The best cure for chaos: helping kids in need

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We've had a long standing tradition in my family to give to kids in need every holiday season.  My husband and I started buying toys to toss into the Toys For Tots box when we were dating and passed the tradition onto our daughters once they were born. It's a great feeling to know kids in need will have a toy to open during the holidays. … [Read more...]

Adjusting to a new school year: Back To School-itis

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The news last week ran its usual array of back to school stories. One, in particular, caught my eye. The story was about back to school "nerves". It isn't one of the more popular topics covered by the news but a good one to note because it does occur in kids of all ages and is worth knowing about just in case your kids get some early school days jitters. I call this phenomenon "back to … [Read more...]

Back To School Tips

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Preparing for a new school year can be  overwhelming and catch even the most organized parent off guard. It seems to come out of no where,  and suddenly families coast to coast find themselves back in  school mode. … [Read more...]

Survival Tips for Graduation Weekend

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Do you have a graduate in your house? We do. Even as a "veteran" graduation parent, celebrating a graduation is still one of the most emotional roller coasters you'll ever experience. It's an awesome occasion but brings with it all sorts of emotions and chaos. … [Read more...]