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Making festive crafts is always a cozy and fun activity in the fall, and kids enjoy it perhaps more than anyone. Leaves of all shapes and colors can be used to their best advantage in this season. Here are some ideas of fun fall leaf crafts for kids to make. 1. Leaf Coasters A fun project that will also save your tabletops, leaf coasters can be a fun craft for little ones to help with. Get some glue or any craft paste that dries clear. You’ll also need some small discs that can be found at the craft store. Gather…

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Obesity is still the second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. We all know that sometimes keeping your family fit and healthy is easier said than done. Everyone has different and overlapping schedules with work, school, etc. But taking a moment to organize activities that the whole family can participate in, while keeping active, can be beneficial to everyone. Let’s take a look at how parents can make family fitness fun. Turn Chores into Contests One of the best ways to get your kids working out and being productive is to turn daily chores into contests. You can…

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Wife Appreciation Day is fast approaching and if you’ve never heard of it, you can probably guess what it is just based off the name. The official date to celebrate is September 15, which is conveniently on a Sunday this year – giving you a full 24 hours to remind your wife that she’s the most important person in your life. And while hopefully your wife should feel appreciated every day, this is just an opportunity to ramp up the effort and do something especially nice for her. Besides, whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for 50 years, there’s…

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It’s finally here–the day that women across the world have been waiting for. It’s officially Lazy Mom’s Day! If you’re a mom, then you know that there’s hardly anything more satisfying than shaping the lives of your children, watching them learn and grow, and experiencing the world through their eyes. However, it’s no secret, being a mom takes a lot of work. It requires early mornings, late nights, and constant errand running. That’s why it’s so important that you take the time to slow down every once in a while and recharge. Here are a few ways to break away…

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Hectic mornings are a quintessential part of the school year for families. The easy mornings of the summer are still present in the minds of our kids, and they have not yet fully adjusted to their school schedule. The beginning of the school year is a learning process at home and at school. Teachers create predictable routines in their classrooms so that the children know what to expect each day, and what is expected of them. Parents can achieve the same level of calm at home by using these effective tips to create a morning routine. Create a Routine Think…

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Your child wants to dance. Now it’s up to you to find a dance school that will help them achieve their desires. Whether they want to try it for a season or study dance long term, it’s important to make sure their first experience is as enjoyable as possible. Luckily, even if you’ve never danced before, there are ways to figure out which studios are great matches for you and your child. The Goals Before starting basic research on your local dance schools, find out if your child wants to try dance seriously or if they want to try it…

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Back to school is fast approaching and you might be hoping to get your child or children back on track with healthy eating habits after a summer of snacks and sweet treats. The subject of healthy back to school lunch options seems to flood the internet this time of year. As a parent you might have the best intentions and think you’re doing the right thing by packing your kid’s lunchboxes with fresh fruits and vegetables. Alas, many kids don’t always like these healthy options. Many children look forward to the salty, fatty, and sweet choices they can get in…

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As you are preparing for the hectic back to school mania that comes around this time of the summer, we have some simple yet helpful tips to help you manage and make the process a little easier. Keep some of these things in mind as the new school semester approaches. Clean Up Cleaning a child’s room thoroughly before school begins is imperative, and it will make your child more organized and ready to focus on the new school year. One of the best ways to complete this chore is by emptying any desk or dresser drawers to get rid of…

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You probably associate Long Island with New York City, but the island is also home to state parks, whaling towns, and many lighthouses. Long Island Sound has been notorious for centuries as a dangerous area for sailors. The sound is full of jagged rocks and hidden shoals that endanger sailing to this day. As a result, over 30 lighthouses have been built on Long Island, and although some have been demolished, Suffolk County still has more lighthouses than any other county in the US. They are beautiful, eye-catching monuments to Long Island’s history of maritime activity. Not all the lighthouses…

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No one enjoys doing chores. Kids may complain the most about it, but most adults despise doing them just as much. Without completing chores, however, no one would ever have any fresh clothes, the house would be a pigsty, and there’d be dust bunnies to the ceiling. Besides being mandatory, chores can actually be made easier to perform. This article will offer up a few tips and tricks to complete them faster and have some fun doing them. 1. Delegate The first way to help make chores easier and faster is to utilize the people that you have. You shouldn’t…

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