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Parenting without overdoing it

How do parents effectively teach children the life skills and independence they need to thrive? What exactly is overparenting?

At-Home Preschool

Let me encourage you with this simple truth: As a mom or dad, you already have been unofficially teaching preschool within the home.

Pint-Sized Pursuits

Providing extracurricular activities for your preschoolers can encourage their natural curiosity and love of learning.

Dance, Tumbling and Music Lessons, Oh My!

We are fortunate to live in an area where opportunities abound for our children: sports, art activities, classes, camps and more. Although having so many choices and opportunities is nice, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. How exactly do you go about choosing something for your child?

Time Flies! Easy Time-Savers for Parents

From making healthy meals for the family each day and running kids to practices, to paying bills and fitting in a little time for yourself, time is of the essence. Unfortunately, there just never seems to be enough of it to go around. The good news is that there are ways to sneak in an extra hour or two each day.

Playdate Success

A playdate can teach important life skills like sharing, taking turns and navigating arguments. But how do you keep the peace during a playdate?

Thrift Store Shopping for School Clothes Can Teach Great Lessons

I’ve boiled down my experiences a little to give you a few reasons you should try thrift shopping if you haven’t. Then I’ve included some pointers on how to navigate the shops so you, too, can get the hang of it and have fun.

Unhelpful Things Parents Say

As much as we want to be helpful to our children, are our words of wisdom really helping?

Back to School Health Tips

Change is hard for many children, especially changing from a relaxed, slow-paced summer break back to structured classes with homework. While change is inevitable, parents have some strategies we can use to make the transition a little easier.

15 Genius Tips for Back-to-School Time

Discover some of the best tips, clever tricks and genius hacks for heading back to school.
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