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Get Your Own Damn Breakfast, Kids

Every weekday morning in our house, the alarm clock goes off at 6:30 a.m. My husband and I groan. We push snooze. Our two kids, ages 4 and 7, come pattering into our room. They climb into bed with us, and we all snuggle squished together like cozy sardines in a can. But there’s school, […]

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Why I’m Happy My Kid Buys Lunch At School

It’s that time of year again. You see it in almost every store you walk into, the commercials on TV, the adds on the internet … Back-to-school time! Parents everywhere are smiling and gasping at the same time. Summer does fly by, but most kids get bored being at home and let’s face it, they […]

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Latchkey Kids: Here’s What You Need to Consider

As a mother of three kids under the age of 10, I find it so hard to imagine my children walking down a busy sidewalk alone. Yet, as a small kid in elementary school, that’s exactly what I did. I remember walking the two blocks from my house to the local school and back every […]

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How and Why You Should Stop Yelling At Your Kids

Getty Images “Stop teasing your sister!” bellowed Mary. It was a typical Monday morning and Mary was preparing breakfast for her kids when the youngest came marching into the kitchen crying. She told her mom she wanted to wear her tutu instead of her jeans and refused to eat her pancakes until she was given […]

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Seeing the World: 5 Ways Travel Benefits Tweens

My mom took my tween daughter on a day trip to New York City during the holidays. They rode the train together, saw the giant tree, ate lunch at a “fancy” restaurant, and saw the Radio City Rockettes. They left at 7:30 a.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m., and my daughter hasn’t stopped talking about […]

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4 Awesome Bedtime Books for Kids Who Are Scared of the Dark

My kids are getting bigger by the minute but they are still little enough to have giant fears like being afraid of the dark, which has made bedtime a particularly challenging experience for my husband and me. That’s why, we’ve decided to enlist the help of kid’s books with their amazing descriptions and beautiful illustrations […]

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Basic Money Lessons to Teach Your Kids

My son is in fifth grade and is just months shy away from entering the middle school. He has learned a lot of things at school – geography, history, biology, mathematics, sports and many more. But there is one vital thing that every kid must learn and be expert in that our school curriculum is […]

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5 Life Changing Decisions Your Kids Make at School

Everyday our kids make different choices that can greatly affect their lives. What snacks to eat? What clothes to wear? Who to play with? How to stand up to bullies? No matter how simple or difficult the decisions are, it is our responsibility to train our kids to make positive and appropriate choices at all […]