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Many parents want to teach their children the value of money, and an allowance can start that education.
What about Allowances?
09/21/2017

While some experts debate the pros and cons of giving and allowance, as recently covered in USA Today, generally the idea behind giving an allowance is to use it as a teaching opportunity. Many parents want to teach their children the value of money, and an allowance can start that…

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Tuning In for Sunday’s Big Game: Puppy Bowl
02/03/2017

Last year, Super Bowl 50 drew 111.9 million TV viewers and 16.9 million tweets. When the Patriots take on the Falcons this weekend, some will tune in for the teams, some for the commercials and some (like many a 3-year old) for the snacks. But not every family is into…

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5 Ways to Challenge Your Family in the New Year
01/13/2017

Have you already started tackling your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? If you’re already hitting the gym, practicing more mindfulness or cutting out the salt, then you share New Year’s Resolutions with more than 50 percent of Americans, according to research on the top 10 most common resolutions. While setting…

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Making Family Dinners Fun Again
07/28/2016

A nonprofit organization, The Family Dinner Project, promotes family meal time and says that, “most American families are starved for time to spend together, and dinner may be the only time of the day when we can reconnect, leaving behind our individual pursuits like playing video games, emailing and doing…

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Tips for Backyard Camping with Kids
07/27/2016

Short and simple: the easiest place to camp? Your own backyard.  Here’s what you’ll need: Camping Equipment Food and Snacks Games and Activities Personal Belongings Ground Rules Step 1: Plan your camp out: As a parent, you should plan on either making a lot of trips outside to tend to…

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