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Recently we took a big trip for two weeks to Boston. Before we left I was going through back-to-school communications and saw that my kids had summer reading, some math, and needed to do a few journal entries over...
Summertime is in full swing, which for many people is prime time for family vacations! Actually, let’s rephrase that to family “trips.” Coming from a mom of 16-month-old twins, traveling with toddlers is rarely a true vacation (at least...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with gifted, creative, and high-performing kids. These kids are usually deep thinkers who may have high levels of emotional intelligence. They may understand the advantages, veiled benefits, and unintentional consequences...
Ahhhh. Just you and the open road, traveling to see family or going on a new adventure... and the screaming kids in the back of the minivan. When my family and I decided to drive from Florida to Tennessee,...
Comic books may not be at the top of your summer reading list, but maybe they should be. As parents, we know that the Summer Slide is a sneaky nemesis to all the gains made during the school...
Looking for a place this summer that will keep your little ones entertained? Where your 2-year-old can finally ride a roller coaster? The Peppa Pig Theme Park in Orlando is the newest destination for families with young children and...
Summer break, is that you? As mothers, we busy ourselves with preparing the family for a fun summer, but we often leave ourselves out. We make sure the family vacation is planned, the summer camp schedule is put in...
It’s summertime! No more setting the alarm, packing lunches, or getting everyone out the door on time. So, now what?! I say let’s go to the beach! At the beach, kids can run free and just be in the moment....
While summer break is a good time for students to relax, it is important to use that time as a chance to catch up and avoid the “summer slide.” Every year, students lose several months’ worth of reading and...
My family and I just returned from a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. It was the first time on a cruise for my kids, 4 and 11, and I was terrified of all the what-ifs — like if they...
Spring seems to have finally taken hold in Northeast Florida, and everywhere you look, trees and plants are sprouting new growth and coming back to life. For a region that doesn’t experience a dramatic change of seasons, early spring...
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,'" said Fred Rogers, the iconic creator and...

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