TAG: parenting

How to Throw an Awesome Tween Birthday Party

Posted in For You, kids on April 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

Birthday cupcake By Gwendolyn Haley Birthday season is right around the corner for our household. When our daughters were really little, it was easier to plan a fabulous party. All we had to do was invite a handful of their friends, serve some cake and ice cream, plan a simple craft or game, and the party was […]

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Birthday Party Goody Bag Alternatives to Plastic Toys

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Girl with friends on birthday By Rachel Edmondson There are many unwritten rules of parenting. One of which is, “if you have kids under the age of eight, you will have an obscene amount of cheap, plastic toys in your house.” Ok, I’m not really sure at which age this ends. I just picked eight because I’m hoping the end is […]

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Becoming Nontraditional: Books & resources for returning to school 

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

successful and unsuccessful choices - concept By Jane Baker When my son graduated from high school there was no way he was stepping on the college train the following fall. He had spent the most of his childhood education struggling to conform to the public school system. He’s a smart kid, just not one who learns best under the traditional American […]

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A Slice of Life

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on September 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Paying The Bill By Kim Harshberger I am not a cheery person. No one ever calls me sunshine. (Well, that’s not true. A salesman did. Once.) I don’t look on the bright side. I don’t give greeting cards with my presents. I don’t volunteer. I don’t have a community, or even many friends. I am terrible about asking […]

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May I Pet Your Dog, Please?

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DogSafety By Rachel Edmondson Recently, my girls have become obsessed with dogs. Any dog they see, they want to pet. We’ve been driving down the road and had them beg us to pull over because they want to pet a dog (we don’t pull over.) If we are at the park and a dog shows up, […]

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on July 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Kindergarten by Rachel Edmondson I can’t count how many times somebody has looked at my girls and told me, “Enjoy these years. They will go by so fast.” Some days I have to restrain myself from rolling my eyes as I sarcastically think to myself, “Oh yes, this day is going so quickly. It began with poop, […]

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Simple Strategies for Water Safety

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on June 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_WaterSafety By Gwendolyn Haley I’m a bit of a worrier. I freely admit that I have a tendency to be an anxious parent. No one told me that once I became a parent, every potential threat would loom large over their lives like the sword of Damocles. Illness, accident, injury or anything bad that happens to […]

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