Work, Interrupted

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It was a hot summer evening a few weeks ago, when I found myself driving home from a busy day of mom-ing in jammed traffic with two sweaty kids in the backseat. The better part of the afternoon had...
Enter to win New Horizon Academy’s back-to-school giveaway here: https://woobox.com/t2bqwt After a fun-filled summer, getting back into a school routine can be a challenge for both parents and children alike. Help ease the transition of going back to school by...
I am a story teller. I weave words with images, tuck them into neat little squares on a grid. These are the stories I share with the world. You have these too. I see them when I scroll, following the...
I asked my kids, "What comes to mind when you think of summer?" They quickly rattled off a huge list of things. Bike riding, swimming, bubbles, chalk drawings, going up north, bonfires and ice cream. Summer doesn't feel like summer...
It’s time to clean up and clean out the house. Yes, let’s throw away that broken toy that has been stored in the maybe-I-can-try-and-fix-it-pile on top of the fridge. No, we probably don’t need to keep ALL the almost-gone...
Here are some tips from KinderCare experts that will help parents combine learning and fun, no matter where your family’s summer adventures take you: Heading to the beach or river? Read the tide chart together. Reading the tide chart gives...
I didn’t realize it at the time, but once we started our family and had to be more mindful of our spending, I began my practice of gratitude. When I was thankful for what I had, it was easier...
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...
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...
For me, childhood summers were carefree.  They were run wild in the neighborhood, stay out till the dinner-bell rang kind of carefree.  They were filled with all the neighbor kids playing kick-the-can in our backyard and popsicles melting on our chins...
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...
It's summertime!  Your kids are out of school and if your mom life is anything like mine it's extremely busy.  I have two elementary school aged kiddos and a recent preschool graduate.  Entertaining at home is a thing of...
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...

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