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Break Out This Weekend and Get the Family Outdoors!

As an avid scouter, it has been and always will be important for me to get the family outside. Whether that’s playing a game of soccer, or going on a walk or hike, the outdoors has a way of rejuvenating my body, mind and spirit. Thankfully my kids love the...

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Kids Chores: Motivate To Get Them Done!

I have been challenged of late, to motivate my kids to get their chores done. Kids chores, what a joke! I spent a lot of time on Pinterest gathering ideas. As punishment I have taken their things and made them earn them back and have denied them sleepovers....

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Kids in the Kitchen: Easy as Pie!

In honor of “National Pie Day” I thought it was time for another Kids in the Kitchen feature! Of course today I will share some easy as pie recipes for kids. Most of you will likely argue that YOUR grandmother made the best pies, but I know that my grandma...

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Should Your Kids Have Smartphones?

Let’s Hear it for Mr. Bell! One this day, March 7th, in 1876, Mr. Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for United States Patent No. 174,465. When he shouted that famous line, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you,” the argument of whether kids should...

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Stridepost: Family Motivation Game

Let’s Get Motivated! In today’s technology-driven society, there is simple and fun way to reward kids for getting motivated. Did you know that you can create a habit in just 21 days? To build good habits, Stridepost invites families to compete in the Family Motivation...

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Play is Important: Chicken, Human, Ninja, Dragon

Take a moment to reflect on how you were raised… how you evolved from the child that you were to the parent that you are. What were your parents’ goals for you? What values did you pick up on as a child? What is most memorable in the time you spent with your parents...

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Mistakes Parents Make When Teaching Kids About Money

What is the biggest mistake that parents make when teaching kids about money? According to Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius its that they don’t really talk about it. Then, as the children grow, parents are frustrated when young adults get into...

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Kids and Jobs

Tonight after I got my daughter home from her scout meeting I had to make a run to the local grocery store. It was later than I prefer to go however it was quiet and less crowded than it normally is so that wasn’t too bad. As I was checking out of the self...

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Inspire Heart with Art

January 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. A day to think about, and appreciate, how art, in whatever form it may take, inspires you and brings you joy and satisfaction. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso And...

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Raising Changemakers: A Call to Action for Parents Everywhere

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Here’s a challenge we are all faced with as parents: how do you prepare children for a future in an ever changing world? Many of today’s jobs didn’t even exist...

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Curiosity and Kids: Inspire a New Year for the Family

Take this quiz to inspire a new year of curiosity. Being curious is an advantage. It is an advantage that the young seem to relish in, but many of us seem to lose as we age. As you watch a young toddler experiment with stepping, watching others, making new noises, and...

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Kids Building Good Habits for a Lifetime of Success

“You’re a hard habit to break…” If that sounds like a song lyric it is. I am a child of the 80’s. So let’s get down to business. It’s the start of a new calendar year and many of you are now looking to establish New...

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5 Powerful Reasons to Make Gratitude Your Family Goal

The Science of Gratitude Two years ago a research study revealed that regardless of race, age, or political ideology parents overwhelmingly agreed on a single trait they are most eager to instill in their children. What characteristic won out? Responsibility....

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Happy Holidays!

We wanted to take a moment to send well wishes during the holidays. We hope you find peace and happiness throughout the the year to come. You have our profound gratitude for your trust in our services. Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah Happy Kwanzaa Happy new Year And...

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Travel With Children: Explaining Pat-downs?

In my former life as a freelance actress and singer, I performed a program called “The Bubbylonian Encounter.” It is a well written program for first through third graders. The performance focused on the types of appropriate and inappropriate touches that...

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Get the Kids to Help: Give Them Chores

When my family all got together for Thanksgiving, it was the usual blend of chaos, cacophony, gluttony and non-stop euchre playing.   So kinda awesome, in other words. Yes, my favorite partner and I DID win 7-8 games in a row, but that’s not the point of this article....

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Preventing Childhood Illness with Proper Handwashing

Since this week is National Handwashing Awareness Week AND we’re headed into the holiday (Note: NO sick kids during the holidays) I thought to write this blog. I kept hearing about neighbors and friends whose children have became ill this past week. Let’s...

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Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. A long weekend of excess, of focusing, at least in part, on ones’ own wants and abundance. We celebrate the gifts that we do have, good fortune, family and food. And the very next day, sometimes that very same night, many of...

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Inspiring Leadership: The “Tale” of the Turkey Brigade

I was standing with my daughters in the produce section. How much more it would cost to buy fresh sweet potatoes instead of canned yams for 125 families?  I wasn’t getting them ready for the latest math story problems, I was Thanksgiving shopping – for 500. The...

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