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How to Make Trick-or-Treating a Success (for Parents, That Is).

Ready or not, here comes Halloween! There are hundreds of articles out there with tips guaranteeing a successful night of trick-or-treating for your kids, but...

Pawn Shop Parenting

Growing up I had many jobs, one of my more interesting jobs was working at a pawn shop during college. Back then, at the...

And Then They All Got on the Bus

Hallelujah, my GLORY DAY HAS ARRIVED! My youngest child starts kindergarten this year. At approximately 7:50 a.m., on that fateful first day of school, all...

Season of the Swimming Pool

A swimming pool is definitely the best/worst kid activity of the summer. For every drop of enjoyment a pool provides, there is an equal...

Season of the Swimming Pool

A swimming pool is definitely the best/worst kid activity of the summer. For every drop of enjoyment a pool provides, there is an equal...

Make Summer Vacation Great Again!

School's out. My kids are home with me all day, every day for over two months this summer. In order to avoid hearing, "I'm...

QUIZ: Was it my puppy or my toddler?

Take this short quiz and try to figure out if the scenarios mentioned, happened to my puppy or one to of my kids, when...

Kids Are Like Bad College Roommates

The more I'm around my kids, the more I feel like I'm back in college. My children remind me an awful lot about what it...

One month left: Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit

"This exhibit would be better if it had a zero gravity room." My nine-year old can be pretty tough to please. After visiting the Alien Worlds...

Help teach kids about giving back to the community

Teaching compassion to kids can be tough. It's also hard for children to "make a difference" and help the less fortunate in the community....

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