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8 Great Mom Apps That Can Make Your Life a Little Bit Easier

Mother’s Day is on May 9, the perfect opportunity to take care of yourself and other moms that you know. There are a lot of apps out there dedicated to making a mom’s life a little bit easier, whether you’re looking for ideas on what to serve for dinner or kid-friendly travel advice. Here’s a […]

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10 Weeks of Summer Fun

My kids never went to an overnight camp. They were happier sleeping in their own beds, and with a flexible work schedule, I didn’t have to worry about daycare most days. However, I would not have been able to work had I not planned out activities way in advance. Luckily, there are dozens of local […]

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Ways Kids Can Cash-in This Summer – Money Making Ideas for Tweens & Teens

Teaching kids the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money is an integral part of helping them develop into responsible adults. Through this, they gain self-esteem, learn the real value of a dollar, and develop better saving and spending habits. So share the list of jobs below with your pre-teens or […]

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Teacher of the Month: Kim Berry Williams, Rockwell Elementary School

“There are so many rewarding aspects to what I do,” said Kim Berry Williams, the Preschool Special Education Teacher at Rockwell Elementary School. The progress her students make once they are in the program really keeps her motivated. “When a child says their first word, takes their first step or learns to write their name,” […]

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Teacher of the Month: Brooke Ruffin, Christ the King Catholic School

“Truly humbling!” said Mrs. Brooke Ruffin of being nominated as April’s Teacher of the Month! “I have so much appreciation and respect for these parents. They want what is best for their kids and they have been so supportive of me as a teacher.”  Mrs. Ruffin has been teaching for 17 years but has only […]

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How to Extinguish Parent Burnout

Jennifer first noticed feeling burned out when her daughter hit puberty. She said she felt, “emotionally and physically drained and that I’m absolutely failing as a parent in every way.” At her worst, she remembers thinking, “I’m doing it all here, giving it all of me, why isn’t everything perfect here? It must be me.” […]

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Why Camp is Good for… PARENTS!

Most parents know that kids benefit tremendously from going to summer camp. But have you ever thought about how sending your kids to camp can benefit you – the parent? Based on my own experiences as a seasoned parent of summer campers, as well as conversations with other parents, I can assure you that camp […]

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What Type of Camp Will Your Child Like?

When I was younger, I only had one choice for summer camp—the town camp. The town camp was a traditional all-day camp with a heavy emphasis on sports. I was more of a bookworm than an athlete so this type of camp was not a good match for my personality. I remember coming home every […]

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A Three-Step Strategy for Choosing a Private School

Comparing private schools is challenging because each institution offers unique programs in aunique environment. One may present a specialized science curriculum geared toward a future in engineering, while another focuses on developing cooperation and compassion through active community service. The comparisons parents must make are apples-to-oranges at best. Faced with so much detailed information about […]

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Help Your Child Make the Most of Daycare & Preschool

Besides helping you get work done or caught up on some errands, daycare and preschool present enormous benefits for your child. “Both offer kids experiences they might not get at home, such as exposure to a larger social environment that can help them learn how to get along well with others,” says Cathy Keller, the […]

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