Summer is in full swing, which means longer days, warmer weather, and a great opportunity to create lifelong memories with your family. Try these fun, easy activities with your children this summer and keep the traditions going for years...
One of my daughters has in her room a small pillow she calls the Parent Pillow. It’s an ordinary rectangular decorative ruffled pillow with pink and purple flowers that used to match her bedding a couple of comforters ago....
Whether your kids are enjoying splashing in the pool, athletics, or summer camps, we all know summer brings the biggest smiles! Summer is a great time to visit an orthodontist for the first time. Getting braces in the...
I was 26 when I first found out that I had melanoma. My dermatologist called me with biopsy results and I instantly knew it wasn't good news. A few days earlier, the dermatologist had removed the teeniest, tiniest little...
Anytime my kiddo gets sick, I immediately tense up while envisioning the trek through the germ-laden doctor’s office. I imagine it a bit like a pixelated, 90s-era dramatic video game. I see myself ducking, rolling and jumping to avoid...
“How will I know if my child needs orthodontics?” This is a very popular question I get often from parents seeking answers regarding their child’s smile. And it’s a great one! When you’re not in the business of building...
What comes to mind when you hear the word “laser?” While a recent Google internet search produced approximately 9.88 million results in just under a second, many of you may have thought of the lightsabers and blasters in Star...
Have your kids escape the boredom of home this summer and have them head out to a day camp near you! Northern Star Scouting has expanded their offerings of week-long, fun and inexpensive day camp programs at their five Twin...
When my daughter turned five last fall, we decided it was time to let her choose what sport she wanted to play. She had done a few different activities prior to this, but all were mostly selected by my...
You’ve got the play date all planned. Your kid knows about it. Everyone is excited. Then, the morning of the big event, your child wakes up with a cold or still hasn’t shaken the one she’s had for a...
Our biggest summer goals at the Loft are to help kids discover the power of storytelling and to inspire a love of writing and reading in them!  It is a brand-new summer term at the Loft! We have an all-new...
Ahhh, springtime. Birds chirping! Allergies! A rogue snowstorm! Spring break! The end of the school year. It seems like only yesterday the kids were in their new clothes and fresh sneakers as they hopped on the bus for the...
If your children are anything like mine, they didn’t come into the world with a manual. As parents, my husband and I have had to figure things out on our own. We rely on our pediatrician, friends, and family...
Screen-free week, what's the big deal?  We could do that easily if we wanted to, I just don't want to.  We're fine with our balance.  I grew up watching hours of TV and I'm fine...  Those are the things...

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