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Planning a Childless Vacation Comes With Baggage

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As a parent of young children there is nothing quite as thrilling as planning an adults-only vacation.

 

Write packing lists that contain every single item in your house. Spend day packing everyone’s bags. Forget to pack everyone’s underwear.

Teaching Toddlers to Cook

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Becoming comfortable cooking with a toddler doesn’t come with an exact recipe but here are 5 tips I’ve discovered make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.  

4 Creative Ways Kids Can Say Thank You

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Last holiday as I sealed my last ghostwritten thank you I realized that, although courteous, I wasn’t teaching my children anything about etiquette and gratitude by doing the notes myself. From that moment on I decided I had to involve my children in sending the thank you notes.

Helping Hands: Tips for Grandparents That Want to Help But Can't Babysit

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Parents love to hear “I’ll watch the kids.” Yet sometimes it can be too difficult for grandparents to keep up with young, energetic children. 

Dear Me, From Me. Writing an Open Letter to My Future Self

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All-ages

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Reflection is a powerful tool in growth. These simple letters allowed us to go back, stand in our own shoes and then see how we had grown out of those shoes. Not every detail was significant but as a whole that one-page letter allowed my future self to reflect on my intuition, my journey, and my growth. 

Shocking Truths a Stay-at-Home Mom Learns When She Sends Her Child to Preschool

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Yet of all these students preparing to meet new teachers and all these parents worried about new academic challenges the most nervous one of all is the stay-at-home mom sending her child off to preschool for the first time.

I'm a Liar and Proud of It

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I’d like to think that I’m an honest person but I’m not. I am quite the little liar.

7 Things to Mail to Your College Student

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Take time to remind your college student that even when he is away, you’re still thinking about him. While technology makes it easy to send a quick text or an email recapping the latest neighborhood gossip, there is still something special about getting mail. Here are 7 things to mail to your college student this year.

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