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No-Fuss Dinner Solution: The Picnic

Instead, let’s share a meal in the great outdoors! Picnics have become our family’s new go-to, and our latest mission is to invite others along. Here is a low-maintenance way of getting people of all ages together for a meal. Host your picnic at a public park with a playground and you’ve got your perfect […]

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Draining the summer bucket list

Tons of summertime fun? Check!

Our culture is obsessed with bucket lists. Ever since that movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson came out in 2007, Americans young and old have been fixated with creating and crossing items off these life-goal “to-do” lists. My daughters are no exception.

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Remind Me What My Doorbell Sounds Like

Remind Me What My Doorbell Sounds Like

Our modern-day friendships consist of text messages, commenting on each other’s social media posts, and somehow feeling closer to each other’s lives from the snippets we see on Facebook. But when was the last time your doorbell actually rang (other than the UPS driver dropping off your latest online purchase)?

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ages & stages of parenting

Between diaper pins and car keys

There are days when I definitely miss the look of wonder and discovery on a toddler’s face when she touches dandelion fluff, pops soap bubbles or holds a wriggly caterpillar for the first time. But those nostalgic feelings fade as I think about how my girls are able to dress themselves, get in and out […]

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