Ways to Show Her You Care 10 Ways to Show Him You Care

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Family Chatter Oct+Nov 2018

What is a gift you would like to give this holiday? What’s special about this gift? What are you most thankful for? How do you show your appreciation daily to others? What are your favorite holiday food dishes? What dishes Read More

Do Naps Make Kids Smarter?

When my children were infants and toddlers, nap time was a sacred part of the day—mainly because it gave me a much-needed break. I scheduled meals, play dates, mommy and me classes, and errands around their naps. I dealt with

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More Meaning, Less Stress: 8 Memory Making Christmas Traditions that Discourage Materialism

If Christmas is the backdrop for some of your fondest childhood memories, you are not alone. Many people cherry-pick their very best holiday recollections and carry them into adulthood. A recent poll found that Christmas is overwhelmingly the most popular

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How We Helped Our Sons Learn the Value of Giving Back

Giving back to others tops the list of life lessons we’ve tried to teach our two boys since they were little. To drive this point home over the years, we adopted a three-pronged approach to giving: we donated our money,

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Take the Stress out of Family Holiday Photos

The holiday season is right around the corner and with it comes the stress of the perfect family photo. This is the photo we post on social media, include in our holiday cards, and share as gifts for the grandparents.

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Parents, Lend an Ear.

Caring for an Ear Infection Anyone can develop an ear infection—an inflammation of the middle ear—but they occur much more often in children than in adults. In fact, more than 80 percent of children will experience at least one ear

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