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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 »

Dads—Be There

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You fathered a child, and now it’s time to step up and be a present, active participant in that child’s life. Dads play an important role in raising a child, and there are many reasons why dads should be active... here are a few. Read More »

Slow Down and Smell the Diapers

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Gone are the days that mothers have the option to stay home with their children while husbands work as sole provider of security and stability in the home. Families living this 1950’s scene are of the vast minority and it is one that generally comes with great sacrifices by the parents. In the past 120 years, women have made great strides toward achieving equality with our male counter-parts in all aspects of life; from gaining the right to vote to eligibility for comparable job opportunities as men and let us not forget the availability of birth control. But with all this advancing forward, could it be that we as modern women have allowed ourselves to lose sight of the importance of slowing down and enjoying our children before they are no longer tiny, helpless little babies? Read More »

Summertime Fun With Your Kids

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As summer break quickly approaches, moms and dads, grandparents, and caregivers everywhere are getting nervous brainstorming ideas for fun and inexpensive ways to keep kids busy all summer long. Over my many years of parenting, I’ve learned a few things about kids and summer fun. First, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have fun with your kids. Secondly, it usually involves something you can find in your own home. Kids really do enjoy the simplest of activities, especially when they get to do with you. Here are a few tried and true activities I’ve enjoyed with my kids through the years 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 »

Spring Finance Advice for Families

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Spring is a great time to start fresh and get organized with your finances. For families looking to save more money this year, MoneyStream is here to help! Staying on budget can be overwhelming and stressful so consider following these important guidelines to help you achieve your goals. We promise it’s that simple! Read More »