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Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

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Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Gardening with your Kids Monthly Guide

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Download this monthly guide to help you prepare for Gardening with your Kids this year.... Read full article

Chocolate Strawberry Bruschetta

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On the Plate.... Read full article

Get in the Game

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It’s spring and the plants and grass seem to be coming back to life for another summer, but it’s time we get in the game as well. Too many times, I think we fall into autopilot mode when it comes to running the week. We get up at the same time every ... Read full article

Swimming into Summertime

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Learning to swim is a valuable part of any child’s life, and it’s also a fun form of exercise, especially in the summer. ... Read full article



Making a Difference with Dressing

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Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis at age nine was devastating for Maddie Plauche. But in the five years since, she has used that experience to make wonderful things happen for others.... Read full article

Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop

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So I am running down the sidewalk, holding my son’s shoulder with one hand and the seat to the bicycle in the other, and I’m giving the best version of the, “You can do it,” speech I can, which is a lot for me. I then find myself running out of breat... Read full article

How to Find an Overnight Summer Camp Your Child Will Love

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How do you choose from all of the overnight summer camps available? There are so many different things to consider when making an overnight camp decision.... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

I'm Done with Slime

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Anyone else with me? I feel like if I go into my daughter’s room, there is another tub of slime made every day. I mean, I have never even seen her make it, it just keeps multiplying. I haven’t even bought a single ingredient for this stuff, but yet, ... Read full article

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