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Expectations Ruin Everything! Let Go and Embrace the Unexpected

You’ve spent hours, weeks, months even… planning the perfect event. A family vacation. A wedding. A birthday party. Ordinary outings require work too… a trip to the zoo, lunch with an old friend, a play date with new moms. Without realizing it, you already have a vision forming of how it will all play out. […]

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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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Why I’m Not Taking My Kids Camping For a Very, VERY Long Time

Ahhh, summer camping –  endless sunny days, children’s laughter, bubbles in the sunshine, s’mores, and starlit memories made around a campfire- right? This summer, my husband and I took our nine-month-old son and two-year-old daughter camping at Warren Dunes State Park. I wasn’t worried while we were packing up, I was excited! I grew up going camping. […]

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Adventuring Solo With Kids: When Dad Can’t Go

Disclaimer: If you're a single parent or otherwise used to parenting alone often, you'll probably laugh at this article.  You're amazing, and I hope you'll share some tips with us. It was the summer of 2015.  I was 8 months pregnant with my third child, and it was so hot.  The shade and kiddie pool [...]
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A Tri-City Guide to Local Summer Activities

Summer vacation is in full swing. Are you kids bored yet? I’ve decided to take out some of the stress of finding activities for you and your kids during the remainder of the summer and list it all here! Everything from activities for littles to fun days for the big kids and no cost to […]

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Summer Reading Recommendations for Kids

Every year it’s the same. Summer arrives and we go on break. Two days in the kids start to say the same thing. “I’m bored!” or  “There’s nothing to do”. By the end of the summer, they’ve forgotten half of what they learned over the last school year. In my house, I’m the reader. My […]

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