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An A to Z Fall Children’s Activities Bucket List

As summer sizzles out, there are several things to look forward to in the fall. As moms, we love wrapping cardigans around our waists and strapping our boots on again. The air feels crisp against our skin, we get a little more free time as the older kids head back to school, and in Michigan, […]

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Take That Summer Road Trip With Your Kids: Tips + Tricks

Going on a summer road trip with the kids almost always sounds more delightful than it actually is. You envision yourself sipping a crisp microbrew in a lounge chair while your kids frolic in the sand. But, most parents aren’t typically rewarded with this kind of happy vacation ending. Yes, many children are used to […]

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On Spring Break, I Learned That My Kids Simply Needed a Break

Oh, Spring break. It’s for everyone, isn’t it? Kids and parents alike both need the relaxing, and sunshine if you’re lucky. Last year, my whole family flew to Florida and bummed the beach day after day. We dodged the snowy Michigan weather and let the sun warm our bodies—it thawed us out. My husband and […]

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Why I’m an Elf on the Shelf Mom

I never thought I’d be an Elf on the Shelf mom. My children would behave in preparation for Santa all on their own. They would eat at the dinner table properly, pick their Legos up off the floor, and never fight. There would be no bribery needed for my saintly children. But then my oldest turned three. […]

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