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Girls in Boy Scouts: Why Your Daughter Should Join

Now that your daughter has the ability to make a choice between the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, which one should she join? Ultimately, the choice should be hers, but there are many things to consider. While the values of both organizations are very similar, there are...

Questions to Ask when Interviewing a Nanny

Finding a nanny is no easy task, let alone, interviewing one. If you think about it, there is actually a lot at stake, especially for the wellbeing of your kids, so asking the right questions in order to find the right fit is crucial.

Real Dads

The 101 on Being a Single Dad

    Single dads, this message is for you. You are beyond appreciated, recognized, needed and loved. Being a single parent, in any situation, brings an abundance of joy, but also has many challenges. As a single dad, in a world where women are most often the default...

Forgiving Dad

Some fathers are better than others. Some do some wonderful things, some do some crappy things. And even the best dads make mistakes. We’re human. But hanging on to those mistakes can make the original pain even bigger—you can’t get past age 30 without figuring that one out, as you drag another “resentments against Mom and Dad” tale onto the therapist’s couch. So how to let loose that iron grip on childhood wrongs? How to let go of the rocks of resentment about what Dad did or said, or didn’t do or didn’t say? Here are some ideas:

Things to do With Dad on Father’s Day

  Our fathers are our protectors, our safety nets, and our biggest fans. Father’s Day is about showing our dads how much we appreciate their unconditional love and support. Whether you’re a mom spending Father’s Day with your dad or hanging out with your hubby and the...

Real Mom Hacks

An Unexpected Staycation

The staycation that I was dreading, actually turned out to be one of the best vacations ever!   Letting go of our schedules took some of the stress out of daily life.

Is Your Family Emergency Prepared?

Have the hurricanes in the south, polar vortex snowstorms in the north east and fires burning thousands of acres in the west amde you qustion whether your family is  emergency prepared?

Mom-Hacks for Summer

When it comes to summer, we want to make sure that our goals are in line with reality. Whether you sign your kids up for camp or make a bucket list, make sure you’re prepared. Learn more about the real mom summer hacks.

Single Parenting

Art Stop

Poetry in Paper Cranes- Finding Quiet Space for Creativity

The Paper Crane is a symbol for peace. Origami paper cranes were made popular through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a 12 year old Japanese girl who was two when she was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Because of the radiation exposure she contracted Leukemia. In the hospital, while under treatment her goal was to make a 1000 paper cranes. While her family says she did complete the 1000 cranes her wish did not come true. In her honor and in a pledge for peace her classmates and thousands around the world continues to make them.

Homemade Valentines BEWARE!

Are you the kind of mama that has your child make their own Valentines? Doing it with them, will ease the stress. Find out how to keep it fun for both of you!

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