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Do Longer School Days Equal Smarter Kids?

Do Longer School Days Equal Smarter Kids?

Or Are We Just Self-Destructing? If the nation’s children aren’t succeeding in school, it means they need more time in school. Such is the position of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who said that he supports the adding of hundreds of hours to academic calendars. A pilot project which will encompass 20,000 students across several states […]

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7 Holiday Travel Survival Tips

7 Holiday Travel Survival Tips

Printable Activities and Easy Games to Keep Your Kids Busy The gifts are getting wrapped, the cookies are being baked, and the kids are dancing across the ceiling with excitement for the holidays, the travels, and seeing Grandma and Grandma on Christmas Eve. But how are you ever going to remain sane in the process? […]

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Easy 4th of July Family Fun

Easy 4th of July Family Fun

The 4th of July is always a little bitter sweet for me – it seems like it marks the second half of summer and yet it feels like the fun is just beginning. In order to harness all of the excitement and anticipation that the 4th can bring, I love to plan games, adventures, and […]

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10 Summer Vacations for Families

10 Summer Vacations for Families

I can almost feel the sand between my toes – summer is approaching that quickly. If you are hoping to make some summer vacation memories with your kids, but are struggling for a plan, consider these flexible and memory-making ideas. 1. Houseboats – Take a mini-cruise by renting your own houseboat for a lazy week […]

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Can You Survive Camping with Kids?

Can You Survive Camping with Kids?

Tips for Camping with Kids – and Loving It! If being secluded in a miniature dome house with your kids in the middle of the woods sounds like a scary version of Survivor, just give it a chance. Around the bonfire, S’mores in hand, and giggles from all of the kids is one of the […]

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7 Tips for a Great Family Vacation on the Road

7 Tips for a Great Family Vacation on the Road

If your family trips look anything like ours, there are coolers, pillows, cameras, and elbows sticking out of and into every corner of the mini-van. When it comes to taking a family vacation on the road, we pack that thing in like we are practicing for moving day. Over the years of raising 4 children […]

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