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Articles in February Guides, Local News, Nicole Green, Summer Fun, Joy Holden, Family Life and Mom or Dad Next Door

Is Preschool the New College?

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For generations, it was a rite of passage for parents and their young adult children to pour over, sort through and decipher the mounds of college entrance information bombarding their mail boxes during the junior and senior years of high school. Str... Read full article

Parents Need Friends, Too: How to Hang on to Friendships After Kids

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Maintaining friendships after your bundle(s) of joy arrive!... Read full article

Four Destinations, Four Budgets

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The summer is here, and you may feel the need for a family road trip. When it comes to short stays and mini vacays, the budget is always a factor. We are taking the guesswork out of the equation for these adventures and providing you with a blueprint... Read full article

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

You Want To Do What?!

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Parenting Children When They Make Bad Decisions.... Read full article



Daddy's Girls

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A father's passion for raising his daughters.... Read full article

The Santa Club

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You may wonder when the Santa conversation should occur, but—like many other situations—it depends on each individual child and his maturity level. ... Read full article

Overscheduled: Otherwise What’s a SAHM For?!

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When Miss Seven started Kindergarten, her dad and I decided to limit after school activities to two: one sport or otherwise something physical and one more arts focused activity. My, how times have changed. Right now, we have four extracurricular act... Read full article

Taming Your Child's Monster Wish List

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Most children feel compelled to keep up with their friends, and the holidays can bring out their desires for expensive goods even more.... Read full article

Slowing Down: Reclaiming Sanity

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So, I have a problem with over-commitment. It seems that any time there is white space on my calendar, I find some excuse to fill it. My husband often points out that I never just sit. What? Who doesn’t sit?... Read full article

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