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Oh Snap! Preserving Childhood Memories with a Weekly Email

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My husband and I have a running joke that I have a Swiss cheese memory–nothing dangerous, but I don’t retain things the way he does, including some memories of life events. It doesn’t take much to jog my memory, and of course, plenty of less-than-des... 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

Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

Chicago, Illinois

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Summer Learning Loss is Real: Here are 9 Fun Ways to Prevent It

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Education experts have known for some time that children who don't go to school throughout the year can experience learning loss when the summertime hits. Still, most schools and districts have yet to extend the school year in light of this informati... Read full article



Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... Read full article

15 Must-Have Apps for a Successful Holiday Season

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Surviving the holiday season requires a little super power, a little creativity, and a lot of organization. While it wouldn’t hurt to have Martha Stewart’s number in your phone contacts, most of us are not that lucky. Instead, we have come up with 15... Read full article

St. Louis, Missouri

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Sugar Overload

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Mardi Gras, Easter, birthday celebrations, class parties, Halloween, Christmas–the excuses for consuming unhealthy amounts of sugars knows no limits! Many New Year’s resolutions are totally derailed by the January introduction of king cakes into the ... Read full article

Mommy Time at Dry Bar

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We were able to visit and sip our drinks during our blow dry and styles. What a luxury to have someone else dry and style your hair! It was really the closest thing to being a celebrity without actually being a celebrity. ... Read full article

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