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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Faith, April Blackburn, Turn the Page, Things To Do, Holidays and Amelia Laprairie

Why Music Education Matters

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Music plays an important role in our lives. Whether we’re strumming along to our favorite song, singing in the car with the kiddos in the backseat, or playing the keyboard (or piano) during a family singalong, music lifts our spirits and provides us... Read full article

Dance Away the Cabin Fever with Spotify Kids

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Most of our time has been spent inside these last few weeks. However, we can now shake off the jitters in a kid-friendly way with the release of Spotify Kids. Spotify’s first standalone app for children is now live in the U.S.... Read full article

Dishing Up Love While Waiting for a New Heart

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As a heart patient, Hunter Chase Henry is unable to do many of the active things other kids take for granted. But he shines as a chef, perfecting recipes and going by “Uncle Hunter” in the kitchen. The name comes from his nephew, Dustin, and nieces, ... Read full article

Knowing God's Strength in Weakness

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes when thinking about people in the Bible, I can get overwhelmed by the thought that I could never live up to the “heroes of the faith.” As kids, we only learn the children’s story version, but when we take a close... Read full article

5 Reasons to Give Your Child the Gift of Summer Camp

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I treasure the stories my children tell after arriving home from summer camp. The week-long adventures include experiences sure to build character and bond relationships. Every camp has a unique way of teaching kids their value while giving them oppo... Read full article



Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids

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Whether you couldn’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you just don’t feel like fighting traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. Here are a few family-friendly idea... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Go On a Field Trip–Without Leaving Home

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We’ve been practicing social distancing in order to protect ourselves and our families and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. However, we’ve all had our moments of stir craziness. ... Read full article

Meet Me Halfway

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Valentine's Day Party

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February is a great time to focus on family fun and traditions by hosting a Valentine’s Day party.... Read full article

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