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6 Tactics for Family Fitness

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Family fitness may be one of the most valuable activities you can add to your family life. Guest writer Sarah Clachar shares tips to making it a regular part of your family’s day: Family fitness benefits go well beyond a trimmer body. Its strong glue has helped hold our family together. And it’s shepherded us through […]

About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

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photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]

Summer Fun: Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

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Enjoy blueberries and the classic book Blueberries with Sal with your little ones this summer. Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all in season somewhere in the country. A perfect accompaniment to the berry picking is a reading of Blueberries with Sal by Robert McCloskey and a few “extension” […]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

5 simple ways to improve your posture

Don’t slouch! Sit up straight! There are plenty of very simple ways you can improve your posture and improve back health. When I was twelve I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I saw a chiropractor several times a week for years. And as I was apt to do in that stage of life, I ignored all […]

Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

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A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]

Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]

Why You Should Rent a Condo on Your Next Family Vacation

Why You Should Rent a Condo on Your Next Family Vacation

There are a multitude of benefits to rending a condo on your next family vacation, especially if you have more than two children. Once upon a time you could squeeze a family with three or four children in a hotel room and it worked out great for a family vacation. I remember. Once upon a […]

5 Ways to Live Healthier

Here are five simple ways to live a healthier lifestyle. One of my goals this summer is to continue down the road toward living a healthier lifestyle. I realize that there is a vast array of opinions on what that looks like. In my 41 years of life on this planet, the public understanding has […]