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Lessons from Past Generations of Mothers

As I celebrated Mothers Day a few weeks ago, I started thinking of the women who influenced my upbringing. I had the privilege of growing up very close to my grandmother and great grandmothers. Dorothy, my maternal great-grandmother, was born in 1915 and she died when I was 15. Frances, my paternal great-grandmother, was born […]

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Guide to Creating Your Own Summer Camp (At Home)- Schedule Included

In my house, on a magnetic white board, there is a countdown – a countdown to SUMMER. Today it says there are 7 (7!) more days left of this school year! For some of you the fear and panic is starting to set in and you may be wondering – “WHAT AM I GOING TO […]

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Reflections on a High School Graduate and the Journey Ahead

Adorned in cap and gown, the small blonde kid we’ve grown into a man walks across the stage and into the next steps towards adulthood next week. He will toss his cap in the air and officially be a high school graduate. One long chapter filled with lessons, tests, homework, and school projects on giant […]

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7 Tips on How to Motivate Kids to Help with Spring Cleaning

Ugh! Spring Cleaning. It’s a time consuming activity that no busy mom wants to conquer on her own. My mom used to say (half joking) that she had kids so that they could do the housework. I had chores when I was little and I do remember protesting. I told my mom I didn’t see […]

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7 Simple Tips for Organizing an Easter Egg Hunt on a Budget

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT HOSTING YOUR OWN EASTER EGG HUNT THIS YEAR? THIS IS THE PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Easter is quickly approaching. It’s time to start planning a fun egg hunt for the children. This is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Follow these […]

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