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How to Make It Work When Both Parents Work

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Raising healthy well-adjusted kids takes a lot of energy. Working parents can feel like they are being pulled in multiple directions simultaneously which can be stressful and have an adverse impact on kids. Whether you are a single parent or a dual income family, balancing family and career can be challenging. Check out these family friendly tips to bring structure to a fragmented lifestyle. Read More »

7 Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Thanksgiving

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Though kids may view Thanksgiving as the first stop on the school holiday vacation train, there's a lot more for them to know about it than simply no class, stuffed turkey and whipped cream-topped pumpkin pie. Considering Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays in which children can learn about sharing, community, gratitude and compassion for others, it's important to take the time to talk about its meaning. Read More »

Helpful Tips for Calming the Family Tension during the Holidays

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The holiday season is soon upon us and it’s a well-known fact that this time of year can be a stressful time for everyone in the family. Aside from the usual holiday shopping and cooking, extra cleaning and the burden of entertaining, there’s also travel, staying with family or friends and taking scheduled kids out of their typical routines. It can all equate to a lot of stress for you and your kids. Here are a few tips to help your family get through the holidays with a little less stress. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »

Honoring Every Day Heroes With a Helping Hand: StationKid Gives Back

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Each day, we are privileged to be surrounded by heroes of all sorts. From the firemen racing to the scene of a blazing fire or to rescue a pesky kitten who has gotten stuck in a tree, to the police working diligently to keep criminals off the street and away from our livelihoods. Yes, the same police officer that issued that speeding ticket last week is still a hero! Sometimes however, the everyday heroes can’t keep all harms away, not even from their own families. Sometimes, heroes and their families find themselves swimming in debt from medical expenses. Finally, a hero has been established for the heroes. Read More »

13 Halloween Party Games for Kids

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Planning a Halloween party for kids but don't know where to start? Don't despair. Here are interesting and unique party games that will please trick-or-treaters of all ages. Pamela Layton McMurtry, the author of "A Harvest and Halloween Handbook," and Jessica Fauster, a party-throwing mom whose annual Halloween fetes are the toast of Springfield, Ill., share their best bets for creative Halloween fun. Read More »