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How to get through rainy days on vacation

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It’s bound to happen, there will be at least one day on vacation where the sun refuses to shine and the family will be trapped in the hotel room. If you’re lucky, the hotel has an indoor swimming pool where you can spend a few hours. But, swimming can’t last forever, so here are a few ways to keep everyone occupied. Read More »

Family-Friendly Activities to Help Make the Most of the Fall Season

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Now that the hot and heavy days of summer are mostly behind us, it’s time to enjoy the beauty and bevy of all that the fall season can offer. From bike rides and picking produce from a local farm to costumes, holiday cooking and trick or treating, there’s something for everyone to engage in! Halloween is quickly approaching, and soon it will be Thanksgiving Day. So before this season gives way to the cold of windy days of winter, let’s take a look at some family-friendly activities that will ensure this fall is a memorable one! Read More »

Staycations: Family Vacations Right at Home

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A fun and interesting take on intensive planning and going away for family vacations is something known as a “stay-cation,” where the traveling is all done to a destination such as your own backyard or even to a grandparent’s house for a night of fun and family togetherness. These types of vacations ensure that family time is still adhered to even with busy schedules, as well as catering to the travel bug that bites add odd times of the year. A “stay-cation” can turn any night or weekend evening into a cause for celebration. And the great thing is that they run on minimal planning and are very kid-friendly! Read More »

7 Ways To Help Kids Unplug From Technology

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Our lives feel busier than ever – cell phones, tablets and laptops can certainly help us be more efficient, but they can also make us feel like we need to be accessible to everyone all the time. Kids are introduced to technology at a younger age than ever before. Is technology a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to raising our kids? Here are some tips to help parents find balance and set some boundaries around screen time. Read More »

Avoid the Mid-Winter Blues

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It’s usually during the month of February when you start to feel those mid-winter blues; the kids start to go a little stir-crazy and you feel a case of cabin fever coming on fast. Well, I’m here to help you avoid the mid-winter blues and to embrace the remainder of winter – with your whole family. Read More »

5 Parenting Changes You Can Make This Year

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Don’t you wish your child came with a manual? Parenting is an ever evolving game of trial and error. Adjusting your parenting style to work with your child’s bent is essential for positive parenting practices. That’s why I developed five positive parenting changes that allow me to focus on my relationship with my son vs. on all the other stuff that can often seem oh so important. Join me and commit to making a few positive adjustments to your parenting strategy like embracing the chaos and living in the moment. Read More »