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Packing Made Easy with Jami & Katrina

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It’s June already, and if you’re like us, you’re counting down the seconds until you can have your toes in the sand on the beach with your family. But before you can get there, you have to pack, and after packing up your kiddos’ clothes, you will mos... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

It's Raining, It's Pouring: 7 Things To Do On a Rainy Day

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Nothing is more boring than a dreary, rainy day. The next time it won’t stop raining and pouring, try these fun rainy day boredom busters together.... Read full article

Remembering the Thank You Notes

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It’s important for children to take the time to thank those who attended and for helping them make their birthdays that much more special.... Read full article

My Dream Role: Being the “Yes” Mom

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Once upon a time, in a life not so long ago, I got a chance to play the role of a lifetime: the “yes” Mom.... Read full article



The No-Gift Birthday Party

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Chances are your kid will attend dozens of birthday parties over the course of the next few years. Instead of worrying about what to buy so many kids, wouldn’t it be great to skip the gifts? ... Read full article

2017 Birthday Guide: Four Birthdays, Four Budgets

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As parents, we want to make sure our children get the birthday parties they deserve, while staying under budget. So, while the budgets may differ from family to family, we are here to assure you that the quality doesn’t have to. ... Read full article

Birthday Gift Registries: Convenience or Crossing the line?

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Today’s parents are using as many shortcuts as possible to keep up with the demands of the day. Smartphone apps signal appointments and events, SIRI acts as an administrative assistant, and with the click of a few keys you can have groceries delivere... Read full article

Planting the Seeds of STEM in Preschool

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My kids love children’s museums. We have visited children’s museums in at least six or seven different states. Whenever we go on a vacation, we have to check out the children’s museum. Our kids have fun, my husband and I have fun, and it’s a win-win ... Read full article

The New Birthday Plan

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Dear Son: I’m writing to tell you about an exciting change we’ll be making in regard to my birthday this year. Because this is a big birthday year for me (rhymes with shorty), and because you’re such a big boy now, and frankly because I’m a little w... Read full article

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