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Family Favorite Outdoor Toys

As warmer weather finally arrives, and social distancing has us all spending more time at home in our own backyards, I thought I’d share some of my family’s favorite outdoor toys. Over the years, these toys have provided countless hours of fun and entertainment for my now 7 and 4-year-old. Crayola Sidewalk Chalk This seemingly […]

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Cyber Etiquette

Cyber Etiquette for Kids

  I’ll admit it. Before the stay at home orders, and schools closing, I was very against my kids on the Internet. Let me be clear, “screen time,” a whole different story. They’ve logged plenty of hours on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu. You name it, they’ve watched it (age-appropriate, of course). But my children are still […]

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When Bedtimes Get in the Way of Fun

I’m frequently making tough decisions on evening school events and even now that we are stuck at home. We start our bedtime routine around 6:15 p.m. Why so early, you may ask? Well, that old adage, “consistency is key,” strikes a chord. Also, because if we don’t stay within that timeframe, the angry bear (the […]

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Someday It Will Be Too Quiet

Someday it will be too quiet. Someday I will miss the noise. The constant clamoring for “mom!” The stories that go on and on and don’t really have a point. The giggles that turn into tears and back into giggles again. The enthusiastic babbling from the backseat of the car and sing-alongs to “Wheels on […]

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