Welcoming a New Family Member

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My kids got a new baby cousin in the wee hours of April 13th, and all week long they asked when they would be allowed to meet her. We drove them out on Saturday, and they were so thrilled! Little V took hold of Emma’s finger, and Emma was so pleased! Johnny thought V was […]

Celebrating the Outdoors with Kids

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Getting outside is one of my April goals, and we spent most of our free time outdoors this week – mostly on after dinner walks. We also (finally!) tried out our local pool, and were surprised to find that it is heated to surprisingly warm temperatures. So we spent a few afternoons there. Hopefully the […]

Saving Money: Teaching Kids Money Management

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. Teaching Kids Money Management Money management is an important life skill, but credit cards and online billing can make teaching kids to save money a bit […]

Family Time: After Dinner Walks

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Now that daylight savings time has extended daylight hours into the evening, we’ve been taking the kids on walks after dinner. It was something we did occasionally before – with flashlights – but it’s nice to have the daylight to see where we are going and since it allows more flexibility in terms of where […]

After School Fun for Kids: Classic Childhood Games

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My kids have spent most of their free time this past week playing classic childhood games – tag, hide and go seek, digging in the sandbox, pretending they are at the beach by running around a local beach volleyball pit we like to visit when no adults are playing, and making all sorts of interesting […]