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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a great way to create interesting, engaging, and FUN learning experiences for kids this summer and avoid the summer slide! To help you plan a great summer of STEM learning I've put together the Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM. What we learn with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier Did you know that kids can lose up to 3 month...
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5 Things To Know Before Taking a Summer Road Trip With Kids

You’re ready to channel your inner Clark Griswold and hit the highway for an old-fashioned summer road trip with kids this summer. But before you peel out of your driveway blasting the song Holiday Road in anticipation of all the adventures you’ll find along the way, here are five things you should know about your upcoming family bonding time. * This is a guest post by Jenny Silverstone * &n...
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Blazing Sun: 5 Ways Your Family Can Beat the Summer Heat

While many people look forward to summer, the hot weather can be quite uncomfortable. If you’re in an area where temperatures rise drastically in the summer, it’s a challenge to find ways your family can beat the summer heat. It’s hard to enjoy leisure time when everyone is sweating and miserable. Aside from cranking up the air conditioner or spending all day in a shopping mall or movie theater, w...
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4 Outdoor Activities to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Weekends are when you can finally spend some quality time with your kids and spouse. Making it special is necessary if you want to have a great time with the family. Therefore, do not sit at home and watch a movie, and call that fun. That obviously doesn’t do any good to you and your family but makes you feel lazier. You need to plan some outdoor activities to do with your family!   Whether it in...
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Three Tips to Get Your Car Organized and Your Kids Too

The Flip-Top Organizing Bin from Thirty-One is the perfect place to store all of your kids stuff, toys, snacks, a change of clothes, and more. The top doubles as a table when on the go. Check out my other tips for getting your car and kids organized. Click now!
An organized car gets your kids organized too! I have three tips to share with you that will help you do just that -- Get your car organized and your kids too! Long car rides can be stressful, especially with kids, but they don't have to be. Three Tips to Get Your Car Organized A Place for Everything With kids, this is the most important tip of all! Equip your family car with sturdy bins, boxes...
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Awesome Acceleration: 4 Ways to Reach Out to A Gifted Child

As an educator, I've often encountered gifted children. However, it wasn't until I became a parent to one that I fully understood just how challenging it can truly be to nurture a gifted child's natural abilities and particular interests. As my son grows, I'll continue to guide him the best I can so that he can reach his full potential. Still, I know they'll be times when I'll need a little guidan...
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Online Minecraft Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love + Giveaway

What is your kid doing this summer? Mine wants nothing more than to play Minecraft all summer long? And I plan to let him! Yes, you heard that right. I have no problem with my kiddo squeezing in a bunch of screen time this summer and here's why. Have you heard of Connected Camps and their Online Minecraft Summer Camps Your Kids Will Love? Don't forget to PIN THIS so you can come back to it later ...
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5 Skills for Your Child to Learn from Playing LEGO at Home

Are your kids into LEGOs? Mine surely are! We love creating and having fun with LEGOs and most of the time our LEGO builds turn into fun family productions. And truth be told, I love LEGOs too! In part because there's so much more to LEGOs than just fun and games. Today's guest post walks us through the skills for your child to learn from playing LEGO at home. *This is a guest post by Julie Nel...
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KidMoto: Families Travel Safe and Easy to NYC Airports

Family transportation to and from NYC airports just got a lot easier and much safer thanks to Kidmoto -- the new app that lets you easily book your next car seat equipped car service to and from any NYC airport. Your ride comes complete with properly installed car seats for each of your kids! Kidmoto provides the solution to a real problem that impacts traveling families and now families travel sa...
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How to Create the Perfect Bedroom Siblings Can Share

We recently downsized and went from living in a house to living in an apartment. This meant the kids would now have to share one room. At first, this scenario made me so nervous! I wondered how to create the perfect bedroom siblings can share. Luckily, I got some great tips from today's guest author. Read on to hear what she had to say on the topic. * This is a guest post by Patricia Filikov * ...
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BubbleBum: How to Keep the Kids Safe and Happy on Your Next Road Trip

Are you like me? Always looking for new products to keep the kids safe and happy on your next road trip? Are you a road trip loving family like we are? Family road tips can be fun but they aren't always easy! As much as I love a good family road trip, after a few hours in it's usually me who's ripping her hair out and whining "are we there yet?" Sometimes the shenanigans that go on in the ba...
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Cure Summer Boredom with the Best Maker Kits

Summer is almost here! This means that both you and I will soon be scrambling to keep the kids entertained and happy while they're home from school. I'm not gonna lie, keeping them engaged all summer long is hard. I'm not the craftiest or most creative of moms and my kids do get easily bored! Sometimes I do need a little help. So this summer I plan to cure summer boredom with the best Maker Kits I...
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