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Summer Chores Point System Printable

Tweet Summer’s here! Kids are home and on vacation from school. However, none of us are on vacation from life. There are still chores to be done and tasks to be completed. Often, the household chores take even more work than usual with everyone around so much. That means everyone has to chip in and […]

Summer Travel Tips

Tweet It’s time to pack our bags and head out on some fun family adventures this summer! While you’ve got all the clothing essentials covered, swimsuits at the ready, and the perfect walking shoes for playing tourist, keeping the kids happy as you’re en route to your destination is a high priority. I’ve taken my […]

Eight Ways to Keep Learning This Summer

Tweet With school ending for the summer all over the country and only two weeks left in the countdown at our house, kids are ready to check out from homework and worksheets and studying. Around here, for the first couple of weeks, we tend to just veg out and recuperate from a long, hard year […]

Memorable Last Day of School Traditions

Tweet My kids, like many across the country, are counting down the days to summer vacation. We’re wrapping up end of year projects, finishing up testing, and making plans for the lazy days of summer. The kids have worked hard all year and we’re excited to celebrate their growth and accomplishments, especially this year, was […]

Dealing with a Day Off from School as an At-Home Parent

Tweet Parents who are home, whether as stay-at-home or work-at-home parents, typically have a daily routine that is based around the hours that their children are at school. While ideally, that schedule can often be flexible enough to accommodate scheduled days off and the occasional weather-related break, there are times when you just have things […]

A Kid’s Three Can’t-Miss Spots on the Reimagined Disney Wonder

Tweet It’s always fun to interview your kids after vacation and learn about their favorite parts of a trip. When we visit Walt Disney World for the first time, we thought their favorite parts would be the parks or the characters. Instead, they told us our days spent poolside were their favorite. This time, I […]

Festive Fridays: Thanksgiving Leftovers Ideas

Tweet By now, the main event of Thanksgiving is over and you’re likely basking in the great deals of Black Friday. If you’re like me, you’ve got a fridge full of leftovers, just waiting to be consumed, and not enough people in your home to eat them all. And while leftover turkey sandwiches are one […]

Fire Safety with Kidde

Tweet Although I’ve been working with Kidde for four years to promote fire and carbon monoxide safety, I’ve never had the opportunity to reach out to my local fire safety community until recently. Earlier this month, I visited with my local volunteer fire department, Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, to chat with firefighters about ways that […]