9 Surprising Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child
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9 Surprising Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” (Anderson & Hiebert & Scott, 1985) Sometimes it can feel impossible to get some quiet time with all the technology, after-school activities, and homework, but making time to read aloud to your child is well…

The 9 Best Disney Channel Shows That Kids Love  (And Parents Won’t Hate)
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The 9 Best Disney Channel Shows That Kids Love (And Parents Won’t Hate)

Your entire life changes the moment you have kids. While most of us understand that becoming a parent will mean less sleep and lots of diapers, we drastically underestimate the amount of kids shows we will watch. Your favorite shows will be replaced first by cartoons, then live-action kid’s programs, and finally by tween and…

Fun Family Activities To Do Outdoors
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Fun Family Activities To Do Outdoors

I realized recently that most of our favorite fun family activities are outdoors.  They have also become part of our family tradition.  I hope that my kids will always remember these outings together as a family fondly when they leave their childhood behind.  I’m not really sure how these outdoor activities became our favorite because,…

A Fun Family Fitness Idea To Do From Home
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A Fun Family Fitness Idea To Do From Home

IVANA’S FAMILY FITNESS STORY Most of my life I had been in pretty good shape, always incorporating exercise into my lifestyle. But that quickly changed after giving birth to two beautiful girls. Losing weight after child birth has been a big struggle.  I thought that I would just restart my exercise routine and eventually bounce…

Geocaching is the Ultimate Outdoor Family Adventure
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Geocaching is the Ultimate Outdoor Family Adventure

Before our children came along, my husband and I would often go on a long road trip at the drop of a hat.  We looked forward to trying new things and loved exploring new locations.  One activity we still really enjoy is Geocaching.  What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt game that people…