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Road trips may sound like a good idea, but being in the closed confines of a moving vehicle for hours on end can be a pretty challenging thing, especially when smaller kids are involved. With short attention spans, boundless energy, smaller bladder capacity, and the keen ability to piss each other off when they’re bored just for sport, any parent must come prepared to keep them occupied and their mind diverted. There’s no better way to do that than with food and games. Snack Packs There are many junk food varieties available in supermarkets. But why bother paying such a…

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Here are some simple ways in which you can celebrate National Neighbor Day. Bring a Baked Good to Say Hello One tried and trusted way to celebrate National Neighbors day is to bring baked goods over. Surprise them with muffins, cookies, a pie, or even leftovers from dinner. It’s a great way to show that you appreciate them. Offer to Help With Yard Work Many neighbors would appreciate some help with yard work, especially those who are elderly or have small kids. It’s not easy for them to find the time to get out there to mow their lawn, rake…

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By Lauren Jablonski A garage sale will put money in your wallet while getting rid of items you no longer need or want. Before you rush to put up signs, here are some tips to help you have a profitable sale. Gather & Label Items Scour your entire home/house for items you no longer need or want. Place like items in the same box, so when you unpack the day of your yard sale you will be organized and prepared to set up. Create Signs The best way to get people to know about your sale is to hang up…

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If you want to give your child freedom while still spending time with them, a sleepover is a great solution. However, this should be done with some planning on your part. Fortunately, a little bit of thought and preparation will go a long way in making this type of activity both memorable and fun for everyone. The tips below are some of the best to help you get started. Send Out the Invitations The invitations for the party should be sent out at least a few weeks in advance to ensure the parents have enough time to plan. In these…

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When you think of winter, most of us think about being stuck inside and bored. It’s time to spice up the cold days with some fun winter arts and crafts. Here are a few activities that you can do you with your kids and age isn’t a factor. Grab some hot cocoa and let the winter “artivities” begin! 1) Bubble Wrap Art Paint is fun and bubble wrap is always a hit. How about combining the two? It’s sure to get your child’s attention when you bring these two items to the table. What you’ll need: • Paint • Bubble…

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World Kindness Day takes place on November 13th. Even though it is important to be nice to people every day, there are many ways that you can go above and beyond to be kind to someone on World Kindness Day. Say Hello to Someone Many of us get so caught up in our daily lives that we barely participate in small talk. Saying hello to someone can instantly brighten up their day and make them look up from their phone. Free Hugs Most people enjoy hugs. In fact, in the emo scene, many people would wear shirts to shows that…

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We all search for shortcuts that will help us get out the door and put together faster in the morning. With just a few changes to your morning and night routine, you can be ready sooner and out of the house faster. Get Ready the Night Before Doing as much as you can the night before lets you spend less time thinking when you are groggy in the morning. Make a Task List Make a list of everything that you have to accomplish for the next day so you won’t forget anything when you’re half asleep in the morning. Meal…

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Dance studios are a lucrative business, and most parents have a lot of options to choose from when picking a studio for a child who’s developed an interest in the performance arts. It can be overwhelming, but your child deserves an environment that will provide them with the best opportunities within your means. Before you decide on a dance studio in which to enroll your child, consider these lessons, and let them be a barometer for the selection process. Hone in on Your Child’s Interests There are a number of different styles available and different schools offer varying courses and…

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Starting a new semester at school can be stressful for your child. Meeting new kids in all new classes can create anxiety for many. Their curriculum becomes more difficult as their grade level increases too. Putting all these together can make your child feel uneasy about starting the new school year. Fortunately, there are measures you can take as a parent to help transition your child into starting the new school year. Here are some tips that you can follow to ease your child’s anxiety about going back to school this fall. Preparing for Their School Schedule One of the…

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Selecting activities to keep your kids busy and happy during the fall season is important. Here are some ideas fun activities you can sign your kids up for or do together. Music Lessons Music lessons will not only keep your child busy but will help them learn a new instrument or practice their vocals. Music lessons in any form help boost self-confidence while sharpening their math skills. There are private lessons that are personalized and can be done from the privacy of your home. Art Lessons Drawing is one of the most critical activities for kids that is often taken…

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