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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

Summer Is for Swimming!

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Summer is a great time to try out swimming beyond lessons or even a neighborhood swim team. Crawfish Aquatics runs a Summer season from June to July with 3-8 different enrollment options, depending on a child's age and group placement. ... Read full article

Mom's Toolbox of Summer Sanity Savers

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“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do!” Moms dread to hear these refrains, especially in the weeks after the school year ends. Between keeping the house running smoothly, and ensuring a good balance of entertainment, education and relaxation, it can ... Read full article

A Garden’s Promise

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I didn’t understand the powerful meaning of this quote from Audrey Hepburn until the quarantine of 2020. While many baked bread and remodeled their kitchens, I got my hands dirty in my little raised bed.... Read full article

Swipe Right on Your Dream Home

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I am in the throes of house hunting. During this process, I have realized an interesting truth about looking for a home. It mirrors dating exactly. Complete with all the anxiety and roller coaster emotions. I have identified four steps of house datin... Read full article



The Art of Thrifting

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How to shop without breaking the bank.... Read full article

Camper Classified: What Only the Campers Know About Camp

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it... directly from the campers themselves.... Read full article

For the Love of the Arts

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When Jenny Ballard was 11 years old, her parents took her to see a play. It was Shakespeare’s As You Like It–an experience that she’s never forgotten. “I remember the way it transformed the way I thought about the world,” she says. “From the lights g... Read full article

Finished, But Not Done (Making the Decision to Complete Our Family)

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As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are ... Read full article

2017 Family Challenge: Conquering Health, Fitness, and the Environment

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Make 2017 a great year with us! Here are simple ideas to help you get started. Share your progress with us using #BRPMFamilyChallenge on social media.... Read full article

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