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Stress-Free Summer Planning

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Unless single parents are teachers and have the summers off, they usually dread the summer months.... Read full article

Why Airbnb?

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We had reached our Airbnb home for the night, a mid-century modern pool house with a stunning view of Malibu in all of its glory: the canyon and the ocean. Huge sliding doors opened to the marvelous sights..."Is this real life?" I asked. ... Read full article

Adorable Apple Pie Bites

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Everyone loves a warm apple pie when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall. These mini apple pie bites are the perfect treat to make with the kids on a lazy Saturday.... 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

Summer Camp: Where Kids Can Experience Everything

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Summer camp offers unique experiences and character-building opportunities for every child. Whether your child is two or 15, camp is the perfect place to find adventure and make lifelong memories in the process.... Read full article



Words of Wisdom From a Former Camp Counselor

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Learning to live independently is certainly difficult, but parents can help children grow up by encouraging their freedom in appropriate stages.... Read full article

Road Trip: Hot Springs, Arkansas

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This Thanksgiving, we snuck off to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a little vacation. It was a great chance to spend family time together and get back to nature. Here are a few suggestions for family fun.... Read full article

Travel: The Park at OWA

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My family and I were recently invited to Foley, AL to visit The Park at OWA for the weekend. We decided to take advantage of the fun weekend getaway, especially since it’s only a 3.5 hour drive from Baton Rouge, LA. ... Read full article

Flower Pens

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Make It.... Read full article

Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article

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